• Afflicted: Daughters of Salem

    Afflicted: Daughters of Salem

    A close-up view of the young women who prompted the Salem Witch trials.

  • The Complete History of America (Abridged)

    The Complete History of America (Abridged)

    More American History than you can shake a stick at, assuming you stopped laughing long enough to find a stick at.

  • Ludwig


    They said he was mad, they said he was incapable of running a country, they say he was obsessed with irrelevant details, but Ludwig the Second died young and left a good looking corpse.

  • Chaplin’s War Trilogy

    Chaplin’s War Trilogy

    This thoughtful and well-documented text explores the history of dark comedy in film through the perspective of Charlie Chaplin’s work and his movies about war.

  • Renoir


    A view into the last few year of French Impressionist Auguste Renoir’s life. Carl F Gauze is beguiled by its stillness.

  • American Hardcore

    American Hardcore

    The net result of plowing through a weighty tome like this is a sense of awe at how a bunch of kids created their own culture whole cloth, like the music industry on a Utopian, communal, microcosmic level.

  • All Star Companion Volume Four

    All Star Companion Volume Four

    Matthew Moyer recommends Twomorrows’ last volume in the All Star Companion series to pop culture scholars of all stripes. It’s an essential element to any Golden Age history, when so many originals are still out of the reach of the casual fan.

  • Our Noise

    Our Noise

    Scott Adams finds this compelling history of Merge Records, the underdog label that beat the odds and succeeded, to be insanely readable.

  • By The Time We Got To Woodstock

    By The Time We Got To Woodstock

    Veteran Rock and Roll Journalist Bruce Pollack rehashes all the significant songs and stories that led to the 1969 Woodstock Festival. Carl F Gauze is not impressed.

  • The Titans Companion Volume 2

    The Titans Companion Volume 2

    This book serves both as another great addition to your library of comics reference material and a useful mental health tool, sez Bruce Phillips! Read on…

  • Man On Wire

    Man On Wire

    Carl F Gauze catches a fleeting glimpse of Philippe Petit, the man who strung a wire between the towers of the World Trade Center and walked across it one morning.

  • Fashion 101: A Crash Course in Clothing

    Fashion 101: A Crash Course in Clothing

    Do you know the difference between stovepipe and cigarette pants? Andrew Coulon does, and he’s lording it over the ladies in his life. Don’t get burned — check out Erika Stalder‘s Fashion 101: A Crash Course in Clothing for yourself.

  • History


    Ghosts in the City (24 Hour Service Station). Review by Jen Cray.

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