Tales of the City Episode 5: Trick or Treat in Suburbia

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: Random House

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Category: Fiction

Page: 14500

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Episode 5: Trick or Treat in Suburbia In which DeDe returns from the fat farm looking, and feeling, fabulous. The infamous Jockey Shorts dance competition has unexpected consequences and Mona has suprise visitor from her past. Welcome to Tales of the City. San Francisco 1976: a golden city of freedom, adventure and possibility. But, as naïve small-town girl Mary Ann finds out, it can be hard to find your place in a strange new city - especially when the supermarket is a pick up joint and a Jockey Shorts dance contest can make or break a relationship. Luckily for Mary Ann, she finds the perfect home at 28 Barbary Lane where the dysfunctional residents form an unconventional family of waifs and strays. Mona the cynic, Michael 'Mouse' Tolliver the romantic looking for love and DeDe the jaded debutante, all watched over by the eccentric and mysterious Anna Madrigal. Get addicted to these characters in six short, funny and heartbreaking episodes.

The Complete Actors' Television Credits, 1948-1988: Actors

Author: James Robert Parish

Publisher: Complete Actors' Television Cr

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 518

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Chronicles the individual performances of 1,587 performers from 1948 to 1988 (including cartoon, pilot, variety, telefilm, and documentary credits). While only a few reference sources deserve to be called essential, this important work justifies superlatives. --ARBA

Internet Comedy Television Series, 1997-2015

Author: Vincent Terrace

Publisher: McFarland

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 380

View: 461

Created around the world and available only on the web, Internet "television" series are independently produced, mostly low budget shows that often feature talented but unknown performers. Typically financed through crowd-funding, they are filmed with borrowed equipment and volunteer casts and crews, and viewers find them through word of mouth or by chance. The fourth in a series covering Internet TV, this book takes a comprehensive look at 1,121 comedy series produced exclusively for online audiences. Alphabetical entries provide websites, dates, casts, credits, episode lists and storylines.

Doug Pratt's DVD

Movies, Television, Music, Art, Adult, and More!

Author: Douglas Pratt

Publisher: UNET 2 Corporation

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Category: Performing Arts

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Doug Pratt is the leading reviewer of DVDs, a contributor to Rolling Stone, and editor and publisher of The DVD-Laserdisc Newsletter. Choice says, "Pratt's writing is amusing, comprehensive and informative." Rolling Stone calls this two-volume set, "the gold standard on all things DVD." The set is unique in giving space to non-feature-film DVDs, the fastest growing area of the market. Not just a reference book, it's also good reading.

Trick, Treat, Transgress

The Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror as a Popular-Culture History of the Digital Age

Author: Sandra Danneil

Publisher: Schüren Verlag

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 316

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The Simpsons are not only the world's most famous TV family; they are also the protagonists of one of the longest-lasting animation programs in US television. Over the course of the past thirty years, the yellow five from Springfield have become an indispensable part of American popular culture which still turns academics into fans and inspires fans to research the objects of their fascination. This book focuses on the Halloween Special TREEHOUSE OF HORROR, a part of THE SIMPSONS which research has largely left unnoticed. If THE SIMPSONS revolutionized how we look through television at US-American culture and society, TREEHOUSE OF HORROR has changed the way we re-member popular-culture history by way of horror traditions. This study demonstrates how Matt Groening's cartoon shows have painted a yellow archive of the digital age.

Is Superman Circumcised?

The Complete Jewish History of the World's Greatest Hero

Author: Roy Schwartz

Publisher: McFarland

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 374

View: 289

Superman is the original superhero, an American icon, and arguably the most famous character in the world--and he's Jewish! Introduced in June 1938, the Man of Steel was created by two Jewish teens, Jerry Siegel, the son of immigrants from Eastern Europe, and Joe Shuster, an immigrant. They based their hero's origin story on Moses, his strength on Samson, his mission on the golem, and his nebbish secret identity on themselves. They made him a refugee fleeing catastrophe on the eve of World War II and sent him to tear Nazi tanks apart nearly two years before the US joined the war. In the following decades, Superman's mostly Jewish writers, artists, and editors continued to borrow Jewish motifs for their stories, basing Krypton's past on Genesis and Exodus, its society on Jewish culture, the trial of Lex Luthor on Adolf Eichmann's, and a future holiday celebrating Superman on Passover. A fascinating journey through comic book lore, American history, and Jewish tradition, this book examines the entirety of Superman's career from 1938 to date, and is sure to give readers a newfound appreciation for the Mensch of Steel!

CMJ New Music Report

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Page: 28

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CMJ New Music Report is the primary source for exclusive charts of non-commercial and college radio airplay and independent and trend-forward retail sales. CMJ's trade publication, compiles playlists for college and non-commercial stations; often a prelude to larger success.

Second City Television

A History and Episode Guide

Author: Jeff Robbins

Publisher: McFarland

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 291

View: 105

This work offers a complete episode guide and comprehensive history of Second City Television. The influential Canadian sketch comedy series created dozens of memorable characters (i.e. station president Guy Caballero and showbiz mogul Johnny LaRue) and featured well-known performers such as John Candy, Catherine O’Hara, and Martin Short, at the height of their comedic careers. Presenting a thorough summary and review for each of SCTV’s 135 episodes, the author traces the initial appearance and evolution of some of comedy’s best known television characters and sketches. Two appendices provide guides to the program’s compilation shows and recently released boxed sets on DVD.

Alternate Channels

The Uncensored Story of Gay and Lesbian Images on Radio and Television

Author: Steven Capsuto

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 495

View: 442

Explores the evolution of homosexual portrayals on America's airwaves, from its strictly tabooed status, to its earliest uses of innuendo and stereotypes, through the emerging gay rights movements, to the works of the present day. Original.

CMJ New Music Report

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Page: 28

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CMJ New Music Report is the primary source for exclusive charts of non-commercial and college radio airplay and independent and trend-forward retail sales. CMJ's trade publication, compiles playlists for college and non-commercial stations; often a prelude to larger success.

Billboard

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Page: 76

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Stephen King

A Literary Companion

Author: Rocky Wood

Publisher: McFarland

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

View: 728

This companion provides a two-part introduction to best-selling author Stephen King, whose enormous popularity over the years has gained him an audience well beyond readers of horror fiction, the genre with which he is most often associated. Part I considers the reception of King’s work, the film adaptations that they gave rise to, the fictional worlds in which some of his novels are set, and the more useful approaches to King’s varied corpus. Part II consists of entries for each series, novel, story, screenplay and even poem, including works never published or produced, as well as characters and settings.

CMJ New Music Report

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Page: 28

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CMJ New Music Report is the primary source for exclusive charts of non-commercial and college radio airplay and independent and trend-forward retail sales. CMJ's trade publication, compiles playlists for college and non-commercial stations; often a prelude to larger success.

CMJ New Music Report

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Page: 32

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CMJ New Music Report is the primary source for exclusive charts of non-commercial and college radio airplay and independent and trend-forward retail sales. CMJ's trade publication, compiles playlists for college and non-commercial stations; often a prelude to larger success.

CMJ New Music Report

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Page: 28

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CMJ New Music Report is the primary source for exclusive charts of non-commercial and college radio airplay and independent and trend-forward retail sales. CMJ's trade publication, compiles playlists for college and non-commercial stations; often a prelude to larger success.

Best Life

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Page: 128

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Best Life magazine empowers men to continually improve their physical, emotional and financial well-being to better enjoy the most rewarding years of their life.

Billboard

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Page: 98

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

New York Magazine

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Page: 130

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.