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City Watch

City Watch Book
Author : Jon Anderson
Publisher : University of Iowa Press
Release : 2001-05-04
ISBN : 1587293315
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In forty-five years as one of Chicago's liveliest journalists for Time, Life, and the Chicago Tribune, Jon Anderson has established a reputation for picking up on what someone once called "the beauty of the specific fact." Part "Talk of the Town," part On the Road with Charles Kuralt, Anderson's twice-a-week "City Watch" columns in the Chicago Tribune seek out interesting and unexpected people and places from the everyday life of what the author calls the "most typical American big city." In the process he discovers the joys and triumphs of ordinary people. Anderson writes with wit and insight about those who find themselves inspired or obsessed with alternative ways of viewing life or getting through the day. Like the man who started with one light pole, then painted all the poles in his southside neighborhood. Or the founder of Cats-Are-Purrsons-Too, a nun who lives with sixty-seven cats. Or the philosopher who, with no financial success, still publishes a newsletter called "The Meaning of Life." After years of hunting down moments of everyday life that have drama and meaning, Anderson offers a book that has curious power, because all of its stories are true. Drawn from the best of Anderson's columns, City Watch introduces readers to an eclectic mix of social clubs, subcultures, and minor celebrities. From Foraging Friends, a group of penniless ecologists who forage for wild foods in a county forest preserve, to the annual Dumpster Diver fashion show, from the Oakton Elementary School chess team to a group that calls itself Some Chicago Anarchists, readers will discover the characters and events that define Chicago's local color.

Beer Lover s New England

Beer Lover s New England Book
Author : Norman Miller
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2016-01-20
ISBN : 1493019686
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Complete Regional Guide to Craft Beer With quality beer producers popping up all over the nation, you don’t have to travel very far to taste great beer; some of the best stuff is brewing right in your home state. Beer Lover’s New England features breweries, brewpubs, and beer bars geared toward brew enthusiasts looking to seek out the best beers New England has to offer, from bitter seasonal IPAs to rich, dark stouts. Written by a local beer expert, Beer Lover’s New England covers the entire beer experience for the proud, local enthusiast and the traveling visitor alike, including: Brewery and beer profiles with tasting notes and full-color photosMust-visit brewpubs and beer barsTop annual beer festivals, tastings, and eventsClone beer recipes for homebrewersn and hobbyistsFood recipes made with local craft beerBeer-centric city trip itineraries with pub-crawl maps

Manchester City Ruined My Life

Manchester City Ruined My Life Book
Author : Colin Shindler
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2012-05-24
ISBN : 0755363590
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Colin Shindler has previously written of his deep love for Manchester City in the bestselling Manchester United Ruined My Life and three other previous books. Now he tells the story of his sorrowful disenchantment with his home town club as, on the instruction of its new foreign owners, it turns itself remorselessly into a global brand. Trophyless since 1976, in 2011 Manchester City won the FA Cup and set off on their quest for the Premiership and the Champions League. In their zeal to win every competition the new Manchester City has spent money with wild abandon, signing outstandingly talented players as well as a few ordinary ones but in almost every case at hugely inflated prices. From the nail-biting win over Gillingham in the League Two Play Off final at Wembley in 1999 to the climax of the 2011 season, Shindler watches his team get steadily more successful and, to his own bewilderment, feels steadily more alienated from it. This is the story of a frustrated romantic who finds in the glitz and glamour of the current media-obsessed game a helter-skelter of artificially fabricated excitement. As he details how football courses through his veins Shindler tells how it intersects with his own life, a life that has been marked by family tragedy, and how he finally found personal redemption even as his team lost its soul.

Holy Hip Hop in the City of Angels

Holy Hip Hop in the City of Angels Book
Author : Christina Zanfagna
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2017-08-29
ISBN : 0520968794
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. In the 1990s, Los Angeles was home to numerous radical social and environmental eruptions. In the face of several major earthquakes and floods, riots and economic insecurity, police brutality and mass incarceration, some young black Angelenos turned to holy hip hop—a movement merging Christianity and hip hop culture—to “save” themselves and the city. Converting street corners to open-air churches and gangsta rap beats into anthems of praise, holy hip hoppers used gospel rap to navigate complicated social and spiritual realities and to transform the Southland’s fractured terrains into musical Zions. Armed with beats, rhymes, and bibles, they journeyed through black Lutheran congregations, prison ministries, African churches, reggae dancehalls, hip hop clubs, Nation of Islam meetings, and Black Lives Matter marches. Zanfagna’s fascinating ethnography provides a contemporary and unique view of black LA, offering a much-needed perspective on how music and religion intertwine in people's everyday experiences.

City Documents

City Documents Book
Author : New Bedford (Mass.)
Publisher :
Release : 1871
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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City Documents

City Documents Book
Author : Salem (Mass.)
Publisher :
Release : 1862
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