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Under the Big Black Sun

Author : John Doe,Tom DeSavia
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2016-04-26
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780306824098

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Under the Big Black Sun explores the nascent Los Angeles punk rock movement and its evolution to hardcore punk as it's never been told before. John Doe of the legendary band X and co-author Tom DeSavia have woven together an enthralling story of the legendary West Coast scene from 1977-1982 by enlisting the voices of people who were there. The book shares chapter-length tales from the authors along with personal essays from famous (and infamous) players in the scene. Through interstitial commentary, John Doe "narrates" this journey through the land of film noir sunshine, Hollywood back alleys, and suburban sprawl. Illustrated with 50 rare photos, this is the story of the art that was born under the big black sun.

Under the Big Black Sun

Author : Lisa Gabrielle Mark,Paul Schimmel,Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Publisher : Prestel Publishing
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2011
Category : Art, American
ISBN : 3791351397

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Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Oct. 3, 2011-Feb. 13, 2012.

More Fun in the New World

Author : John Doe,Tom DeSavia
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2019-06-04
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780306922114

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This sequel to Grammy-nominated bestseller Under the Big Black Sun continues the up-close and personal account of the L.A. punk scene—and includes fifty rare photos. Picking up where Under the Big Black Sun left off, More Fun in the New World explores the years 1982 to 1987, covering the dizzying pinnacle of L.A.'s punk rock movement as its stars took to the national—and often international—stage. Detailing the eventual splintering of punk into various sub-genres, the second volume of John Doe and Tom DeSavia's west coast punk history portrays the rich cultural diversity of the movement and its characters, the legacy of the scene, how it affected other art forms, and ultimately influenced mainstream pop culture. The book also pays tribute to many of the fallen soldiers of punk rock, the pioneers who left the world much too early but whose influence hasn't faded. As with Under the Big Black Sun, the book features stories of triumph, failure, stardom, addiction, recovery, and loss as told by the people who were influential in the scene, with a cohesive narrative from authors Doe and DeSavia. Along with many returning voices, More Fun in the New World weaves in the perspectives of musicians Henry Rollins, Fishbone, Billy Zoom, Mike Ness, Jane Weidlin, Keith Morris, Dave Alvin, Louis Pérez, Charlotte Caffey, Peter Case, Chip Kinman, Maria McKee, and Jack Grisham, among others. And renowned artist/illustrator Shepard Fairey, filmmaker Allison Anders, actor Tim Robbins, and pro-skater Tony Hawk each contribute chapters on punk's indelible influence on the artistic spirit. In addition to stories of success, the book also offers a cautionary tale of an art movement that directly inspired commercially diverse acts such as Green Day, Rancid, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wilco, and Neko Case. Readers will find themselves rooting for the purists of punk juxtaposed with the MTV-dominating rock superstars of the time who flaunted a "born to do this, it couldn't be easier" attitude that continued to fuel the flames of new music. More Fun in the New World follows the progression of the first decade of L.A. punk, its conclusion, and its cultural rebirth.

Summary of John Doe & Tom DeSavia's Under the Big Black Sun

Author : Everest Media,
Publisher : Everest Media LLC
Page : 44 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2022-06-21T22:59:00Z
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9798822537460

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I would imagine Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek or Otis Redding or Arthur Lee or Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell standing in the same spot, waiting for the world to catch up with them. I knew that we were unstoppable and had power. #2 There had been so many other nights when the roles were reversed and Exene and I were in the audience witnessing something new and exciting. The Screamers stretched heavy, black plastic across the entire front of the stage to obscure everything behind it, only to slit it open with a knife and begin their jagged, distorted performance.

Black Sun

Author : Rebecca Roanhorse
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 496 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2021-06-29
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781534437685

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Includes "Book club favorites reader's guide.

Kids of the Black Hole

Author : Dewar MacLeod
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Page : 189 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 2012-10-09
Category : History
ISBN : 9780806183404

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Los Angeles rock generally conjures memories of surf music, The Doors, or Laurel Canyon folkies. But punk? L.A.'s punk scene, while not as notorious as that of New York City, emerged full-throated in 1977 and boasted bands like The Germs, X, and Black Flag. This book explores how, in the land of the Beach Boys, punk rock took hold. As a teenager, Dewar MacLeod witnessed firsthand the emergence of the punk subculture in Southern California. As a scholar, he here reveals the origins of an as-yet-uncharted revolution. Having combed countless fanzines and interviewed key participants, he shows how a marginal scene became a "mass subculture" that democratized performance art, and he captures the excitement and creativity of a neglected episode in rock history. Kids of the Black Hole tells how L.A. punk developed, fueled by youth unemployment and alienation, social conservatism, and the spare landscape of suburban sprawl communities; how it responded to the wider cultural influences of Southern California life, from freeways to architecture to getting high; and how L.A. punks borrowed from their New York and London forebears to create their own distinctive subculture. Along the way, MacLeod not only teases out the differences between the New York and L.A. scenes but also distinguishes between local styles, from Hollywood's avant-garde to Orange County's hardcore. With an intimate knowledge of bands, venues, and zines, MacLeod cuts to the heart of L.A. punk as no one has before. Told in lively prose that will satisfy fans, Kids of the Black Hole will also enlighten historians of American suburbia and of youth and popular culture.

Pacific Standard Time

Author : Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin, Germany)
Publisher : Getty Publications
Page : 354 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2011
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781606060728

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"This volume is published for the occasion of the Getty's citywide grant initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in Los Angeles 1945-1980 and accompanies the exhibition Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture 1950- 1970, held at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles."

Half of a Yellow Sun

Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Page : 562 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 2010-10-29
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780307373540

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With her award-winning debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was heralded by the Washington Post Book World as the “21st century daughter” of Chinua Achebe. Now, in her masterly, haunting new novel, she recreates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra’s impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria during the 1960s. With the effortless grace of a natural storyteller, Adichie weaves together the lives of five characters caught up in the extraordinary tumult of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Ugwu is houseboy to Odenigbo, a university professor who sends him to school, and in whose living room Ugwu hears voices full of revolutionary zeal. Odenigbo’s beautiful mistress, Olanna, a sociology teacher, is running away from her parents’ world of wealth and excess; Kainene, her urbane twin, is taking over their father’s business; and Kainene’s English lover, Richard, forms a bridge between their two worlds. As we follow these intertwined lives through a military coup, the Biafran secession and the subsequent war, Adichie brilliantly evokes the promise, and intimately, the devastating disappointments that marked this time and place. Epic, ambitious and triumphantly realized, Half of a Yellow Sun is a more powerful, dramatic and intensely emotional picture of modern Africa than any we have had before.

Dark Sun

Author : Richard Rhodes
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 770 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2012-09-18
Category : History
ISBN : 9781439126479

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Here, for the first time, in a brilliant, panoramic portrait by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, is the definitive, often shocking story of the politics and the science behind the development of the hydrogen bomb and the birth of the Cold War. Based on secret files in the United States and the former Soviet Union, this monumental work of history discloses how and why the United States decided to create the bomb that would dominate world politics for more than forty years.

Under the Banner of Heaven

Author : Jon Krakauer
Publisher : Anchor
Page : 434 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2004-06-08
Category : True Crime
ISBN : 9781400078998

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the author of Into the Wild and Into Thin Air, this extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities. • Now an acclaimed FX limited series streaming on HULU. “Fantastic.... Right up there with In Cold Blood and The Executioner’s Song.” —San Francisco Chronicle Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God; some 40,000 people still practice polygamy in these communities. At the core of Krakauer’s book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her baby girl. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Along the way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America’s fastest growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief.

Lexicon Devil

Author : Brendan Mullen,Don Bolles,Adam Parfrey
Publisher : Feral House
Page : 316 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2002
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780922915705

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The true story of punk-messiah Darby Crash.

The Warmth of Other Suns

Author : Isabel Wilkerson
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 642 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2011-10-04
Category : History
ISBN : 9780679763888

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NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this beautifully written masterwork, the Pulitzer Prize–winnner and bestselling author of Caste chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. She interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves. With stunning historical detail, Wilkerson tells this story through the lives of three unique individuals: Ida Mae Gladney, who in 1937 left sharecropping and prejudice in Mississippi for Chicago, where she achieved quiet blue-collar success and, in old age, voted for Barack Obama when he ran for an Illinois Senate seat; sharp and quick-tempered George Starling, who in 1945 fled Florida for Harlem, where he endangered his job fighting for civil rights, saw his family fall, and finally found peace in God; and Robert Foster, who left Louisiana in 1953 to pursue a medical career, the personal physician to Ray Charles as part of a glitteringly successful medical career, which allowed him to purchase a grand home where he often threw exuberant parties. Wilkerson brilliantly captures their first treacherous and exhausting cross-country trips by car and train and their new lives in colonies that grew into ghettos, as well as how they changed these cities with southern food, faith, and culture and improved them with discipline, drive, and hard work. Both a riveting microcosm and a major assessment, The Warmth of Other Suns is a bold, remarkable, and riveting work, a superb account of an “unrecognized immigration” within our own land. Through the breadth of its narrative, the beauty of the writing, the depth of its research, and the fullness of the people and lives portrayed herein, this book is destined to become a classic.

A Raisin in the Sun

Author : Lorraine Hansberry
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 132 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2011-11-02
Category : Drama
ISBN : 9780307807441

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"Never before, in the entire history of the American theater, has so much of the truth of Black people's lives been seen on the stage," observed James Baldwin shortly before A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway in 1959. This edition presents the fully restored, uncut version of Hansberry's landmark work with an introduction by Robert Nemiroff. Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning drama about the hopes and aspirations of a struggling, working-class family living on the South Side of Chicago connected profoundly with the psyche of Black America—and changed American theater forever. The play's title comes from a line in Langston Hughes's poem "Harlem," which warns that a dream deferred might "dry up/like a raisin in the sun." "The events of every passing year add resonance to A Raisin in the Sun," said The New York Times. "It is as if history is conspiring to make the play a classic."

Black Like Me

Author : John Howard Griffin
Publisher : Signet Book
Page : 202 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 1976
Category : African Americans
ISBN : UCSC:32106010493408

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This American classic has been corrected from the original manuscripts and indexed, featuring historic photographs and an extensive biographical afterword.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Author : Jules Verne
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 374 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 1887
Category : Submarines (Ships)
ISBN : HARVARD:HN1INV

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