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Music & Performing Arts from our 2018 Winter Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2018 Winter Newsletter.

Beastie Boys Book by Michael Diamond & Adam Horovitz

When I was growing up in the 1990s, the Beastie Boys were always there for me, like the big brothers I never had. The Beastie Boys Book, like their music, defies genre, with pictures, contributions from other artists, a graphic novel, and even some of their favorite recipes. - Aric

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$50.00
ISBN: 9780812995541
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - October 30th, 2018

Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy by Amy Ratcliffe

It is impossible to overstate the impact Star Wars and the women in the galaxy far, far away had on my life. When Princess Leia raised her face in defiance of Darth Vader, my little girl heart swelled. A woman could be a princess and a badass; there was no need to choose. Since then the Star Wars universe has expanded to include many more powerful women. I can’t wait to dig into this beautiful homage to women’s strength. - Ivy

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By Amy Ratcliffe, Kathleen Kennedy (Foreword by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781452166315
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 30th, 2018

The Sky Is Falling by Peter Biskind

Biskind provides a sharp addition to the analysis of the road through popular cultural narratives to contemporary American politics that he believes primed society for extremism. Fiction reflects reality; does it also shape it? This book is a thoughtful and provocative tour through popular culture that probes the origins of our national myths about power, immigration, justice, and preservation. A fascinating read for anyone who’s ever engaged in a debate about “Magneto Was Right.” - Clara

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The Sky Is Falling: How Vampires, Zombies, Androids, and Superheroes Made America Great for Extremism Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781620974292
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Published: New Press - September 11th, 2018

Year of Wonder by Clemency Burton-Hill

Burton-Hill selects one piece each day for a year in this introduction to classical music. Spanning multiple genres, time periods, and regions, with 336 works and 240 composers, Year of Wonder is a beautifully curated playlist aimed at classical music aficionados as well as those who have wanted to enjoy classical music but haven’t known where to begin. Each song is paired with a story about the composer and the composition. - Rechelle

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$25.99
ISBN: 9780062856203
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Published: Harper - October 30th, 2018

In Pieces by Sally Field

Unlike some celebrity memoirs that focus on art and fame, actress Sally Field’s memoir is much more personal, and includes her life before she was famous. She reveals that as a child, she was sexually abused by her stepfather and talks about how that shaped her decisions regarding her partnerships, which roles she took, and even how she mothered. As an artist, she was drawn to the roles that “spoke of outrage,” but in writing her memoir, you can feel the connection that Field has found with herself. - S.M.C.

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ISBN: 9781538763025
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 18th, 2018

GuRu by RuPaul

Whether through his hit TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race or his books, RuPaul’s positivity and messages of empowerment are absolutely infectious. GuRu gathers all of that wonderfulness into a visually dazzling collection of phrases (“You’re born naked and the rest is drag”) and quotes (“Stop trying to fit in when you were born to stand out”) that will inspire readers and help them own their greatness. “Everybody say love!” - S.B.

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By RuPaul
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062862990
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Published: Dey Street Books - October 23rd, 2018

My Own Devices by Dessa

A virtuoso indie rapper who wields a philosophy degree and a reputation for unrequitable romance, Dessa is especially known for her Hamilton Mixtape track “Congratulations.” This exceptional memoir showcases the artist herself boldly acting out the poetic metaphors that make her music so powerful. In My Own Devices, Dessa works with neuroscientists to overcome the feeling of lost love. The autobiographical snapshots are anarchistic, beautiful, measured, anxious, eloquent, and brave. I loved it. - a.c.

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By Dessa
$26.00
ISBN: 9781524742294
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Published: Dutton - September 18th, 2018

Let's Go (So We Can Get Back) by Jeff Tweedy

Jeff Tweedy—best known as the frontman for the bands Wilco and Uncle Tupelo—has had a long and storied career in the Chicago alternative rock scene. Let’s Go covers Tweedy’s life, from his childhood in Belleville, Illinois, to his musical start in St. Louis, to his move to Chicago and becoming part of Wilco. A must-read for any Wilco fan! -Stuart

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Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc. Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101985267
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Published: Dutton - November 13th, 2018

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