Black Panther is one of the most financially successful and culturally impactful films to emerge from the American film industry in recent years. When it was released in 2018 it broke numerous records and resonated with audiences all around the world in ways that transcended the dimensions of the superhero film. In Black Panther: Interrogating a Cultural Phenomenon, author Terence McSweeney explores the film from a diverse range of perspectives, seeing it as not only a comic book adaptation and a superhero film, but also a dynamic contribution to the discourse of both African and African American studies.
120 Seats in a Boiler Room: The Creation of a Courageous Professional Theaterdelivers the fascinating story of Nashville’s “scrappy little theater that could” with sincerity, affection, and soul-stirring inspiration. Written by seven-time award-winning author and co-founder Lewis Kempfer, this blended account retells the story of the visionary quartet of theater colleagues who transformed a near-century-old boiler room building at The Factory at Franklin minutes south of Nashville into a highly successful and beloved professional theater. This hybrid memoir takes readers through the Boiler Room Theatre’s first five-plus years and beckons their heartstrings to feel nothing but love and admiration for the theater’s inspiring story.
Liberty is the second of three plays in a thought-provoking trilogy, following the ongoing struggles and triumphs of Judge Grace Porter Haverhill. Few issues merit as much rancorous debate in the 21st century than Second Amendment rights and gun control versus gun rights issues in our homes, schools, communities and in our bipartisan Congress. Redemption shines a spotlight on Second Amendment abuses/protections, with our founding fathers witnessing the hypothetical trial of the President of the NRA, through a one-way window in the courtroom, questioning its applicable use as a defense for the military assault style rifles commonly used in mass shootings and killings in our public spaces, that are so readily available for purchase.
Kurt Cobain. GG Allin. Wendy O. Williams. Duane Allman. Travis Barker. Jimmy Page. Janis Joplin. Ozzy Osbourne. Chrissie Hynde. Dee Dee Ramone. Chris Cornell. Marc Bolan. Tommy Lee. Amy Winehouse. Jimi Hendrix. What do these artists all have in common? They’re rowdy rock stars whose over-the-top lifestyles spun out of control, landing them deep in Rock & Roll Nightmare territory.
Rock & Roll Nightmares: True Stories, Volume 1 is a meticulously-researched, up-to-date, entertaining, and shocking book that rounds up the tragic tales from the 1960s to the present day.