I Want My MTV shows how the channel grew from a radical programming concept to a defining network for a generation and a force in the worlds of music, television, sports, fashion and politics.
An oversized photographic celebration of the Abbey Road recording studio provides a history, timeline, discography of famous album covers and previously unseen images from the studio's archives that document recordings by such artists as The Beatles, Pink Floyd and John Williams.
David Thomson traces the rise, decline and influence of the film industry on the modern world, assessing its expressions in multiple media, its capacity for imitating and idealizing life and its role in the lives of everyday viewers.
A five-time Grammy nominee presents an illustrated tribute to the lives and legacies of the Gershwins that is presented through the stories of 12 of their most enduring songs, including "Strike Up the Band" and "Love Is Here to Stay," in a volume that is complemented by a CD of original recordings.
Yael Kohen gathered stories from more than 100 different comedians, writers and producers for her oral history of women in comedy. Out of this chorus of voices — including the likes of Joan Rivers and Tina Fey — emerges a depiction of the challenges these women confronted, as well the achievements they've earned in spite of them.
Susan Orlean chronicles the rise of the iconic German shepherd character, sharing the stories of the real World War I dog and canine performer and exploring Rin Tin Tin's relevance in military and popular culture.
The stand-up comedian, television host, bestselling author and actress candidly discusses her personal life and professional career and describes what it was like to become a judge on American Idol.
Neil Young presents the story of his career against a backdrop of 40 years of history. He discusses such topics as his collaborations with fellow artists, his creative process and his activist work with Farm Aid and The Bridge School.
New Yorker film critic David Denby considers the future of America's troubled movie industry. He explores film as both an art and a business, tackling topics from the "fandom" phenomenon and the work of critics James Agee and Pauline Kael to the global marketplace's increasing demands for spectacle and digitalization.
The comedian offers a humorous memoir about first love, denial, sleepwalking, and the perils and pitfalls of being himself.