Oversight

Author: Santino Hassell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626495081

Category:

Page: 214

View: 4930

Spoiler Alert! The following blurb contains spoilers for Insight, book one of The Community. Holden Payne has it all . . . or so he thinks. As heir to the founder of the Community--an organization that finds, protects, and manages psychics--he's rich, powerful, and treated like royalty. But after a series of disappearances and murders rock the Community, he's branded the fall guy for the scandal and saddled with a babysitter. Sixtus Rossi is a broad-shouldered, tattooed lumbersexual with a man-bun and a steely gaze. He's also an Invulnerable--supposedly impervious to both psychic abilities and Holden's charms. It's a claim Holden takes as a challenge. Especially if sleeping with Six may help him learn whether the Community had more to do with the disappearances than they claimed. As Holden uncovers the truth, he also finds himself getting in deep with the man sent to watch him. His plan to seduce Six for information leads to a connection so intense that some of Six's shields come crashing down. And with that comes a frightening realization: Holden has to either stand by the Community that has given him everything, or abandon his old life to protect the people he loves.

Sightlines

A Conversation with the Natural World

Author: Kathleen Jamie

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 161519083X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 244

View: 6448

Originally published: United Kingdom: Sort of Books, 2012.

Insight

Author: Santino Hassell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626495067

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6153

Growing up the outcast in an infamous family of psychics, Nate Black never learned how to control his empath abilities. Then after five years without contact, his estranged twin turns up dead in New York City. The claim of suicide doesn't ring true, especially when a mysterious vision tells Nate it was murder. Now his long-hated gift is his only tool to investigate. Hitching from his tiny Texas town, Nate is picked up by Trent, a gorgeous engineer who thrives on sarcasm and skepticism. The heat that sparks between them is instant and intense, and Nate ends up trusting Trent with his secrets--something he's never done before. But once they arrive in the city, the secrets multiply when Nate discovers an underground supernatural community, more missing psychics, and frightening information about his own talent. Nate is left questioning his connection with Trent. Are their feelings real, or are they being propelled by abilities Nate didn't realize he had? His fear of his power grows, but Nate must overcome it to find his brother's killer and trust himself with Trent's heart.

Sightlines

Author: Santino Hassell

Publisher: Community

ISBN: 9781626495104

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

View: 3670

Chase Payne is a walking contradiction. He's the most powerful psychic in the Community, but the least respected. He's the son of the Community's founder, but with his tattoo sleeves and abrasive attitude, he's nothing like his charismatic family. No one knows what to make of him, which is how he wound up locked in a cell on the Farm yet again. But this time, the only man he's ever loved is there too. Elijah Estrella was used to being the sassy sidekick who fooled around with Chase for fun. But that was before he realized the Community wasn't the haven he'd believed in and Chase was the only person who'd ever truly tried to protect him. Now they're surrounded by people who want to turn them against their friends, and the only way out is to pretend the brainwashing works. With Chase playing the role of a tyrant's second-in-command, and Elijah acting like Chase's mindless sex toy, they risk everything by plotting a daring escape. In the end, it's only their psychic abilities, fueled by their growing love for each other, that will allow them to take the Community down once and for all.

Harun Farocki

Working on the Sightlines

Author: Thomas Elsaesser

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 905356635X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 379

View: 2510

Filmmaker, film essayist, installation artist, writer: the Berlin artist Harun Farocki has devoted his life to the power of images. Over the thirty-plus years of his career, Farocki has explored not the images of life but rather the life of images that surrounds us in newspapers, cinema, books, television, and advertising. Harun Farocki examines, from different critical perspectives, his vast oeuvre, which includes three feature films, critical media pieces, children’s television features, “learning films” in the tradition of Brecht, and installation pieces. Interviews, a selection of Farocki’s own writings, and an annotated filmography complete a valuable biography of this pioneering artist and his legendary career.

Sight Lines

Author: Cara Carnes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781948009034

Category:

Page: 316

View: 5610

They took her best friend. Now she¿s taking them down.Viviana ¿Quillery¿ Chambers has one mission: find the people behind Hive¿s betrayal and take them down. She and her best friend are the most sought after back office operatives around. She¿ll stop at nothing to keep her new team and family at The Arsenal safe. But someone¿s put a six million dollar hit on her and ghosts from the past have returned. She¿s facing her toughest challenge ever. Now she has a mysterious assassin shadowing her every move. He¿s vowed to keep her safe, but she¿s part of the Quillery Edge. They never quit. They never surrender. They never let anyone stand between them and their quarry.He had one rule: Don¿t mess with his family.Judson Jensen¿s lived a solitary life taking down targets no one else dared touch. The bastards he¿s wasted twenty years working for took his brother. The choice was supposed to be simple¿neutralize the Quillery Edge or your brother dies. Unfortunately for them he had another choice¿take them down. All he needs is to earn the brilliant, fiercely sassy Viviana¿s trust and keep her alive. The two must work together to do the impossible: take Judson¿s employer down. This isn¿t business¿it¿s personal.

Cinema and Spectatorship

Author: Judith Mayne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134966881

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

View: 1433

Cinema and Spectatorship is the first book to focus entirely on the history and role of the spectator in contemporary film studies. While 1970s film theory insisted on a distinction betweeen the cinematic subject and film-goers, Judith Mayne suggests that a very real friction between "subjects" and "viewers" is in fact central to the study of spectatorship. In the book's first section Mayne examines three theoretical models of spectatorship: the perceptual, the institutional and the historical, while the second section focuses on case studies which crystallize many of the issues already discussed, concentrating on textual analysis, the `disrupting genre', `star-gazing' and finally the audience itself. Case studies incude the place of the spectator in the textual analysis of individual films such as The Picture of Dorian Gray; the construction of Bette Davis' star persona; fantasies of race and film viewing in Field of Dreams and Ghost; and gay and lesbian audiences as "critical" audiences. The book provides a very thorough and accessible overview of this complex, fragmented and often controversial area of film theory.

Stygian

Author: Santino Hassell

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 163476501X

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 4981

With Hunter, Jeremy thinks he's found somewhere he fits, until he realizes belonging sometimes comes with a price.

Sightlines

A Stadium Odyssey

Author: Simon Inglis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448103991

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 1287

Simon Inglis is a fan with a mission. Fed up with being labelled an anorak, yet repeatedly led astray by the glimpse of a grandstand accross a crowded city, he searches the world for a deeper meaning behind his fascination with stadiums. What is it, he asks en route from ancient Olympia to Sydney 2000, about men and neatly-edged turf? Why are there more football grounds in Buenos Aires than public libraries? Why do Auckland residents resent their local stadium while those in Chicago celebrate theirs? And what can we learn from the Indians, the Irish and a huckster from Huston? The perfect companion volume to his bestselling books on football grounds, Sightlines is full of insight, wit, anecdotes and characters from a world beyond that every sports fan will recognise. It is proof that he is not alone.

Nancy Holt

Sightlines

Author: Alena J. Williams,Pamela M. Lee,Nancy Holt

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520282361

Category: Art

Page: 296

View: 324

Alena J. Williams with contributions by Pamela M. Lee, Lucy R. Lippard, Nancy Holt, Ines Schaber, Matthew Coolidge, James Meyer, and Julia Alderson.

Down by Contact

Author: Santino Hassell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 039958630X

Category: Fiction

Page: 205

View: 4752

Two rival football players begin a game with higher stakes than the Super Bowl in this steamy romance from the author of Illegal Contact. Simeon Boudreaux, the New York Barons’ golden-armed quarterback, is blessed with irresistible New Orleans charm and a face to melt your mama’s heart. He’s universally adored by fans and the media. Coming out as gay in solidarity with his teammate hasn’t harmed his reputation in the least—except for some social media taunting from rival linebacker Adrián Bravo. Though they were once teammates, Adrián views Simeon as a traitor and the number-one name on the New Jersey Predators’ shit list. When animosity between the two NFL players reaches a boiling point on the field, culminating in a dirty fist fight, they’re both benched for six games and sentenced to joint community service teaching sullen, Brooklyn teens how to play ball. At first, they can barely stand to be in the same room, but running the camp forces them to shape up. With no choice but to work together, Simeon realizes Adrián is more than his alpha-jerk persona, and Adrián begins to question why he’s always had such strong feelings for the gorgeous QB…

Writing in the Dark, Dancing in The New Yorker

An Arlene Croce Reader

Author: Arlene Croce

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429930136

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 720

View: 3752

The best of America's best writer on dance "Theoretically, I am ready to go to anything-once. If it moves, I'm interested; if it moves to music, I'm in love." From 1973 until 1996 Arlene Croce was The New Yorker's dance critic, a post created for her. Her entertaining, forthright, passionate reviews and essays have revealed the logic and history of ballet, modern dance, and their postmodern variants to a generation of theatergoers. This volume contains her most significant and provocative pieces-over a fourth have never appeared in book form-writings that reverberate with consequence and controversy for the state of the art today.

The Outrun: A Memoir

Author: Amy Liptrot

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393609006

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 5342

“The Outrun will no doubt sit alongside . . . Helen Macdonald’s H Is for Hawk—the sheer sensuality of Liptrot’s prose and her steely resolve immediately put her right up there with the best of the best.”—New Statesman When Amy Liptrot returns to Orkney after more than a decade away, she is drawn back to the Outrun on the sheep farm where she grew up. Approaching the land that was once home, memories of her childhood merge with the recent events that have set her on this journey. Amy was shaped by the cycle of the seasons, birth and death on the farm, and her father’s mental illness, which were as much a part of her childhood as the wild, carefree existence on Orkney. But as she grew up, she longed to leave this remote life. She moved to London and found herself in a hedonistic cycle. Unable to control her drinking, alcohol gradually took over. Now thirty, she finds herself washed up back home on Orkney, standing unstable at the cliff edge, trying to come to terms with what happened to her in London. Spending early mornings swimming in the bracingly cold sea, the days tracking Orkney’s wildlife—puffins nesting on sea stacks, arctic terns swooping close enough to feel their wings—and nights searching the sky for the Merry Dancers, Amy slowly makes the journey toward recovery from addiction. The Outrun is a beautiful, inspiring book about living on the edge, about the pull between island and city, and about the ability of the sea, the land, the wind, and the moon to restore life and renew hope. A Guardian Best Nonfiction Book of 2016 Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller New Statesman Book of the Year

Jagged Edge

Author: Cara Carnes

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976028953

Category:

Page: 318

View: 8776

Mary "The Edge" Reynolds is the most sought-after back office operative around-the creative genius pulling the ultimate bad-asses out of impossible situations. She's never failed on a mission, and she's not about to fail on the most important mission ever-keeping her newly designed security system safe. Relying on others isn't in her nature, but the newly formed Arsenal is her only hope for escape when she's kidnapped. She is the Edge. The Edge never breaks. Never quits. Dylan Mason and his brothers have put everything on the line to form The Arsenal. When the paramilitary arena is rocked by Edge's capture, he'll do whatever it takes to get the fearless operative back, but his wary heart isn't ready to handle the vulnerable woman buried beneath the hardened shell. Getting her back was simple. Keeping her and her "security system" HERA out of enemy hands is another story. Together they must hunt down the faction behind her capture and subsequent torture to keep HERA from becoming an unstoppable terroristic threat. What they uncover could destroy them both.

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 052543285X

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 7488

Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

Made to Stick

Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

Author: Chip Heath,Dan Heath

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588365964

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 2202

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The instant classic about why some ideas thrive, why others die, and how to improve your idea’s chances—essential reading in the “fake news” era. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Chip Heath and Dan Heath's Switch. Mark Twain once observed, “A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on.” His observation rings true: Urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus news stories circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas—entrepreneurs, teachers, politicians, and journalists—struggle to make them “stick.” In Made to Stick, Chip and Dan Heath reveal the anatomy of ideas that stick and explain ways to make ideas stickier, such as applying the human scale principle, using the Velcro Theory of Memory, and creating curiosity gaps. Along the way, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds—from the infamous “kidney theft ring” hoax to a coach’s lessons on sportsmanship to a vision for a new product at Sony—draw their power from the same six traits. Made to Stick will transform the way you communicate. It’s a fast-paced tour of success stories (and failures): the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who drank a glass of bacteria to prove a point about stomach ulcers; the charities who make use of the Mother Teresa Effect; the elementary-school teacher whose simulation actually prevented racial prejudice. Provocative, eye-opening, and often surprisingly funny, Made to Stick shows us the vital principles of winning ideas—and tells us how we can apply these rules to making our own messages stick.

The Bonniest Companie

Author: Kathleen Jamie

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509801707

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

View: 3830

In her extraordinary collection, Kathleen Jamie examines her native Scotland - a country at once wild and contained, rural and urban - and her place within it. In the author's own words: '2014 was a year of tremendous energy in my native Scotland, and knowing I wanted to embrace that energy and participate in my own way, I resolved to write a poem a week, and follow the cycle of the year.' The poems also venture into childhood and family memory - and look to ahead to the future. The Bonniest Companie is a visionary response to a year shaped and charged by both local and global forces, and will stand as a remarkable document of our times.

Holy Ghost

Author: John Sandford

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735217335

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 937

Virgil Flowers investigates a miracle--and a murder--in the wickedly entertaining new thriller from the master of "pure reading pleasure" (Booklist) Pinion, Minnesota: a metropolis of all of seven hundred souls, for which the word "moribund" might have been invented. Nothing ever happened there and nothing ever would--until the mayor of sorts (campaign slogan: "I'll Do What I Can") and a buddy come up with a scheme to put Pinion on the map. They'd heard of a place where a floating image of the Virgin Mary had turned the whole town into a shrine, attracting thousands of pilgrims. And all those pilgrims needed food, shelter, all kinds of crazy things, right? They'd all get rich! What could go wrong? When the dead body shows up, they find out, and that's only the beginning of their troubles--and Virgil Flowers'--as they are all about to discover all too soon.

An Unsuitable Heir

Author: KJ Charles

Publisher: Loveswept

ISBN: 0399593985

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

View: 1643

A private detective finds passion, danger, and the love of a lifetime when he hunts down a lost earl in Victorian London. On the trail of an aristocrat’s secret son, enquiry agent Mark Braglewicz finds his quarry in a music hall, performing as a trapeze artist with his twin sister. Graceful, beautiful, elusive, and strong, Pen Starling is like nobody Mark’s ever met—and everything he’s ever wanted. But the long-haired acrobat has an earldom and a fortune to claim. Pen doesn’t want to live as any sort of man, least of all a nobleman. The thought of being wealthy, titled, and always in the public eye is horrifying. He likes his life now—his days on the trapeze, his nights with Mark. And he won’t be pushed into taking a title that would destroy his soul. But there’s a killer stalking London’s foggy streets, and more lives than just Pen’s are at risk. Mark decides he must force the reluctant heir from music hall to manor house, to save Pen’s neck. Betrayed by the one man he thought he could trust, Pen never wants to see his lover again. But when the killer comes after him, Pen must find a way to forgive—or he might not live long enough for Mark to make amends. Don’t miss any of the captivating Sins of the Cities novels: AN UNSEEN ATTRACTION | AN UNNATURAL VICE | AN UNSUITABLE HEIR “The writing is witty and captivating and the worldbuilding is meticulous as [KJ Charles] brings to life a richly diverse London, from dusty taxidermist shops to riotous acrobat shows.”—RT Book Reviews, on An Unseen Attraction “A plot that’s unabashed pulp, made poignant by its effects on the two bruised souls at its center.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review), on An Unseen Attraction And look for the enticing Society of Gentlemen series by KJ Charles: THE RUIN OF GABRIEL ASHLEIGH | A FASHIONABLE INDULGENCE | A SEDITIOUS AFFAIR | A GENTLEMAN’S POSITION “I’ll read anything KJ Charles writes!”—New York Times bestselling author Kate Pearce “KJ Charles has long been one of my favorite authors.”—USA Today bestselling author Carole Mortimer This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

The Order of Things

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134499140

Category: Philosophy

Page: 448

View: 373

When one defines "order" as a sorting of priorities, it becomes beautifully clear as to what Foucault is doing here. With virtuoso showmanship, he weaves an intensely complex history of thought. He dips into literature, art, economics and even biology in The Order of Things, possibly one of the most significant, yet most overlooked, works of the twentieth century. Eclipsed by his later work on power and discourse, nonetheless it was The Order of Things that established Foucault's reputation as an intellectual giant. Pirouetting around the outer edge of language, Foucault unsettles the surface of literary writing. In describing the limitations of our usual taxonomies, he opens the door onto a whole new system of thought, one ripe with what he calls "exotic charm". Intellectual pyrotechnics from the master of critical thinking, this book is crucial reading for those who wish to gain insight into that odd beast called Postmodernism, and a must for any fan of Foucault.