The Wild Bunch

Suddenly a new West had emergedSuddenly it was sundown for nine menSuddenly their day was overSuddenly the sky was bathed in blood Warner Bros.-Seven Arts presents A Phil Feldman Production THE WILD BUNCH starringWilliam Holden, Robert Ryan, Ernest Borgnine, Edmond O’Brien, Warren Oates Released through Warner-PathéPanavision®, Technicolor®
Views: 520

Catwalk

IN Catwalk, DEBORAH GREGORY creates a new YA series that takes her famously upbeat urban voice and combines it with the appeal of Project Runway and America's Next Top Model. Catwalk follows Pashmina, Felinez, Angora, and Aphro, four best friends at Manhattan's Fashion International High School who are about to enter the contest of their lives. Each year, students split up into Fashion Houses and compete to design, produce, and show fully original fashion lines. The winner gets a scholarship, a professional show, and a real shot at a career in fashion. Bouncy, smart, and nearly irresistible, Catwalk is a fierce introduction to a fashion world where fabulosity trumps waist size, and there truly is room for everyone.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Views: 71

Is This Your First War?

Less than a year before 9/11, Michael Petrou trekked through al Qaeda's backyard in the Tribal Areas of Pakistan. He was back in Central Asia within weeks of the attacks -- this time as a reporter, slipping into Afghanistan as rockets and tracer bullets lit up the night sky, carrying notebooks, stolen blankets, and a satellite phone.  In the decade that followed, Petrou has repeatedly returned to the greater Middle East, where political Islam, liberalism, ethnic and religious nationalism, and Western military intervention shape and batter the lives of those who live there. In the process, Petrou has established himself as one of Canada's premier foreign correspondents.  Petrou details a world in the midst of great turmoil and tells the stories of people who have long been held down by dictatorship and extremism and who are finally beginning to shake themselves free.
Views: 68

Million Dollar Baby

"In this remarkable collection . . . the spirit of Hemingway lives on." —The Wall Street JournalF. X. Toole knew boxing. Between bouts, he wrote, and two years before his death he published this collection of stories, giving readers an unprecedented look at the gritty life around the ring.He tells of a cutman with a sweet tooth, young fighters with dreams of celebrity, and a talented boxer who goes to Atlantic City for his biggest bout, only to be humiliated by the prejudices of a callous promoter. In "Million $$$ Baby," the inspiration for the Oscar-winning Clint Eastwood film, an aged trainer takes on a female fighter, guiding her through disappointment, pain, and tragedy. And in "Rope Burns," Toole realizes his epic vision, showing that even the purest fighter can succumb to the pressures of the world outside the sport. Throughout these stories, boxing's violence is redeemed by the respect these men and women share, as they strap on gloves and prepare their...
Views: 59

Who's 'Bout to Bounce?

Dorinda's dance teacher tells her that she's got what it takes to audition as a back-up dancer for the singing sensation Money Monique. This is Dorinda's chance to really make it. But since Dorinda has always been the best dancer in the Cheetah Girls, she's been the one to make up the group's "phat" dance moves. If she gets chosen to tour with Money Monique, she'll have to leave the Cheetah Girls and Mrs. Bosco, her foster mother, behind.
Views: 53

Hey, Ho, Hollywood!

The hairdresser of Galleria's mom, Pepto B., gets a tip. Kahlua, the teenage R&B diva whose last single topped the charts, is coming to town. The Cheetahs hatch a plan—"Mission Kahlua"—in which they rock Pepto B.'s salon with their newest song, "More Pounce to the Ounce." Kahlua hooks up a meeting with her record label executives in Hollywood. The girls snag a record deal and are ready to prove to the world that every cheetah has its day!
Views: 52

Red Love

A brilliant tragicomedy based on the most infamous espionage trial of the twentieth centuryThirty years after they walked hand in hand to the electric chair, sentenced to die for giving the gift of the atom bomb to the Soviet Union, Solomon and Dolores Rubell are the targets of a new investigation—conducted not by the FBI, or some paranoid Senate subcommittee, but by Gerald Lerner, boyhood Communist and author of such classic chronicles of the American Jewish experience as Hot Pastrami Sandwich and Kosher and Topless. What does Gerald hope to find, all these years later, by placing ads in the Jewish Daily Forward and Screw seeking former Soviet spies willing to chat?The short answer: His sanity.With a gleam in its eye and tenderness in its heart, David Evanier's irreverent and incisive novel peers into one of the darkest chapters in American history—the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg on charges of spying for the Soviet Union. Because, as Suzie...
Views: 46

A Little Princess

Sara Crewe is a student at Miss Minchin’s fancy boarding school. She has the very best of everything. But when her rich father dies, she’s left without a penny. Now Sara lives in the school’s cold attic and works for crusts of bread. With some help from a secret friend and a touch of magic, Sara’s world is about to change in ways she never dreamed. An adaptation of the classic novel that’s just right for young readers!
Views: 43