By William J. Connell,Fred Gardaphé
By William J. Connell,Fred Gardaphé
By James Perone
For 1 / 4 century, Melissa Etheridge has been essentially the most iconic and prolific girl rock musicians. This booklet seriously examines this songwriter's portrayal of common human feelings and reports opposed to the context of her life.
• presents serious research of the songs and recordings of iconic American singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge
• comprises an annotated bibliography of books and articles approximately Melissa Etheridge and a discography of her albums to facilitate extra research
• Analyzes the importance of Melissa Etheridge's paintings in the LGBT community
• Identifies the gender-free nature of Melissa Etheridge's lyrics that enabled her to accomplish nice attractiveness with basic audiences
By Brian J. Snee
Remembered because the Savior of the Union, Abraham Lincoln is certainly one of America's such a lot respected presidents. there were tens of millions of books released approximately him seeing that his demise, yet he has proved to be an incredibly daunting topic for filmmakers. regardless of a wealth of biographical fabric, particularly few full-length movies have taken the fellow and his lifestyles as a main topic. during this particular learn, Brian J. Snee offers a sweeping evaluate of the cinematic representations of the 16th president from the silent period as much as Steven Spielberg's Lincoln (2012) -- a movie which, he argues, marks a seismic shift within the method Hollywood provides the nice Emancipator on-screen.
Snee makes a speciality of six of the most well-liked and influential videos and television miniseries of the 20th century to handle the lifetime of Abraham Lincoln -- The beginning of a Nation (1915), Abraham Lincoln (1930), Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940), Sandburg's Lincoln (1974--1976), and Gore Vidal's Lincoln (1988). Snee examines how each one paintings has contributed to public reminiscence of the president, addressing problems with construction, textual building, and viewers reception, in addition to their modern ancient contexts and underlying cultural theory.
The absence of video and different recording know-how in the course of Lincoln's lifetime ceaselessly shrouds his mannerisms, notion procedures, and interactions together with his friends and advisers. That guy, Snee argues, is misplaced to heritage. This interesting booklet deals a revealing and groundbreaking evaluate of the way Hollywood has imagined and reimagined America's maximum president on-screen, contributing to the preferred picture and fantasy of the mythical man.
By Peter Manuel
By Stephanie Ricker Schulte
By Michael Scheibach
By Jing Wang
By Yvonne Weber
By J. Berting,S. C. Mills,H. Wintersberger
By Roberta M. Price
Huerfano is Price's beautiful memoir of the seven years she spent within the Huerfano ("Orphan") Valley while it was once a petrie dish of countercultural experiments. She and David joined with fellow child boomers in studying to combine cement, strip logs, weave rugs, tan leather-based, develop marijuana, construct homes, repair automobiles, provide delivery, and make cheese, beer, and furnishings in addition to poetry, paintings, track, and love. They outfitted a home round a boulder excessive on a ridge overlooking the valley and made ends meet by means of becoming their very own nutrients, promoting do-it-yourself items, and hiring themselves out as day workers. through the years their collective ranks swelled to greater than 300, merely to decrease back as, for lots of individuals, the dream of a lifetime of unbridled threat steadily yielded to the difficult realities of a lifetime of voluntary poverty.
Price tells her tale with a transparent, designated voice, documenting her studies with images in addition to phrases. putting her tale within the better context of the days, she describes her participation within the antiwar circulate, the appearance of the women's circulate, and her encounters with such icons as Ken Kesey, Gary Snyder, Abbie Hoffman, Stewart model, Allen Ginsburg, and Baba Ram Dass.
At as soon as comedian, poignant, and chiefly sincere, Huerfano recaptures the feel of confirmation and experimentation that fueled the counterculture with no lapsing into nostalgic sentimentality at the one hand or cynicism at the other.