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Summary: Explores the hidden history of the American exploitation film. From the tents of carnie roadshows of the early 20th century to "Nudie Cuties," blood-soaked gore fests, biker flicks, blaxploitation and beyond. Looks at the films, the filmmakers, shysters and hustlers who made it all happen. Includes over 2 hours of outtakes, classic grindhouse trailers, and long lost, never-before-seen...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber, Inc. 2010

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC AME

Summary: Fishbone rose to become one of the most original bands of the last 25 years. With a blistering combination of punk and funk, they demolished the walls of genre and challenged the racial stereotypes and political order of the music industry and the nation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC EVE

Summary: Go Figure!, a lavishly illustrated volume of essays about Philip Guston (1913-1980), considers the late work of Guston who was a friend and contemporary of Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. This volume illustrates the enduring power of his work, particularly the fireworkds generated by expressive contradictions embodied in his last paintings.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York Review Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: OVS 709 Go

Summary: Experience the wild and wonderful untold story of 'Ozploitation' films as you take a journey through the Australian genre cinema of the late '70s and '80s - the years when Australia got into gear and blew the world away with what they had to offer.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NOT

Summary: "From rock's backpages, the online library of rock and roll. Comes this anthology of timeless rock writing from the good to the bad to the plain ugly. The sound and the fury spans four decades and comes at rock and roll from all angles, among the pieces ..."--BOOK JACKET.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 780 SOU

Summary: Born a peasant in 1898, Umm Kulthum 's singing earned a position of great wealth and influence in the Arab world. Includes concert footage, film clips and interviews. This film places her life in the context to 20th century Egypt.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Arab Film Distribution 2008

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MUSIC UMM

Summary: "An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature. Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives--but not everyone regularly sees...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 810.8 EDI

Summary: Professor John M. Bowers discusses why some works and not others become part of the literary canon. He examines the context of the works, and how academic curriculum perpetuates and changes the development of the canon.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2008

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4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 800 WES
Call number: DVD 800 WES PART 1
Call number: DVD 800 WES PART 2
Call number: DVD 800 WES PART 3

Summary: At the heart of this film is the question of whether Leni Riefenstahl was a Nazi, as her detractors claim, or whether she was the victim of society-- a naive, young woman who made Triumph des Willens on assignment, and simply did a very good job. This film does not judge, and Riefenstahl (a fiesty 90 during production) is genuine in her protest. Or has the passage of 50-plus years simply...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino on Video 1998

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WON

Summary: Saxophonist, composer, and band leader John Coltrane has been almost as popular in death as he was during his lifetime. The prolific jazzman passed away at 40, but left a legacy of influential musical work. This documentary delves into Coltrane's beginnings starting with his childhood in North Carolina, displays some stellar live performances, including rare footage of Coltrane during his stint...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BMG Special Products 2002

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC WOR

Dickson, Andrew.

Summary: The Rough Guide to Shakespeare provides the perfect introduction across all media from the Elizabethan theatre to the modern multiplex. Designed to work equally well as a quick reference and a background companion, the book features full coverage of all 38 plays including a synopsis, character list, stage history and a full critical essay. There are guides to recommended texts, critical studies...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rough Guides 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 822.33 DIC

Ingham, John.

Summary: When punk first broke in the UK in 1976, music journalist John Ingham was on hand to document the very heart of the scene. He famously conducted the first-ever interview with the Sex Pistols (for "Sounds," in April 1976), partied with them, bailed Sid Vicious out of jail and witnessed the band's evolution at historic gigs ; he also wrote the first reviews of The Damned and The Clash. Later,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anthology Editions, LLC 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.5 ING

Kopp, Bill

Summary: In celebration of the 45th anniversary of The Dark Side of the Moon, Bill Kopp explores the ingenuity with which Pink Floyd rebranded itself following the 1968 departure of Syd Barrett. Not only did the band survive Barrett's departure, but it went on to release landmark albums that continue to influence generations of musicians and fans. Reinventing Pink Floyd follows the path taken by the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2018

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Mallory, Michael.

Summary: Presents a history of the Marvel universe, examines the characters, and shares interviews with comic creators, including Stan Lee, John Romita, and Joe Simon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chartwell Books 2014

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 741.5 MAL

Marsham, Liz

Summary: Provides a guide to the superheroes and archvillains of the DC universe, featuring such characters as Superman, Batman, Cyborg, Darkseid, Brainiac, John Constantine, and the Joker. The infographic design of each spectacularly illustrated, double-page feature gives readers a totally new slant on the DC Comics Universe and its super-powered heroes and villains, fantastic weapons, futuristic...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2018

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Miles, Jack

Summary: Who is Allah? What makes Him unique? And what does He ask of those who submit to His teachings? The God of the Qur'an revises and perfects: His purpose is to make whole what had been corrupted or lost from the practices and scriptures of the earlier Abrahamic religions. Setting passages from the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Qur'an side by side, Miles illuminates what is unique about...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

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Olson, Christopher J.

Summary: The term "cult film" is difficult to define, but one thing is certain: A cult film is any movie that has developed a rabid following for one reason or another. From highly influential works of pop art like Eraserhead and Faster,Pussycat! Kill! Kill! to trash masterpieces such as Miami Connection and Fateful Findings, thousands of movies have earned recognition as cult classics over the years,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2018

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Simons, Lisa M. B.

Summary: "Presents an overview of haikus, including the form's history, elements, and traits and how poets use haikus to express ideas."--Publisher's website.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J811 CHI

Spurgin, Timothy.

Summary: "These lectures demonstrate how to read fiction carefully for full enjoyment. The lectures begin with basic concepts from simpler stories before progressing into books famous for their complexity. The lectures explain literary devices such as irony and foreshadowing and show how skilled authors have used such devices to great effect in classic works of literature"--Guidebook.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2009

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 808 ART V. 1 OF 2

Stubbs, David

Summary: A comprehensive history of electronic music from the earliest experimental instruments to the modern EDM scene.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Faber & Faber 2018

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Summary: University of Michigan professor Eric S. Rabkin discusses the fantastic in its most important modern variety, science fiction, as part of the entire course on fantasy literature.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2007

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 820 MAS
Call number: DVD 820 MAS

Summary: The big bang: At the height of the Roaring Twenties, music scouts armed with cutting-edge recording technology set out across America to capture the unsung voices of everyday folk. Blood and soil: America's poor--cotton field slaves, mine workers, sharecroppers--find freedom through music, creating gospel, protest songs, and Delta blues. Out of the many, the one: Exotic cultures spanning...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV AME

Summary: "In 1915, African American newspaper editor and civil rights activist William Monroe Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith's notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly blockbuster The Birth of a Nation, which unleashed a fight still raging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Birth of a Movement features commentary from Spike Lee, Reginald...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV BIR

Summary: "This meditation on cinema's past from Decasia director Bill Morrison pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s. Located just south of the Arctic Circle, Dawson City was settled in 1896 and became the center of the Canadian Gold Rush that brough 100,000 prospectors to the area. It was also the final stop for a distribution...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2017

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