Acting Class

Acting Class
  • Author : Milton Katselas
  • Publisher : Phoenix Books, Inc.
  • Pages : 295
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : 9781597775922

Acting Class Book Review:

Previously only available to Katselas' students at the prestigious Beverly Hills Playhouse, Acting Class presents the concepts and methods that have helped lead a generation of actors to success on stage, in cinema, and on television. Now for the first time, this all-encompassing book is available to the general public, taking readers and sitting them in the legendary acting class of Milton Katselas, where he not only covers techniques and methods, but also includes valuable discussions on the attitude any artist needs to fulfill his or her dream.

The Flame and The Blade

The Flame and The Blade
  • Author : Meredith Hart
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 382
  • Relase : 2020-01-22
  • ISBN : 9798602764185

The Flame and The Blade Book Review:

He's a fire mage who's lived his entire life on the wrong side of the King's law.She's a guard desperate to prove herself.Together, they will enter the legendary Demon Forest. Vethe Scarvian is a direct descendant of the man who almost destroyed humanity. And that plus a couple of coppers will buy him another beer. When his aunt reveals the existence of a long-lost betrothal agreement hidden somewhere in the ruins of the Demon Forest, Vethe is only interested in how much money the noblewoman betrothed to him would be willing to pay to escape that contract.He just has to find the contract first. Lyria Guardia let her family down and got her heart broken. Gods help her, that will never happen again. After a crushing betrayal by the man she'd built her life around, Lyria abandons her promising career with the Adventurer's Guild and returns, humiliated and heartbroken, to the Guard's Guild that her family has run for hundreds of years. Determined to regain her position and prove herself to her five brothers, Lyria is willing to accept any assignment.Even if that means she has to drag some spoiled noble brat through the Demon Forest in search of a mysterious missing contract. The Flame and The Blade is the first book in a new romantic fantasy adventure series. Fans of Miranda Honfleur and Sarah J. Maas will love this story of forbidden magic, dangerous adventure, and sizzling enemies-to-lovers romance.

Mass Mediations

Mass Mediations
  • Author : Walter Armbrust
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Pages : 378
  • Relase : 2000-09-19
  • ISBN : 0520219260

Mass Mediations Book Review:

This book takes a new approach to studying the contemporary Middle East, focusing on popular culture, including film, music, and television. Innovative essays by a group of smart young scholars in anthropology, history, and ethnomusicology.

Monster Theory

Monster Theory
  • Author : Jeffrey Jerome Cohen
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Pages : 315
  • Relase : 1996
  • ISBN : 0816628556

Monster Theory Book Review:

The contributors to Monster Theory consider beasts, demons, freaks and fiends as symbolic expressions of cultural unease that pervade a society and shape its collective behavior. Through a historical sampling of monsters, these essays argue that our fascination for the monstrous testifies to our continued desire to explore difference and prohibition.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave
  • Author : Solomon Northup
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Pages : 189
  • Relase : 2021-01-01
  • ISBN :

Twelve Years a Slave Book Review:

"Having been born a freeman, and for more than thirty years enjoyed the blessings of liberty in a free State—and having at the end of that time been kidnapped and sold into Slavery, where I remained, until happily rescued in the month of January, 1853, after a bondage of twelve years—it has been suggested that an account of my life and fortunes would not be uninteresting to the public." -an excerpt

Frost to Dust

Frost to Dust
  • Author : Myra Danvers
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2021-09-30
  • ISBN : 9781989472330

Frost to Dust Book Review:

Their lives are linked. Mila's power has been stolen. Taken by a villain she can't escape, her secrets all revealed. Held in thrall by an enemy she hates, she is consumed by the man whose mark circles her throat. Her wrists... Her every action subject to the whims of Captain Asher Rawlings. Controlling, jealous and possessive, he means to keep her for his own. To claim her magic and use it to rise within the ranks of the Caledonian army with a powerful priestess chained to his side—but Mila is untrained. Her magic volatile when it should be a soothing balm. And what is dangerous to one, is deadly to the other. A weakness in what should be an unbreakable bond. In a place where even the slightest vulnerability is an open invitation for disaster, their bond is a lure for powerful men to strike without mercy. On her knees but not defeated, Mila must choose. Give in to Asher and embrace her power... Or let them both fall...

Peppered Minds

Peppered Minds
  • Author : Om Somani
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2020-02-18
  • ISBN : 9781647606152

Peppered Minds Book Review:

Peppered Minds is about the journey of a young geologist, Neeraj, beginning his professional life. His imaginative mind conjures up a thesis presented on a brainstorming session for the welfare of his countrymen and the nation. The book provides an interesting insight to explain blatant problems that contribute to the lack of innovation, misconduct and all kinds of frenzy we see around today. The writing of the book is a lighthearted account of the protagonist, Neeraj, brought up in a conservative middle-class god-fearing family, who travels from Jaipur to Hyderabad to start his professional life as a geologist. The story depicts his bitter and heartening experiences, be it meeting an astrologer, making a railway reservation, going on a rail journey from Jaipur, joining up at his new office in Hyderabad or eventually completing a successful geological expedition in the wild. Neeraj’s tryst with the various characters along his brief journey brings to light the mind set, personal traits, beliefs and culture of a vast cross section of the ordinary public that span age groups ranging from the child to the octogenarian. The book depicts several interplays of events that envelope the geologists in the office as well as in the field. One of the momentous events that overwhelms Neeraj is his meeting with the Moon and learning of the unbelievable history of human existence on earth. There are also hilarious episodes, including the one which describes the use of kerosene as the basic material for nuclear research.

The Word Rhythm Dictionary

The Word Rhythm Dictionary
  • Author : Timothy Polashek
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Pages : 708
  • Relase : 2014-04-18
  • ISBN : 9780810884175

The Word Rhythm Dictionary Book Review:

This new kind of dictionary reflects the use of “rhythm rhymes” by rappers, poets, and songwriters of today. Users can look up words to find collections of words that have the same rhythm as the original and are useable in ways that are familiar to us in everything from vers libre poetry to the lyrics and music of Bob Dylan and hip hop groups.

Our Father Who Art in Hell

Our Father Who Art in Hell
  • Author : James Reston, Jr.
  • Publisher : Backinprint.Com
  • Pages : 356
  • Relase : 2000-12-01
  • ISBN : 0595167438

Our Father Who Art in Hell Book Review:

This is the definitive work on the Guyana tragedy when on November 18, 1978, one thousand members of the People’s Temple cult killed themselves in a Guyana jungle by drinking poison-laced Kool-Aid. Through the Freedom of Information Act, the author obtained more than 800 hours of tape recordings made in the jungle. Reston chronicles the descent into madness of the cult leader, the Reverend Jim Jones. "Reston's eye is novelistic....His larger purpose is to make the terribly irrational somehow understandable....He does so with the good judgment of a writer willing to avoid certain faddish modes of analysis." —Robert Coles, Washington Post Book Review

Fun in a chinese laundry

Fun in a chinese laundry
  • Author : Josef von Sternberg
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1967
  • ISBN : OCLC:918174389

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Warning Miracle

Warning Miracle
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages :
  • Relase :
  • ISBN : 9780615254890

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The Story of Yiddish

The Story of Yiddish
  • Author : Neal Karlen
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2009-10-13
  • ISBN : 9780061860119

The Story of Yiddish Book Review:

Yiddish—an oft-considered "gutter" language—is an unlikely survivor of the ages, much like the Jews themselves. Its survival has been an incredible journey, especially considering how often Jews have tried to kill it themselves. Underlying Neal Karlen's unique, brashly entertaining, yet thoroughly researched telling of the language's story is the notion that Yiddish is a mirror of Jewish history, thought, and practice—for better and worse. Karlen charts the beginning of Yiddish as a minor dialect in medieval Europe that helped peasant Jews live safely apart from the marauders of the First Crusades. Incorporating a large measure of antique German dialects, Yiddish also included little scraps of French, Italian, ancient Hebrew, Aramaic, the Slavic and Romance languages, and a dozen other tongues native to the places where Jews were briefly given shelter. One may speak a dozen languages, all of them Yiddish. By 1939, Yiddish flourished as the lingua franca of 13 million Jews. After the Holocaust, whatever remained of Yiddish, its worldview and vibrant culture, was almost stamped out—by Jews themselves. Yiddish was an old-world embarrassment for Americans anxious to assimilate. In Israel, young, proud Zionists suppressed Yiddish as the symbol of the weak and frightened ghetto-bound Jew—and invented modern Hebrew. Today, a new generation has zealously sought to explore the language and to embrace its soul. This renaissance has spread to millions of non-Jews who now know the subtle difference between a shlemiel and a shlimazel; hundreds of Yiddish words dot the most recent editions of the Oxford English Dictionary. The Story of Yiddish is a delightful tale of a people, their place in the world, and the fascinating language that held them together.

What Next You Bastard

What Next You Bastard
  • Author : Ken Hall,Monika McFerran
  • Publisher : Ken Hall
  • Pages : 286
  • Relase : 2001-01-01
  • ISBN : 0868067059

What Next You Bastard Book Review:

"My childhood was very short. It ended soon after my twelfth birthday in early 1952." Thus begins a most extraordinary biography. Ken Hall spent much of his early life in hospital - at twelve he was moved from the children's ward to the terminal adult ward, where he was surrounded by old dying men. As a consequence he never learnt to read or write.The doctors insisted he was going to die but he survived. As he grew older, he struggled in the face of calculated cruelty to lead a norm al life in a society which equates illiteracy with idiocy. His attempts to conceal his reading problems and his determination to make his own way despite continuing ill health make for sometimes hilarious, sometimes painful, but always compelling reading. Ken Hall is the quintessence of the ordinary Aussie bloke, but there is nothing ordinary about his courage, strength and determination. This is a moving story, yet has nothing of the tragic about it. Rather, it reads like a rollicking yarn full of larrikin gusto, occasionally angry, mostly very funny, and without a trace of self-pity. Ken, now 61, is currently developing 'Radio for all Australians', a national radio service for disadvantaged people. He still can't read or write. In one of those once-in-a-lifetime coincidences he met writer Monika McFerran. Together they worked for two years to produce this book. With great skill Monika has shaped the raw material of a life, while fully retaining Ken's unique voice. The result is a spellbinding narrative.

Speaking of Monsters

Speaking of Monsters
  • Author : Caroline Joan S. Picart,John Edgar Browning
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 326
  • Relase : 2012-07-16
  • ISBN : 9781137101495

Speaking of Monsters Book Review:

Employing a range of approaches to examine how "monster-talk" pervades not only popular culture but also public policy through film and other media, this book is a "one-stop shop" of sorts for students and instructors employing various approaches and media in the study of "teratologies," or discourses of the monstrous.

The Odyssey of a Hippie Marijuana Grower

The Odyssey of a Hippie Marijuana Grower
  • Author : John-Paul Cernak
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2019-05-28
  • ISBN : 1643881191

The Odyssey of a Hippie Marijuana Grower Book Review:

A historic look at the hippie era, and how the election of Ronald Reagan ended an epic cultural age. Jack never felt free until he lived in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury. But his freedom was in peril. The 1960s were over, and an era was closing. When the door slammed shut, there was no exit. Most of his friends cut their hair and took straight jobs in a world becoming more corporate and increasingly structured. It was a fate worse than death. But he wasn't ready to capitulate. There might be another way. For as long as he could remember, he wanted to live in the country. Now divorced, everyone he asked looked at him as if he was crazy. Under strange circumstances, he met a young chick who agreed to be his partner in his new pastoral life but throughout, received psychic warning that to be with her would lead to disaster. In a valley deep in the Cascade Mountains of Southern Oregon, they lived in a barn and grew marijuana. Jack always believed farming was risky, especially growing an illegal crop with dangers lurking in the shadows. While hitchhiking across country, he experienced a past life and learned he was an Indian and lived on the plains. Throughout, he sensed there was a connection between his new companion and his Native American life only time and tribulation would reveal.

Similes Dictionary

Similes Dictionary
  • Author : Elyse Sommer
  • Publisher : Visible Ink Press
  • Pages : 660
  • Relase : 2013-05-01
  • ISBN : 9781578594696

Similes Dictionary Book Review:

Whether it invokes hard work or merely a hen-house, a good simile is like a good picture—it's worth a thousand words. Packed with more than 16,000 imaginative, colorful phrases—from “abandoned as a used Kleenex” to “quiet as an eel swimming in oil”—the Similes Dictionary will help any politician, writer, or lover of language find just the right saying, be it original or banal, verbose or succinct. Your thoughts will never be "as tedious as a twice-told tale" or "dry as the Congressional Record." Choose from elegant turns of phrases “as useful as a Swiss army knife” and “varied as expressions of the human face”. Citing more than 2,000 sources—from the Bible, Socrates, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and H. L. Mencken to popular movies, music, and television shows—the Similes Dictionary covers hundreds of subjects broken into thematic categories that include topics such as virtue, anger, age, ambition, importance, and youth, helping you find the fitting phrase quickly and easily. Perfect for setting the atmosphere, making a point, or helping spin a tale with economy, intelligence, and ingenuity, the vivid comparisons found in this collection will inspire anyone.

Ensnared

Ensnared
  • Author : Tiffany Roberts
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 344
  • Relase : 2021-05-21
  • ISBN : 9798508007683

Ensnared Book Review:

He's spent years as a hunter, but now he's the one ensnared in a creature's trap. Ketahn did not want a mate. Fate has a different plan for him. When the queen he despises declares her intention to claim him, he retreats into the jungle. What he finds there changes his world. Small, delicate, and pale skinned, Ivy Foster is nothing like the females Ketahn has known. She's not of his kind at all. Yet the moment he sees her, he knows the truth in his soul--she is his heartsthread. And now that he has her, he won't let anything take her away. Not the jungle, not the gods, not the queen and her warriors. Whether Ivy agrees or not, their webs are entangled. No one will ever sever those threads. ----- Book 1 of 3 in The Spider's Mate Trilogy. Warning: Will contain darker themes. ----- Pre-order date will change to release sooner (Shooting for May 2021). We're just giving ourselves some breathing room.

Flame to Frost

Flame to Frost
  • Author : Myra Danvers
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2021-06-04
  • ISBN : 9781989472316

Flame to Frost Book Review:

Back by popular demand, the infamous cult classic has returned in its original glory! Complete with bonus scenes, this chart-topping fan favorite is available for purchase for the first time! Sheltered in the lap of luxury, Mila is eighteen when her world dissolves in flames around her. War. A utopia swallowed in a single night. Orphaned and alone, terrified of being captured, Mila flees the conquerors who have come to claim. To snatch up those gifted few called priestess―Tritan women born with magic in their blood. They are healers. Peacekeepers bound and chained, used as living batteries, they become the fuel that feeds the Caledonian army and creates unstoppable warriors. The elite. Warmongers. Dogs of the state, they are the perfect soldiers―everything a Tritan priestess isn't, wielding power that does not belong to them. But Mila is an enigma. A priestess hidden from her own people, hers is a secret her father died to keep. One Mila will use to fight from the shadows, striking against the empire in any way she can. An army of one, with the power of many... Until she is betrayed. Captured. Sold. To Captain Asher Rawlings. Captor. Villain. Elite. Even without a priestess of his own, Asher's power lashes at her senses. Dark flames lapping at her nape, whispering of untapped potential Mila didn't think possible. Helpless, subject to Asher's every whim, Mila is made to obey his every sordid command. Left with nothing but her secret. That she is a Tritan priestess―the one thing he needs to seize a legendary power that could tip the scales of the war and ensure an everlasting Caledonian rule. Now Mila must navigate a world of villains and political conspiracy, endure anything Asher throws her way, and above all else... never reveal what she is. The Last Tritan is perfect for fans of the Grishaverse. Those who fell completely in love with the Darkling―a smoldering villain we wanted to see win...

Children of Ezekiel

Children of Ezekiel
  • Author : Michael Lieb,Research Professor of Humanities Emeritus and Professor of English Emeritus Michael Lieb
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Pages : 308
  • Relase : 1998
  • ISBN : 0822322684

Children of Ezekiel Book Review:

Discussses the relationship between the biblical prophet Ezekiel's vision of "wheels in the air" and the present day end-of-time concept as seen in various religious sects.

Crossword Lists

Crossword Lists
  • Author : Anne Stibbs
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 406
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : OCLC:1259497052

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