Brings together all of Kael's writings for The New Yorker over the past four years, including her famous profile of Cary Grant and her reviews of some two hundred films of the late 1970s
While spending the summer in Harlem, Kahlila Bradford meets Mr. Right in Darius Wilson, an R&B megastar, but when her vacation is over, she must decide what she is willing to give up in order to pursue a relationship with her famous lover. Original.
Opposites attract, but then what? Maxie Tyler is Chicago's toughest stage manager. Her latest gig is just the break she needs, and she's not going to let anyone get in her way. Not even the producer with dreamy blue eyes and bespoke suits that fit him perfectly in all the right places. A successful venture capitalist, Nick Drake is used to calling the shots. He doesn't care about art unless it turns a profit. This show might prove to be a good investment, but he's not sure if Maxie Tyler will. Her need to control every detail of the show makes him nervous. So does the fact that they can't seem to keep their hands off each other. Scandal and disaster threaten her career, his reputation and the success of the play. Two people accustomed to being in control will have to trust each other if the show will, indeed, go on. And they'll have to trust their feelings if their passion is going to last after the last curtain goes down and the lights go up.
Today is Gwen Thomas's 31st birthday. She's given herself T-minus 24 hours to change her life. 8:00 a.m.: Call out sick from library. 8:01 a.m.: Scour phone book for Emergency Beauty Technicians. 10:00 - Noon: Hair. Goodbye, mousy. Hello, auburn. Noon - 5:00 p.m.: Nails. Makeup. Clothes. Be bold! 10:00 p.m.: Arrive at The Hot Spot. Pretend you've gone clubbing before. 11:00 p.m.: Fight polyester lizard's advances—and the disappointment of a failed mission. 11:30 p.m.: Revel in being rescued by Ethan Banks. Don't let the sexy club owner's chivalry prevent mission completion. When the lights go down: Lose virginity…finally. In the light of a new day, something had indeed changed for Gwen: She was in over her head….
With a country on the brink of war, a young usherette is on the brink of heartache... This irresistible, heartwarming saga from Pam Evans, the bestselling author of In the Dark Streets Shining, is an unforgettable tale of love, hope and war. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Lindsey Hutchinson. 'History and Romance. A touching saga' - My Weekly It is 1938 and the threat of war looms on the streets of London. But, when the lights go down in the cinema aisles, usherette Daisy Blake is transported to a world of glamour and romance. Among the staff there is much merriment and Daisy soon falls in love with the handsome organist, Al Dawson. Then war is declared and, just after Al leaves for the frontline, Daisy discovers she's pregnant. Her mother is distraught; she doesn't think Al is right for her daughter and when Daisy's letters to him go unanswered, her mother encourages her to marry John, the cinema's projectionist, to spare her further heartache. As the blitz rages over London and disaster strikes, Daisy's morale is boosted by her work and her young son, Sam, brings her comfort and joy in the troubled times ahead... What Amazon readers are saying about When the Lights Go Down: 'This book was great. Couldn't put it down, well worth reading' 'Like a fairy tale ending'
Power Grid Down
Author: Tara Dodrill
Discover why threats to the power grid put American life, as we know it, at total risk. Learn preparedness tips and techniques which will help you and your family survive after the lights go out. And even learn how to thrive in the new reality, for the long-term. Learn off the grid living, homesteading, and retreat buying tips to help you avoid pitfalls that could quickly unravel even the best of survival plans. How will you make a living in a power grid down society? Where are the best places to score cheap preps? Do you know what to do when you can't call the fire department? What the best bartering items? Can you grow your own medicine? What are the best off the grid home options? How will you educate your children? Can you treat common livestock ailments to help protect your food supply? What are morale boosters and why are they important? This book will answer all those questions and more!
When the Lights Go Out
Author: Mary Kubica
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
"Remaking her life after her mother succumbs to cancer, Jessica uncovers a secret that undermines her sense of self even as she navigates a world made hazy by sleeplessness. Meanwhile, the heartbreak of Eden's unmet wish to have a child brings on marital stress, emotional collapse, and, finally, some dangerous behavior."--
Before the Lights Go Out
Author: Maggie Koerth-Baker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
What you need to know now about America's energy future "Hi, I'm the United States and I'm an oil-oholic." We have an energy problem. And everybody knows it, even if we can't all agree on what, specifically, the problem is. Rising costs, changing climate, peaking oil, foreign oil, public safety—if the fears are this complicated, then the solutions are bound to be even more confusing. Maggie Koerth-Baker—science editor at the award-winning blog BoingBoing.net—finally makes some sense out of the madness. Over the next 20 years, we'll be forced to cut 20 quadrillion BTU worth of fossil fuels from our energy budget, by wasting less and investing in alternatives. To make it work, we'll need to radically change the energy systems that have shaped our lives for 100 years. And the result will be neither business-as-usual, nor a hippie utopia. Koerth-Baker explains what we can do, what we can't do, and why "The Solution" is really a lot of solutions working together. This isn't about planting a tree, buying a Prius, and proving that you're a good person. Economics and social incentives got us a country full of gas-guzzling cars, long commutes, inefficient houses, and coal-fired power plants out in the middle of nowhere, and economics and incentives will be the things that build our new world. Ultimately, change is inevitable. Argues we're not going to solve the energy problem by convincing everyone to live like it's 1900 because that's not a good thing. Instead of reverting to the past, we have to build a future where we get energy from new places, use it in new ways, and do more with less. Clean coal? Natural gas? Nuclear? Electric cars? We'll need them all. When you look at the numbers, you'll find that we'll still be using fossil fuels, nuclear, and renewables for decades to come. Looks at new battery technology, smart grids, passive buildings, decentralized generation, clean coal, and carbon sequestration. These are buzzwords now, but they'll be a part of your world soon. For many people, they already are. Written by the cutting edge Science Editor for Boing Boing, one of the ten most popular blogs in America
"This study explored why individuals still attend movie showings in a theater environment when so many alternatives are available in the digital age. The goals of this paper were to understand the behavior of movie-going using theoretical research, qualitative interviewing, and ethnographical observation. A total of eighteen subjects were interviewed in three North Carolina cities: Winston-Salem, Lexington, and Charlotte. It was determined that movie-going is based on cultural geography, time, and population. Subsequently, the literature and field data strongly suggest that movie-going culture and fandom carries different meanings for each individual. Since movie-going has often been attributed as a unique social experience, each subject was asked to expound on how the movie-going experience differed from that of in-home digital alternatives such as Netflix, Hulu, and illegal pirating. Nostalgia, social solidarity, escapism, and even religious behavior were reoccurring motivations for the participating moviegoers in this study.
When the Lights Go Down
Author: Mark D. Eckel
Publisher: WestBow Press
“What movies have you seen lately?” is a question almost everyone asks. “How should we watch movies Christianly?” is a question Dr. Mark Eckel has been asking for thirty years. When the Lights Go Down suggests answers based on story-filled essays, movie reviews, interviews, and questions to ask while watching movies. Now the Christian practice of movie review can begin next time the lights go down! “Mark teaches how to critically review film through the lens of biblical thinking.” —Barry Walton, director and producer of The High: Making the Toughest Race on Earth “I know of no other book quite like this. Highly accessible to the average layperson, it is wildly multi-faceted, a foundational course in theological movie-viewing.” —Dr. Rosalie de Rosset, Professor of Communications and Literature, Moody Bible Institute “When the Lights Go Down is a gift to pastors.” —Larry Renoe, Teaching Pastor at Waterstone Community Church, Littleton, Colorado “Mark Eckel ushers the church to a positive, approachable, fresh theological understanding of movies.” —Jim Tudor, filmmaking professional, Twitchfilm.com film critic, and co-founder of ZekeFilm.org
When the Lights Go Out
Author: Max Elliot Anderson
Publisher: Comfort Pub Llc
When his family is relocated to an army base in the middle of nowhere, Peyton Aldrich and his friends Gill and Dave decide to ready themselves for combat, and discover a dangerous terrorist plot involving a secret military weapon.
In October 2003, I became a victim of traumatic brain injury. That's when I was hit and dragged by a pickup truck while riding a Big Wheel trike at a friend's party. Emergency brain surgery saved my life, but I lost a portion of the back part of my brain. At the age of ten, I had to learn how to breathe, swallow, talk, eat, stand, sit, walk—everything— all over again. Traumatic brain injury is one of the leading causes of disability among children, yet, because of the complexity of the brain, experts still have much to learn about how to treat TBI. In When the Lights Go Out, I describe my therapies—what's worked, what hasn't, and why—and share how I learned to cope with the emotional and psychological challenges. In the process, I have discovered the critical roles that faith in God, love of family, the healing power of friends, and the inherent goodness of people all played in my ability to triumph over overwhelming odds. I have also learned that a horrific accident has given me an amazing gift. When the Lights Go Out is an expression of that gift.
The tide is turning, but on the home front, the battle is far from over for the Campions...