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El evangelio según Breaking Bad (Spanish Edition)
by Blake Atwood

Language

Spanish

Pages

194

Publication Date

February 01, 2017

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El responsable de <i>Breaking Bad</i>, Vince Gilligan quiere creer que existe el cielo, pero "no puede no creer" que exista un infierno. A través de esta fascinante serie que muestra la impactante y trágica vida y momentos de Walter White, Gilligan ofrece su singular visión en un universo moralmente amoral, un lugar que no se diferencia mucho del mundo en que vivimos. Esta serie de televisión aclamada por la crítica busca responder a la pregunta: "En un mundo aparentemente en caos, ¿Puede prevalecer finalmente la justicia?"<br /><br /><br /><i>El evangelio según Breaking Bad</i> ofrece una completa perspectiva cristiana del éxito de público y crítica de la AMC. Cubriendo temas teológicos profundos como la identidad, la muerte, la justicia, el poder, el destino, el libre albedrío y el mismo Evangelio, los lectores se verán obligados a pensar con más profundidad en las preguntas universales que <i>Breaking Bad</i> plantea. En las secciones que cubren los colores y metáforas de <i>Breaking Bad</i>, los fans también llegarán a una mayor apreciación de la serie de televisión mejor realizada de la historia reciente.<br /><br /><br />Más que simplemente ofrecer un entretenido viaje en furgoneta a través del desierto de Albuquerque, <i>Breaking Bad</i> presenta dos personajes únicos: Walter White y Jesse Pinkman. Cada uno de ellos tiene trayectorias notablemente distintas en sus vidas. ¿Será redimido alguno de ellos al final de la serie? ¿Qué nos dicen de nosotros mismos nuestras reacciones a sus historias?<br /><br /><br />A través de estas historias y más, <i>El evangelio según Breaking Bad</i> busca contarnos la más antigua de las historias a través de una de la historias más viscerales y atrayentes del presente. Como la autora Madeline L'Engle escribió: "Quizás has de conocer la oscuridad antes de poder apreciar la luz".<br />
Television on Demand: Curatorial Culture and the Transformation o...
by MJ Robinson

Language

English

Pages

264

Publication Date

June 01, 2017

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Since 2010 "curation†? has become a marketing buzzword. Wrenched from its traditional home in the world of high art, everything from food to bed linens to dog toys now finds itself subject to this formerly rarified activity. Most of the time the term curation is being inaccurately used to refer to the democratization of choice – an inevitable development and side effect of the economics of long tail distribution. However, as any true curator will tell you – curation is so much more than choosing – it relies upon human intelligence, agency, evaluation and carefully considered criteria – an accurate, if utopian definition of the much-abused and overused term. <br /> <br /><i>Television on Demand </i>examines what happens when curation becomes the primary way in which media users or viewers engage with mass media such as journalism, music, cinema, and, most specifically, television. Mass media's economic model is based on mass audiences – not a cornucopia of endless options from which individuals can customize their intake. The rise of a curatorial culture where viewers create their own entertainment packages and select from a buffet of viewing options and venues has caused a seismic shift for the post-network television industry – one whose ultimate effects and outcomes remain unknown. Curatorial culture is a revolutionary new consumption ecology – one that the post-network television producers and distributors have not yet figured out how to monetize, as they remain in what anthropologists call a "liminal†? state of a rite of passage – no longer what they used to be, but not yet what they will become. <br /><br />How does an advertiser-supported medium find leave alone quantify viewers who DVR <i>This is Us</i> but fast-forward through the commercials; have a season pass to <i>The Walking Dead</i> via iTunes to watch on their daily commutes; are a season behind on <i>Grey's Anatomy</i> via Amazon Prime but record the current season to watch after they're caught up; binge watched <i>Orange is the New Black</i> the day it dropped on Netflix; are watching new-to-them episodes of <i>Downton Abbey</i> on pbs.org; never miss PewDiePie's latest video on YouTube, graze on <i>Law & Order: SVU </i> on Hulu and/or TNT and religiously watch Jimmy Fallon on <i>The Tonight Show </i>via digital rabbit ears? While audiences clamor for more story-driven and scripted entertainment, their transformed viewing habits undermine the dominant economic structures that fund quality episodic series. Legacy broadcasters are producing more scripted content than ever before and experimenting with new models of distribution – CBS will premiere its new <i>Star Trek</i> series on broadcast television but require fans to subscribe to its AllAccess app to continue their viewing. NBC's original <i>Will & Grace</i> is experiencing a syndication renaissance as a limited-run season of new episodes are scheduled for fall 2017. At the same time, new producing entities such as Amazon Studios, Netflix and soon Apple TV compete with high-budget "television†? programs that stream around traditional distribution models, industrial structures and international licensing agreements. <i>Television on Demand</i>: <i>Curatorial Culture and the Transformation of TV </i>explains and theorizes curatorial culture; examines the response of the "industry,†? its regulators, its traditional audience quantifiers, and new digital entrants to the ecosystem of the empowered viewer; and considers the viable future(s) of this crucial culture industry.
Spanish Lessons: Cinema and Television in Contemporary Spain
by Paul Julian Smith

Language

English

Pages

166

Publication Date

September 30, 2017

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<p><br />Though unjustly neglected by English-language audiences, Spanish film and television not only represent a remarkably influential and vibrant cultural industry; they are also a fertile site of innovation in the production of "transmedia" works that bridge narrative forms. In <em>Spanish Lessons</em>, Paul Julian Smith provides an engaging exploration of visual culture in an era of collapsing genre boundaries, accelerating technological change, and political-economic tumult. Whether generating new insights into the work of key figures like Pedro Almodóvar, comparing media depictions of Spain's economic woes, or giving long-overdue critical attention to quality television series, Smith's book is a consistently lively and accessible cultural investigation.</p>
My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Ruled t...
by Agnes Nixon

Language

English

Pages

297

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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<b>From the Emmy-winning creator and writer of <i>All My Children </i>and <i>One Life to Live,</i> a memoir of her trailblazing rise to the top of the television industry, including behind-the-scenes stories from some of the most beloved soaps of all time</b><br />  <br />Before there was Erica Kane, Adam Chandler, or Victoria Lord, there was Agnes Nixon, a young girl who dreamed up stories for paper dolls. Those tales she imagined--ones filled with ambitions, rivalries, and romances--would soon parallel her own path to success. In a memoir filled with as much drama as the soaps she penned, Nixon shares her journey from Nashville to New York City, as she overcomes the loss of her fiancé in World War II, a father intent on crushing her writing dreams, and the jealousy of her male colleagues on her way to becoming one of the most successful names in television.<br /><br />While fans will delight in Nixon’s own incredible life, they will also love her behind-the-scenes insight into her most popular shows. Inside, she shares the inspiration for Erica Kane and how she cast Susan Lucci in the role; an excerpt from the never-before-seen All My Children story bible; entertaining anecdotes about her shows’ beloved casts and special guests, including Carol Burnett, Kelly Ripa, Oprah Winfrey, and Warren Buffett; and more. <br /><br />But My Life to Live is also a portrait of a pioneer. Driven to use her ratings power for good, Nixon fought and broke network taboos by wrestling with controversial social issues ranging from women’s health, interracial relationships, and the Vietnam War to drug addiction, LGBT rights, and AIDS. By infusing her characters with sensitivity, humor, and humanity, she enabled millions to examine an opposite point of view. And long before Shonda Rhimes launched a golden age of female showrunners, Agnes Nixon positioned ABC to become the media giant it is today. She is a true television legend, and her candid and inspiring glimpse behind the curtain of the television industry will charm soap fans and story lovers alike.
Trail of Robin of Sherwood - Location Guide: A visual guide to th...
by Duncan Buckley

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English

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Publication Date

March 20, 2017

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Having always harboured a fascination and passion for medieval architecture, and a lifelong appreciation of the iconic 1980’s television show Robin of Sherwood©, the ‘Trail of Robin of Sherwood’ location guide book was born.<br /><br />The production teams for the show worked amazing visual magic to bring each location to life, creating just the right blend of medieval atmosphere to enhance the Robin of Sherwood© experience, and it was this fascination that helped to inspire this guide book and our website. Memories of those wonderful locations - the 12th century Norman castles and abbeys, priories and forests - each were seemingly a character themselves in the program, all helping to add that air of mysticism that still haunts the viewer to this day.<br /><br />Within the pages of this guide, we hope to bring you a comprehensive look at the locations as they are now to help you plan and go on your own location hunts. The feeling of following in the footsteps of the show, seeing the locations with your own eyes, is an exciting experience.
Johnny Carson
by Henry Bushkin

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English

Pages

323

Publication Date

October 15, 2013

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<DIV>“A close look at how show business power corrupts . . . The dishiest read of the year.” – Janet Maslin, “Ten Favorite Books of the Year,” <I>New York Times</I></DIV><BR /> “Here’s Johnny!” Probably everyone in America knows the phrase, whether they watched every episode of <I>The Tonight Show</I> or none because they had to go to bed early on school nights. From 1962 to 1992, Johnny Carson and his <I>Tonight Show</I> dominated the American consciousness.<BR /><BR /> Henry Bushkin was Carson’s best friend and lawyer during that period, and his book is a tautly rendered and remarkably nuanced portrait of Carson, revealing not only how he truly was, but why. Bushkin explains why Carson, a voracious (and very talented) womanizer, felt he always had to be married; why he couldn’t visit his son in the hospital and wouldn’t attend his mother’s funeral; and much more. <I>Johnny Carson</I> is by turns shocking, poignant, and uproarious — written with a novelist’s eye for detail, a screenwriter’s ear for dialogue, and a knack for comic timing that Carson himself would relish.<BR /><BR /> “A fascinating book about a complex man.” — <I>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</I><BR /><BR /> “Like <I>The Tonight Show</I>, the book has many a merry moment . . . [Johnny Carson] was also one of a kind, and is missed. This book brings a bit of him back.” — <I>St. Louis Post-Dispatch</I><BR /><BR /><DIV>A <I>People</I> magazine Top Ten Book of the Year</DIV>
Ponyville Confidential: The History and Culture of My Little Pony...
by Sherilyn Connelly

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English

Pages

264

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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Beloved by young girls around the world, Hasbro’s <I>My Little Pony</I> franchise has been mired in controversy since its debut in the early 1980s. Critics dismissed the cartoons as toy advertisements, and derided their embrace of femininity. The 2010 debut of the openly feminist <I>My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic</I> renewed the backlash, as its broad appeal challenged entrenched notions about gendered entertainment.<br /> This first comprehensive study of <I>My Little Pony</I> explores the history and cultural significance of the franchise through Season 5 of <I>Friendship Is Magic</I> and the first three <I>Equestria Girls</I> films. The brand has continued to be on the receiving end of a sexist double standard regarding commercialism in children’s entertainment, while masculine cartoons such as the Transformers have been spared similar criticism.
The Magnolia Story (with Bonus Content)
by , Mark Dagostino

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

October 18, 2016

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<p><strong>This eBook includes the full text of the book plus an exclusive additional chapter from Chip and Joanna that is not found in the hardcover!</strong></p><br /><p><strong>Are you ready to see your fixer upper?</strong></p><br /><p>These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV’s <em>Fixer Upper</em>. As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation, their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions, like—<em>Who are these people?</em><em>What’s the secret to their success? And is Chip actually that funny in real life?</em> By renovating homes in Waco, Texas, and changing lives in such a winsome and engaging way, Chip and Joanna have become more than just the stars of <em>Fixer Upper</em>, they have become America’s new best friends.</p><br /><p><em>The Magnolia Story</em> is the first book from Chip and Joanna, offering their fans a detailed look at their life together. From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything; from the childhood memories that shaped them, to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today.</p><br /><p>They both attended Baylor University in Waco. However, their paths did not cross until Chip checked his car into the local Firestone tire shop where Joanna worked behind the counter. Even back then Chip was a serial entrepreneur who, among other things, ran a lawn care company, sold fireworks, and flipped houses. Soon they were married and living in their first fixer upper. Four children and countless renovations later, Joanna garners the attention of a television producer who notices her work on a blog one day.</p><br /><p>In <em>The Magnolia Story</em> fans will finally get to join the Gaines behind the scenes and discover:</p><br /><ul><br /><li>The time Chip ran to the grocery store and forgot to take their new, sleeping baby</li><br /><li>Joanna’s agonizing decision to close her dream business to focus on raising their children</li><br /><li>When Chip buys a houseboat, sight-unseen, and it turns out to be a leaky wreck</li><br /><li>Joanna’s breakthrough moment of discovering the secret to creating a beautiful home</li><br /><li>Harrowing stories of the financial ups and downs as an entrepreneurial couple</li><br /><li>Memories and photos from Chip and Jo’s wedding</li><br /><li>The significance of the word <em>magnolia</em> and why it permeates everything they do</li><br /><li>The way the couple pays the popularity of <em>Fixer Upper</em> forward, sharing the success with others, and bolstering the city of Waco along the way</li><br /></ul><br /><p>And yet there is still one lingering question for fans of the show: Is Chip really that funny? “Oh yeah,” says Joanna. “He was, and still is, my first fixer upper.”</p>
In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun i...
by Carol Burnett

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English

Pages

322

Publication Date

September 13, 2016

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<b>The <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller<br /><br />Comedy legend Carol Burnett tells the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of her iconic weekly variety series, <i>The Carol Burnett Show</i>.</b><br /> <br />In <i>In Such Good Company</i>, Carol Burnett pulls back the curtain on the twenty-five-time Emmy-Award winning show that made television history, and she reminisces about the outrageously funny and tender moments that made working on the series as much fun as watching it. <br /><br />Carol delves into little-known stories of the guests, sketches and improvisations that made <i>The Carol Burnett Show </i>legendary, as well as some favorite tales too good not to relive again. While writing this book, Carol rewatched all 276 episodes and screen-grabbed her favorite video stills from the archives to illustrate the chemistry of the actors and the improvisational magic that made the show so successful. <br /><br />Putting the spotlight on everyone from her costars to the impressive list of guest stars, Carol crafts a lively portrait of the talent and creativity that went into every episode. With characteristic wit and incomparable comic timing, she details hiring Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, and Tim Conway; shares anecdotes about guest stars and close friends, including Lucille Ball, Roddy Mcdowell, Jim Nabors, Bernadette Peters, Betty Grable, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, Gloria Swanson, Rita Hayworth, and Betty White; and gives her take on her favorite sketches and the unpredictable moments that took both the cast and viewers by surprise.<br /><br />This book is Carol's love letter to a golden era in television history through the lens of her brilliant show. Get the best seat in the house for "eleven years of laughter, mayhem, and fun in the sandbox."
There's More to Life Than This: Healing Messages, Remarkable Stor...
by Theresa Caputo

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English

Pages

257

Publication Date

October 01, 2013

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For fans of TLC’s <I>Long Island Medium</I> and anyone interested in the big questions of life, death, and finding out what’s important in between, <I>New York Times</I> bestselling author and medium Theresa Caputo shares how she discovered her gift and her many encounters with Spirit.<BR><BR>Beloved medium Theresa Caputo, star of the hit television show <I>Long Island Medium</I>, opens the door to her world and invites you to experience her exceptional gift of communicating with those who’ve crossed over to the Other Side. The always funny, frank, and down-to-earth medium—whether she’s talking to her family, the local butcher, or the souls of those who’ve passed on—began communicating with Spirit at the age of four, but didn’t fully accept her gift until she was thirty-three years old. She had a good life as a busy wife and working mom, but also suffered from chronic anxiety that, as it turned out, came from ignoring her abilities. Once Theresa began channeling, she realized that she felt much better after delivering a message from Spirit and releasing that energy. Since then she’ s used her extraordinary gift to help people heal from the loss of their loved ones.<BR> <BR> Theresa feels that it’s her purpose to make us all aware that there is more to life than what we see here in the physical world. She wants you to know that your deceased loved ones are safe and at peace, and that they’re now with you in a different way—watching over you, loving you, and assisting you from the Other Side. She also wants you to realize that the unexplainable things you sense and feel from these souls are real, and that it’s healthy and essential to acknowledge them.<BR> <BR> <I>There’s More to Life Than This</I> lends insight on how Theresa’s mediumship works, what happens to your soul when you die, what Spirit says Heaven is like, what the deceased want you to know, the importance of living a positive life, and the many roles that your family, friends, angels, guides, souls of faith, and God play here and in the afterlife. It also explores how to safely connect with Spirit, so that you can recognize when your loved ones are reaching out.<BR> <BR> Through Theresa’s personal story, compelling anecdotes, and fascinating client readings, she teaches us about how she communicates with Spirit and helps us to understand and appreciate the important lessons and touching messages that we’re meant to embrace every day.

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Kind Reader Monthly Drawing (March 2017)

Congratulations to February 2017's winner Henry H. of New York, USA.