The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee presents reflections on her inner life from the unique perspectives of the cafâes and cultural haunts she has visited and worked in around the world.
Filled with gossip, bitter rivalries and unlikely alliances, a candid account of the people, the money and the power that re-invented Times Square tells the stories of the Shubert Organization and the shows that rebuilt a city in grand style, revealing that the backstage drama often rivaled what transpired onstage.
American writer Stephen Landrigan and Afghan writer Qais Akbar Omar recall their efforts to create an Afghan production of William Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost.
A celebration of 78rpm record subculture reveals the growing value of rare records and the determined efforts of their collectors and archivists, drawing on historical research and preserver interviews to explore the music of blues artists who have been lost to the modern world.
The author looks at the uproar Bob Dylan created by playing with an electric band at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival and examines the cultural context and repercussions of the event.
A 20th-anniversary oral history of the making of the cult-classic film offers behind-the-scenes insights into how the screenwriter was inspired by Jane Austen's Emma, how the cast was chosen, how costumes were designed and more. Original. Movie tie-in.
Sandy Tolan's latest chronicles the life story of Ramzi Aburedwan, a Palestinian refugee who got an education, mastered the viola, and founded a music school in the West Bank, showing how his love of music helped to inspire children in a violent land.
The director presents a collection of uproarious and intimate conversations with some of today's most popular comedians, drawing on his teenage radio hosting days.
The cultural historian and author of Inside Pee-Wee's Playhouse traces the story of the film-making partnership between Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale that culminated in the Back to the Future franchise.
A film critic and movie historian who has been watching cinema for 70 years and has seen almost 19,000 films brings viewers on a tour of his favorite movies, highlighting forgotten treasures and explaining what makes a film a hit or a flop.
Traces the rise of the soul icon from preacher's son to musical legend and discusses his tragically short career in the context of the cultural and social movements of the 1960s.
Andrea Mays chronicles Henry Folger's efforts to collect as many of William Shakespeare's first folios as he could.
Examining the history behind the infamous War of the Worlds radio drama, the author draws upon the hundreds of letters sent directly to Orson Welles after the broadcast, revealing its true aftermath.
Part master class, part exceptional analysis, one of the country's foremost experts on Shakespeare explores the women of his plays, illuminating the playwright's changing understanding of the feminine and revealing some of his deepest insights.