At just 16-years old, photographer Neil Leifert snapped one of the most iconic photos in the history of football. It was Alan Amache’s sudden death touchdown, in a battle that’s been called the “greatest game ever played.” That one photo kicked off Leifert’s career in sports photography, and he’d go on to net over 160 covers of Sports Illustrated and 40 covers of Time Magazine. Now Leifert’s classic, high-impact images of football’s golden age, from ’58 to ’78, have been collected in a glossy, 296-page hardcover from Taschen.
It’s amazing isn’t it, that U2’s music, going all the way back, still sounds just as vibrant, unique, and powerful as it did when it came out. And that’s a good thing because if it didn’t, nobody would step up to buy any of the four different versions of their Achtung Baby 20th Anniversary box sets they’re offering. From the Bono-stalker level 6-disc Uber Deluxe set down to the I-had-the-tshirt-in-high-school, 2-disc set, it’s a good dose of the old young U2.
Wanna get your Banksy on without the risk of arrest? Unleash your Krink pens on this sketchbook that features 80 images of clean New York City walls instead of blank pages. No need to rush or run before you’re done.
If movie-time for you means a complete vacation from reality for 2-hours, Dark City could be worthy. Of course you also have to be down with a dark, comic-book style hero playing the lead. If you saw the movie Crow or I, Robot, you know that visionary-weirdo director Alex Proyas will take you places you’ve never even dreamed of.
Race like a bat out of hell from San Francisco to New York while laying on the couch. Get EA’s latest racing game, The Run. With multi-player online technology as well as Autolog to keep your racing stats in order, the game is also powered by the new Frostbite 2 engine for visuals that is so legit you’ll wish your couch had a five-point safety harness.
Denzel Washington played the “world’s most notorious drug kingpin” Frank Lucas in the movie version of this tale. But this book is straight from the horse’s mouth. Frank Lucas himself wrote out his incredible story of rising from poverty in the south to international infamy, becoming New York City’s number one heroin dealer. How did he get bounced early from a hefty prison bid and how did he survive to tell this tale? Read it and find out.
The Star Wars saga is built around a whole new universe that came directly from the minds behind the movies. This new, ultra-limited edition book contains the actual blueprints for everything from buildings to vehicles to renderings of characters like C-3PO and R2D2. Blending art and design with insightful commentary from the artists, this book takes you deep into the archives of Lucasfilm’s creative process. They’re printing only 5000 of this over-sized, hardbound volume, so don’t lag.
Behind the big, dark political scandals like Bin Laden’s assassination, Watergate, Waco, the Kennedy assassination, the Russian spy swap, and so on, lurk the operatives from the FBI. In this book by investigative journalist and best selling author Ronald Kessler, he uses his inside access to FBI bigwigs to reveal how they do their dirt.
You get few chances in life to truly be a hero. But if you’re the dad on the block who breaks out the powertools and plywood and builds his kids a skate ramp, you’re the man. This book, from HGTV’s Over Your Head host Todd Davis will show you how to build ramps, tree forts, a tire swing, and other cool projects that most dads blow off in favor of golf or watching the game. But that’s not you, is it?
Depending on your perspective, it’s either money or bullshit that makes the world go round. And who wants to read books about money? Boring. At least bullshit is entertaining. If you want to rub elbows with the big dogs and come off as a brilliant man-of-the-world, all you need is a bit of strategy and the balls to bullshit. Read this guide and learn how to turn lies and ignorance into charm. Or just buy it for your friend in sales.