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Black Futures Cover
Author: Jenna Wortham and Kimberly Drew
Release Date: December 01, 2020
An archive of collective memory and exuberant testimonyA luminous map to navigate an opaque and disorienting presentAn infinite geography of possible futures What does it mean to be Black and alive right now?Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wor...
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Because He's Jeff Goldblum Cover
Author: Travis M. Andrews
Release Date: November 10, 2020
An irreverent yet deeply researched biography about the always offbeat, suddenly meme-able, and wildly popular actor When did you first encounter Jeff Goldblum? Maybe as a deranged killer in his 1974 screen debut in Death Wish? Maybe as a cynica...
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True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee Cover
Author: Abraham Riesman | Narrator: Vikas Adam
Release Date: September 29, 2020
The definitive, revelatory biography of Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee, a writer and entrepreneur who reshaped global pop culture—at a steep personal cost “A biography that reads like a thriller or a whodunit . . . scrupulousl...
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The Nicotine Chronicles Cover
In recent years, nicotine has become as verboten as many hard drugs. The literary styles in this volume are as varied as the moral quandaries herein, and the authors have successfully unleashed their incandescent imaginations on the subject matter, f...
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Author: Heather Cabot | Narrator: Heather Cabot
Release Date: August 11, 2020
“The inside scoop on how marijuana landed on Main Street . . . and why it’s coming soon to a city near you.”—Katie Couric From gleaming dispensaries stocked with elegantly wrapped edibles to the array of CBD lotions and o...
Author: Jake Rossen and Andy Mulvihill | Narrator: Michael Satow
Release Date: June 30, 2020
"Citizen Kane does Adventureland." —The Washington PostThe outlandish, hilarious, terrifying, and almost impossible-to-believe story of the legendary, dangerous amusement park where millions were entertained and almost as many br...
Author: Matt Alt | Narrator: Matt Alt
Release Date: June 23, 2020
The untold story of how Japan became a cultural superpower through the fantastic inventions that captured—and transformed—the world’s imagination. “A masterful book driven by deep research, new insights, and powerful...
Author: John Jeremiah Sullivan | Narrator: John Jeremiah Sullivan
Release Date: May 19, 2020
Named A Best Book of 2011 by the New York Times, Time Magazine, the Boston Globe and Entertainment WeeklyA sharp-eyed, uniquely humane tour of America's cultural landscape―from high to low to lower than low―b...
Author: Judith Warner | Narrator: Judith Warner
Release Date: May 05, 2020
Through the stories of kids and parents in the middle school trenches, a New York Times bestselling author reveals why these years are so painful, how parents unwittingly make them worse, and what we all need to do to grow up.“Judith Warner bri...
Author: Casey Schwartz | Narrator: Casey Schwartz
Release Date: April 07, 2020
“This is a rich inquiry into what it means to pay (and maintain) attention in a world increasingly permeated with distraction and interference.”—Publisher’s WeeklyCombining expert storytelling with genuine self-scrutiny, Casey...
Author: Fatima Bhutto | Narrator: Soneela Nankani
Release Date: September 24, 2019
A lively, inside look at how Bollywood, Turkish soap operas, and K-Pop are challenging America's cultural dominance around the world.There is a vast cultural movement emerging from beyond the Western world. Truly global in its range and allure, it is...
Author: Joseph Vogel | Narrator: Keith Sellon-Wright
Release Date: August 27, 2019
For half a century, Michael Jackson’s music has been an indelible part of our cultural consciousness. Landmark albums such as Off the Wall and Thriller shattered records, broke racial barriers, amassed awards, and set a new standard for popular...