A time capsule from a scary, seedy, but irresistible time and place. Taken directly from the notebooks hannah kept throughout the seventies, and incredibly entertaining report from a now almost mythical time and place, full of outrageously bad behavior, naked ambition, gender-bending celebrities, Twentieth-Century Boy is a louche, sometimes lurid, fantastically good music and evaporating barriers of taste and decorum.
At its center: a young man in the mix and on the make, determined to forge an identity for himself as an artist while being at risk from his own heedless appetites. A celebrated new york city painter's rollicking and vividly immediate account of his life amid the city's glamorous demimondes in their most vital era as an aspiring artist, dandy, roaring boy, cultural omnivore, and far-from-obscure object of desire.
Duncan hannah arrived in new york city from minneapolis in the early 1970s as an art student hungry for experience, alcohol, books, and with a prodigious taste for drugs, rock and roll, parties, movies, girls, game for almost anything, and everything else the city had to offer. He also happened to be outrageously, androgynously beautiful, attracting the attention of the city's most prominent gay scenemeisters, who found his adamant heterosexuality a source of immense frustration.
Call Me by Your Name
It’s the summer of 1983 in italy, a precocious 17-year-old, and Elio Chalamet, spends his days in his family’s villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading and flirting with his friend Marzia. One day, oliver hammer, a charming American scholar arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father, an eminent professor.
Elio and oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.
Boys Keep Swinging: A Memoir
It should be illegal for rock stars to write so beautifully. Armistead maupin “a wild, sexy, emotional ride through underground New York at the millennium…a tale that speaks to the outsider in all of us. Andy cohen in this deeply affecting memoir, one of rock music’s most entrancing figures transforms the vividness of his musical world into an unforgettable literary account of overcoming odds and finding his true voice.
Long before hitting the stage as the lead singer of the iconic glam rock band Scissor Sisters, a teenage boy living a fraught life, Jake Shears was Jason Sellards, resulting in a confusing and confining time in high school as his classmates bullied him and few teachers showed sympathy. Following a misfit boy’s development into a dazzling rock star, Boys Keep Swinging is a raucously entertaining memoir that will be an inspiration to anyone with determination and a dream.
First performing in the smoky gay nightclubs of new york, sell out venues worldwide, scissor sisters would become revered by the LGBTQ community, and win multiple accolades with hits like “Take Your Mama” and “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’, then finding massive success in the United Kingdom, ” as well as their cult-favorite cover of Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb.
Candid and courageous, shears’s writing sings with the same powerful, spirited presence that he brings to his live performances. It wasn’t until years later, while living and studying in New York City, with a group of friends and musicians who were also thirsting for stardom and freedom, that Jason would find his voice as an artist and, form the band Scissor Sisters.
Wow! so brutally honest and such a really addictive read. Elton john “One courageous joyride of a memoir.
It's strange that there is a first time to see a face, pajamas, a tree, a lamp, a shoe. In his inimitably sensitive style, messiness, owls, water, he writes about the moon, birthdays--to name just a handful of his subjects. But soon it will. The second volume in his autobiographical quartet based on the seasons, Winter is an achingly beautiful collection of daily meditations and letters addressed directly to Knaugsaard's unborn daughter 2 December - It is strange that you exist, but that you don't know anything about what the world looks like.
Somehow, he shows the world as it really is, at once mundane and sublime. In winter, we rejoin the great Karl Ove Knausgaard as he waits for the birth of his daughter. In preparation for her arrival, he takes stock of the world, seeing it as if for the first time. In my life it almost never happens anymore.
Startling, and exquisitely beautiful, compassionate, Knausgaard's writing is like nothing else. In just a few months, I will see you for the first time. These oh-so-familiar objects and ideas he fills with new meaning, taking nothing for granted or as given. New life is on the horizon, waiting for the warmer weather to return, but the earth is also in hibernation, and so a contradictory melancholy inflects his gaze.
It's strange that there is a first time to see the sky, a first time to see the sun, a first time to feel the air against one's skin.
Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983
Club 57, located in the basement of a Polish church at 57 St. Marks place, john “lypsinka” eppperson, john sex, tseng kwong chi, with artists such as Keith Haring, Fab 5 Freddy, Ann Magnuson, began as a no-budget venue for music and film exhibitions and quickly became a center of the neighborhood’s constellation of countercultural venues, Klaus Nomi, and Lisa Baumgardner.
How one small, performance, music, fashion, resistance to the reagan presidency and the desire to experiment with new modes of art, fueled by low rents, no-budget club became a crucible of East Village creativityNew York’s East Village was alive with artistic activity in the 1970s and ’80s, and exhibition.
. Fabled but not widely known until now, Club 57 is said to have influenced virtually every club that came in its wake. Published to accompany the first major exhibition to examine this scene-changing alternative space in full, Club 57: Film, film stills, flyers, and Art in the East Village, posters, 1978–1983 features rarely seen artwork, Performance, photographs, and zines to create a uniquely detailed portrait of unbridled creativity before the dawn of the digital age.
1992 - The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983
Today they provide an incendiary portrait of the flash and dash and power brokering of the Excessive Eighties in New York and Hollywood. The vanity fair diaries is the story of an Englishwoman barely out of her twenties who arrives in New York City with a dream. Summoned from london in hopes that she can save condé nast's troubled new flagship Vanity Fair, Tina Brown is immediately plunged into the maelstrom of the competitive New York media world and the backstabbing rivalries at the court of the planet's slickest, most glamour-focused magazine company.
In the diary's cinematic pages, the drama, the comedy, and the struggle of running an "it" magazine come to life. In the face of rampant skepticism, she triumphantly reinvents a failing magazine. Here are the inside stories of vanity fair scoops and covers that sold millions―the Reagan kiss, the sensational Annie Leibovitz cover of a gloriously pregnant, the meltdown of Princess Diana's marriage to Prince Charles, naked Demi Moore.
Named one of the best books of 2017 by Time, People, Amazon. Com, entertainment weekly, the economist, paste Magazine, The Guardian, & VogueTina Brown kept delicious daily diaries throughout her eight spectacular years as editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair. Brown's vanity fair diaries is also a woman's journey, of making a home in a new country and of the deep bonds with her husband, their prematurely born son, and their daughter.
Astute, open-hearted, often riotously funny, Tina Brown's The Vanity Fair Diaries is a compulsively fascinating and intimate chronicle of a woman's life in a glittering era. She survives the politics, the intrigue, and the attempts to derail her by a simple stratagem: succeeding.
Memoirs from Beyond the Grave: 1768-1800
The volume ends with chateaubriand’s return to France after seven years of exile in England. He recalls playing games on the beaches of saint-malo, hunting with king louis xvi at versailles, witnessing the first heads carried on pikes through the streets of Paris, wandering in the woods near his father’s castle in Combourg, meeting with George Washington in Philadelphia, and falling hopelessly in love with a young woman named Charlotte in the small Suffolk town of Bungay.
. Here, spanning the years 1768 to 1800, in the first books of his massive Memoirs, Chateaubriand looks back on the already bygone world of his youth. He recounts the history of his aristocratic family and the first rumblings of the French Revolution. In this new edition the first unabridged english translation of any portion of the Memoirs to be published in more than a century, a self deprecating egotist whose meditations on the meaning of history, memory, Chateaubriand emerges as a writer of great wit and clarity, and morality are leavened with a mixture of high whimsy and memorable gloom.
Written over the course of four decades, flaubert, Barthes, François-René de Chateaubriand’s epic autobiography has drawn the admiration of Baudelaire, Proust, and Sebald.
The Man Who Fell To Earth 2 CD
The music, highly celebrated but until now unavailable as a body of work, can now finally be acknowledged in its own light. The film itself reached cult status due to Bowie's outstanding performance, and book's author Walter Tevis, and confirmed the film's director Nic Roeg, as champions of their respective fields.
The 2cd format will be released in september, earlier than the vinyl & boxset formats to coincide with the UK cinema re-release, also planned to be released in the US and Germany, more information to follow. This is the first release of the soundtrack to David Bowie's 1976 cult film 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' which is coming to 2CD.