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Interrogating Trauma: Collective Suffering in Global Arts and Media

by Mick Broderick & Antonio Traverso

Throughout the past century, traumatic experiences have been re-enacted frequently by evolving media and art forms. Now there is a significant body of theory across academic disciplines focused on the representation...


Ban This Filth!: Letters From the Mary Whitehouse Archive

by Ben Thompson

The launch of Mary Whitehouse's 'Clean Up TV' campaign (at Birmingham Town Hall in 1964) made this devoutly Christian Shropshire school-teacher a media star overnight. Over the next 37 years, her name became...


Doctor Who: A History

by Alan Kistler

Airing the day after JFK's assassination, the first episode, "An Unearthly Child," humbly launched one of the entertainment world’s first super-brands. We begin with a look at the programming of the day and...


The Nitpicker's Guide for Next Generation Trekkers Volume 2

by Phil Farrand

A follow-up to the first, best-selling Nitpicker's guide ferrets out the plot inconsistencies, scientific inaccuracies, and other foul-ups in the seventh, final season of the TV series, Star Trek: The Next Generation....


Rula: My Colourful Life

by Rula Lenska

Rula Lenska’s is an extraordinary life. Born in Britain to Polish aristocrats, refugees from the Nazis and then the Soviets, Rula found fame in the 1970s as ‘Q’ in the TV series Rock Follies. Shortly afterwards,...


True Stories of Law & Order: The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Hit TV Show

by Kevin Dwyer & Jure Fiorillo

True Stories of Law & Order reveals the fascinating and shocking facts behind 25 of the hit show's most popular episodes - from the incredible account of how a woman's repressed memory leads to the solving of...


From Scratch: Inside the Food Network

by Allen Salkin

An Entertainment Weekly Best Tell-All of 2013!

"Allen Salkin shows how the sausage really gets made at the Food Network in From Scratch, a behind-the-scenes history liberally spiced with gossip and unsavory...


Prime Time Animation: Television Animation and American Culture

by Carol Stabile

This fascinating book explores the landscape of television animation, from Bedrock to Springfield, and beyond. Addressing key themes and issues such 'class' and 'taste', as well as irony, alienation, and representations...


Reruns on File: A Guide to Electronic Media Archives

by Donald G. Godfrey

For more than half a century, broadcast recordings have reflected an important aspect of our culture and history. An increasing number of archivists and private collectors have restored and exchanged radio and...


TV Transformations - Lewis: Revealing the Makeover Show

by Tania Lewis

The past decade has seen an explosion of lifestyle makeover TV shows. Audiences around the world are being urged to 'renovate' everything from their homes to their pets and children while lifestyle experts on...


Slimed!: An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age

by Mathew Klickstein

SLIMED! An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age tells the surprisingly complex, wonderfully nostalgic, and impressively compelling story of how Nickelodeon -- the First Kids' Network -- began as a DIY startup...


Saturday Night Live and American TV

by Ron Becker, Nick Marx & Matt Sienkiewicz

For over 35 years, "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!" has greeted late night-TV viewers looking for the best in sketch comedy and popular music. SNL is the variety show that launched the careers of a...


Gasping for Airtime: Two Years in the Trenches of Saturday Night Live

by Jay Mohr

When 21-year-old Jay Mohr moved from New Jersey to New York City to pursue his dream of stand-up stardom, he never thought the first real job he'd land would be on Saturday Night Live. But, surprisingly, that's...


American Idol: The Untold Story

by Richard Rushfield

The currency is fame, and it's bigger than money, more desired than power. Each season American Idol delivers on a promise whose epic scope is unparalleled in the annals of competition: to take an unknown dreamer...


Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back

by Amy Goodman

Torture. Kidnapping. Bogus wars. Illegal wiretapping. Propaganda. Spies in the newsrooms. Oil profiteers. Soldiers who won't fight. Mothers of fallen soldiers Who will.

In Static, the bestselling brother-sister...


Professional Idiot: A Memoir

by Stephen Steve-O Glover & David Peisner

"It's mind-blowing to me how utterly far gone Steve-O was, and how he looks back on it in this book with such intelligence, humor, and searing honesty. What a truly unbelievable life."

--Johnny Knoxville

From...


License to Pawn: Deals, Steals, and My Life at the Gold & Silver

by Rick Harrison

In Las Vegas, there's a family-owned business called the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, run by three generations of the Harrison family: Rick; his son, Big Hoss; and Rick's dad, the Old Man. Now License to Pawn takes...


How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America: A History of Iconic Ad Council Campaigns

by Wendy Melillo

Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist Wendy Melillo authors the first book to explore the history of the Ad Council and the campaigns that brought public service announcements to the nation through the mass media....


Billion-Dollar Kiss: The Kiss That Saved Dawson's Creek, and Other Adventures inTV Writing

by Jeffrey Stepakoff

When Jeffrey Stepakoff was graduating with an MFA in playwriting, he imagined a life in the New York theater, wearing a beret and smoking clove cigarettes. Writing for the "boob tube" didn't even cross his mind....


The ABC Movie of the Week: Big Movies for the Small Screen

by Michael McKenna

This book looks at the cultural impact of the ABC Movie of the Week, the first weekly movies series made for television, which began in 1969 and ran for six years. Films that debuted on the program include Brian’s...