Books tagged: History & Criticism

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Dream Given Form, A

By Ensley F. Guffey & K. Dale Koontz

The only comprehensive critical guide to the beloved sci-fi phenomenon

A Dream Given Form provides an accessible, comprehensive, and critical look at Babylon 5, one of the most groundbreaking series of all time. Nearly 20 years after the show ended, this indispensable companion ... Read more

Elvis Is King

By Richard Crouse

 

An explosive, groundbreaking album that crowned a new king of rock in just 33 minutes

Before Elvis Costello was one of Rolling Stone’s greatest artists of all time, before he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he was Declan P. McManus, an office drone with ... Read more

Evenings and Weekends

By Andrew Baulcomb

Hamilton has always been known for its music scene. From blues singer Long John Baldry to punk rock groups like Teenage Head, musicians, and music have made their home here. But Andrew Baulcomb is charting a new group of performers in Evenings & Weekends. A generation of musicians ... Read more

Fresh at Twenty

By Kaitlin Fontana

 

Fresh at Twenty: The Oral History of Mint Records is first and foremost the story of an independent record label and the people who helped build it. But it’s also the story of a place and time in popular music — Vancouver through the 1990s and 2000s. Mint helped launch ... Read more

From Fire to Flood

By Kevin Longfield

Theatre as we know it started in Manitoba almost a century and a half ago. During that time it has produced some shining moments, some unforgettable characters, and some great stories: how two visionaries, Tom Hendry and John Hirsch, convinced Manitoba to embrace a theatre centre ... Read more

Gentlemen of the Shade

By Jen Sookfong Lee

 

Gus Van Sant’s film and the ’90s cult of the alternative

Gus Van Sant’s 1991 indie darling My Own Private Idaho perplexed and provoked, inspiring a new ethos for a new decade: being different was better than being good. Gentlemen of the Shade examines how the film was ... Read more

Goodbye, Guns N’ Roses

By Art Tavana

 

Goodbye, Guns N’ Roses transports the reader into a mind-altering trip through the colors, scandals, nihilism, and mythology that make Guns N’ Roses so much more than another “hair metal” band.

A valentine and a breakup letter to one of rock’s most controversial ... Read more