By Arne Lunde
Nordic Exposures explores how Scandinavian whiteness and ethnicity functioned in classical Hollywood cinema among and through the 2 global wars. Scandinavian identities could appear mutable and developed at moments, whereas at different occasions they have been deployed as representatives of a necessary, organic, and traditional type. As Northern ecu Protestants, Scandinavian immigrants and emigres assimilated into the mainstream rights and advantages of white American identification with relatively few limitations or stumbling blocks. but Arne Lunde demonstrates that faraway from easily manifesting a normative unmarked whiteness, Scandinavianness in mass-immigration the US and in Hollywood cinema of the 20 th century can be hyperwhite, provisionally off-white, or now not even white at all.
Lunde investigates key silent motion pictures, reminiscent of Technicolor's The Viking (1928), Victor Sjostrom's He Who will get Slapped (1924), and Mauritz Stiller's resort Imperial (1927). The crises of Scandinavian international voice and the talkie revolution are explored in Greta Garbo's first sound movie, Anna Christie (1930). the writer additionally examines Warner Oland's lengthy occupation of Asian racial masquerade (most famously as chinese language detective Charlie Chan), in addition to Hollywood's and 3rd Reich Cinema's struggle over assimilating the Nordic lady big name within the personae of Garbo, Sonja Henie, Ingrid Bergman, Kristina Soderbaum, and Zarah Leander.
By Wilson Casey
For somebody who ever desired to comprehend the background of the chocolate chip cookie, earmuffs, and sunlight Savings...
Firsts-history in the course of the milestones of human achievement-are enjoyable. And Wilson Casey, trivialities professional, has gathered over 500 firsts in approximately each significant class of tradition: from type to meals, politics to technological know-how, leisure to paintings to architecture. each one "first" is a whole clarification of the subject handy, written in a funny but authoritative kind. It comprises:
•The actual historical past of the golfing tee
•How a blind guy got here up with cruise keep an eye on
•The delusion at the back of the origins of the Caesar salad
•Why and the way the 1st dieter dieted
By Lennie Niehaus
One of many world's most well-liked jazz duet books. Designed for sax, yet compatible for many treble clef tools. extremely popular with lecturers as the Duets are hip and enjoyable to play! Please word: duets are written for two Eb saxes or 2BB (not one among each). each one tune at the CD is recorded in 2 keys to facilitate 2 altos or 2 tenors.
By Peter Turner
Few motion pictures have had the effect and influence of The Blair Witch undertaking (1999). Its arrival was once a horror cinema palette cleaner after a decade of serial killers and postmodern intertextuality, a naked bones 'found photos' pattern setter. during this Devil's recommend, Peter Turner tells the tale of the movie from his perception and creation then offers a different research of the strategies used, their attract audiences and the subjects that helped make the movie such a world hit, together with the pionerring net marketing.
By Stewart Lee
Adventure the way it feels to be the topic of a blasphemy prosecution! discover why 'wool' is a humorous observe! See how jokes paintings, their internal mechanisms published, sooner than your astonished face! In 2001, after over a decade within the enterprise, Stewart Lee surrender stand-up, disappointed and tired, and went off to direct a loss-making opera approximately Jerry Springer. "How I Escaped My yes destiny" information his go back to concert, and the adventure that took him from an early retirement to his place because the such a lot seriously acclaimed stand-up in Britain. this is Stewart Lee's personal account of his outstanding comeback, informed via transcripts of the 3 mythical full-length exhibits that sealed his recognition. Astonishingly frank and distinctive in-depth notes demonstrate the muse and internal workings of his act. With exceptional entry to a number one comedian's inventive procedure, this booklet let us know simply what it used to be wish to write those indicates, improve the functionality and take them on journey. "How I Escaped My convinced destiny" is every little thing we've come to anticipate from Stewart Lee: fiercely clever, unsparingly sincere and intensely humorous.
By Scientific American Editors
Truth or Fiction: technology Tackles fifty eight well known Myths by way of the Editors of clinical American
Did NASA rather spend thousands making a pen that might write in area? Is chocolate toxic to canines? Does rigidity reason grey hair? those questions are only a pattern of the city lore investigated during this e-book, truth or Fiction: technological know-how Tackles fifty eight renowned Myths. Drawing from clinical American’s “Fact or Fiction” and “Strange yet precise” columns, we’ve chosen fifty eight of the main fabulous, interesting, worthy and simply simple wacky themes faced by means of our writers through the years. each one short article uncovers the reality in the back of daily mythology, beginning with part One, “In the Animal Kingdom,” the place we learn a number of the extra outlandish claims approximately our fellow earthly population, corresponding to no matter if elephants fairly take into accout every thing and no matter if a cockroach can stay with no its head. different sections conceal replica, the surroundings, know-how and private and psychological wellbeing and fitness. whereas the solutions to a few questions, reminiscent of even if bogs particularly do flush within the other way south of the Equator, might basically serve to elevate your Trivial Pursuit wisdom, others, equivalent to no matter if to pee on a jellyfish sting or wake a sleepwalker, might come in useful. even supposing this publication represents a fragment of circulating people knowledge and concrete mythology, we are hoping that it’s an stress-free fraction and that it encourages you to do a little debunking your self.
By John T. Walbaum
With wit and brevity this e-book includes priceless suggestion on own finance, well-being, activities, go back and forth, cars, careers, and meals. for instance, in exactly six pages you are going to tips on how to negotiate with a contractor. examine a number of the different proof delivered to gentle within the Know-it-all's advisor to lifestyles: o consuming chocolate earlier than bedtime can disrupt your sleep. o forty percentage of totaled automobiles are fastened up and resold to unsuspecting purchasers. o you could gather a real British name of the Aristocracy for as low as $5,000. o through writing only one letter, you could get rid of many of the unsolicited mail you obtain. o you could shed some pounds by way of chewing sugarless gum. o you want to personal no less than 20 various shares to have a well-diversified portfolio. o you'll increase your keep in mind in the event you skim written fabric first, then learn it via thoroughly. o Mashed potatoes and gravy are a more healthy quick nutrients selection than french fries. no matter if you're a do-it-yourselfer or simply intellectually curious, this ebook is the last word consultant to trendy lifestyles.
By Lennie Niehaus
One of many world's most well liked jazz etude books; well known as the etudes are hip and enjoyable to play. highly regarded between academics! Designed for sax yet compatible for all tools. This quantity comprises 20 intermediate point workouts and 25 etudes. features a play alongside CD compatible for Alto Sax (other tools must transpose to take advantage of the CD).