Author: Yahtzee Croshaw

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 150670641X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2880

We were prepared for an earthquake. We had a flood plan in place. We could even have dealt with zombies. Probably. But no one expected the end to be quite so... sticky... or strawberry scented. Yahtzee Croshaw (Mogworld, Zero Punctuation Reviews) returns to print with a follow-up to his smash-hit debut: Jam, a dark comedy about the one apocalypse no one predicted. * The hilarious new novel by the author of Mogworld! * Croshaw's Zero Punctuation Reviews is the most viewed video game review on the web! * For lovers of bizarre horror and unforgettable characters! "[Croshaw is] able to pull off slapstick comedy in print, and that's no easy feat." –ComicsAlliance

Def Jam Recordings

The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label


Author: Bill Adler,Dan Charnas,Rick Rubin,Russell Simmons

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847833712

Category: Music

Page: 311

View: 3064

The illustrated oral history of the greatest hip-hop hit-making machine in history.

Space Jam

A Novelization


Author: Francine Hughes

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780590945554

Category: Basketball

Page: 77

View: 3644

Getting his pals Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Tweety, and Wile E. Coyote into a terrible fix, Bugs Bunny begs super athlete Michael Jordan to help them win a critical game against a crew of space creatures. Original. Movie tie-in.

Dixie City Jam


Author: James Lee Burke

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476779740

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 5734

From two-time Edgar Award–winner and New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke comes a thrilling novel—now available in ebook—that pits Dave Robicheaux against the worst opponent he’s encountered yet. It’s out there, under the salt of the Gulf of Mexico, off the Louisiana coast—a buried Nazi submarine. Detective Dave Robicheaux of the New Iberia Sheriff’s office has known of its existence since childhood, when he was terrified by nightmares of the evil Nazi sailors just offshore. Then, as a teenager he stumbled upon the sunken sub while scuba diving—but for years he kept the secret of its watery grave. But decades later, a powerful Jewish activist wants the sub raised, and Robicheaux’s knowledge puts him at the center of a terrifying struggle of conflicting desires. A neo-Nazi psychopath named Will Buchalter, who insists that the Holocaust was a hoax, wants to find the submarine first—and he’ll stop at nothing to get Robicheaux to talk. With colorful characters, flawless plotting, and devilishly clever dialogue, Dixie City Jam is a spine-tingling suspense novel you won’t want to miss!

Jam On

The Craft of Canning Fruit


Author: Laena McCarthy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101575166

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

View: 5877

Fresh, hip cookbook takes jamming out of grandma’s kitchen and into the 21st century In Jam On, New York’s “Jam Queen” Laena McCarthy shares her love of making inventive handmade jam with delicious recipes and canning techniques. Her down-to-earth approach and unique, easy method allows even the novice cook to make fresh and exciting jam. The recipes in Jam On use less sugar, making the jams not only healthier, but more intensely flavorful than your average fruit concoction. With step-by-step instructions and four-color photographs throughout, McCarthy guides readers through the canning process and offers inventive herb and spice combinations for a range of signature jams. Recipes include: • Grapefruit & Smoked Salt Marmalade • Strawberry Balsamic Jam • Easy Like Sunday Morning Blueberry Preserves • Tiny Strawberry Preserves with Thai Basil • Rhubarb Hibiscus Jam • Spiced Beer Jelly • Hot Fireman’s Pear Jam • Lime & Pandan Marmalade • and much more

Apricot Jam

And Other Stories


Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 1582438463

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5211

After years of living in exile, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia in 1994 and published a series of eight powerfully paired stories. These groundbreaking stories— interconnected and juxtaposed using an experimental method Solzhenitsyn referred to as “binary”—join Solzhenitsyn’s already available work as some of the most powerful literature of the twentieth century. With Soviet and post-Soviet life as their focus, they weave and shift inside their shared setting, illuminating the Russian experience under the Soviet regime. In “The Upcoming Generation,” a professor promotes a dull but proletarian student purely out of good will. Years later, the same professor finds himself arrested and, in a striking twist of fate, his student becomes his interrogator. In “Nastenka,” two young women with the same name lead routine, ordered lives—until the Revolution exacts radical change on them both. The most eloquent and acclaimed opponent of government oppression, Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970, and his work continues to receive international acclaim. Available for the first time in English, Apricot Jam: And Other Stories is a striking example of Solzhenitsyn’s singular style and only further solidifies his place as a true literary giant.

Truck Jam


Author: Paul Stickland

Publisher: Ragged Bears Incorporated

ISBN: 9781929927036

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 7

View: 9654

Pop-up pictures depict several trucks engaged in various activities such as pouring sand, getting stuck in traffic, and being towed.

Guitars That Jam

Portraits of the World's Most Storied Rock Guitars


Author: Jay Blakesburg

Publisher: Insight Editions

ISBN: 9781608875252

Category: Music

Page: 192

View: 1275

Guitars That Jam is a journey through the world’s most famous rock guitars, featuring the photography of Jay Blakesburg and commentary from more than fifty artists. Guitars That Jam is the definitive illustrated history of the guitars of rock-and-roll legend. Featuring images from live concerts, outdoor festivals, and private recording sessions, this spectacular volume captures the personal connection between artist and instrument. Along with the make and model of the guitar, each image is accompanied by a story from the musician detailing the guitar’s special characteristics, as well as its significance to them and rock history. Including photographs of Neil Young, Santana, Bob Weir, Trey Anastasio, Warren Haynes, and many more, Guitars That Jam is the ultimate photographic guide to the world of improvisational rock guitars.

Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It

And Other Cooking Projects


Author: Karen Solomon

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607747693

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

View: 5754

Do you relish the joys of hot toast spread with your own homemade butter and jam? Love to dazzle your friends with jars and tins of choice goodies–all created by you? The kitchen is a paradise for crafty cooks, and whether you’re a newcomer to the realm of amateur artisanal edibles or a seasoned food crafter on the prowl for your next batch of appetizing challenges, Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It has recipes galore for you (75, to be exact). Projects range from perfect pantry staples (Butter, Crackers, Pasta) to festive giftables (Toasted Walnut Brandy, Lemon Curd, Peanut Butter Cups); some give quick gratification (Mayonnaise, Rumkirschen, Potato Chips), while others reward patience (Gravlax, Ricotta Salata, Kimchee). Practical prep-ahead and storage instructions accompany each recipe, several give variations (like Caramelized Onion and Thyme Butter–yum), and most share ideas on how to use it, serve it, and give it away. Complete with color photographs and the accumulated wisdom of author Karen Solomon’s years of food crafting, Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It is your one-stop resource for turning your culinary inspiration into a pantry full of hand-labeled, better-than-store-bought creations. From the Hardcover edition.




Author: Joe-Anne McLaughlin

Publisher: BOA Editions, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781929918041

Category: Fiction

Page: 81

View: 8931

"Joe-Anne McLaughlin's voice is haunting, fierce, elegant, shocking, shot through with the Irish blues."--Adrienne Rich

Will Save the Galaxy for Food


Author: Yahtzee Croshaw

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1506701655

Category: FICTION

Page: 232

View: 7232

Space travel just isn't what it used to be. With the invention of Quantum Teleportation, space heroes aren't needed anymore. When one particularly unlucky ex-adventurer masquerades as famous pilot and hate figure Jacques McKeown, he's sucked into an ever-deepening corporate and political intrigue.


A Novel


Author: Alan Goldsher

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504023870

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 7058

Jam is a passionate tale of money-hungry musicians, sleazy record companies, over-adoring fans, the majesty of jazz, and ultimately, a creative soul who is true to himself and to his art.

My First Beethoven

Easiest Piano Pieces by Ludwig van Beethoven


Author: Ludwig Van Beethoven

Publisher: Schott Music

ISBN: 3795728274

Category: Music

Page: 40

View: 7566

Ludwig van Beethoven wrote numerous piano pieces to teach to his pupils. Still, today, his works are an integral part of piano lessons. My first Beethoven is perfect for pianists of every age to become acquainted with these works. This volume contains Beethoven's most popular and easiest piano pieces – from the frequently played Sonatinas in G and F major to Für Eliseand the famous Moonlight Sonata. Ideal for music lessons and music-making at home! Great works for little masters!



Author: Yahtzee Croshaw

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1506706428

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3806

In a world full to bursting with would-be heroes, Jim couldn't be less interested in saving the day. His fireballs fizzle. He's awfully grumpy. Plus, he's been dead for about sixty years. When a renegade necromancer wrenches him from eternal slumber and into a world gone terribly, bizarrely wrong, all Jim wants is to find a way to die properly, once and for all. On his side, he's got a few shambling corpses, an inept thief, and a powerful death wish. But he's up against tough odds: angry mobs of adventurers, a body falling apart at the seams — and a team of programmers racing a deadline to hammer out the last few bugs in their AI. *Mogworld is the debut novel from video-game icon Yahtzee Croshaw (Zero Punctuation)! With an exclusive one-chapter preview of Yahtzee Croshaw's next novel, Jam—coming to bookstores in October 2012! *Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw's video review site, Zero Punctuation, receives over 2,500,000 unique hits a month, and has been licensed by G4 Television. *Yahtzee's blog receives about 150,000 hits per day. "The first legitimate breakout hit from the gaming community in recent memory." -Boing Boing


Style + Music + Media


Author: Barbican Art Gallery

Publisher: Booth-Clibborn


Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 7779

This cut-and-paste mix of clothes, photographic and cinematic images, music and new interactive media, from the heart of 1990s youth culture became a platform for creatives working outside the mainstream -- then including Alexander McQueen, David Sims and Tomato.

In a Jam


Author: Cindy Dorminy

Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC


Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 8798

Andie Carson has to do three things to inherit her grandmother’s lottery winnings—sober up, spend a month running her grandmother’s Georgia coffee shop, and enter homemade jam in the county fair. If she can’t meet those terms, the money goes to the church, and Andie gets nothing. She figures her tasks will be easy enough, and once she completes them, Andie plans to sell the shop, take the money, and run back to Boston. After a rough breakup from his crazy ex-fiancée, Officer Gunnar Wills decides to take a hiatus from women. All he wants is to help make his small town thrive the way it did when he was a kid. But when wild and beautiful Andie shows up, Gunnar’s hesitant heart begins to flutter. Gunnar knows that Andie plans to leave, but he’s hoping to change her mind, fearful that if her coffee shop closes, Main Street will fold to the big-box corporations and forever change the landscape of his quaint community. But convincing her to stay means getting close enough to risk his heart in the process. Even though Gunnar makes small-town life seem a little sweeter, Andie has to decide if she’s ready to turn her world upside down and give up big-city life. One thing’s for sure—it’s a very sticky situation.

Heavy Metal Jam!


Author: Cinder Slash

Publisher: little bee books

ISBN: 9781499804478

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 20

View: 5284

Get ready to jam with the band in this heavy metal-themed board book! Here's my band, and we're ready to jam! Check out my electric guitar. Do you know what sounds it can make? Zing! Ping! Ting! Not a heavy metal fan? You will be once you read this unique board book! Awesome animals illustrated in Captain Kris's fabulous graffiti-style art introduce kids to various heavy metal instruments and their sounds. A fierce lion takes care of the vocals while a dog bashes cymbals, a hyena shreds on the guitar, a bull slaps the bass, a gorilla pounds the drums, a zebra tickles the keyboard, a mouse plays the violin, and a chick blows on the tin whistle! The animals are decked out in classic heavy metal gear, making this an amusing visual treat!

Pearl Jam Twenty


Author: Pearl Jam

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439169403

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 8907

Published in celebration of Pearl Jam’s twentieth anniversary and in conjunction with Cameron Crowe’s definitive film, Pearl Jam Twenty is the unprecedented, and lavishly illustrated portrait of one of the world’s most influential and successful bands. Published in celebration of Pearl Jam’s twentieth anniversary and in conjunction with Cameron Crowe’s definitive documentary film and soundtrack of the same name, Pearl Jam Twenty is an aesthetically stunning and definitive chronicle of their two decades as a band—by the band itself. In 1991, Pearl Jam’s debut album, Ten catapulted the little-known Seattle-based band into superstardom. Then, at the height of their popularity, the band shunned the spotlight, refusing to shoot videos or do interviews. Even as Pearl Jam’s studio albums continued to be critically acclaimed and commercially successful, selling over sixty million albums worldwide, the inner workings of the band—their day-to-day routines, influences, and motivations—remained unknown even to their diehard fans. Twenty years later, this is their story. Pearl Jam Twenty is a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes anecdotes, rare archival memorabilia, and the band’s personal photos, tour notes, and drawings. Told with wit and insight in the band members’ own words, and assembled by veteran music writer Jonathan Cohen with Mark Wilkerson—and including a foreword by Cameron Crowe along with original interviews with legends and contemporaries like Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, and Dave Grohl—this intimate work provides an in-depth look at a group of musicians who through defying convention established themselves as “the greatest American rock band ever” (USA TODAY Readers’ Poll 2005).

Def Jam, Inc.

Russell Simmons, Rick Rubin, and the Extraordinary Story of the World's Most Inf


Author: Stacy Gueraseva

Publisher: One World/Ballantine

ISBN: 9780345468048

Category: Music

Page: 329

View: 8187

In the early ‘80s, the music industry wrote off hip-hop as a passing fad. Few could or would have predicted that the improvised raps and raw beats busting out of New York City’s urban underclass would one day become a multimillion-dollar business and one of music’s most lucrative genres. Among those few were two visionaries: Russell Simmons, a young black man from Hollis, Queens, and Rick Rubin, a Jewish kid from Long Island. Though the two came from different backgrounds, their all-consuming passion for hip-hop brought them together. Soon they would revolutionize the music industry with their groundbreaking label, Def Jam Records. Def Jam, Inc. traces the company’s incredible rise from the NYU dorm room of nineteen-year-old Rubin (where LL Cool J was discovered on a demo tape) to the powerhouse it is today; from financial struggles and scandals–including The Beastie Boys’s departure from the label and Rubin’s and Simmons’s eventual parting–to revealing anecdotes about artists like Slick Rick, Public Enemy, Foxy Brown, Jay-Z, and DMX. Stacy Gueraseva, former editor in chief of Russell Simmons’s magazine, Oneworld, had access to the biggest players on the scene, and brings you real conversations and a behind-the-scenes look from a decade–and a company–that turned the music world upside down. She takes you back to New York in the ‘80s, when late-night spots such as Danceteria and Nell’s were burning with young, fresh rappers, and Simmons and Rubin had nothing but a hunch that they were on to something huge. Far more than just a biography of the two men who made it happen, Def Jam, Inc. is a journey into the world of rap itself. Both an intriguing business history as well as a gritty narrative, here is the definitive book on Def Jam–a must read for any fan of hip-hop as well as all popular-culture junkies. From the Hardcover edition.

Puerto Rican Jam

Rethinking Colonialism and Nationalism


Author: Frances Negrón-Muntaner,Ramón Grosfoguel

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816628483

Category: Political Science

Page: 303

View: 2349

Challenges the framing of Puerto Rican cultural politics as a dichotomy between nationalism and colonialism. Discussions of Puerto Rican cultural politics usually fall into one of two categories, nationalist or colonialist. Puerto Rican Jam moves beyond this narrow dichotomy, elaborating alternatives to dominant postcolonial theories, and includes essays written from the perspectives of groups that are not usually represented, such as gays and lesbians, youth, blacks, and women. Among the topics discussed are the limitations of nationalism as a transformative and democratizing political discourse, the contradictory impact of American colonialism, language politics, and the 1928 U.S. congressional hearings on women's suffrage in Puerto Rico.