Twilight and History (Wiley Pop Culture and History Series)

The first examine the historical past at the back of Stephenie Meyer's bestselling Twilight sequence, timed to liberate with the 3rd motion picture, Eclipse

The characters of the Twilight Saga hold a wealthy historical past that shapes their identities and activities over the process the sequence. Edward, for example, may perhaps appear like a seventeen-year-old youngster heartthrob, yet was once really born in 1901 and died in the course of the Spanish Influenza of 1918. His followed sister, Alice, used to be imprisoned in an insane asylum in 1920 and taken care of so badly there that even changing into a vampire was once a welcome get away. This publication is the 1st to discover the historical past at the back of the Twilight Saga's characters and their tales. You’ll find out about what existence could have been like for Jasper Whitlock Hale, the accomplice vampire who fought in the course of the Civil battle, Carlisle Cullen, the Puritan witch hunter-turned-vampire who participated within the witchcraft persecutions in Early glossy England, and the background of the Quileute tradition that formed Jacob and his humans —and a lot more.

  • Gives you the old backdrop for Twilight Saga characters and events
  • Adds an entire new measurement to the Twilight novels and movies
  • Offers clean insights on vampires, romance, and history

Twilight and History is an important better half for each Twilight fan, even if you have got simply gotten into the sequence or have it because the beginning.

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The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America

By David Hajdu

In the years among the top of worldwide warfare II and the mid-1950s, the preferred tradition of this present day used to be invented within the pulpy, boldly illustrated pages of comedian books. yet no quicker had comics emerged than they have been crushed down via mass bonfires, congressional hearings, and a McCarthyish panic over their unmonitored and uncensored content material. Esteemed critic David Hajdu vividly conjures up the increase, fall, and upward push back of comics during this engrossing history.

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Inception and Philosophy: Because It's Never Just a Dream

By David Kyle Johnson, William Irwin

A philosophical examine the motion picture Inception and its magnificent metaphysical puzzles

Is the pinnacle nonetheless spinning? used to be all of it a dream? on the planet of Christopher Nolan's four-time Academy Award-winning motion picture, humans can percentage one another's desires and change their ideals and techniques. Inception is a metaphysical heist movie that increases extra questions than it solutions: do we recognize what's genuine? are you able to be held morally chargeable for what you do in goals? what's the nature of goals, and what do they let us know concerning the obstacles of "self" and "other"? From Plato to Aristotle and from Descartes to Hume, Inception and Philosophy attracts from very important philosophical minds to shed new gentle at the movie's eye-catching subject matters, together with the one who every body talks approximately: did the head cave in (and does it even matter)?

  • Explores the movie's key questions and subject matters, together with how we will inform if we are dreaming or wide awake, the right way to make experience of a paradox, and even if inception is possible
  • Gives new insights into the character of unfastened will, time, goals, and the subconscious mind
  • Discusses various interpretations of the movie, and even if philosophy may help make clear that's the "right one"
  • Deepens your realizing of the movie's multi-layered plot and dream-infiltrating characters, together with Dom Cobb, Arthur, Mal, Ariadne, Eames, Saito, and Yusuf

An crucial spouse for each committed Inception fan, this publication will improve your event of the Inception universe and its advanced dreamscape.

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The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy: I Link Therefore I Am (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

By Luke Cuddy

With either younger and grownup avid gamers as unswerving enthusiasts, The Legend of Zelda is likely one of the such a lot cherished game sequence ever created. The individuals to this quantity think of the next questions and extra: what's the nature of the gamer’s connection to hyperlink? Does hyperlink have a will, or do avid gamers undertaking their wills onto him? How does the gamer event the sport? Do the foundations of common sense follow within the video game international? How is house created and dispensed in Hyrule (the fictional land during which the sport takes place)? How does time functionality? Is Zelda artwork? Can Hyrule be visible as a great society? Can the sport be stress-free with no successful? The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy not just appeals to Zelda enthusiasts and philosophers but in addition places games at the philosophical map as a major sector of study.

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Monty Python and Philosophy: Nudge Nudge, Think Think! (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

From the Nineteen Seventies cult television express, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, to the present hit musical Spamalot, the Monty Python comedy troupe has been on the middle of pop culture and leisure. The Pythons John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam are more and more famous and venerated for his or her creativity and enduring impression within the worlds of comedy and picture. Monty Python and Philosophy extends that acceptance into the area of philosophy. Fifteen specialists in subject matters like mythology, Buddhism, feminism, common sense, ethics, and the philosophy of technological know-how carry their services to endure on Python videos akin to Monty Python’s lifetime of Brian and Flying Circus mainstays corresponding to the Argument sanatorium, the lifeless Parrot comic strip, and, in fact, the Bruces, the Pythons’ demented, song-filled imaginative and prescient of an Australian philosophy division. Monty Python and Philosophy follows an identical hit layout because the different titles during this well known sequence and explains the entire philosophical strategies mentioned in laymen’s terms.

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Hollywood Gothic: The Tangled Web of Dracula from Novel to Stage to Screen

By David J. Skal

The primal photograph of the black-caped vampire Dracula has turn into an indelible fixture of the trendy mind's eye. it truly is acceptance issue opponents, in its personal perverse means, the familiarity of Santa Claus. so much folks can recite with no prompting the salient features of the vampire: dozing via day in its coffin, emerging at nightfall to feed at the blood of the dwelling; the facility to shapeshift right into a bat, wolf, or mist; a mortal vulnerability to a wood stake throughout the center or a shaft of sun. during this significantly acclaimed expedition in the course of the lifetime of a cultural icon, David Skal maps out the archetypal vampire's relentless trajectory from Victorian literary oddity to motion picture idol to cultural commidity, digging during the populist veneer to bare what the prince of darkness says approximately us all.

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Stephen Colbert and Philosophy: I Am Philosophy (And So Can You!) (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

By Aaron Allen Schiller

At the top of The Colbert Report, some of the most renowned exhibits on tv, Stephen Colbert is a popular culture phenomenon. multiple million humans sponsored his faux candidacy within the 2008 U.S. presidential election on fb, a testomony to the really wealthy set of concerns and feelings Colbert brings to brain. Stephen Colbert and Philosophy is full of considerate and fun chapters, each one written via a thinker and all all for Colbert's inimitable fact — from his notice creations (truthiness, wikiality, freem, and others) to his place as a faux-pundit who overtly mocks Fox information and CNN. even supposing many of the dialogue is headquartered round The Colbert Report, this assortment doesn't overlook both his best-selling ebook, I Am the USA (And So Can You!), or his public performances, together with his incendiary 2006 White residence Press Correspondents' Dinner speech.

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My Boring-Ass Life (New Edition): The Uncomfortably Candid Diary of Kevin Smith

By Kevin Smith

NOW up-to-date WITH THE ‘INS AND OUTS’ of constructing ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO, and lots more and plenty, even more!

Anything yet dull, Kevin Smith stocks his x-rated concepts in his diary, telling all in his ordinary candid, heartfelt and irreverent way!

Kevin Smith pulls no punches during this hard-hitting, in-your-face exposé of, er, his relatively uninteresting and uneventful lifestyles… good, no longer constantly boring. In among observing his TiVo, he manages to make and unlock Clerks II, relate the tale of his partner-in-crime Jason Mewes’ heroin addiction... and get stuck stealing donuts from Burt Reynolds.

Thrown in are his perspectives at the perils of strip golf equipment, the disadvantage of threesomes, the discomfort of anal fissures, his love-affair with Star Wars and much more! Adults in basic terms!

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Long Time Gone: Sixties America Then and Now (Viewpoints on American Culture)

By Alexander Bloom

With impressive velocity, the Sixties have long gone from lived background to mythology. they continue to be alive in our tradition in a way diversified from any prior period. on the sunrise of a brand new century, we're nonetheless debating the problems that emerged in the course of that decade, nonetheless dwelling within the wakeful aftermath of its occasions and transformations.
This assortment seems again on the Sixties, trying to comprehend the problems of the day all alone phrases and to contemplate their meanings in today's international. Alexander Bloom has collected ten unique essays, each one of which explores the gulf among historical past and fantasy concerning a valuable attribute of the Sixties. issues coated comprise civil rights, the coed move and the hot Left, the Vietnam battle, the antiwar stream, homosexual rights, the counterculture, and the women's movement.
Long Time Gone dispels myths in regards to the Sixties and constructs a correct imaginative and prescient of the earlier and an knowing of its impression at the glossy international. it truly is a useful source for a person looking deeper wisdom of this exceptional decade and its carrying on with impression on American tradition.

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The Vagenda: A Zero Tolerance Guide to the Media

By Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, Holly Baxter

Have you ever EVER…

Obsessed over your body’s ‘problem areas’?

Killed an hour at the Sidebar of Shame?

Wondered even if to attempt ‘50 intercourse find out how to Please Your Man’?

Felt worse after doing any of the above?

Holly and Rhiannon grew up interpreting sleek mags and, like most girls, considered them as just a little of enjoyable. yet through the years they began to consider uneasy – not only approximately magazines, yet approximately tune movies, web page three, and ladies being labelled frigid, princesses or tramps.

So, following the fantastic luck in their Vagenda weblog, they wrote this ebook. Welcome for your fundamental advisor to the insanity of women’s media.

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