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Just a Shot Away

by Saul Austerlitz St. Martin's Press (July 10, 2018)

“The most blisteringly impassioned music book of the season.” —New York Times Book Review

A thrilling account of the Altamont Festival—and the dark side of the ‘60s.

If Woodstock tied the ideals of the...


Twilight of the Gods

by Steven Hyden Dey Street Books (May 08, 2018)

A New York Times Book Review "New and Noteworthy" selection

One of Newsweek's 50 Best Books of 2018

“A wise meditation on why classic rock stars keep trucking, both on the road and in our dreams. Every page...


Raw

by Lamont "U-God" Hawkins Picador (March 06, 2018)

Selected as a Best Book of the Year by Esquire

"Couldn't put it down." – Charlamagne Tha God

"Mesmerizing." – Raekwon da Chef

"Insightful, moving, necessary." – Shea Serrano

"Cathartic." –The New Yorker

"A...


Equipment for Living

by Michael Robbins Simon & Schuster (July 18, 2017)

“Funny and smart” (The New Yorker) criticism of why we turn to art—specifically to poetry and popular music—and how it serves as an essential tool to understanding life.

How can art help us make sense—or...


Meet Me in the Bathroom

by Lizzy Goodman Dey Street Books (May 23, 2017)

Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR and GQ

Joining the ranks of the classics Please Kill Me, Our Band Could Be Your Life, and Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, an intriguing oral history of the post-9/11 decline of the...


Dreaming the Beatles

by Rob Sheffield Dey Street Books (April 25, 2017)

NPR Best Book of 2017

Winner of the 2017 Virgil Thomson Award for Outstanding Music Criticism

“This is the best book about the Beatles ever written”  Mashable

Rob Sheffield, the Rolling Stone columnist...


Fallen Glory

by James Crawford Picador (March 07, 2017)

An inviting, fascinating compendium of twenty-one of history's most famous lost places, from the Tower of Babel to the Twin Towers

Buildings are more like us than we realize. They can be born into wealth or poverty,...


Substance

by Peter Hook Dey Street Books (January 31, 2017)

Includes full set lists not included in the physical edition.

In this final installment of his internationally bestselling three-part memoir—including The Hacienda and Unknown Pleasures—British rocker Peter...


Searching for John Hughes

by Jason Diamond William Morrow Paperbacks (November 29, 2016)

For all fans of John Hughes and his hit films such as National Lampoon’s Vacation, Sixteen Candles, and Home Alone, comes Jason Diamond’s hilarious memoir of growing up obsessed with the iconic filmmaker’s...


Damn Fine Cherry Pie

by Lindsey Bowden Harper Design (November 15, 2016)

A damn fine collection of seventy-five mouthwatering recipes, inspired by iconic scenes and characters from David Lynch’s groundbreaking cult classic series Twin Peaks—returning to television in 2017 with...


Shock and Awe

by Simon Reynolds Dey Street Books (October 11, 2016)

NPR Great Read of 2016

From the acclaimed author of Rip It Up and Start Again and Retromania—“the foremost popular music critic of this era (Times Literary Supplement)—comes the definitive cultural history...


Uproot

by Jace Clayton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 16, 2016)

In 2001, Jace Clayton was an amateur DJ who recorded a three-turntable, sixty-minute mix called Gold Teeth Thiefand put it online to share with his friends. Within months, the mix became an international calling...


Every Song Ever

by Ben Ratliff Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 09, 2016)

What is music in the age of the cloud? Today, we can listen to nearly anything, at any time. It is possible to flit instantly across genres and generations, from 1980s Detroit techno to 1890s Viennese neo-romanticism....


The Underground Is Massive

by Michaelangelo Matos Dey Street Books (April 28, 2015)

Joining the ranks of Please Kill Me and Can’t Stop Won’t Stop comes this definitive chronicle of one of the hottest trends in popular culture—electronic dance music—from the noted authority covering...


The Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight and Made History

by Robin Givhan Flatiron Books (March 17, 2015)

On November 28, 1973, the world's social elite gathered at the Palace of Versailles for an international fashion show. By the time the curtain came down on the evening's spectacle, history had been made and...


The Dirty Version

by Buddha Monk & Mickey Hess Dey Street Books (November 04, 2014)

On the tenth anniversary of his death, The Dirty Version is the first biography of hip hop superstar and founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, to be written by someone from his inner circle:...


Everything I Ever Needed to Know About _____* I Learned from Monty Python

by Brian Cogan, Ph.D. & Jeff Massey, Ph.D. St. Martin's Press (March 18, 2014)

A comprehensive and hilarious guide to understanding the many Monty Python jokes and allusions

Throughout their five seasons on British television (and well into the troop's movie sequels and assorted solo projects),...


Last Night at the Viper Room

by Gavin Edwards It Books (October 22, 2013)

In Last Night at the Viper Room, acclaimed author and journalist Gavin Edwards vividly recounts the life and tragic death of acclaimed actor River Phoenix—a teen idol on the fast track to Hollywood royalty...


How Architecture Works

by Witold Rybczynski Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 08, 2013)

An essential toolkit for understanding architecture as both art form and the setting for our everyday lives

We spend most of our days and nights in buildings, living and working and sometimes playing. Buildings...


Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker

by Stanley Crouch Harper (September 24, 2013)

Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker is the first installment in the long-awaited portrait of one of the most talented and influential musicians of the twentieth century, from Stanley...


The Devil's Guide to Hollywood

by Joe Eszterhas St. Martin's Press (September 10, 2013)

Mike Ovitz told him his Wilshire Blvd. "foot soldiers" would hunt him down. He's antagonized almost everyone at the top in Tinseltown. And now, Joe Eszterhas tells everything he knows -- in brief, quotable bursts...


Why We Build

by Rowan Moore Harper Design (August 20, 2013)

In an era of brash, expensive, provocative new buildings, a prominent critic argues that emotions—such as hope, power, sex, and our changing relationship to the idea of home—are the most powerful force behind...


My Lunches with Orson

by Peter Biskind Henry Holt and Co. (July 16, 2013)

Based on long-lost recordings, a set of riveting and revealing conversations with America's great cultural provocateur

There have long been rumors of a lost cache of tapes containing private conversations between...


The Stone Roses

by SIMON SPENCE St. Martin's Press (April 02, 2013)

The Stone Roses captures the magic—and chaos—behind the UK band's rise, fall, and recent resurrection.

The iconic Brit pop band The Stone Roses became an overnight sensation when their 1989 eponymous album...


On Photography

National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism 1977

by Susan Sontag Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2011)

Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism.

One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, On Photography first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as "a progress of essays...


The Rest Is Noise

Guardian First Book Award 2008, National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism 2007

by Alex Ross Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 16, 2007)

The scandal over modern music has not died down. While paintings by Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock sell for a hundred million dollars or more, shocking musical works from Stravinsky's Rite of Spring onward...