An ex-cop takes on the mafia in the blockbuster novel that kicks off the Marseilles trilogy with what “may be the most lyrical hard-boiled writing yet” (The Nation). In Jean-Claude Izzo’s “Mediterranean noir” mysteries, the city of Marseilles is explosive, breathtakingly beautiful, and deadly. Total Chaos introduces readers to Fabio Montale, a disenchanted cop who turns his back on a police force marred by corruption and racism and, in the name of friendship, takes the fight against the mafia into his own hands. Ugo, Manu, and Fabio grew up together on the mean streets of Marseilles where friendship means everything. They promised to stay true to one another and swore that nothing would break their bond. But people and circumstances change. Ugo and Manu have been drawn into the criminal underworld of Europe’s toughest and most violent city. When Manu is murdered and Ugo returns from abroad to avenge his friend’s death, only to be killed himself, it is left to the third in this trio, Det. Fabio Montale, to ensure justice is done. Despite warnings from both his colleagues in law enforcement and his acquaintances in the underworld, Montale cannot forget the promise he once made Manu and Ugo. He’s going to find their killer no matter the consequences. “One of the masterpieces of modern noir.” —The Washington Post “Like the best noir writers—and make no mistake, he is among the best—Izzo not only has a keen eye for detail . . . but also digs deep into what makes men weep.” —Time Out New York “The holy grail of noir fiction . . . a fast paced and stylishly told modern tragedy.” —NB Magazine
It's not just rap music. Hip-hop has transformed theater, dance, performance, poetry, literature, fashion, design, photography, painting, and film, to become one of the most far-reaching and transformative arts movements of the past two decades.American Book Award-winning journalist Jeff Chang, author of the acclaimed Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, assembles some of the most innovative and provocative voices in hip-hop to assess the most important cultural movement of our time. It's an incisive look at hip-hop arts in the voices of the pioneers, innovators, and mavericks.With an introductory survey essay by Chang, the anthology includes: Greg Tate, Mark Anthony Neal, Brian “B+” Cross, and Vijay Prashad examining hip-hop aesthetics in the wake of multiculturalism. Joan Morgan and Mark Anthony Neal discussing gender relations in hip-hop. Hip-hop novelists Danyel Smith and Adam Mansbach on "street lit" and "lit hop". Actor, playwright, and performance artist Danny Hoch on how hip-hop defined the aesthetics of a generation. Rock Steady Crew b-boy-turned-celebrated visual artist DOZE on the uses and limits of a "hip-hop" identity. Award-winning writer Raquel Cepeda on West African cosmology and "the flash of the spirit" in hip-hop arts. Pioneer dancer POPMASTER FABEL's history of hip-hop dance, and acclaimed choreographer Rennie Harris on hip-hop's transformation of global dance theatre. Bill Adler's history of hip-hop photography, including photos by Glen E. Friedman, Janette Beckman, and Joe Conzo. Poetry and prose from Watts Prophet Father Amde Hamilton and Def Poetry Jam veterans Staceyann Chin, Suheir Hammad, Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Kevin Coval. Roundtable discussions and essays presenting hip-hop in theatre, graphic design, documentary film and video, photography, and the visual arts. “Total Chaos is Jeff Chang at his best: fierce and unwavering in his commitment to document the hip-hop explosion. In beginning to define a hip-hop aesthetic, this gathering of artists, pioneers, and thinkers illuminates the special truth that hip-hop speaks to youth around the globe.” (Bakari Kitwana, author of The Hip-Hop Generation)
With the help of Zadkiel—the angel of mercy—the Breedline species are finally back to their safe haven when Alexander’s demon is lifted and Jem’s binding spell is removed. Soon after, they discover the demon is not destroyed. Instead, he has possessed his illegitimate half-breed son, Sebastian Crow. Using Sebastian’s life, the demon creates a new death army, threatening both humans and Breedline. As the war rages on, the covenant is forced to make choices that put everything—and everyone—at risk. Tessa Fairchild thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated with the much younger and sexy Jace Chamberlain. During the first change into her Breedline wolf, Tessa discovers she is the next Breedline queen, which brings great responsibility she is not ready for. But when she decides to take on the duty, she’s unprepared for Jace’s curse. Being born with the gene of the Chiang-shih demon, he must learn to control the beast within him. Owned by this dark side, Jace fears that when his inner beast is unleashed, he will be a danger to everyone around him. While Jem Chamberlain and his bonded mate, Mia Blackwood, plan their wedding, the death army closes in. Born as the Chiang-shih demon’s chosen son, Jem fights his own battles, searching for a way to harness his hidden powers, desperate to save the Breedline species.
Suffering under the tyrannical rule of Lord Chaos, a group of rebels calling themselves Team Titans travel back in time to prevent the birth of their frenzied overlord and save their future. Their plan is simple: kill Chaos before heÕs even born. What they didnÕt plan for was ChaosÕ mother being Donna TroyÑa founding member of the Teen Titans and friend to the New TitansÑor for Chaos himself to follow the team into the past! The New Titans must now divide their attention between defending TroyÕs life from the mysterious Team Titans and fulfilling their initial mission of tracking and capturing Deathstroke, the Terminator. Amidst all the fighting, neither Titans team nor the legendary assassin anticipates ChaosÕ arrival and the plan he has to ensure his birth and reign of chaotic terror! Can the Titans of the present and future work together to defeat the coming chaos? Or will their bickering be the beginning of their end? From comics author Marv Wolfman (Nightwing, The New Teen Titans) and artists Tom Grummett (Superboy), Kevin Maguire (Doom Patrol), Art Nichols (Justice League America) and more, Titans: Total Chaos will keep you on the edge of your seat! This volume collects together for the first time ever Deathstroke, the Terminator #14-16, New Titans #90-92 and Team Titans #1-3.
THIS ESSAY was begun a long time ago, in 1962, when I spent a year in Rome on a Guggenheim Fellowship. That twenty one years were required to complete it is owing both to the character of the theory presented and to my peculiar habits of mind. The theory presented is a coherence theory of knowledge: the con ception of coherence is here dominant and pervasive. But considera tions of coherence dictate an attention to details. The fact of the matter is that I get hung up on details: everything must fit, and if it does not, I do not want to proceed. A second difficulty was that all the epistemological issues seemed too clear. That may sound weird, but that's the way it is. I write philosophy to make things clear to myself. If, rightly or wrongly, I think I know the answer to a question, I can't bring myself to write it down. What happened, in this case, is that I finally became persuaded, in the course of lecturing on epistemology to under graduates, that not everything was as clear as it should be, that there were gaps in my presentation that were seriously in need of filling.
Life appears ungraspable, yet its understanding lies at the heart of current preoccupations. In our attempt to understand life through its origins, the ambition of the present collection is to unravel the network of the origin of the various spheres of sense that carry it onwards. The primogenital matrix of generation (Tymieniecka), elaborated as the fulcrum of this collection, elucidates the main riddles of the scientific / philosophical controversies concerning the status of various spheres that seek to make sense of life.
When Master escapes from his hideous fortress, all hell breaks loose. The world realized that machines and artillery cannot save it. Luke is assigned to find a solution - a solution that lies not in any other, but in something worth living and dying for.
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