Rihanna Limited Edition 2018

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976389665

Category:

Page: 28

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Limited Edition 2018 Calendar of Rihanna. Photographs I have taken myself while she was making her video. Different than first edition last year. So more to see.

Rihanna

The Unauthorized Biography

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Author: Danny White

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1782430490

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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One of musical history's most successful and influential icons, Rihanna has sold more than 25 million albums and won numerous awards, including five GRAMMYs and two BRITS. At the same time she has become an object of fascination for celebrity magazines the world over thanks to her tumultuous personal life. This intimate biography follows her life story, with details of her father's drug addiction and her parents' turbulent marriage, how she was taken to America at just sixteen years of age to be launched as a solo star, how she shot to fame seemingly overnight and, of course, her dramatic personal life, including the controversial Chris Brown saga. Rihanna has worked hard, reinventing herself along the way, to become a household name and one of the biggest artists on the planet. This biography will go behind the gossip columns to examine the true story of her eventful life.

Rihanna: Rebel Flower

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Author: Chloe Govan

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857127446

Category: Music

Page: 192

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Rihanna has sold over 15 million albums and 45 million singles world-wide. She has won 4 Grammy Awards and the 2011 Brit Award for Best International Female Artist. Her 2007 album Good Girl Gone Bad was nominated for nine Grammy Awards and featured the world-wide number one single Umbrella. She is currently on her Last Girl on Earth 2011 World Tour. Reveals her unhappy childhood watching severe violence between her mother and her crack cocaine father. Her wild child past that earned her the nickname of Rebel Flower. How she found it therapeutic after her parents’ troubled marriage to join the army. Her transformation from schoolgirl Robyn Fenty to one of the most successful R&B artists in the world. Her turbulent relationship with singer Chris Brown which resulted in a photograph of her battered and bruised face making headlines all over the world. Exclusive interviews with Rihanna’s old schoolfriends, producers, songwriters, video directors, journalists who witnessed her transformation over the years and many others.

Rihanna

Bad Girl

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Author: Michael Heatley,Graham Betts

Publisher: Flame Tree eBooks

ISBN: 0857752758

Category: Music

Page: 128

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In the Top Ten on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, with millions of followers, Rihanna is adored by a huge online community. If you love Princess RiRi, you gotta get this unofficial biography the ultimate celebration of this girl s talent, beauty and wow-factor, with brilliant pics and inspirational words."

Ziggy

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Author: Tom Wilson

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449401082

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 304

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Ziggy, the lovable loser, faces daily life with its ups and downs in a collection that includes cartoons from the strip's beginning in 1971 through 2010.

Rihanna

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Author: Simon Henwood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780847836321

Category: Music

Page: 144

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The official visual chronicle of the year's “it” girl as she embarks on her first solo tour. Packaged in a Swarovski crystal encrusted clamshell case, this deluxe edition comes with a print signed by Rihanna and a CD of an exclusive remixed song off her latest album. The millions of sites tracking her every fashion move, the innumerable magazine covers including the recent Italian Vogue shot by Steven Klein, her past endorsement deals including Gucci and CoverGirl—Rihanna is the reigning style icon of the moment. She has garnered multiplatinum–selling success as an artist (her current album, her fourth, Rated R had the highest first-week sales of any of her other albums in the U.S. to date), including Grammys, MTV Video Music Awards, and countless other awards for her performances. Creative director Simon Henwood captures the supernova at the height of her beauty and ferocity in hundreds of photographs that track her enormous influence on current culture—from Paris Fashion Week to her shoot in Berlin with Ellen von Unwerth for her album artwork to her special appearance at the American Music Awards to her performances in the most cutting-edge couture (such as Gaultier and Chanel, as well as in pieces from actual museum collections). With an introduction by Simon Henwood and preface by fashion designer Alexandre Vauthier, this is a visually arresting capsule of one of the world's most talked-about artists of the year.

The Mists of Avalon

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Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345448162

Category: Fiction

Page: 912

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In Marion Zimmer Bradley's masterpiece, we see the tumult and adventures of Camelot's court through the eyes of the women who bolstered the king's rise and schemed for his fall. From their childhoods through the ultimate fulfillment of their destinies, we follow these women and the diverse cast of characters that surrounds them as the great Arthurian epic unfolds stunningly before us. As Morgaine and Gwenhwyfar struggle for control over the fate of Arthur's kingdom, as the Knights of the Round Table take on their infamous quest, as Merlin and Viviane wield their magics for the future of Old Britain, the Isle of Avalon slips further into the impenetrable mists of memory, until the fissure between old and new worlds' and old and new religions' claims its most famous victim.

The Wisdom Of Crowds

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385721706

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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Looks at the theory that large groups have more collective intelligence than a smaller number of experts, drawing on a wide range of disciplines to offer insight into such topics as politics, business, and the environment.

Museum and Gallery Studies

The Basics

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Author: Rhiannon Mason,Alistair Robinson,Emma Coffield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351373080

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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Museum and Gallery Studies: The Basics is an accessible guide for the student approaching Museum and Gallery Studies for the first time. Taking a global view, it covers the key ideas, approaches and contentious issues in the field. Balancing theory and practice, the book address important questions such as: What are museums and galleries? Who decides which kinds of objects are worthy of collection? How are museums and galleries funded? What ethical concerns do practitioners need to consider? How is the field of Museum and Gallery Studies developing? This user-friendly text is an essential read for anyone wishing to work within museums and galleries, or seeking to understand academic debates in the field.

Idiot America

How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free

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Author: Charles Pierce

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780767932080

Category: Humor

Page: 224

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER The three Great Premises of Idiot America: · Any theory is valid if it sells books, soaks up ratings, or otherwise moves units · Anything can be true if someone says it loudly enough · Fact is that which enough people believe. Truth is determined by how fervently they believe it With his trademark wit and insight, veteran journalist Charles Pierce delivers a gut-wrenching, side-splitting lament about the glorification of ignorance in the United States. Pierce asks how a country founded on intellectual curiosity has somehow deteriorated into a nation of simpletons more apt to vote for an American Idol contestant than a presidential candidate. But his thunderous denunciation is also a secret call to action, as he hopes that somehow, being intelligent will stop being a stigma, and that pinheads will once again be pitied, not celebrated. Erudite and razor-sharp, Idiot America is at once an invigorating history lesson, a cutting cultural critique, and a bullish appeal to our smarter selves. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Long May She Reign

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Author: Rhiannon Thomas

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006241870X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

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The Girl of Fire and Thorns meets The Queen of the Tearling in this thrilling fantasy standalone about one girl’s unexpected rise to power. Freya was never meant to be queen. Twenty-third in line to the throne, she never dreamed of a life in the palace, and would much rather research in her laboratory than participate in the intrigues of the court. However, when an extravagant banquet turns deadly and the king and those closest to him are poisoned, Freya suddenly finds herself on the throne. She may have escaped the massacre, but she is far from safe. The nobles don’t respect her, her councillors want to control her, and with the mystery of who killed the king still unsolved, she knows that a single mistake could cost her the kingdom—and her life. Freya is determined to survive, and that means uncovering the murderers herself. Until then, she can’t trust anyone. Not her advisers. Not the king’s dashing and enigmatic illegitimate son. Not even her own father, who always wanted the best for her but also wanted more power for himself. As Freya’s enemies close in and her loyalties are tested, she must decide if she is ready to rule and, if so, how far she is willing to go to keep the crown.

Resilience & Melancholy

Pop Music, Feminism, Neoliberalism

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Author: Robin James

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1782794611

Category: Philosophy

Page: 234

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When most people think that “little girls should be seen and not heard,” a noisy, riotous scream can be revolutionary. But that’s not the case anymore. (Cis/Het/White) Girls aren’t supposed to be virginal, passive objects, but Poly-Styrene-like sirens who scream back in spectacularly noisy and transgressive ways as they “Lean In.” Resilience is the new, neoliberal feminine ideal: real women overcome all the objectification and silencing that impeded their foremothers. Resilience discourse incites noisy damage, like screams, so that it can be recycled for a profit. It turns the crises posed by avant-garde noise, feminist critique, and black aesthetics into opportunities for strengthening the vitality of multi-racial white supremacist patriarchy (MRWaSP). Reading contemporary pop music – Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Calvin Harris – with and against political philosophers like Michel Foucault, feminists like Patricia Hill Collins, and media theorists like Steven Shaviro, /Resilience & Melancholy/ shows how resilience discourse manifests in both pop music and in feminist politics. In particular, it argues that resilient femininity is a post-feminist strategy for producing post-race white supremacy. Resilience discourse allows women to “Lean In” to MRWaSP privilege because their overcoming and leaning-in actively produce blackness as exception, as pathology, as death. The book also considers alternatives to resilience found in the work of Beyonce, Rihanna, and Atari Teenage Riot. Updating Freud, James calls these pathological, diseased iterations of resilience “melancholy.” Melancholy makes resilience unprofitable, that is, incapable of generating enough surplus value to keep MRWaSP capitalism healthy. Investing in the things that resilience discourse renders exceptional, melancholic siren songs like Rihanna’s “Diamonds” steer us off course, away from resilient “life” and into the death.

Rainbirds

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Author: Clarissa Goenawan

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1616958553

Category: FICTION

Page: 336

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Ren Ishida is nearly finished with graduate school when he receives news of his sister, Keiko's, sudden death. She was viciously stabbed one rainy night on her way home, and there are no leads. Ren heads to Akakawa to conclude his sister's affairs, still failing to understand why she chose to abandon the family and Tokyo for this desolate town years ago. As he comes to know the figures in Akakawa, from the enigmatic politician to his fellow teachers and a rebellious, alluring student named Rio, Ren delves into his shared childhood with Keiko and what followed, trying to piece together what happened the night of her death. Haunted in his dreams by a young girl who is desperately trying to tell him something, Ren struggles to find solace in the void his sister has left behind.

One Two Three . . . Infinity

Facts and Speculations of Science

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Author: George Gamow

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486135179

Category: Science

Page: 384

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Over 120 delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author add another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations. A mind-expanding volume for the layman and the science-minded.

The Rest Is Noise

Listening to the Twentieth Century

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Author: Alex Ross

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429932882

Category: History

Page: 640

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The scandal over modern music has not died down. While paintings by Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock sell for a hundred million dollars or more, shocking musical works from Stravinsky's Rite of Spring onward still send ripples of unease through audiences. At the same time, the influence of modern music can be felt everywhere. Avant-garde sounds populate the soundtracks of Hollywood thrillers. Minimalist music has had a huge effect on rock, pop, and dance music from the Velvet Underground onward. Alex Ross, the brilliant music critic for The New Yorker, shines a bright light on this secret world, and shows how it has pervaded every corner of twentieth century life. The Rest Is Noise takes the reader inside the labyrinth of modern sound. It tells of maverick personalities who have resisted the cult of the classical past, struggled against the indifference of a wide public, and defied the will of dictators. Whether they have charmed audiences with the purest beauty or battered them with the purest noise, composers have always been exuberantly of the present, defying the stereotype of classical music as a dying art. Ross, in this sweeping and dramatic narrative, takes us from Vienna before the First World War to Paris in the twenties, from Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia to downtown New York in the sixties and seventies. We follow the rise of mass culture and mass politics, of dramatic new technologies, of hot and cold wars, of experiments, revolutions, riots, and friendships forged and broken. In the tradition of Simon Schama's The Embarrassment of Riches and Louis Menand's The Metaphysical Club, the end result is not so much a history of twentieth-century music as a history of the twentieth century through its music.

The Only Girl in the World

A Memoir

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Author: Maude Julien

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316466603

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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For readers of Room and The Glass Castle, an astonishing memoir of one woman rising above an unimaginable childhood. Maude Julien's parents were fanatics who believed it was their sacred duty to turn her into the ultimate survivor - raising her in isolation, tyrannizing her childhood and subjecting her to endless drills designed to "eliminate weakness." Maude learned to hold an electric fence for minutes without flinching, and to sit perfectly still in a rat-infested cellar all night long (her mother sewed bells onto her clothes that would give her away if she moved). She endured a life without heat, hot water, adequate food, friendship, or any kind of affectionate treatment. But Maude's parents could not rule her inner life. Befriending the animals on the lonely estate as well as the characters in the novels she read in secret, young Maude nurtured in herself the compassion and love that her parents forbid as weak. And when, after more than a decade, an outsider managed to penetrate her family's paranoid world, Maude seized her opportunity. By turns horrifying and magical, The Only Girl in the World is a story that will grip you from the first page and leave you spellbound, a chilling exploration of psychological control that ends with a glorious escape.

Every Day

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Author: David Levithan

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307975630

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING LOVE STORY SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE! “[A] wise, wildly unique” (Entertainment Weekly) love story from the New York Times bestselling co-author of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Will Grayson, Will Grayson about a teen who wakes up every morning in a different body, living a different life. Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl. There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere. It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day. With his new novel, David Levithan, bestselling co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson, and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, has pushed himself to new creative heights. He has written a captivating story that will fascinate readers as they begin to comprehend the complexities of life and love in A’s world, as A and Rhiannon seek to discover if you can truly love someone who is destined to change every day. “A story that is always alluring, oftentimes humorous and much like love itself— splendorous.” —Los Angeles Times

No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria

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Author: Rania Abouzeid

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393609502

Category: History

Page: 384

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This astonishing book by the prize-winning journalist Rania Abouzeid tells the tragedy of the Syrian War through the dramatic stories of four young people seeking safety and freedom in a shattered country. Extending back to the first demonstrations of 2011, No Turning Back dissects the tangle of ideologies and allegiances that make up the Syrian conflict. As protests ignited in Daraa, some citizens were brimming with a sense of possibility. A privileged young man named Suleiman posted videos of the protests online, full of hope for justice and democracy. A father of two named Mohammad, secretly radicalized and newly released from prison, saw a darker opportunity in the unrest. When violence broke out in Homs, a poet named Abu Azzam became an unlikely commander in a Free Syrian Army militia. The regime’s brutal response disrupted a family in Idlib province, where a nine-year-old girl opened the door to a military raid that caused her father to flee. As the bombings increased and roads grew more dangerous, these people’s lives intertwined in unexpected ways. Rania Abouzeid brings readers deep inside Assad’s prisons, to covert meetings where foreign states and organizations manipulated the rebels, and to the highest levels of Islamic militancy and the formation of ISIS. Based on more than five years of clandestine reporting on the front lines, No Turning Back is an utterly engrossing human drama full of vivid, indelible characters that shows how hope can flourish even amid one of the twenty-first century’s greatest humanitarian disasters.