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Ball Above All


Ball Above All


$44.51


Bounce it off his head, cross him up, leave him, then flush. Come down on the break, throw it off the glass (to yourself), and catch one over two mugs. Pop the collar then tell the crowd to shut up. This is basketball like you’ve never seen it before. From playground gods, to stars in the ‘L’, to the hottest hip-hop artists, Ball Above All is straight from the street. Step into the rides, check out the tattoos, see what you’ve only heard about. Footage of the best dunkers in the world, crazy handle and Oh My God, no he didn’t! moves. Playground highlights so ridiculous the warning should read Don’t try this at home on the front of this box. HoopsTV.com collected the best footage from runs in New York, L.A, Chicago, Houston, Philly, Atlanta, D.C. and more, and combined them all one tape.

Beast


Beast


$4.99


Mixed martial arts is the fastest-growing sport in America; all over the country new gyms are popping up and new viewers are tuning in to UFC matches. Although some dismiss it as brutal combat, its fighters are among the most dedicated athletes in any arena. But MMA also takes a heavy toll on the body, and it’s a rare fighter who can earn a living in the sport’s top ranks. Beast follows four high-level fighters at the gym American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida. Author Doug Merlino had unprecedented access, training alongside the men for two years, traveling to their matches, and eating in their homes. Mirsad Bektic is a young Bosnian refugee who started in karate as a boy in Nebraska and dreams of stardom. Jeff Monson is a battered veteran at forty-one, an outspoken, tattooed anarchist enjoying a bizarre burst of celebrity in Russia. Steve Mocco is a newcomer-a former Olympic wrestler from a close-knit, intellectual family. Finally, there’s Daniel Straus, an ex-con who has fought his way from nothing up to title contention. All will experience electrifying highs and career lows, and Merlino is there every step of the way. But along with blood-spattered front-row access, Merlino brings us a blunt examination of the history, culture, business, and meaning of professional cage fighting. Beast is a book for both the uninitiated and the hard-core fan, a fascinating journey into an often misunderstood world.

Body Bizarre, Body Beautiful


Body Bizarre, Body Beautiful


$24.05


Tattoos, body piercings, wild hairstyles – people all over the world have been decorating and changing their bodies for as long as anyone can remember. Body Bizarre, Body Beautiful fills you in on the how, why, and when of what people have done in the past, and what they’re doing now.

Body Bizarre, Body Beautiful


Body Bizarre, Body Beautiful


$1.99


Tattoos, body piercings, wild hairstyles – people all over the world have been decorating and changing their bodies for as long as anyone can remember. Body Bizarre, Body Beautiful fills you in on the how, why, and when of what people have done in the past, and what they’re doing now.

Compact


Compact


$15


Maurice Roche has been called “the most interesting novelist in France” (TriQuarterly), and Compact “one of the classics of our modernity” (Le Figaro).Certainly, Compact is one of the most compellingly original works of fiction of the postwar period. Composed-as if a musical score-of six intertwining narratives (each distinguished by its own voice, tense, and typeface), Compact has lost none of its remarkable freshness or groundbreaking innovation since its first appearance in 1966. But along with its striking originality, Compact is also a work rich in off-beat humor and great humanity. Compact is the story of a blind man living in a city of his own imagining. Confined to his deathbed, he engages in mental walks through the world’s capitals. These sightless excursions explode in a plethora of musical arrangements, sexual encounters, and mysterious funeral rites. Meanwhile, a Japanese collector and his transvestite assistant watch over the blind man in exchange-upon the latter’s death-for his magnificent tattooed skin. As a further ordeal, the protagonist finds himself prey to the whims of a sadistic French girl in the next apartment. A novelistic tour-de-force, Compact fully bears out La Tribune de Geneve’s judgment of Maurice Roche’s work as “the most important literary upheaval to hit France in the last decade.” “Maurice Roche is probably the most interesting novelist in France-interesting and truly gifted. . He is a writer’s writer creating novels for tomorrow out of a profound awareness of yesterday’s art.” (David Hayman, TriQuarterly) “This ‘compact’ text reflects Roche’s impressive virtuosity and soaring imagination in his experimentations with form and style. . An intriguing and demanding yet very interesting novel.” (Books Abroad) “Maurice Roche’s Compact. is a difficult yet very significant work. . Polizzotti’s remarkably successful translation, which respects all these

Criminal


Criminal


$9.99


Terra Elan McVoy, NOOK Book (eBook), English-language edition, Pub by Simon Pulse on 05-07-2013

Babylon A.D.


Babylon A.D.


$5.46


In sci-fi thriller BABYLON A.D, Vin Diesel’s Toorop is an antihero who quotes the best of cinema’s bad boys from films such as THE GODFATHER and SCARFACE. But all the tattooed muscleman really wants to do is leave poverty- and violence-ridden Russia and return to his family’s home in upstate New York. However, he has been banned from his native America, so when a Russian mobster (a prosthetic-enhanced Grard Depardieu) offers him a job and a forged passport that will take him back home, he agrees, even though the mission seems close to suicide. He takes a strangely gifted orphan named Aurora (Melanie Thierry) from a Mongolian convent to Harlem, his only help being a nun-though it is a nun played by action star Michelle Yeoh. Thugs attack them on every leg of their journey, following them as they take car, train, sub, and snowmobile to ensure Aurora’s safety. BABYLON A.D works best when it’s revealing facets of its futuristic world, from the refugee-camp look of Russia to the high-tech gloss of a 22-million-people-strong New York City. Production designers Sonja Klaus and Paul Cross, as well as director Mathieu Kassovitz (GOTHIKA), deserve praise for creating settings that evoke memories of dystopian films from BLADE RUNNER to CHILDREN OF MEN. Kassovitz, who is most familiar to audiences as the object of affection in AMELIE, also adapted the script from the Maurice G. Dantec novel BABYLON BABIES with Eric Besnard. The book weighed in at over 500 pages, so there are times when it feels like something is missing in BABYLON A.D. with its brief 90-minute run time. In small roles, Depardieu and French favorite Charlotte Rampling (who plays a mysterious religious leader) provide substance and gravitas.

Celebrating Guadalupe


Celebrating Guadalupe


$1.99


The Virgin of Guadalupe has found her way into the hearts and lives of people all over the world. Much more than just a religious symbol, she has embodied protective love and cultural pride for her many followers since she first appeared to humble Juan Diego outside Mexico City in 1531. Her image has endured and gone on to grace the banners of 19th-century Mexican revolutionaries and César Chávez’s United Farm Workers Movement. Today, we not only find her in churches throughout North America and beyond, but also in people’s homes, cars, and tattoos, on devotional candles, tote bags, folk art, and much more. Jacqueline Dunnington and photographer Charles Mann have collaborated once again to create this stunning celebration of “Our Lady” in the lives of her people. 50 photographs.

Eve's Hollywood


Eve’s Hollywood


$16.91


Journalist, party girl, bookworm, muse, artist: by the time she’d hit thirty, Eve Babitz had been all of these things. Immortalized as the nude beauty facing Duchamp over a chessboard and as one of Ed Ruscha’s Five 1965 Girlfriends, it turns out that Babitz was a writer with stories of her own. In Eve’s Hollywood she gives us indelible snapshots of southern California’s haute bohemians, of surpassingly lovely high school ing?nues (“people with brains went to New York and people with faces came West”) and enviably tattooed Chicanas, of burnt-out rock stars in the Chateau Marmont. In her deceptively conversational prose, we are brought along on a ride through an LA of perpetual delight: to a joint serving the perfect taquito, to the corner of La Brea and Sunset where we make eye contact with a rollerskating hooker, through the Watts Towers, and shopping at Central Market. This “daughter of the wasteland” is here to show us that her city is no wasteland at all, but a glowing landscape, swaying with fruit trees and bougainvillea, buffeted by earthquakes and Santa Ana winds. By the end, there is little doubt that Babitz herself is proof there’s more to Hollywood than meets the eye.

Clark Kiwi Clan


Clark Kiwi Clan


$13.95


CLARK KIWI CLAN tells the true story of Captain Hugh Clark, who left Scotland as a cabin boy in 1829, and became a Master Mariner sailing the Pacific Ocean between Australia, America and New Zealand; transporting gold miners, militia, and Aborigines. His skill outran hurricanes, his stamina survived shipwrecks, and four brave Maori women saved him from drowning. Told using historical documents, family photos and contemporary illustrations, the reader is immersed into the real world of the early pioneers. The Sea is a harsh mistress, and although Captain Hugh sailed many sunny days, he finally felt the full fury of her tempest. His tragic death left three young orphans struggling to build early New Zealand, and fighting in the savage Maori Wars, where you might become the enemy’s lunch. Arriving from Scotland, Elizabeth Clark found herself in the middle of a battle. Her mother sat on their suitcase in the middle of the beach and wept, lamenting that the ferocious tattooed Maori warriors leaping nearby made “this place much worse than America and the Red Indians!” The family dug for Kauri gum, risked all in the gold mines, and speculated on the future of fledging settlements. Their documented court cases include bankruptcy, fraud, horse theft, and drunks fighting with the bailiff over the repossession of their sleeping blankets. The genealogical tables index all of Captain Clark’s descendants, including those brave soldiers who gave lives in war. The book finishes with a comic pictorial History of Scotland, Clan Cameron, and the Highland Feuds that give an entertaining background to the Sept of Clark, which became the Clark Kiwi Clan. This is not a novel; this is the Clark family history! (406 PAGES. 326 MAPS, PHOTOS & ILLUSTRATIONS.)

Light Freights


Light Freights


$14.14


This early work by William Wymark Jacobs was originally published in 1911 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. ‘Light Freights’ is a collection of short stories that contains tales such as ‘An Odd Freak’, ‘Private Clothes’ and ‘Sam’s Boy’. Jacobs worked as a clerk in the civil service before turning to writing in his late twenties, publishing his first short story in 1895. Most of Jacobs’ work appeared before the onset of World War I, and although the majority of his output was humorous in tone, he is best-remembered now for his macabre tales, particularly those contained in his 1902 collection The Lady of the Barge, such as ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ and ‘The Toll House’.

Graffiti Lives


Graffiti Lives


$30.25


On the sides of buildings, on bridges, billboards, mailboxes, and street signs, and especially in the subway and train tunnels, graffiti covers much of New York City. Love it or hate it, graffiti, from the humble tag to the intricate piece (short for masterpiece), is an undeniable part of the cityscape. In Graffiti Lives, Gregory J. Snyder offers a fascinating and rare look into this world of contemporary graffiti culture. A world in which kids, often, shoplift for spray paint, scale impossibly high places to find a great spot to? get up,? run from the police, journey into underground train tunnels, fight over turf, and spend countless hours perfecting their style. Over the ten years Snyder studied this culture he even created a few works himself (under the moniker? GWIZ?), found himself serving as a lookout for other artists engaged in this illegal activity, spent time in the train tunnels in search of new work, created a blackbook for writers to tag, and took countless photographs to document this world?over sixty included in the book.A combination of amazing? flicks? and exhilarating prose, Graffiti Lives is ultimately an exploration into how graffiti writers define themselves. Snyder details that writers are not bound together by appearance or language or birthplace or class but by what they do. And what they do is reach for fame, painting their names as prominently as they can. What?s more, he discovers that, though many public officials think graffiti writing will only lead to other criminal activity, many graffiti writers have turned their youthful exploits into adult careers?from professional aerosol muralists and fine artists to designers of all kinds, employed in such fields as tattooing, studio art, magazine production, fashion, and guerilla marketing. In fact, some of the artists featured have gone on to international acclaim and to their own gallery shows. Snyder?s illuminating work shows that getting up tags, throw-ups

Hulk Hogans Main Event


Hulk Hogans Main Event


$16.8


Get pumped and bring the pain in the first full-body wrestling game on Kinect for Xbox 360! Hulk Hogans Main Event is an epic no-holds barred fighter that lets Hulkamaniacs train with wrestling icon Hulk Hogan himself. As your mentor, Hulk will help you build your own wrestling personality and school you in the art of showmanship to win over the crowd. Entertain roaring fans with brutal stunts, combos, even devastating chair hits, that will knock your opponent to the mat or out of the ring. The crazier and wilder your motions, the more high impact your wrestling performance is in your living room ring! Hulk Hogans Main Event features: Hulk Hogan, wrestling icon and global sensation, mentors you so you can give the best show for the crowd. Perform 50+ jaw dropping special attacks and stunts. Pump up the crowd with destructive combos and finishing moves: pile drivers, chair smash, body slam, clotheslineDeliver it all like you mean it! Design your wrestling superstar: Create your king of the ring by choosing ethnicity, body type, face, hair style and tattoos, then customize his outfit to your liking Its all about showmanship so get the crowd roaring to earn higher scores and better status. Perform in 9 exciting venues including the backyard, local gym and mega stadium in front of a massive crowd. Use a variety of damaging props and objects including metal chairs and ladders to excite the fans and win the match. Xbox LIVE Leaderboards showcase Stunt of the Day and All Time Best Stunts from players nationwide. Multiple Gameplay Modes extend the challenge: Campaign the crowd on their feet. Competitive Quick Stunt Hardcore Tutorial Replay Highlights

Calendar Boys-February: Mine


Calendar Boys-February: Mine


$5


Vampire Erik Haden has been tracking hunter Travis Canavan for weeks, watching him, learning his every move. On the eve before Valentine’s Day, the hunt is over. Within the walls of BDSM club, Bound, Erik approaches Travis and makes an offer he can’t refuse. All he wants is one night with both Travis and the exotic male pet he leads around on a leash, a beautiful tattooed vampire that captivates Erik at first sight. At least. that’s all Travis thinks he wants. Genres: Gay / Dark Fantasy / Vampire / BDSM / Menage (M/M/M) / Group Sex / Exhibitionism / Public Places / Series

Misunderstood


Misunderstood


$42.1


This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 Excerpt: .and trumpeting loudly through them; causing the horse to start so violently, that little Miles was almost pitched out. Then, in shutting it up again, he dropped it into the road, and they had to wait while he got out, and picked it up. All this causing a delay, Peter was told on arriving at the cottage, that Virginie had already been there, but that, finding she was too soon, she had walked on to the village, and was to call again in a few minutes. This information he gathered from a woman who was standing at the gate, and who assisted the children to alight. Then, having deposited them safely, Peter drove off; and Humphrey, brandishing his trumpet, rushed down the little garden, and beat a thundering tattoo on old Dyson’s door. But loud as it was, it did not make any impression on the deaf old man, who was sitting in his arm-chair, indulging in an. afternoon nap. One minute Humphrey waited, and then his patience gave way. He raised the latch, and the two children entered the cottage. He’s asleep,’ whispered Miles. ‘You must go and give him a little shake,’ said Humphrey. Miles advanced timidly. He didn’t much like the job, but disobedience to Humphrey was a thing he never dreamt of. Humphrey hid the trumpet behind him, and waited eagerly. Miles’s gentle shake produced no effect at all; Dyson only smiled pleasantly in his sleep. ‘Shake his hand,’ said Humphrey. Miles looked doubtfully at the horny hand lying on the arm of the chair, and flushed a little as he put his tiny fingers upon it. But the old man did not move. ‘Harder!’ cried Humphrey. Miles exerted himself to the utmost, and succeeded better, for the old man turned over to one side of his chair, and lifted his head a little. Miles retreated a few steps. But it was a M false alarm, for old Dyson’s

Misunderstood


Misunderstood


$14.14


This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 Excerpt: .and trumpeting loudly through them; causing the horse to start so violently, that little Miles was almost pitched out. Then, in shutting it up again, he dropped it into the road, and they had to wait while he got out, and picked it up. All this causing a delay, Peter was told on arriving at the cottage, that Virginie had already been there, but that, finding she was too soon, she had walked on to the village, and was to call again in a few minutes. This information he gathered from a woman who was standing at the gate, and who assisted the children to alight. Then, having deposited them safely, Peter drove off; and Humphrey, brandishing his trumpet, rushed down the little garden, and beat a thundering tattoo on old Dyson’s door. But loud as it was, it did not make any impression on the deaf old man, who was sitting in his arm-chair, indulging in an. afternoon nap. One minute Humphrey waited, and then his patience gave way. He raised the latch, and the two children entered the cottage. He’s asleep,’ whispered Miles. ‘You must go and give him a little shake,’ said Humphrey. Miles advanced timidly. He didn’t much like the job, but disobedience to Humphrey was a thing he never dreamt of. Humphrey hid the trumpet behind him, and waited eagerly. Miles’s gentle shake produced no effect at all; Dyson only smiled pleasantly in his sleep. ‘Shake his hand,’ said Humphrey. Miles looked doubtfully at the horny hand lying on the arm of the chair, and flushed a little as he put his tiny fingers upon it. But the old man did not move. ‘Harder!’ cried Humphrey. Miles exerted himself to the utmost, and succeeded better, for the old man turned over to one side of his chair, and lifted his head a little. Miles retreated a few steps. But it was a M false alarm, for old Dyson’s

Breaking Nova


Breaking Nova


$3.74


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Ella and Micha series comes a powerful story of love, healing, and impossible choices. BREAKING NOVANova Reed used to have dreams-of becoming a famous drummer, of marrying her true love. But all of that was taken away in an instant. Now she’s getting by as best she can, though sometimes that means doing things the old Nova would never do. Things that are slowly eating away at her spirit. Every day blends into the next. until she meets Quinton Carter. His intense, honey brown eyes instantly draw her in, and he looks just about as broken as she feels inside. Quinton once got a second chance at life-but he doesn’t want it. The tattoos on his arm are a constant reminder of what he’s done, what he’s lost. He’s sworn to never allow happiness into his life. but then beautiful, sweet Nova makes him smile. He knows he’s too damaged to get close to her, yet she’s the only one who can make him feel alive again. Quinton will have to decide: does he deserve to start over? Or should he pay for his past forever?

Forever Is Now


Forever Is Now


$5.99


K. Vale, NOOK Book (eBook),Series: Shooting Stars 1, English-language edition, Pub by Liquid Silver Books on 09-09-2013

Beautiful Oblivion


Beautiful Oblivion


$15.66


The Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster phenomenon continues in the first heart-pounding new adult romance in The Maddox Brothers series. Fiercely independent Camille? Cami? Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before she could drive, and moved into her own apartment after her freshman year of college. Now tending bar at The Red Door, Cami doesn?t have time for much else besides work and classes, until a trip to see her boyfriend is cancelled, leaving her with a first weekend off in almost a year. Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt. Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red. As the baby sister of four rowdy brothers, Cami believes she?ll have no problem keeping her new friendship with Trenton Maddox strictly platonic. But when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever?even if she is the only reason their already broken family could fall apart. In the first installment of the Maddox Brothers books, readers can experience the rush they felt readingBeautiful Disaster for the first time, all over again.

Encyclopedia of Body Adornment


Encyclopedia of Body Adornment


$88


People everywhere have attempted to change their bodies in an effort to meet their cultural standards of beauty, as well as their religious and/or social obligations. Often times, this modification or adornment of their bodies is part of the complex process of creating and re-creating personal and social identities. Body painting has probably been practiced since the Paleolithic as archaeological evidence indicates, and the earliest human evidence of tattooing goes back to the Neolithic with mummies found in Europe, Central Asia, the Andes and the Middle East. Adornments such as jewelry have been found in the earliest human graves and bodies unearthed from five thousand years ago show signs of intentional head shaping. It is clear that adorning and modifying the body is a central human practice. Over 200 entries address the major adornments and modifications, their historical and cross-cultural locations, and the major cultural groups and places in which body modification has been central to social and cultural practices. This encyclopedia also includes background information on the some of the central figures involved in creating and popularizing tattooing, piercing, and other body modifications in the modern world. Finally, the book addresses some of the major theoretical issues surrounding the temporary and permanent modification of the body, the laws and customs regarding the marking of the body, and the social movements that have influenced or embraced body modification, and those which have been affected by it. All cultures everywhere have attempted to change their body in an attempt to meet their cultural standards of beauty, as well as their religious and or social obligations. In addition, people modify and adorn their bodies as part of the complex process of creating and re-creating their personal and social identities. Body painting has probably been practiced since the Paleolithic as archaeological evidence indicates, and the earliest human

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