Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan
Written by Elaine M Hayes, "Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan" explores the jazz musician and human/women's rights activist's incredible—yet often looked over—existence and legacy. From her early life in Jersey, to the ways in which...
Our Back to School Reading List
Whether you're voracious readers or simply image-seeking page flippers, the following eight books reflect some of the most interesting that have crossed our path recently. As students head off to school, we can all jump on the book-reading band wagon...
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Demythologizing Kurt Cobain Named for a mixtape Kurt Cobain made in 1988, Brett Morgen's "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" promises to be insightful and dramatic. Morgen initially thought the film (the first authorized documentary since Cobain's...
The new series "This Is..." from Laurence King delves into the lives of artists through text, photographs and illustrations. The project is the brainchild of Scottish art historian Catherine Ingram (who holds a PhD from Trinity College, Oxford and...
One of the contemporary world's foremost thinkers, Susan Sontag contributed a wealth of critical analysis to a wide variety of subjects, and her singular intellect is as informative as it is provocative. In a new book, Rolling Stone vet Jonathan Cott...
Bill Wyman's Scrapbook
Hand-sewn and hand-bound in England using the finest materials and traditional methods, this super limited-edition compilation (only 1,962 copies will ever exist) is revealing, reflective and deeply candid through insightful, handwritten commentary...
100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age
A provocative look inside the last two decades of the most significant works of art from our time, with compelling snapshots of the artists behind them from art critic and historian Kelly Grovier. The collection of 100 works best capture the spirit...
Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove
Questlove writes, "When you live your life through records, the records are a record of your life." The iconic drummer, producer and co-founder of the The Roots has penned a stunning memoir about his epic journey to the top. His life's work becomes...
George Daniels: A Master Watchmaker and his Art
by James Lamdin Considered by many to be the greatest watchmaker of the 20th century, and also singularly responsible for keeping modern mechanical watchmaking alive during the invasion of mass-produced electronic quartz wristwatches, George Daniels...
Oiky: Memoirs Of A Pigman
A compelling autobiography of a prolific preacher, former pigman and farmer, recorded and edited by one of Britain's revered oral historians, Clive Murphy.
Gonzo: A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson
Illustrator Anthony Hope-Smith adds graphic appeal to Will Bingley's captivating look at the legendary American writer Hunter S. Thompson and his notorious Gonzo style.
Joe's Junk Yard
Photographer Lisa Kereszi has released "Joe's Junk Yard," a new photography book about her family's junk business. In a documentary style similar to her Governor's Island project, Kereszi records the final years of Joe's Junk Yard, a business started...
Churchill Style: The Art of Being Winston Churchill
Hundreds of books have been written about Winston Churchill, most of which focus on his military service and his leadership during both World Wars, but none assess his personal style like Barry Singer does in "Churchill Style: The Art of Being...
Okolo has long been a favorite destination for great finds in Eastern Europe. One of their latest projects caught our attention when we ran into them in Milan during Design Week—a simply bound, spine-less book on the life and work of Carlo...
Charles Dickens is like the Madonna of the literary world. Two centuries later, the progressive British novelist remains as relevant and legendary today as he was at the height of his career. Marking the bicentennial of his birth this year is a series...
Christopher Walken A to Z
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