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Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture
3.44
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Indie culture, by its very nature, exists outside of and often rails against mainstream culture: independent record stores in o
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Feb 10, 2009
 
To Hell with Cronjé
3.68
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Winner of the 2004 Hertzog Prize, the most prestigious award in Afrikaans literature, this novel traces the journey of two dest
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Jul 15, 2010
Jun 23, 2010
 
Flying Saucers Rock 'n' Roll: Conversations with Unjustly Obscure Rock 'n' Soul Eccentrics
3.73
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The history of music is layered with as many personalities as genres and subgenres. While mainstream publications focus on only
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Aug 02, 2011
Jul 18, 2011
 
What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
3.73
Much like his previous work, this newest collection of short stories from Englander (The Ministry of Special Cases) continues to explore the complexit ...more
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Jan 03, 2012
 
Our Man in the Dark
3.60
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Historical fiction is a genre that feels the constraint of realism, forcing the author to represent an alternate reality by dev
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Sep 20, 2011
Sep 06, 2011
 
Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop
3.61
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With hip hop’s tremendous growth over the last decade the amount of literature covering the genre has grown considerably. Yet,
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Dec 08, 2008
Dec 04, 2008
 
God's Hazard
3.00
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Nicholas Mosley’s latest novel tells the story of Adam, a writer concerned with the characterization of God in the book of Gene
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Dec 2008
Dec 18, 2008
 
London's Burning: True Adventures on the Front Lines of Punk, 1976-1977
3.55
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The social, political, economical, and musical elements that coalesced into shaping the genre of punk have been well documented
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Jan 27, 2009
 
Digging for Dirt: The Life and Death of ODB
3.29
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Interweaving biography, cultural criticism, and personal narrative, Lowe uses her skills as a journalist and hip-hop enthusiast
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Jul 23, 2008
Jul 20, 2008
 
The Proof of the Honey
2.65
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In this seemingly autobiographical narrative, Al Neimi mines the depths of Arabic literature in an attempt to revive the forgot
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Apr 15, 2009
 
Savage (French Literature Series)
3.26
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Alluding to Jean-Paul Sartre's famous study of Gustave Flaubert, Jouet's recent book asks, "What, at this point in time, can we
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Apr 15, 2009
 
The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash: My Life, My Beats
3.80
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Grandmaster Flash is best known in conjunction with the Furious Five, the first hip- hop artists inducted into the Rock and Rol
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Mar 25, 2008
 
The Listener
2.77
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Word for word, sentence for sentence, paragraph for paragraph, Nayman creates a gripping narrative with style and depth. Set in
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Sep 04, 2009
Aug 24, 2009
 
Hold On to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene, 1973-1992
4.30
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Lawrence (music culture: theory & production, Univ. of East London; Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music C
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Sep 04, 2009
Aug 24, 2009
 
Director's Cut
3.14
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This is a novel of young love, but it is also an engaging philosophical treatise on the power of imagination. Similar to Japin'
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Oct 18, 2009
 
The Infinities
3.25
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In his first novel since the 2005 Man Booker Prize-winning The Sea, Banville reminds the world that he is one of the best prose
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Nov 09, 2009
Nov 04, 2009
 
In the Heart of the Beat: The Poetry of Rap
3.82
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The literary valuing of rap as poetry has gained significant traction in the 21st century, e.g., see Imani Perry’s Prophets of
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Dec 01, 2009
 
The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart
3.61
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Lead singer of the French band Dionysos, Malzieu approaches writing more like a film director than an author, as his first nove
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Dec 08, 2009
Dec 01, 2009
 
How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop, The Machine Speaks
3.84
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Anyone who has ever spoken into an electric fan appreciates the magic of voice manipulation. Throughout history, altering one's
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Jan 08, 2010
Dec 21, 2009
 
Ilustrado
3.41
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Anyone who has ever spoken into an electric fan appreciates the magic of voice manipulation. Throughout history, altering one's
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Feb 06, 2010
Jan 08, 2010
 
Typhus
3.50
Library Journal Review:

Sartre's lost screenplay is a tale of human redemption against a backdrop of utter hopelessness, a common theme in the work of
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Feb 08, 2010
Jan 27, 2010
 
Canada
3.48
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Since winning the Pulitzer Prize for his 1995 novel, Independence Day, Ford has cultivated a reputation for writing lucid and c
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Nov 26, 2011
Nov 12, 2011
 
The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers
3.76
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Before collaborating on the writing and directing of over 13 films, Joel Coen studied film at New York University, while Ethan
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Nov 02, 2008
Oct 23, 2008
 
Percival's Planet: A Novel
3.47
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In 2006, the International Astronomical Union controversially reclassified Pluto as a dwarf planet-not so shocking, given the e
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Jul 15, 2010
Apr 18, 2010
 
American Dervish
3.65
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In his fiction debut, actor/director Akhtar draws in readers with characters he has created with an understanding informed by e
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Sep 30, 2011
 
Compass Rose
3.33
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This is the highly anticipated second book in a projected trilogy that opened with Spartina , a National Book Award winner in 1
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Jul 15, 2010
Jun 03, 2010
 
Somebody Scream!: Rap Music's Rise to Prominence in the Aftershock of Black Power
3.53
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Drawing upon his fifteen years of experience writing on youth culture and politics in publications such as The New York Times a
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Nov 2007
Dec 17, 2007
 
Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven & Hell with Black Sabbath
3.89
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Surprisingly, the man who invented the heavy-metal riff didn't do it out of creative inspiration but out of prosthetic necessit
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Oct 12, 2011
Sep 14, 2011
 
Kids of the Black Hole: Punk Rock Postsuburban California
3.53
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Appropriately titled for an Adolescents song that describes an apartment for homeless punks in Fullerton, CA, this book explore
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Aug 03, 2010
Aug 03, 2010
 
Edible Stories
2.80
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Best known for his nonfiction works (Cod; Salt), Kurlansky rarely dabbles in pure fiction. His last work of fiction, Boogaloo o
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Aug 24, 2010
Aug 13, 2010
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