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Arts & Entertainments

Arts & Entertainments Description:

Christopher Beha delivers a cutting send up of our cultural obsession with celebrity a deliciously witty and ultimately tender novel about the absurdity of fame and the complexity of love sure to appeal to fans of Maria Semple and Jess Walter br br A sharp edged satire with heart em Arts amp Entertainments em is the story of Handsome Eddie Hartley who at thirty three has forgone dreams of an acting career for the reality of life as a drama teacher at a boys prep school But when Eddie and his wife Susan discover they cannot have children it is one disappointment too many br br Weighted down with debt his wife s mounting unhappiness and his own deepening sense of failure Eddie is confronted with an alluring solution when an old friend turned web impresario suggests Eddie sell a sex tape he made with an ex girlfriend now a wildly popular television star Overcoming his initial moral qualms Eddie figures that in an era when any publicity is good publicity the tape won t cause any harm a decision that will have disastrous consequences and propel him straight into the glaring spotlight he once thought he craved br br A hilariously biting and incisive take down of our culture s monstrous obsession with fame em Arts amp Entertainments em is also a poignant and humane portrait of a young man s belated coming of age the complications of love and the surprising ways in which the most meaningful lives often turn out to be the ones we least expected to lead

Rating: 3.46 out of 5

The Scarlet Letter-6 CD set (Digiview Entertainment Audio Book Series)

The Scarlet Letter-6 CD set (Digiview Entertainment Audio Book Series) Description:

AUDIO BOOK BASED ON NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE S MASTERPIECE AUDIO CD S APPROX HOURS

Rating: 3.62 out of 5

The Arabian Nights Entertainments

The Arabian Nights Entertainments Description:

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Rating: 3.64 out of 5

The Chronicles of Narnia: Innovative Audio Entertainment with Complete Cast, Cinema Quality Sound, and Original Music (19 CDs, 7 Complete Audio Dramas) (Focus on the Family Radio Theatre)

The Chronicles of Narnia: Innovative Audio Entertainment with Complete Cast, Cinema Quality Sound, and Original Music (19 CDs, 7 Complete Audio Dramas) (Focus on the Family Radio Theatre) Description:

Here are the classic stories that have enchanted millions around the world now brought to life with a cast of over one hundred actors an original orchestral score and cinema quality digital sound design br br br THIS CD CHRONICLES OF NARNIA COLLECTION INCLUDES THE MAGICIAN S NEPHEW THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE THE HORSE AND HIS BOY PRINCE CASPIAN THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN DREADER THE SILVER CHAIR and THE LAST BATTLE br br A wonderful gift for children and adults any NARNIA fan will LOVE br br br The cover features PRINCE CASPIAN now a major motion picture

Rating: 3.41 out of 5

In-Flight Entertainment

In-Flight Entertainment Description:

Short stories of lives in transition fear of death commitment and environmental threats Alan upgraded to a first class airline seat overhears a trapped squirrel tale A boy contemplates a parallel life Newly deaf Patrick re examines his life with a supernatural hearing aid Two old friends waiting to heckle look back at lives with joy and regret

Rating: 3.66 out of 5

Royal Entertainment

Royal Entertainment Description:

When bleeding heart Melody Frank blows the whistle on her boss she gets fired from her social services job and no one else in the field will touch her Enter the fabulous Charles Ribbon premier party producer for New York s rich and famous Charles s assistant is out of commission and he wants Melody to start working for him at Royal Entertainment right away Melody accepts the offer and she is suddenly propelled from working with disabled children from low income families to planning parties for New York s wealthiest elite She soon proves that she has a talent for saving the day in this new world but can she save herself

Rating: 3.39 out of 5

World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1

World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 Description:

i World of Warcraft Chronicle Volume i is a journey through an age of myth and legend a time long before the Horde and the Alliance came to be This definitive tome of i Warcraft i history reveals untold stories about the birth of the cosmos the rise of ancient empires and the forces that shaped the world of Azeroth and its people br br br This beautiful hardcover features twenty five full page paintings by i World of Warcraft i artist Peter Lee as well as a cosmology chart half a dozen maps charting changes through time and other line art illustrations by Joseph Lacroix and marks the first in a multipart series exploring the i Warcraft i universe from the distant past to the modern era br br br br br i From the Hardcover edition i

Rating: 3.61 out of 5

Readings: Essays and Literary Entertainments

Readings: Essays and Literary Entertainments Description:

Intimate humorous and insightful Readings is a collection of classic essays and reviews by Michael Dirda book critic of the em Washington Post em and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for criticism From a first reading of Beckett and Faulkner at the feet of an inspirational high school English teacher to a meeting of the P G Wodehouse Society from an obsession with Nabokov s em Lolita em to the discovery of the Japanese epic em The Tale of Genji em these essays chronicle a lifetime of literary enjoyment

Rating: 3.28 out of 5

Presumption: An Entertainment: A Sequel to Pride and Prejudice

Presumption: An Entertainment: A Sequel to Pride and Prejudice Description:

This witty sequel to Jane Austen s i Pride and Prejudice i follows the fate of Georgiana Darcy Mr Darcy s younger sister who must choose between two suitors a well placed navy captain and a brash young architect Masterfully adapted to Austen s original nineteenth century style i Presumption i brings back to life the book s most memorable characters the Bennets Darcys Collins and de Bourghs br br An elegant emulation and continuation of i Pride and Prejudice i Jointly composed by two admirers of Jane Austen the book often achieves crisp replication of her style i Presumption i shows how sequel writing can like parody be a sharp exercise in literary appreciation Peter Kemp i Times Literary Supplement i br br Julia Barrett is a pseudonym for Julia Braun Kessler and Gabrielle Donnelly br

Rating: 3.53 out of 5

To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History

To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History Description:

The never before told story of Pixar s improbable success br br Hi Lawrence the caller asked This is Steve Jobs I saw your picture in a magazine a few years ago and thought we d work together someday br br After Steve Jobs was unceremoniously dismissed from Apple he bought a little known graphics company called Pixar One day out of the blue Jobs called Lawrence Levy a Harvard trained lawyer and executive to whom he had never spoken before to persuade Levy to help him get Pixar off the ground br br What Levy found was a company on the verge of failure To Pixar and Beyond is the story of what happened next how working closely with Jobs Levy produced and implemented a highly improbable plan that transformed Pixar into one of Hollywood s greatest success stories br br Set in the worlds of Silicon Valley and Hollywood the book takes readers inside Pixar Disney law firms and investment banks It provides an up close firsthand account of Pixar s ascent how it made creative choices Levy s enduring collaboration and friendship with Jobs and how Levy came to see in Pixar deeper lessons that can apply to many aspects of our lives

Rating: 3.43 out of 5

E! Entertainment

E! Entertainment Description:

E ENTERTAINMENT sparkles with the static of TV personalities the privileged dramas of MTV s The Hills and Bravo s Real Housewives the public tragedies of Amanda Knox and Anna Nicole Smith Durbin traces the migratory patterns of the flightiest members of our televised demimonde from the vacant bedrooms of the Playboy Mansion to the modern gothic of Kim Kardashian s fairytale wedding rendering a fabulous fallen world in a language of diamond studded lavishness br br Durbin elevates petty O C arguments between Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag to the status of serious literature Nylon Magazine br br Durbin calls attention to the female character tropes and formulaic narratives that so frequently make up reality TV shows cattiness competition amongst women archetypes for female friendships etcetera But far from the snark of most tabloids and celebrity gossip blogs Durbin considers these women with respect taking them seriously br Bitch Magazine br br Kate Durbin is pop culture s stenographer E Entertainment ingeniously peers inside the television static revealing the many fictions that make up our reality and the many realities which make up our fictions It s also a lot of fun to read I love it br Heidi Montag star of MTV s The Hills br br Since it s clear that ours is a Golden Age of TV it makes perfect sense that it might be a perfect moment for some Golden Age type writing on reality television Boom That s what you get in Durbin s yummy delve into housewives sexy sirens lonesome doomed doves and other boys and girls behaving badly but always with a sense of power br Jerry Saltz senior art critic New York Magazine

Rating: 3.33 out of 5

The Act of Roger Murgatroyd: An Entertainment

The Act of Roger Murgatroyd: An Entertainment Description:

Boxing Day circa A snowed in manor on the very edge of Dartmoor A Christmas house party And overhead in the attic the dead body of Raymond Gentry gossip columnist and blackmailer shot through the heart But the attic door is locked from the inside its sole window is traversed by thick iron bars and naturally there is no sign of a murderer or a murder weapon Fortunately though for the murderer unfortunately one of the guests is the formidable Evadne Mount the bestselling author of countless classic whodunits In fact were she not its presiding sleuth THE ACT OF ROGER MURGATROYD is exactly the type of whodunit she herself might have written

Rating: 3.43 out of 5

Giambattista Basile's the Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones

Giambattista Basile's the Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones Description:

i The Tale of Tales i made up of forty nine fairy tales within a fiftieth frame story contains the earliest versions of celebrated stories like Rapunzel All Fur Hansel and Gretel The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella The tales are bawdy and irreverent but also tender and whimsical acute in psychological characterization and encyclopedic in description They are also evocative of marvelous worlds of fairy tale unreality as well as of the everyday rituals of life in seventeenth century Naples Yet because the original is written in the nonstandard Neopolitan dialect of Italian and was last translated fully into English in this important piece of Baroque literature has long been inaccessible to both the general public and most fairy tale scholars br br Giambattista Basile s The Tale of Tales or Entertainment for Little Ones is a modern translation that preserves the distinctive character of Basile s original Working directly from the original Neopolitan version translator Nancy L Canepa takes pains to maintain the idiosyncratic tone of The i Tale of Tales i as well as the work s unpredictable structure This edition keeps the repetition experimental syntax and inventive metaphors of the original version intact bringing Basile s words directly to twenty first century readers for the first time This volume is also fully annotated so as to elucidate any unfamiliar cultural references alongside the text Giambattista Basile s The Tale of Tales or Entertainment for Little Ones is also lushly illustrated and includes a foreword an introduction an illustrator s note and a complete bibliography br br The publication of The Tale of Tales marked not only a culmination of the interest in the popular culture and folk traditions of the Renaissance period but also the beginning of the era of the artful and sophisticated authored fairy tale that inspired and influenced later writers like Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm Giambattista Basile s The Tale of Tales or Entertainment for Little Ones offers an excellent point of departure for reflection about what constitutes Italian culture as well as for discussion of the relevance that forms of early modern culture like fairy tales still hold for us today This volume is vital reading for fairy tale scholars and anyone interested in cultural history

Rating: 3.30 out of 5

Arabian Nights Entertainments

Arabian Nights Entertainments Description:

Beautiful princesses genies who emerge from bottles and talking birds in magical tales Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp Sindbad the Sailor Noureddin and the Fair Persian Merchant of Bagdad and more illustrations br

Rating: 3.29 out of 5

In Concert (That's Entertainment, #2)

In Concert (That's Entertainment, #2) Description:

Hot shot reality TV producer Victoria Clausen loves only one thing creating hit shows Luke Tyler s two main goals in life are getting out of the shadow of his famous father and being a successful country music star in his own right When Victoria convinces him that his band would make a great subject for a reality series Luke reluctantly agrees The cameras are everywhere as filming begins and both of their lives change in unexpected ways when Luke explores a new goal and Victoria learns real life is more desirable

Rating: 3.78 out of 5

Warbreaker

Warbreaker Description:

After bursting onto the fantasy scene with his acclaimed debut novel i Elantris i and following up with his blockbuster Mistborn trilogy Brandon Sanderson proves again that he is today s leading master of what Tolkien called secondary creation the invention of whole worlds complete with magics and myths all their own br br i Warbreaker i is the story of two sisters who happen to be princesses the God King one of them has to marry the lesser god who doesn t like his job and the immortal who s still trying to undo the mistakes he made hundreds of years ago br br Their world is one in which those who die in glory return as gods to live confined to a pantheon in Hallandren s capital city and where a power known as BioChromatic magic is based on an essence known as i breath i that can only be collected one unit at a time from individual people br br By using i breath i and drawing upon the color in everyday objects all manner of miracles and mischief can be accomplished It will take considerable quantities of each to resolve all the challenges facing Vivenna and Siri princesses of Idris Susebron the God King Lightsong reluctant god of bravery and mysterious Vasher the Warbreaker

Rating: 3.43 out of 5

Take Two (That's Entertainment, #1)

Take Two (That's Entertainment, #1) Description:

Former tabloid TV reporter Samantha Jamison derailed actor Evan Gallagher s life with a segment on her show Five years later she s switched professions to be behind the camera and Evan is now the one turning her life inside out when they end up working on the same movie Not recognizing Samantha he s pursuing her she s convinced it could never work Or could it Through steamy kisses at auditions filming in remote locations red carpet disasters and Hollywood parties with lecherous casting agents Samantha Evan and their supporting cast discover that sometimes all you need is a second chance

Rating: 3.65 out of 5

Hussein: An Entertainment

Hussein: An Entertainment Description:

Of this early work published when he was in his early twenties Patrick O Brian writes in a foreword In the writing of the book I learnt the rudiments of my calling but more than that it opened a well of joy that has not yet run dry The story is about a young mahout or elephant handler his childhood and life in India and his relationship and adventures with elephants As a boy Hussein falls in love with a beautiful and elusive girl Sashiya and arranges for another of her suitors to be murdered with a fakir s curse The dead man s relatives vow vengeance em Hussein em escapes and his adventures begin snake charming sword fighting spying stealing a fortune and returning triumphantly to claim his bride All of this is set against an evocatively exotic India full of bazaars temples and beautiful women despite the fact that O Brian had never been to the East when he wrote the story

Rating: 3.71 out of 5

Ovid's Metamorphoses: Epitomized in an English Poetical Style for the Use and Entertainment of the Ladies of Great Britain

Ovid's Metamorphoses: Epitomized in an English Poetical Style for the Use and Entertainment of the Ladies of Great Britain Description:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it This work was reproduced from the original artifact and remains as true to the original work as possible Therefore you will see the original copyright references library stamps as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world and other notations in the work This work is in the public domain in the United States of America and possibly other nations Within the United States you may freely copy and distribute this work as no entity individual or corporate has a copyright on the body of the work As a reproduction of a historical artifact this work may contain missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc Scholars believe and we concur that this work is important enough to be preserved reproduced and made generally available to the public We appreciate your support of the preservation process and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant

Rating: 3.75 out of 5

SM Entertainment Salah Gaul

SM Entertainment Salah Gaul Description:

Opera plesetan girlband dan boyband Korea paling gokil dan gahool

Rating: 3.70 out of 5

World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2

World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2 Description:

Blizzard Entertainment and Dark Horse Books are thrilled to present the next installment of the wildly popular World of Warcraft Chronicle series Volume will reveal more sought after details about the game universe s history and mythology Showcasing lush all new artwork from fan favorites such as Peter Lee Joseph Lacroix and Alex Horley this tome is sure to please all fans casual and collector alike

Rating: 3.62 out of 5

Life: The Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality

Life: The Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality Description:

A thoughtful in places chilling account of the way entertainment values have hollowed out American life i The New York Times Book Review i br br From one of America s most original cultural critics and the author of b Winchell b the story of how our bottomless appetite for novelty gossip glamour and melodrama has turned everything of importance from news and politics to religion and high culture into one vast public entertainment br br Neal Gabler calls them lifies those blockbusters written in the medium of life that dominate the media and the national conversation for weeks months even years the death of Princess Diana the trial of O J Simpson Kenneth Starr vs William Jefferson Clinton Real Life as Entertainment is hardly a new phenomenon but the movies and now the new information technologies have so accelerated it that it is now the reigning popular art form How this came to pass and just what it means for our culture and our personal lives is the subject of this witty concerned and sometimes eye opening book

Rating: 3.57 out of 5

King of the Cracksmen: A Steampunk Entertainment

King of the Cracksmen: A Steampunk Entertainment Description:

b How far will the luck of the Irish stretch b br br The year is Automatons and steam powered dirigible gunships have transformed the United States in the aftermath of the Civil War All of the country s land west of the Mississippi was sold to Russia nearly fifty years earlier and Little Russia as it s now called is ruled by the son of Tsar Alexander II Lincoln is still president having never been assassinated but he s not been seen for six months and rumors are flying about his disappearance The country is being run as a police state by his former secretary of war Edwin Stanton a power hungry criminal who rules with an iron fist br br Liam McCool is an outlaw known among other crooks as King of the Cracksmen But his glory days as a safecracker and the head of a powerful New York gang end when he s caught red handed Threatened with prison unless he informs on his own brethren fighting a guerilla war against Stanton s tyranny McCool s been biding his time trying to keeping the heat off him long enough to escape to San Francisco with his sweetheart Maggie But when she turns up murdered McCool discovers a trail of breadcrumbs that look to lead all the way up to the top of Stanton s criminal organization Joining forces with world famed lady reporter Becky Fox he plunges deep into the underground war racing to find Maggie s killer and stop Stanton once and for all br br i King of the Cracksmen i is an explosive action packed look at a Victorian empire that never was part i To Catch a Thief i part i Little Big Man i steampunk as you ve never seen it before br br Skyhorse Publishing under our Night Shade and Talos imprints is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction space opera time travel hard SF alien invasion near future dystopia fantasy grimdark sword and sorcery contemporary urban fantasy steampunk alternative history and horror zombies vampires and the occult and supernatural and much more While not every title we publish becomes a i New York Times i bestseller a national bestseller or a Hugo or Nebula award winner we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors

Rating: 3.37 out of 5

1,001 Lightyears Entertainments

1,001 Lightyears Entertainments Description:

During humanity s exodus from Earth centuries ago starships scattered in all directions throughout the galaxy Along with passengers those starships brought humanity s ancient literature During the upheavals preceding the Galactic Commonwealth s creation that literature was largely lost Stories once known as the Arabian Nights survived corrupted and transfigured as folklore on neglected barbarian worlds These stories recently rediscovered are those told by starfaring visitors to the galaxy s forgotten worlds br br The Stories a Sampling br The Jinn They ruled Thaj long before men arrived Now there will be war br br Elgelt A girl with a rough homelife A blue alien is her best friend br br Aubwoo Yesterday he was the most respected poet in the land Today harnessed like a camel they lead him around the women s quarters Will he be executed or find a way to freedom br br Prince Kazal When he seeks shelter in a desert cave a beautiful woman shows him her unusual collection br br Hekaib Although the general rule is to arrive early for appointments make an exception when the appointment is with Death br br Kasiya Unless the king believes his story Kasiya will lose his head Can an old dog teach the king new tricks

Rating: 3.51 out of 5

That's Entertainment!

That's Entertainment! Description:

Jack and Grady are casual extras in the adult erotic movies made by WrinkleTheSheets productions Since the day they were caught making out behind the catering trolley during the filming of Spurtacocks their director Gerry has decided it s safer and more entertaining to keep them on the payroll even if their devotion and lust for each other makes them rather unreliable players br br They support the darlings and divas of the company from the vain Quinn to the surly Tomasz They spend their time on cheap costumes and camoflauge sex toys and phallic props re creating alternative classic movies in X rated pastiches as never seen before And throughout all the fun and banter Jack and Grady s modest love affair is a model of honesty and faithfulness br br But Jack is beginning to have doubts Grady s sex drive is generous and he s always eager for novelty Jack s no longer sure he can satisfy that worrying Grady is bored with him that Grady wants something else If only Jack had the nerve to ask outright Instead he has to rely on uninvited and distinctly dubious relationship advice from his fellow actors Why is Grady keeping secrets Just what are the strange noises coming from behind the locked door of their shared trailer And does poor Jack really want to find out br br This book was previously released by Red Rose Publishing

Rating: 3.70 out of 5

The Decameron, or Ten Days' Entertainment

The Decameron, or Ten Days' Entertainment Description:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it This work was reproduced from the original artifact and remains as true to the original work as possible Therefore you will see the original copyright references library stamps as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world and other notations in the work This work is in the public domain in the United States of America and possibly other nations Within the United States you may freely copy and distribute this work as no entity individual or corporate has a copyright on the body of the work As a reproduction of a historical artifact this work may contain missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc Scholars believe and we concur that this work is important enough to be preserved reproduced and made generally available to the public We appreciate your support of the preservation process and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant

Rating: 3.66 out of 5

Trigger Happy: Videogames and the Entertainment Revolution

Trigger Happy: Videogames and the Entertainment Revolution Description:

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Rating: 3.44 out of 5

Entertainment for a Master

Entertainment for a Master Description:

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Rating: 3.38 out of 5

Astronomy for Entertainment

Astronomy for Entertainment Description:

Astronomy is a fortunate science it needs no embellishments said the French savant Arago So fascinating are its achievements that no special effort is needed to attract attention Nonetheless the science of the heavens is not only a collection of astonishing revelations and daring theories Ordinary facts things that happen day by day are its substance Most laymen have generally speaking a rather hazy notion of this prosaic aspect of astronomy They find it of little interest for it is indeed hard to concentrate on what is always before the eye p Everyday happenings in the sky are the contents of this book free from professional terminology with easy reading Its purpose is to initiate the reader into the basic facts of astronomy Ordinary facts with which you may be acquainted are couched here in unexpected paradoxes or slanted from an odd and unexpected angle solely to excite the imagination and quicken your interest The daily aspect of the science of the skies its beginnings not later findings that mainly form the contents of Astronomy for Entertainment The purpose of the book is to initiate the reader into the basic facts of astronomy Ordinary facts with which you may be acquainted are couched here in unexpected paradoxes or slanted from an odd and unexpected angle The theme is as far as possible free from terminology and technical paraphernalia that so often make the reader shy of books on astronomy p p Books on popular science are often rebuked for not being sufficiently serious In a way the rebuke is just and support for it can be found if one has in mind the exact natural sciences in the tendency to avoid calculations in any shape or form And yet the reader can really master his subject only by learing how to reckon even though in a rudimentary fashion Hence both in Astronomy for Entertainment and in other books of this series the aurhor has not attempted to avoid the simplest of calculations True he has taken care to present them in an easy form well within the reach of all who have studied mathematics at school It is his conviction that these exercises help not only retain the knowledge acquired they are also a useful introduction to more serious reading p p This book contains chapters relating to the Earth the Moon planets stars and gravitation The author has concentated in the main on materials not usually discussed in works of this nature Subjects omitted in the present book will he hopes be treated in a second volume The book it should be said makes no attempt to analyze in detail the rich content of modern astronomy p p Unfortunately Y Perelman never wrote the continuation he had planned for this book as untimely death in warbound Leningrad in interruped his labours p

Rating: 3.62 out of 5

For Your Entertainment

For Your Entertainment Description:

Ashton Clarke is a stripper Some nights he dances on stage at the Nuts and Bolts other nights he gives private dances to the club s rich patrons When he is sent to give a private dance to a birthday boy and he turns around to see J C Sparta sitting there he runs Nobody from Ashton s past knows that his parents cut him off from the family fortune when he came out forcing him to strip to make ends meet But that s not the only reason Ashton runs J C Sparta was the one man he loved but never confessed it When J C comes back again and makes him an offer how can he possibly refuse

Rating: 3.61 out of 5