The Fifth Beatle The Brian Epstein Story

Author: Vivek J. Tiwary

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1616558350

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 9214


The Fifth Beatle recounts the untold true story of Brian Epstein--the visionary manager who created Beatlemania and guided the Beatles from basement gigs to unprecedented international stardom. It's also an uplifting, inspirational human story about the struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. This critically acclaimed and multiple award winning graphic novel has been added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives, and a film adaptation begins shooting in 2015! The softcover edition includes a sketchbook and Beatles memorabilia bonus section with behind-the-scenes insights from writer Vivek Tiwary and artist Andrew Robinson--expanded to include eight pages unique to this edition!

The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story - Expanded Edition

Author: Vivek Tiwary

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1630086533

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

View: 4998


This expanded edition includes a sketchbook and Beatles memorabilia bonus section with behind-the-scenes insights from writer Vivek Tiwary and artists Kyle Baker and Andrew Robinson--expanded to include eight pages unique to this edition! The Fifth Beatle recounts the untold true story of Brian Epstein—the visionary manager who created Beatlemania and guided the Beatles from basement gigs to unprecedented international stardom. It’s also an uplifting, inspirational human story about the struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. This critically acclaimed and multiple award winning graphic novel has been added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives! This new edition includes a revised sketchbook and Beatles memorabilia bonus section with behind-the-scenes insights from writer Vivek Tiwary and artist Andrew Robinson—expanded to include eight pages unique to this edition! “If anyone was ‘The Fifth Beatle’ it was Brian.” –Paul McCartney #1 New York Times bestseller Eisner and Harvey Award winner Lambda Literary Award finalist (Best LGBT Graphic Novel) American Library Association Great Book for Teens “Heartbreaking, exhilarating and unexpected . . . A complete triumph.” —The Hollywood Reporter "Abounds with emotional moments . . . Filled with vibrant images." —The New York Times “10/10 . . . Brilliant in every aspect.” –IGN’s Best Graphic Novel, 2013

The Fifth Beatle

Author: Vivek J. Tiwary,Andrew C. Robinson,Philip Simon,Kyle Baker

Publisher: M Press

ISBN: 9781616552572

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

View: 8756


"In 1961, twenty-seven-year-old Brian Epstein walked into a dank Liverpool basement to see an unknown rock band perform--and our world was forever changed. The fifth Beatle is Epstein's untold true story: the tale of a genuine visionary who discovered, managed, and guided the Beatles to unprecedented international stardom, rewriting the rule of the pop music business in the process. But Brian Epstein was also the ultimate outsider, constantly searching for a place where he might belong. He helped spread the Beatles' message of love to the entire world, yet died painfully lonely at the young age of thirty-two, consumed by staggering ambition and the endless, seemingly insurmountable struggles that came with it"--P. [4] of cover.

Queer Cinema in America: An Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Films, Characters, and Stories

Author: Aubrey Malone

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 144086716X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 335

View: 854


This reference helps readers navigate the perilous odyssey those of an LGBTQ orientation had to face in an age less enlightened than our own, when an attraction to members of the same gender could lead to horrendous abuse. A timeline highlights key events in LGBTQ cinema history. An introduction overviews the history of queer cinema in America. Alphabetically arranged reference entries provide fundamental and critical information about films, directors, actors, themes, and other topics related to queer cinema in America. Fascinating anecdotes bring LGBTQ cinema history to life. Sidebars provide interesting trivia. Entry bibliographies direct readers to additional sources of information.

Glitter Up the Dark

Author: Sasha Geffen

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 147731878X

Category: Music

Page: 264

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Why has music so often served as an accomplice to transcendent expressions of gender? Why did the query "is he musical?" become code, in the twentieth century, for "is he gay?" Why is music so inherently queer? For Sasha Geffen, the answers lie, in part, in music’s intrinsic quality of subliminal expression, which, through paradox and contradiction, allows rigid gender roles to fall away in a sensual and ambiguous exchange between performer and listener. Glitter Up the Dark traces the history of this gender fluidity in pop music from the early twentieth century to the present day. Starting with early blues and the Beatles and continuing with performers such as David Bowie, Prince, Missy Elliot, and Frank Ocean, Geffen explores how artists have used music, fashion, language, and technology to break out of the confines mandated by gender essentialism and establish the voice as the primary expression of gender transgression. From glam rock and punk to disco, techno, and hip-hop, music helped set the stage for today’s conversations about trans rights and recognition of nonbinary and third-gender identities. Glitter Up the Dark takes a long look back at the path that led here.

Young Adult Nonfiction: A Readers' Advisory and Collection Development Guide

Author: Elizabeth Fraser

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440869804

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

View: 6892


Covering over 500 titles, both classics and newer publications, this book describes what titles are about and why teens would want to read them. Nonfiction has been the workhorse of many young adult library collections—filling information and curricular needs—and it is also the preferred genre for many teen readers. But not all nonfiction is created equal. This guide identifies some of the best, most engaging, and authoritative nonfiction reads for teens and organizes them according to popular reading interests. With genres ranging from adventure and sports to memoirs, how-to guides and social justice, there is something for every reader here. Similar fiction titles are noted to help you make connections for readers, and "best bets" for each chapter are noted. Notations in annotations indicate award-winning titles, graphic nonfiction, and reading level. Keywords that appear in the annotations and in detailed indexes enhance access. Librarians who work with and purchase materials for teens, including YA librarians at public libraries, acquisitions and book/materials selectors at public libraries, and middle and high school librarians will find this book invaluable. Identifies the best and most popular new nonfiction reads for teens, along with perennial classics, helping librarians with acquisitions and weeding Allows YA librarians to more easily find books their readers will enjoy through genre organization Helps school librarians find books that fill curricular needs through learning connections Enables readers to transition from beloved fiction "read-alikes" to nonfiction titles with similar appeals Introduces librarians who are new to nonfiction genres and readers' advisory to important features of each genre in "consider starting with" sections in each chapter

The Beatles: Here, There and Everywhere

Author: Nancy J. Hajeski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1626862745

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 6544


Travel across the universe, or at least the globe, with one of the greatest bands of all time. One of the most recognizable, enduring, and best-selling bands of all time, The Beatles’ influence spans time, genre, and geography. Originally popular in Liverpool and Hamburg, their fame soon spread worldwide, and they enjoyed immense popularity in the United States. Now The Beatles: Here, There and Everywhere maps out the journey of this legendary rock sensation. Relive everything from the tentative debut of the Liverpool natives in Hamburg’s tawdry red light district to their innovative recordings at Abbey Road Studio. In this unique book, you will learn about the Beatles’ famous audition at Decca studios, the flat at 57 Green Street, their American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, plus many other stops along their road to stardom. With full spreads devoted to each British album, additional notes on instrumentation and solo careers, plus tons of Fab Facts, this book will captivate fans of all ages. A unique way to explore the history of this legendary group, The Beatles: Here, There and Everywhere provides you with a ticket to ride on their journey.

The Man who Made the Beatles

Author: Ray Coleman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 1431


For the millions of Beatle fans, this is the story of the man behind the Fab Four. This dramatic, untold story focuses on the life of the man sometimes called The Fifth Beatle from his stunning success at packaging the group to his tortured life and premature death in 1967. 32 pages of photos.

Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, 2nd Edition

Author: Michael Pawuk,David S. Serchay

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440851360

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 719

View: 1848


Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections

Using Graphic Novels in the English Language Arts Classroom

Author: William Boerman-Cornell,Jung Kim

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350112704

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 2283


There is an increasing trend in teachers using graphic novels to get their students excited about reading and writing, using both original stories and adaptations of classic works by authors such as Homer, Shakespeare, and the Brontes. However, there is surprisingly little research available about which pedagogies and classroom practices are proven to be effective. This book draws on cutting-edge research, surveys and classroom observations to provide a set of effective methods for teaching with graphic novels in the secondary English language arts classroom. These methods can be applied to a broad base of uses ranging from understanding literary criticism, critical reading, multimodal composition, to learning literary devices like foreshadowing and irony. The book begins by looking at what English language arts teachers hope to achieve in the classroom. It then considers the affordances and constraints of using graphic novels to achieve these specific goals, using some of the most successful graphic novels as examples, including Maus; Persepolis; The Nameless City; and American Born Chinese and series such as Manga Shakespeare. Finally, it helps the teacher navigate through the planning process to figure out how to best use graphic novels in their own classroom. Drawing on their extensive teaching experience, the authors offer examples from real classrooms, suggested lesson plans, and a list of teachable graphic novels organized by purpose of teaching.