Only the best films are released through Criterion Editions. The 1954 cult classic Godzilla—the original monster-movie—will soon be out in a Hi-Def, digitally-restored version with loads of extra features including critical commentary from film critic-historian David Kalat.
Watching the movie Grandma’s Boy six nights in a row to memorize all the lines is fun but it doesn’t make you an expert on films. Neither will this book but it’s a good place to start. It provides an overview of cinema: from styles and techniques to the industry’s greatest and most influential directors and their key works. An informative, easy-to-browse resource for all.
Calm down dude, you can’t actually drink this Bourbon Aftershave from Pittsburgh-based Nevermore Body Company. But with scents of oak and apple aging in roasted caramel and vanilla, you may want to eat it. Sorry, you can’t do that, either. Alcohol-free, hypoallergenic, and vegan. Comes in a 4-oz. bottle
Adults of a certain age will recall with delight a childhood toy called the View-Master, a magnifying photo viewer—whatever, you remember this thing. Now it’s back but instead of the Grand Canyon or Mount Rushmore, you can get reels of your own photos made for events, weddings, whatever.
You know the old saying, “If you don’t have something nice to say, keep your mouth shut.” Sure but silence doesn’t mean you can’t get your point across. Go beyond the bird with this guide to rude hand gestures of the world. Study up and you too, can be globally offensive.
We’ll recommend this book in as few words as possible: Brain-injured outcast teen begins writing to jailed serial killers and develops trusting friendships, then the killers confess more crimes to him. Sounds good? NBC bought the script rights to this one. Happy Holidays.
Unless you were in all the right places to be in NYC from New Year’s Day 1973 to New Year’s Eve 1977, you missed it. These were transformative, experimental years in the city’s music scene and even though you missed out, you can read about it now in this new book. Punk rock, hip hop, disco, salsa, jazz and cross-pollination of all types went down. Read up and act like you know.
You may not know there’s an international community of wingnuts (or cultural historians) called Urban Explorers who explore abandoned buildings, sewers and storm drains, transit tunnels, and even ancient catacombs for pleasure. Well, it’s true. And if the Urbex movement sounds interesting, read this new guidebook and get out there.
You’ve probably never heard of Ahmet Ertegun, but you know his music. Ertegun was the founder and head of Atlantic Records, the son of a Turkish diplomat who built an empire producing acts like The Rolling Stones, Led Zep, Eric Clapton, and so on. This is the bio of his charmed and crazy life.
The Liberal Media has declared war on Christmas. Now it’s time to fight back—who cares if we can’t identify the enemy? Defend your right to overspend, overeat, and decorate a tree before the right is stripped away. Join the Santa-nista uprising and let these grenade ornaments be your symbol of freedom.