You might not even know how clueless you really are until you read this. Ever considered what constitutes proper bedroom behavior? What about the rules of tailoring or how to fly in style? These and a hundred other gentlemanly concerns are discussed and detailed in this eclectic guide book. Check yourself.
Extended, meandering 100-city tours have made Long Beach, California’s Cold War Kids into one of the tightest live acts out. They’ve got a stack of celebrated singles, live EPs and a pair of full-length records behind them already. Their new album, Mine Is Yours, is being called things like “soul punk” and “emo rock blues.” And when nobody knows what to call it … that usually means it’s good.
You’re either down with Motörhead or you’re not. Die-hard fans say bassist Lemmy Kilmister is God. Could be. He’s definitely a rock-n-roll icon and heavy metal pioneer whose influence poisoned rock’s gene pool long ago. His Jack Daniels drinking, Marlboro smoking, full-on leather pants, ass-kicking life is chronicled in this just released multiple award-winning documentary.
Beers of bygone days are featured in this forthcoming book by designer Dan Becker. At 350 pages, it covers beer culture, history and highlights graphic design. Ordered alphabetically by brand, this collection of over 500 beers from around the world is impressive … even if you’re more of a wine drinker these days.
This movie is wild. An Australian family of criminals lives by the ‘kill or be killed’ street code. The psycho eldest son, the “Pope”, (chillingly played by Ben Mendelsohn) is caught between fear & guilt in the Melbourne underground. As the family members are pursued by each other and the police, an internal struggle threatens to blow their sordid scene to pieces.
If you’re a thrill-seeker, you’ll naturally be drawn to the danger of this book. As author/engineer/flamethrower, William Gurstelle, explains in this pyro’s guide to life, taking risks is part of your personality type. Learn how to tap into your Inner MacGyver (that’s an actual chapter), make a flamethrower, and do the Absinthe dance. And it’s not just living dangerously … but artfully, too. 224 pages.
The TV series Soul Train was HOT in the 70s. This influential musical variety show featured every major name in R&B, soul and pre-Hip-Hop. Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Aretha—they were all on. With polyester pantsuits, giant afros & fancy footwork, the Soul Train dancers introduced disco moves to the masses and brought soul superstars into American living rooms. This 9-disc set contains over 130 performances, plus 3-hours of interviews & extras.
Scotch snobs might turn up their noses at Kevin Kosar’s short-and-to-the-point little book, Whiskey: A Global History. Mainly they take issue with the use of the “e” in spelling whiskey. Whatever. If your whiskey ego isn’t that well developed, you’ll appreciate this extensively researched hardcover that succinctly summarizes all the fundamental facts about whiskey you ever wanted to know.
When a movie is set in prison, you usually know what you’re getting into. Not the case with this one. Actor Tahar Rahim plays Malik, a young convict forced into killing and further crimes by the pressures of prison gangsters. Scamming his way through his sentence, Malik eventually ends up as the central player in a struggle for prison power between French, Corsican & Arab gangs.
The steady release of new Star Wars products has been ongoing for over 30 years. It might never stop. You may wonder what (if any) of this stuff is something you need. This disk set is. No matter what your collection looks like, this new boxed-set on Blu-ray is essential. It features all six Star Wars live-action movies, plus over 30 hours of extra DVD material.