Download E-books Investigating Farscape: Uncharted Territories of Sex and Science Fiction PDF

By Jes Battis

""My identify is John Crichton. I'm lost. An astronaut. Shot via a wormhole.  In a few far away a part of the universe.  I'm attempting to remain alive. Aboard this ship.  This dwelling ship. Of escaped prisoners.""  During its fourth and--for the present--final season, Farscape was once the Sci-Fi Channel's maximum rated unique series.  With its devoted fan-base, Farscape seasons are nonetheless  top-billing Sci Fi DVDs.  this primary giant research of the exhibit, written through a scholar-fan, uncovers Farscape's layers and people of the residing spaceship Moya. Jes Battis proposes that Farscape is as a lot approximately our bodies, intercourse and gender, because it is ready wormholes, area ships and interstellar conflict. it really is this straddling of genres that makes the convey so viewable to one of these large viewers, of which nearly part are women.  He explores Farscape's language and characters, together with Moya, its production of kin and residential, of masculinity and femininity, and the transformation of an all-American boy

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Download E-books The Sopranos Family Cookbook: As Compiled by Artie Bucco PDF

By Allen Rucker, Michele Scicolone

Nuovo Vesuvio. The "family" eating place, redefined. domestic to the best in Napolitan' food and Essex County's most sensible stored mystery. Now Artie Bucco, los angeles cucina's grasp chef and your individual host, invitations you to a distinct feast...with a bit aid from his acquaintances. From arancini to zabaglione, from baccala to Quail Sinatra-style, Artie Bucco and his site visitors, the Sopranos and their affiliates, provide nutrition fans 100 Avellinese-style recipes and important coaching suggestions. yet that is not all! Artie additionally brings you a cornucopia of useful Sopranos artifacts that comes with photographs from the previous kingdom; the 1st Bucco's Vesuvio's menu from 1926; AJ's college essay on "Why i admire Food"; Bobby Bacala's kind assistance for large eaters, and masses, even more. So percentage the large desk with: Tony Soprano, waste administration government "Most humans soak a bagful of briquettes with lighter fluid and cook dinner a beef chop until eventually it is shoe leather-based and imagine they are Wolfgang Puck." take pleasure in his soft Grilled Sausages hot with fennel or cheese. caution: Piercing the surface is a fireplace chance. Corrado "Junior" Soprano, Tony's uncle "Mama consistently cooked. nobody died of an excessive amount of ldl cholesterol or a few such crap." relish his Pasta Fazool, a toothsome marriage of cannellini beans and ditalini pasta, or Giambott', a grand-operatic vegetable medley. Carmela Soprano, Tony's spouse "If an individual have been ill, my inclination will be to ship over a pastina and ricotta. it truly is therapeutic food." attempt her Baked Ziti, sinfully enriched with 3 cheeses, and her earthy 'Shcarole with Garlic. Peter Paul "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri, affiliate of Tony Soprano "I have heard that Eskimos have fifty phrases for snow. we've phrases for food." Sink your enamel into his Eggs in Purgatory-eight eggs, effervescent tomato sauce, and an event that is natural heaven. As Artie says, "Enjoy, with one thousand foodstuff and one thousand laughs. Buon' appetito!"

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Download E-books Ghoulardi: Inside Cleveland TV's Wildest Ride (Ohio) PDF

By Tom Feran

“Captures a touch of the mania that made Ghoulardi a Cleveland idol in a sleepy period prior to lengthy hair, medications, assassinations, struggle and protests.” ― Columbus Dispatch

The definitive tale of the outrageous Ghoulardi television express and its strange creator―on monitor and backstage, with infrequent photographs, interviews, unique scripts, and minutiae.

Ernie Anderson stunned and extremely joyful Northeast Ohio within the mid-1960s, whilst his Ghoulardi express was once to not be neglected on Friday nights. greater than 30 years later, the Ghoulardi legend continues to be firmly rooted within the minds of the folks who watched and within the popular culture of a whole urban.

In early 1963, months ahead of the Beatles arrived in the USA and years earlier than Howard Stern hit the radio airwaves, Cleveland television actor Ernie Anderson pioneered the fashionable counter-culture media superstar. His offbeat late-night movie theater was once so renowned in the community that it acquired scores better than the this night express, and the Cleveland police division said an important reduce in crime in the course of its broadcast.

Ghoulardi captured the hearts and minds of Cleveland’s first television iteration and encouraged different inventive abilities, together with Tim Conway and Drew Carey.

A nice piece of television background writing.

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Download E-books Mastering Autodesk Maya 2011 PDF

By Todd Palamar

A beautifully-packaged, complicated reference at the very newest model of Maya

for those who already be aware of the fundamentals of Maya, the newest model of this authoritative ebook takes you to the subsequent point. From modeling, texturing, animation, and visible results to high-level innovations for movie, tv, video games, and extra, this publication presents professional-level Maya guideline. With pages of situations and examples from many of the top execs within the undefined, this ebook can help you grasp the full CG creation pipeline.

  • Provides professional-level guide on Maya, the industry-leading 3D animation and results software program
  • Covers the very most recent Maya instruments and contours, together with Dynamics, Maya Muscle, Stereo Cameras, rendering with psychological ray, and extra
  • Offers whole insurance of complicated themes corresponding to fabric, fur, and fluids
  • Showcases the suggestions of pros via a variety of examples and real-world eventualities, exhibiting you the way to establish and deal with 3D animation and visible results pipelines
  • Includes a CD with all help records from the e-book, besides videos to demonstrate innovations

if you are searching for an in-depth, specialist Maya source to show to repeatedly, Mastering Maya is the e-book you need.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and different supplementary fabrics aren't integrated as a part of e-book file.

For teachers: Teaching supplementations can be found for this title.

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Download E-books Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV PDF

By Jennifer L. Pozner

Nearly each evening on each significant community, “unscripted” (but rigorously crafted) “reality” television indicates normally glorify retrograde stereotypes that the majority humans might think received left in the back of 35 years in the past. In Reality Bites Back, media critic Jennifer L. Pozner goals a severe, analytical lens at a development most folks brush off as risk free fluff. She deconstructs truth TV’s twisted fairytales to illustrate that faraway from being uncomplicated “guilty pleasures,” those courses are literally responsible of fomenting gender-war ideology and considerably affecting the highbrow and political improvement of this generation’s younger audience. She lays out the cultural biases promoted via truth television approximately gender, race, category, sexuality, and consumerism, and explores how these biases form and mirror our cultural perceptions of who we're, what we’re valued for, and what we should always view as “our position” in society. shrewdpermanent and informative, Reality Bites Back fingers readers with the instruments they should comprehend and problem the stereotypes fact television reinforces and, eventually, to call for responsibility from the firms accountable for this modern cultural assault on 3 many years of feminist progress.

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Download E-books The Life and Times of Call the Midwife: The Official Companion to Season One and Two PDF

By Heidi Thomas

The seriously acclaimed British tv sequence "Call the Midwife," written via Heidi Thomas of "Upstairs Downstairs" repute, was once the top rated new drama release within the background of the BBC. Now it is poised to take American audiences via hurricane whilst it premiers on PBS in Fall 2012. Call the Midwife, the ebook, is the legit significant other of the television phenomenon, that includes behind-the-scenes pictures, interviews, tales, and extra. "Downton Abbey" fanatics, prepare for the subsequent monster hit from around the pond.

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Download E-books Practical MythTV: Building a PVR and Media Center PC PDF

By Michael Still, Stewart Smith

MythTV is a strong open resource own video recorder (PVR) program that runs on Linux. constructed for numerous years by means of volunteers, it bargains a strong and extensible platform for automating all the belongings you may count on from a PVR, and lots more and plenty more.

Practical MythTV: construction a PVR and Media middle notebook takes a project-based method of enforcing your individual MythTV setup. You get to choose and select the performance you need to set up in your PVR, and should examine the main points of every thing from making a choice on to complicated customization.

You will how to checklist your favourite tv exhibits, shop your DVDs for later playback, create a track library from your CD assortment, or even use your PVR for voiceover IP. Your PVR wouldn't be whole with no handheld remote control or the facility to play again content material to different TVs in your house. You'll do either one of this stuff during this booklet. You'll even discover ways to the best way to make the most of your Xbox as a distant front-end to play again content.

Beyond those fundamentals, you are going to examine complicated options like advertisement detection and skipping, auto-expiring content material, developing your individual issues for MythTV, and using plug-ins to do such things as reveal climatic conditions, RSS feeds, and photograph slide indicates.

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Download E-books The Road To Reality: Voted off the Island!...My Journey as a Real-Life Survivor PDF

By Dianne Burnett

Get able to chortle. prepare to cry. prepare for a whirlwind of an event. Settle in for a robust, poignant tale of internal power and courage-and get a desirable, behind-the-scenes examine the making of Survivor, the world's most well-liked fact show.

Spinning their mutual love of unique experience into gold, Dianne Burnett and her former husband, television manufacturer Mark Burnett, co-created Eco-Challenge, an expedition-length racing occasion televised on Discovery Channel that catapulted them into the sector of fact television and set the degree for Survivor-a modern day Robinson Crusoe with a million-dollar prize.  yet Dianne and Mark's fairytale marriage didn't live on their Hollywood luck . . . she came across herself left at the back of, her contributions unrecognized.  She misplaced her companion in lifestyles and commenced to lose her identity.  In that have, she came upon a chance to grow.

A interesting, fast moving, heart-warming "page-turner," The highway to Reality takes readers on a roller-coaster ride-complete with a zesty romance, in addition to the ups and downs of going to your dreams-while it imparts the teachings discovered as Dianne discovers what fairly concerns in existence is whatever past fortune and fame. 

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Download E-books Investigating Firefly and Serenity: Science Fiction on the Frontier (Investigating Cult TV) PDF

Joss Whedon's Firefly is among the preferred television exhibits ever. Serenity was the wildly winning follow-up to the sequence. here's a definitive consultant to the sequence and the motion picture, delivering an in-depth and entire examine the television phenomenon stored alive through the enthusiasts.

The mind baby of Joss Whedon--of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel fame--Firefly ran for twelve hour-long episodes earlier than being cancelled by means of the community. yet this untimely burial had a striking end result: resurrection. The fans--self-named Browncoats--kept multiplying, the DVDs saved promoting and the convey solid a brand new existence on the web, sustained via blogs, fan-fics and podcasts. movies, conferences and meetings ensured their numbers elevated, as did the discharge of the main Firefly motion photograph Serenity.   

From distinctive chapters on scenes and issues, via to explorations of the characters, actors, song, and, after all, the enthusiasts, Investigating Firefly and Serenity tells readers every thing they should find out about the exhibit and extra. With contributions from over twenty of the easiest foreign Whedon students, television & movie critics, and writers, it is going to develop into the must-have ebook for fans of the series/film, for fanatics of Joss Whedon and his paintings, and someone with an curiosity within the sleek phenomenon of cult television and the striking energy of the web.

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