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Playing Changes

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Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century Cover Image
$22.36
ISBN: 9781101870341
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Published: Pantheon - August 14th, 2018

 

Chinen’s book is so very welcome as books about contemporary jazz are few and far between, but also because it’s terrific. Chinen puts into context each of the various directions players are taking improvisational music today with a studied thoughtfulness based upon careful listening and deep historical knowledge. The discographies bookmarking each chapter as well as his list of essential 21st century albums are good guideposts for anyone’s future listening.

Dale


Blame It On Bianca del Rio

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Blame It On Bianca Del Rio: The Expert On Nothing With An Opinion On Everything Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780062690876
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Published: Dey Street Books - May 29th, 2018

 

The drag queen of mean proves that reading really is what? Fundamental. Serving both Tea and Shade and giving us all life; she’s a snarky, un-PC, raucous and no-holds barred drunk person at a party who decides that now is totally the time to tell you what’s wrong with you! Joan Rivers would be SO proud. House down boots, Bianca!!!

Susannah

 

Yass, Queen!! Bianca has spoken and I for one am listening. The true Dr Phil is spilling all the tea.  Friend won’t hold your hair while you vomit? Sashay away. Boyfriend won’t shave for you? Dump him, honey. Bianca del Rio has no filter, and I’m living for it. Werk it, girl.

Cissa


Chasing New Horizons

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Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250098962
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Published: Picador - May 1st, 2018

 

In July of 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft completed the first ever flyby of Pluto. For me and many others, this was the first I'd heard of New Horizons, but Alan Stern and the Pluto Underground had been working towards this since 1989, and the process was far from easy. Follow the epic journey from idea to proposal to actual mission to the furthest and final unexplored planet in our solar system. You'll learn about planetary science, space exploration, and Pluto itself.

Shana


The Marginalized Majority

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The Marginalized Majority: Claiming Our Power in a Post-Truth America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781612196992
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Published: Melville House - July 10th, 2018

 

I want to give this book to every journalist, every leader in the Democratic Party, & every voter who sat out the last election. One part personal exploration of the relationship between society, identity, and truth, and one part examination of the engines of social change, this book is a powerful call to both recognize the power we have and use it.

Josh


Rising

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Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781571313676
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Published: Milkweed Editions - June 12th, 2018

 

Never mind what you’ve heard about the coming effects of climate change.  As Elizabeth Rush disturbingly documents, we are already seeing widespread effects of sea level rise. With great empathy and a lyrical voice she closely examines the response of various American coastal communities to the dramatic changes they struggle to face.

Dale


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