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Nice Guys Don’t Work in Hollywood: The Adventures of an Aesthete in the Movie Business — Curtis Harrington

But Harrington did!


Nonfiction

Rod Lott
Curtis Harrington’s autobiography is how I imagine the man to have been: soft-spoken, honest and intelligent. Those wondering, “Who’s Curtis Harrington?” should know that is part of the book’s point. Here was a talented filmmaker who never quite got his due, for reasons that had nothing to do with creativity and everything to do with commerce. Here was an artist who worked in a system that had no interest in art.
 
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Hopper: A Journey into the American Dream — Tom Folsom


Nonfiction

Rod Lott
When Tom Folsom terms his new nonfiction work, Hopper, as “a rebel biography,” he’s not kidding. Not only is his subject a rebel, but so is his approach. A you-are-there POV, fonts that interrupt the narrative — you’ve never read a celebrity bio quite like it, and that’s certainly befitting of its star.
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

'Whole' living

In a new book, Dr. Murali Krishna seeks to de-stigmatize mental health issues while empowering self for healthier living.


Nonfiction

Marisa Mohi
Dr. R. Murali Krishna is the president of the Oklahoma State Board of Health, Integris Mental Health and the James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit.
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Remembering

Metro author Jim Ross reflects on his wartime experiences in a new memoir.


Nonfiction

Tim Farley
Jim Ross
2 p.m. Saturday
Barnes & Noble
13800 N. May
BN.COM
755-1155
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide: Second Edition — Glenn Kay

A movie guide with brains. More brains.


Nonfiction

Rod Lott
Somehow, Glenn Kay’s Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide just got more ultimate.
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Man Who Created Halloween — Irwin Yablans


Nonfiction

Rod Lott
The Man Who Created Halloween is not director John Carpenter, but producer Irwin Yablans, who came up with the idea of the tormented babysitter story, inadvertently changing forever not only the face of horror, but the potential of independent film.
 
Friday, October 26, 2012

God and science

An SNU professor co-authors a new book exploring body and soul.


Nonfiction

Sarah Lobban
Full Circle Bookstore
3-5 p.m. Saturday
The Physical Nature of Christian Life
1900 Northwest Expressway
fullcirclebooks.com
842-2900.
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Brace for 'Impact'

A retired teacher compiles Oklahoma’s black history.


Nonfiction

Mia Cantu
Inspired by a dearth of black history education in the Sooner State, Rochelle Stephney-Roberson wrote her first book, Impact: Blacks in Oklahoma History. Published last fall, the textbook has been approved by the state Department of Education for use in state high schools.
 
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Lowbrow Reader Reader

Deals a royal flush of smart humor.


Nonfiction

Rod Lott
Zines were the blogs of their day, but you could read them in the bathroom. In the early 1990s, I was heavily plugged into the zine culture, sending stamps and dollar bills away in exchange for these indie pubs. Soon, during a short period of boredom and unemployment, I started one of my own.
 
Friday, June 15, 2012

Every Night the Trees Disappear: Werner Herzog and the Making of Heart of Glass

News flash: Herzog film shoots are unconventional.


Nonfiction

Rod Lott
By the off chance you read Alan Greenberg’s Every Night the Trees Disappear nearly 40 years ago this new, retooled, hardcover edition from Chicago Review Press is the one to get. It’s unlike any behind-the-scenes film book you’ve ever read.
 
Monday, May 7, 2012

Big leagues

A new book details how OKC landed the Thunder.


Nonfiction

Brendan Hoover
David Holt
5-7 p.m. Friday
Full Circle Bookstore
1900 NW Expressway
fullcirclebooks.com
842-2900
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East


Nonfiction

Matt Carney
Oklahoma City lost one of its greatest native sons Feb. 16 when Anthony Shadid succumbed to a severe asthma attack while reporting in journalist-hostile Syria. He was 43.
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Seeking subversion

In his latest book, Oklahoma City pastor Robin Meyers proposes a religious equivalent of the ‘common good.’


Nonfiction

Greg Horton
Robin Meyers
6:30 p.m. Thursday
Full Circle Bookstore
1900 Northwest Expressway
fullcirclebooks.com
842-2900
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Big Book of Breasts 3D

Two reasons why the Kindle won’t kill the printed page entirely ...


Nonfiction

Rod Lott
There is no way to review a book like “The Big Book of Breasts 3-D” without appearing like some misogynist perv.
 
Friday, January 20, 2012

Bud light

A collection of letters shows the softer side of legendary OU coach Bud Wilkinson.


Nonfiction

Andrew Gilman
Jay Wilkinson
6:30 p.m. Thursday
Full Circle Bookstore
1900 Northwest Expressway
fullcirclebooks.com
842-2900

2 p.m. Saturday
Barnes & Noble
540 Ed Noble Parkway
bn.com
579-8800
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
 
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