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Revenge, Power, Romance.When the stars don't align, shadows yet creep through. The city of Gustover is at the mercy of inhuman creatures that clang out of sight. How do you fight an enemy that you brought to life? Join the Watch City adventure for a view of the world you never imagined.Amazing action. Hear pounding drama. Strange and mysterious loves. Gustover Glitch.
In forty-five years as one of Chicago's liveliest journalists for Time, Life, and the Chicago Tribune, Jon Anderson has established a reputation for picking up on what someone once called "the beauty of the specific fact." Part "Talk of the Town," part On the Road with Charles Kuralt, Anderson's twice-a-week "City Watch" columns in the Chicago Tribune seek out interesting and unexpected people and places from the everyday life of what the author calls the "most typical American big city." In the process he discovers the joys and triumphs of ordinary people. Anderson writes with wit and insight about those who find themselves inspired or obsessed with alternative ways of viewing life or getting through the day. Like the man who started with one light pole, then painted all the poles in his southside neighborhood. Or the founder of Cats-Are-Purrsons-Too, a nun who lives with sixty-seven cats. Or the philosopher who, with no financial success, still publishes a newsletter called "The Meaning of Life." After years of hunting down moments of everyday life that have drama and meaning, Anderson offers a book that has curious power, because all of its stories are true. Drawn from the best of Anderson's columns, City Watch introduces readers to an eclectic mix of social clubs, subcultures, and minor celebrities. From Foraging Friends, a group of penniless ecologists who forage for wild foods in a county forest preserve, to the annual Dumpster Diver fashion show, from the Oakton Elementary School chess team to a group that calls itself Some Chicago Anarchists, readers will discover the characters and events that define Chicago's local color.
Yo-kai Komasan and his younger brother Komajiro are excited to explore the big city, but the more they see, the more they miss their beloved mother at home in the country.
Television scholarship has substantially ignored programming aimed at Black audiences despite a few sweeping histories and critiques. In this volume, the first of its kind, contributors examine the televisual diversity, complexity, and cultural imperatives manifest in programming directed at a Black and marginalized audience. Watching While Black considers its subject from an entirely new angle in an attempt to understand the lives, motivations, distinctions, kindred lines, and individuality of various Black groups and suggest what television might be like if such diversity permeated beyond specialized enclaves. It looks at the macro structures of ownership, producing, casting, and advertising that all inform production, and then delves into television programming crafted to appeal to black audiences—historic and contemporary, domestic and worldwide. Chapters rethink such historically significant programs as Roots and Black Journal, such seemingly innocuous programs as Fat Albert and bro’Town, and such contemporary and culturally complicated programs as Noah’s Arc, Treme, and The Boondocks. The book makes a case for the centrality of these programs while always recognizing the racial dynamics that continue to shape Black representation on the small screen. Painting a decidedly introspective portrait across forty years of Black television, Watching While Black sheds much-needed light on under-examined demographics, broadens common audience considerations, and gives deference to the the preferences of audiences and producers of Black-targeted programming.
The Complete Regional Guide to Craft Beer With quality beer producers popping up all over the nation, you don’t have to travel very far to taste great beer; some of the best stuff is brewing right in your home state. Beer Lover’s New England features breweries, brewpubs, and beer bars geared toward brew enthusiasts looking to seek out the best beers New England has to offer, from bitter seasonal IPAs to rich, dark stouts. Written by a local beer expert, Beer Lover’s New England covers the entire beer experience for the proud, local enthusiast and the traveling visitor alike, including: Brewery and beer profiles with tasting notes and full-color photosMust-visit brewpubs and beer barsTop annual beer festivals, tastings, and eventsClone beer recipes for homebrewersn and hobbyistsFood recipes made with local craft beerBeer-centric city trip itineraries with pub-crawl maps
The case of the city of Oxford: shewing how far the said city is concerned to oppose the confirmation of the charters of the University by parliament. With an answer [by W. Wright?] to [pt.2, by J. Harrington of] a late pamphlet entitled A defence of the rights and priviledges of the University of Oxford [by G. Langbaine and J. Harrington.].
Cut through the clutter with a compilation of HGTV star and award-winning designer Sarah Richardson’s favourite places and things, all following up on the bestselling success of Sarah Style and At Home: Sarah Style. Collected by Sarah Richardson is a new series of books that contains an ever-changing mood board of favourite things—from interior and exterior spaces to products, places, and creative people. Packed with never-before-seen photos, every page is filled with Sarah’s trademark warmth, humour, and get-it-done advice. “Whether you’re tackling a ground-up build, a gut renovation, or simply looking to make the most of a weekend DIY,” she says, “these pages and guidance from our experts will inspire, excite, and inform your design adventures.” In “City + Country,” the debut volume, Sarah celebrates the best of both beloved styles. Wide-open spaces and fresh-air farmhouses find a home alongside jewel box‒like urban abodes and crave-worthy new getaways, ensuring that there’s something inside for every design lover and delivering an aspirational design book that captures the looks that are unique to Sarah. For readers who want to get behind the scenes of Sarah’s life or apply her style to their own living spaces, every issue of Collected is a must-have read and a keepsake well worth collecting.