Whiter Shades of Pale

Author: Christian Lander
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 9780812982060
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Humor

A satirical work looks at how different regions in North America affect the style, attitude, likes, and dislikes of white, liberal hipsters.

Procol Harum The Ghosts Of A Whiter Shade of Pale

Author: Henry Scott-Irvine
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 9780857128027
Release Date: 2012-11-20
Genre: Music

Formed in the 1960s, progressive rock band Procol Harum are best known for their multimillion-selling single ""A Whiter Shade of Pale"" which is the most played record by a British artist of the last 70 years. This book features exclusive interviews with band members as well as with Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, film director Alan Parker, former managers, DJs and many others. It tells the story of their formation in Essex in the 60s, their split on the 10th anniversary in 1977 and their reformation in 1991. This enthralling account details one of the costliest court cases in British music history whereby a judge awarded a 40% share in the copyright of ""A Whiter Shade of Pale"" to a former organist of the band. The band's history is brought right up to date with details of recent album releases and tours over the last decade.

Shade of Pale

Author: Greg Kihn
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781504018616
Release Date: 2015-08-18
Genre: Fiction

A “fast-paced and entertaining” tale of a New York psychiatrist, an Irish terrorist, and a seductive banshee from the author of Horror Show (Library Journal). Manhattan psychiatrist Jukes Wahler first spies her through a deli window: a stunning redheaded beauty who turns to look at him before she vanishes down the street. Then a patient tells him about a woman who’s been stalking him, convinced that she’s the banshee, the Irish angel of death. She’s young, beautiful . . . and has red hair. It must be a coincidence, right? After all, the patient is dangerously delusional. But Wahler soon has other things to worry about. His sister, Cathy, and her abusive boyfriend are missing, and his only lead is Padraic O’Connor, an ex–IRA commando and the leader of one of Northern Ireland’s most radical terrorist groups, who will offer his help—for a price. Filled with larger-than-life characters, including a jaded cop with no patience for the paranormal, a beautiful professor who specializes in Irish mythology, and a centuries-old protector of the innocent, Shade of Pale tells a fast-paced story of fate, vengeance, and love.

Stuff White People Like

Author: Christian Lander
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1588368378
Release Date: 2008-08-06
Genre: Humor

They love nothing better than sipping free-trade gourmet coffee, leafing through the Sunday New York Times, and listening to David Sedaris on NPR (ideally all at the same time). Apple products, indie music, food co-ops, and vintage T-shirts make them weak in the knees. They believe they’re unique, yet somehow they’re all exactly the same, talking about how they “get” Sarah Silverman’s “subversive” comedy and Wes Anderson’s “droll” films. They’re also down with diversity and up on all the best microbrews, breakfast spots, foreign cinema, and authentic sushi. They’re organic, ironic, and do not own TVs. You know who they are: They’re white people. And they’re here, and you’re gonna have to deal. Fortunately, here’s a book that investigates, explains, and offers advice for finding social success with the Caucasian persuasion. So kick back on your IKEA couch and lose yourself in the ultimate guide to the unbearable whiteness of being. Praise for STUFF WHITE PEOPLE LIKE: “The best of a hilarious Web site: an uncannily accurate catalog of dead-on predilections. The Criterion Collection of classic films? Haircuts with bangs? Expensive fruit juice? ‘Blonde on Blonde’ on the iPod? The author knows who reads The New Yorker and who wears plaid.” –Janet Maslin’s summer picks, CBS.com “The author of "Stuff White People Like" skewers the sacred cows of lefty Caucasian culture, from the Prius to David Sedaris. . . . It gently mocks the habits and pretensions of urbane, educated, left-leaning whites, skewering their passion for Barack Obama and public transportation (as long as it's not a bus), their idle threats to move to Canada, and joy in playing children's games as adults. Kickball, anyone?” –Salon.com “A handy reference guide with which you can check just how white you are. Hint: If you like only documentaries and think your child is gifted, you glow in the dark, buddy.” –NY Daily News From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Miller s Tale

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9781443426954
Release Date: 2013-09-03
Genre: Fiction

When an eclectic group of pilgrims take turns telling tales while on the road to Canterbury Cathedral, the Miller is determined to tell the best story and win the free dinner. He regales his fellow pilgrims with the best tale he knows—a rude and raunchy tale that would be considered scandalous even by today’s standards. This special edition of “The Miller’s Tale,” one of the most memorable tales from Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, includes “The General Prologue,” “The Miller’s Prologue,” and “The Miller’s Tale,” in original Middle English and modern translated versions. HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Stuff White People Like To Talk About

Author: Christian Lander
Publisher: Potter Style
ISBN: 9780307952745
Release Date: 2011-10-25
Genre: Humor

If you think discussing the latest segment on NPR with your friends is fun, wait until you introduce Stuff White People Like (to Talk About) at your next vegan dinner party! Veteran white person Cristina Lander breaks out his funniest observations for a conversation-starting game that is guaranteed to facilitate discussions with your snarkiest friends. This deck contains 50 topics with original questions, including: • The 80's: If you were in an '80s cover band, what band would you cover? • Apple Products: Would you buy the following if Apple made a version: condom, gun, switchblade, or shovel • Films: What year do you think Wes Anderson's movies exist in? • Gifted Children: Do they grow up to be happier adults?

Thinking Identities

Author: A. Brah
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230375963
Release Date: 1999-06-08
Genre: Social Science

This book brings together research about a diverse range of groups who are rarely analysed together: Welsh, Irish, Jewish, Arab, White, African and Indian. The aim of the book is to critique orthodox explanations in the field, drawing upon the best of 'old' and 'new' theory. Key contemporary questions include: issues about the black-white model of racism; the underplaying of anti-semitism; the need to examine ethnic majorities, as well as whiteness and the reconfiguration of the United Kingdom.

How to Be Black

Author: Baratunde Thurston
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062098047
Release Date: 2012-01-31
Genre: Humor

New York Times Bestseller Baratunde Thurston’s comedic memoir chronicles his coming-of-blackness and offers practical advice on everything from “How to Be the Black Friend” to “How to Be the (Next) Black President”. Have you ever been called “too black” or “not black enough”? Have you ever befriended or worked with a black person? Have you ever heard of black people? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you. It is also for anyone who can read, possesses intelligence, loves to laugh, and has ever felt a distance between who they know themselves to be and what the world expects. Raised by a pro-black, Pan-Afrikan single mother during the crack years of 1980s Washington, DC, and educated at Sidwell Friends School and Harvard University, Baratunde Thurston has more than over thirty years' experience being black. Now, through stories of his politically inspired Nigerian name, the heroics of his hippie mother, the murder of his drug-abusing father, and other revelatory black details, he shares with readers of all colors his wisdom and expertise in how to be black. “As a black woman, this book helped me realize I’m actually a white man.”—Patton Oswalt

Privilege

Author: Michael S. Kimmel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780429974434
Release Date: 2018-04-17
Genre: Social Science

Privilege is about more than being white, wealthy, and male, as Michael Kimmel, Abby Ferber, and a range of contributors make clear in this timely anthology. In an era when 'diversity' is too often shorthand for 'of color' and/or 'female' the personal and analytical essays in this collection explore the multifaceted nature of social location and consider how gender, class, race, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, and religion interact to create nuanced layers of privilege and oppression. The individual essays (taken together) guide students to a deep understanding of the dynamics of diversity and stratification, advantage, and power. The fourth edition features thirteen new essays that help students understand the intersectional nature of privilege and oppression and has new introductory essays to contextualize the readings. These enhancements, plus the updated pedagogical features of discussion questions and activities at the end of each section, encourage students to examine their own beliefs, practices, and social location.

Procol Harum The Ghosts Of A Whiter Shade of Pale

Author: Henry Scott-Irvine
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 9780857128027
Release Date: 2012-11-20
Genre: Music

Formed in the 1960s, progressive rock band Procol Harum are best known for their multimillion-selling single ""A Whiter Shade of Pale"" which is the most played record by a British artist of the last 70 years. This book features exclusive interviews with band members as well as with Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, film director Alan Parker, former managers, DJs and many others. It tells the story of their formation in Essex in the 60s, their split on the 10th anniversary in 1977 and their reformation in 1991. This enthralling account details one of the costliest court cases in British music history whereby a judge awarded a 40% share in the copyright of ""A Whiter Shade of Pale"" to a former organist of the band. The band's history is brought right up to date with details of recent album releases and tours over the last decade.

The Shade of the Moon

Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547813394
Release Date: 2013-08-13
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The eagerly awaited addition to the series begun with the New York Times best-seller Life As We Knew It, in which a meteor knocks the moon off its orbit and the world changes forever. It's been more than two years since Jon Evans and his family left Pennsylvania, hoping to find a safe place to live, yet Jon remains haunted by the deaths of those he loved. His prowess on a soccer field has guaranteed him a home in a well-protected enclave. But Jon is painfully aware that a missed goal, a careless word, even falling in love, can put his life and the lives of his mother, his sister Miranda, and her husband, Alex, in jeopardy. Can Jon risk doing what is right in a world gone so terribly wrong?

Understand Rap

Author: William Buckholz
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781613120156
Release Date: 2011-01-26
Genre: Humor

Rap songs are famous for their double entendres, clever turns of phrase, and general ingenuity, but that doesnÆt mean things always make sense the first time around. Enter Understand Rap, a very funny pop-cultural reference book based on the website of the same name, which precisely explains the confusing lyrics and terms used in rap songs using language that even the most un-hip person can understand. The juxtaposition of a dry, academic tone with hip-hop terminology results in a book thatÆs as entertaining as it is informative.

Life The Movie

Author: Neal Gabler
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307773258
Release Date: 2011-04-27
Genre: Social Science

The story of how our bottomless appetite for novelty, gossip, and melodrama has turned everything—news, politics, religion, high culture—into one vast public entertainment. Neal Gabler calls them "lifies," those blockbusters written in the medium of life that dominate the media and the national conversation for weeks, months, even years: the death of Princess Diana, the trial of O.J. Simpson, Kenneth Starr vs. William Jefferson Clinton. Real Life as Entertainment is hardly a new phenomenon, but the movies, and now the new information technologies, have so accelerated it that it is now the reigning popular art form. How this came to pass, and just what it means for our culture and our personal lives, is the subject of this witty, concerned, and sometimes eye-opening book. "A thoughtful, in places chilling, account of the way entertainment values have hollowed out American life." --The New York Times Book Review