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Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes

News buffs will love the behind-the-scenes stories, and journalism students will find advice direct from legendary reporters.

Breaking It Down: Audition Techniques for Actors of the Global Majority

Everyone involved in the performing arts, from professors to casting directors to actors to students, especially those just starting out, should read this eye-opening work.

Cracking Up: Black Feminist Comedy in the Twentieth & Twenty-First Century United States

Wood expertly examines Black feminist comics who blend humor with resistance and rebellion in this important work. It deserves a place in all performing arts and women’s history sections.

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Don’t Applaud. Either Laugh or Don’t. (At the Comedy Cellar)

Though it focuses on a single New York comedy club, Hankinson’s work will also appeal to pop culture enthusiasts and those interested in the importance of freedom of expression in the arts.

A Lot Can Happen in the Middle of Nowhere: The Untold Story of the Making of Fargo

Much like the movie it dissects, this book is quirky and intelligent, with surprising revelations. A treat for cinephiles and fans of the Coen brothers.

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The Science and Psychology of Music: From Beethoven at the Office to Beyoncé at the Gym

Intended to “inspire the next generation of researchers,” this volume provides plenty of stand-alone independent resources, in concise language that will be useful to students of music or psychology.
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Brat: An ’80s Story

Students of acting will appreciate learning about McCarthy’s versions of method acting and his struggles with performing for a camera. Fans of ’80s cinema will love the chance to reminisce.

Race in American Television: Voices and Visions That Shaped a Nation

This important reference guide chronicles both television history and the story of racial attitudes in America; it will also empower readers to seek out inclusive programming and look with fresh eyes at favorite shows.
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Goodbye, Guns N’ Roses: The Crime, Beauty, and Amplified Chaos of America’s Most Polarizing Band

Much has been written about Guns N’ Roses. Tavana sets his book apart by using pop culture analogies throughout, but he provides little in original insight or access. The work is entertaining, but die-hard fans will not learn anything new.
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