Describes the development of Christian rock in the late 1960s by Larry Norman, who wanted to create popular music for Christians and was met with friction from religious conservatives.
Draws on interviews with producers and fans to present a behind-the-scenes look at the reality television phenomenon and explores the show's cultural influence and significance.
A memoir by the composer, producer, and impresario of some of the most recognized musicals in theater history traces his half-century career, sharing insights into his family, his Oxford education, his creative process, and the events that shaped his characters and productions.
Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the show's Broadway premiere, an oral history of Angels in America, a generation-defining classic and moving account of the AIDS era, is told through nearly 200 voices in vibrant conversation and debate and is both a rollicking theater saga and an uplifting testament to one of the great works of art of the past century.
Pairing the colors and flavors of Indian cuisine and Indian cinema, a full-color collection offers delicious, bold recipes for real, home-cooked Indian food, like Shrimp Curry and Bhindi Masala, with movie stills of dazzling song-and-dance numbers from Bollywood. 20,000 first printing.
A Harvard classics professor and expert on Bob Dylan expands on his popular seminar in a full-length, meditative examination of the Nobel Prize-winning lyricist's enduring influence, sharing insights into Dylan's formative experiences against a backdrop of western and classical literature. 100,000 first printing.
A definitive account of the life and career of the legendary Broadway caricaturist covers his achievements as an agent, his three marriages, his famous parties, and the ongoing cultural influence of his distinctive creative style.
The host of the wildly popular podcast presents a collection of insights and observations from such guests as Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams and Barack Obama to explore how today's most recognizable figures handle the challenges of today, from parenting and relationships to sexuality and success.
A highly anticipated memoir by the prolific hip-hop artist traces his unlikely path to stardom and personal rebirth, discussing his early years in Alabama and Georgia, his activities as a drug dealer, the experiences that inspired his influential street anthems and his recent prison term.
The critic and correspondent for NPR Music explores the history of American popular music as an erotic art form, from 19th-century New Orleans and the Jazz Age in New York, to the screaming teens that welcomed The Beatles and modern day web-based performers. 75,000 first printing.