True Story

Shit knew every single place in New York worth knowing, and every single person in town who also knew the worth-knowing places. Wherever he went, Shit ran into somebody he knew, and the somebody and Shit would then recall one of the ...

True Story

Bill Maher, the hilarious, irreverent star of the hit ABC talk show Politically Incorrect, is one of America's hottest comics. But like many of today's late-night humor kings, Maher began his career navigating New York City's seedy stand-up comedy circuit. He was there back in the Golden Age of comedy, when everybody wanted to be Eddie Murphy, and even the laundromat had its own open-mike night. True Story is Maher's debut novel about the wild and crazy life of the stand-up comedian -- a bawdy, rowdy tell-all report from the front line. Set in New York, circa 1979, in the late-night, neon-lit comedy clubs when the comedy boom was just heating up, True Story features five would-be comics, their shticks, their chicks, their rampant egos. These guys are desperate for celebrity, desperate for money, and -- what else? -- desperate to get laid. Which means they're also required to become "road comics," shacking up in low-rent condos provided by sleazy club owners as the comedy scene spreads to the heartland in the early '80s. The result is a hilariously funny novel about the peculiar world of stand-up, where the ultimate prizes are fame, fortune, and fornication -- and the ultimate aspiration is, quite simply, to be laughed at. Dick, Shit, Fat, Chink, and Buck -- so stage-named for their specialty jokes -- can't begin to fathom the idea of a day job. Hey, they think, it might actually be possible to make a living from comedy! Their crises -- on stage, on the road, and with the ladies -- provide ideal set pieces for Maher's tongue-in-cheek riffs and observations. With perfect-pitch delivery, in classic sardonic style, Maher gives us a bona fide look at these resilient comedians and the scumbag promoters, hostile audiences, and die-hard groupies who make up their warped and twisted world. Only Bill Maher could have written True Story. And lucky for us he did. Because True Story is hilarious. It's offensive. At times it's even touching. So sit back as Maher puts you stageside at the very birth of the comedy boom. You'll laugh in all the right places. Hey, it's a True Story.

Black Celebrity Racial Politics and the Press

New York: Routledge, 2002. Tenner, Jack. “Let's Take a Look ... at Quotes and Questions.” Los Angeles Sentinel, Oct. 24, 1968. Thompson, Ahmir “Questlove.” “Questlove: Trayvon Martin and I Ain't Shit.” New York Magazine, Jul.

Black Celebrity  Racial Politics  and the Press

Shifting understandings and ongoing conversations about race, celebrity, and protest in the twenty-first century call for a closer examination of the evolution of dissent by black celebrities and their reception in the public sphere. This book focuses on the way the mainstream and black press have covered cases of controversial political dissent by African American celebrities from Paul Robeson to Kanye West. Jackson considers the following questions: 1) What unique agency is available to celebrities with racialized identities to present critiques of American culture? 2) How have journalists in both the mainstream and black press limited or facilitated this agency through framing? What does this say about the varying role of journalism in American racial politics? 3) How have framing trends regarding these figures shifted from the mid-twentieth century to the twenty-first century? Through a series of case studies that also includes Eartha Kitt, Sister Souljah, and Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Jackson illustrates the shifting public narratives and historical moments that both limit and enable African American celebrities in the wake of making public politicized statements that critique the accepted racial, economic, and military systems in the United States.

New Yorkers

It's so much different shit going on out here, that everybody got to create their own wave, and once you create a wave, ... New York City, it's the capital of the world. ... We grew up next to train stations, we can't fucking hear shit.

New Yorkers

Terror Blackout Hurricane Recession Pandemic A symphony of contemporary New York told through the magnificent words of its people - from the best-selling author of Londoners. In the first twenty years of the twenty-first century, New York City has been convulsed by terrorist attack, blackout, hurricane, recession, social injustice, and pandemic. New Yorkers weaves the voices of some of the city's best talkers into an indelible portrait of New York in our time - and a powerful hymn to the vitality and resilience of its people. Vibrant and bursting with life, New Yorkers explores the nonstop hustle to make it; the pressures on new immigrants, people of colour, and the poor. It captures the strength of an irrepressible city that - no matter what it goes through - dares call itself the greatest in the world. Drawn from millions of words, hundreds of interviews, and six years in the making, New Yorkers is a grand portrait of an irrepressible city and a hymn to the vitality and resilience of its people.

Hustlen Sex Lies Cheaters

Jack said, “Oh, shit, New York won the championship.” The New York theme song came on, “Go New York, go New York, go!” After the game they all left. Smooth told the crew to disperse, and they did. He told the leaders that he would ...

Hustlen  Sex  Lies   Cheaters

Hustlen, Sex, Lies, & Cheaters By: Elohim Bey Hustlen, Sex, Lies, & Cheaters describes a young Asiatic male growing up in search of something. Although he has a family, they are strict on him, and that forces him to be on his own. He is a licensed medic herbal physician, until he loses his job, so he becomes a street pharmacist. He wants a family so bad to call his own, so he gets his money together as he puts together a tight team that he calls his family. This story is bittersweet. But don’t miss the message. Love yourself first, no matter what the challenges are in life. Be grounded, stay focused, stay committed to who you are, no matter if no one believes in you. Trust that the force within you will guide you.

Playwriting Women

New York is so different from Alabama it might as well be on another planet or some shit . When we got here , I was freaked out . I had never even been to Montgomery , except once on a church bus when I was three .

Playwriting Women

A collection of some of the best work from the history of The Women's Project and Productions of New York.

The Empire State Series A Week in New York Autumn in London New Year in Manhattan

Shit” was all I could manage once I'd established that Al couldn't hear me. “Shit. Shit. Shit. Don't let him bring up the anti-frat policy and fire you when “He's not going to fire me,” Anna replied. “How far is it to go until we're ...

The Empire State Series  A Week in New York  Autumn in London  New Year in Manhattan

Anna Kirby is sick of dating. She's tired of heartbreak. Despite being smart, sexy, and funny, she's a magnet for men who don't deserve her. A week's vacation in New York is the ultimate distraction from her most recent break-up, as well as a great place to meet a stranger and have some summer fun. But to protect her still-bruised heart, fun comes with rules. There will be no sharing stories, no swapping numbers, and no real names. Just one night of uncomplicated fun. Super-successful serial seducer Ethan Scott has some rules of his own. He doesn't date, he doesn't stay the night, and he doesn't make any promises. It should be a match made in heaven. But rules are made to be broken. The Empire State Series comprises the novellas A Week in New York, Autumn in London and New Year in Manhattan. What others are saying about Louise Bay: “A fabulous, smouldering love story” Katy Evans, NYT bestselling author "Insanely hot passion, and deliciously naughty and sweet characters. I devoured every page!" -New York Times Bestselling Author Lisa Renee Jones "Delivers both swoon-worthy and wickedly seductive moments that will have you desperate for more." -New York Times Bestselling Author Lisa Renee Jones “This book is deliciously HOT. I loved reading it.” Layla Hagen, USA Today bestselling Author "Off the charts sexual tension and chemistry...I ravished every page!" -Audrey Carlan, #1 NYT Bestselling Author “A swoony hero with a British accent and a heroine you will root for. Don’t miss this!” Jana Aston, NYT Bestselling Author "Hot sex, great banter, a cocky British boss and one of my favorite heroines to date. This book is a must-read and one of my favorite romances this year!" LJ Shen, USA Today Bestselling Author “Everything that a romance junkie could ever want in a contemporary romance. Once you start, there is not setting this sucker down. An absolute PAGE-TURNER.” Shayna’s Spicy Reads “Alexander and Violet stole my heart! Their chemistry rolls of the page. Seeing the broody and incredibly hot Brit falling for Violet made me swoon. If you love hot and romantic reads, then The British Knight is a MUST read.” Layla Hagen, USA Today Bestselling Author “A funny, hot, and expertly crafted romance that was a joy to read.” Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews “I loved every page. Red hot scenes, tender moments and the usual roller coaster of emotions Louise loves to instil in her works, that makes her books so exhilarating to read. A perfect 5 star read.” Two Girls and Their Kindle “A hilariously funny and heart wrenching story that will pull at your heartstrings.” Who Gives a Hoot Reviews “Beautifully written with the perfect balance of sugar and spice! Five beautiful stars!” Expresso Reviews “Like a really good rom-com movie except with really hot sex thrown in.” Kitty Kats Crazy about Books “A brilliant read. Full of angst, with bites of humor and lots of steam, it also has a real sweetness about it. Another MUST READ from a really talented storyteller.” Perusing Princesses “An amazing love story.” She’s a Lip Biter "Friends to lovers is a favorite trope of mine and this is right up there with the best of them." Tanja, KT Book Reviews "Just when I think her books can't get any better, she writes another one and it outshines the previous ones. This is a sweet and sexy, friends-to-lovers contemporary romance with all the feels -- heartwarming, breathtaking, and sexy all rolled into one interesting and intriguing plot." Tracey, Goodreads reviewer "If you love a good friends to lovers with a side helping of slow burn, this book is for you. Don't hesitate, grab it with both hands. Noah and Truly will steal your heart and you will let them gladly." 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The Political Economy of City Branding

He described the micro-foundations of the new beginning of self-respect and belief in future in New York City. There wasso muchdog shit because people didn«t feel that they deserved anything else, right? I mean you were just walking ...

The Political Economy of City Branding

Globalization affects urban communities in many ways. One of its manifestations is increased intercity competition, which compels cities to increase their attractiveness in terms of capital, entrepreneurship, information, expertise and consumption. This competition takes place in an asymmetric field, with cities trying to find the best possible ways of using their natural and created assets, the latter including a naturally evolving reputation or consciously developed competitive identity or brand. The Political Economy of City Branding discusses this phenomenon from the perspective of numerous post-industrial cities in North America, Europe, East Asia and Australasia. Special attention is given to local economic development policy and industrial profiling, and global city rankings are used to provide empirical evidence for cities’ characteristics and positions in the global urban hierarchy. On top of this, social and urban challenges such as creative class struggle are also discussed. The core message of the book is that cities should apply the tools of city branding in their industrial promotion and specialization, but at the same time take into account the special nature of their urban communities and be open and inclusive in their brand policies in order to ensure optimal results. This book will be of interest to scholars and practitioners working in the areas of local economic development, urban planning, public management, and branding.

The Shitshow

An 'Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit? ... In June 2017, he announced that he would imminently be unveiling a Hyperloop superfast underground train link between New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC that would transport ...

The Shitshow

It was shit. Then the shit hit the fan. Would someone find a way of making it worse? Of course they would! Welcome to THE SHITSHOW...' There's a lot going on these days. Trump, Brexit, Call the Midwife . . . The rise of the robots . . . The rise of Easy Peelers . . . The authors of the bestselling Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit? series present an hilarious examination of the new age, asking: ~Is Donald Trump a literary character? ~The AI/robot takeover: has it already happened? ~Are the animals ganging up on us too? ~What is an LGBT sandwich? ~Would you like to make it as an influencer? ~Is Brexit Britain like the 1950s, or the 1930s, or, er, the 780s? ~What is 5G? ~What is consciousness? ~Do you need a smart toilet? ~Are you stronger than clickbait? Just get on with it! Whatever 'it' is.

Gutter

“Well, don't fuck wit me, I done had enough of that shit to last me a lifetime. That fool got me tight, son. This nigga from Cali and act like he know what it is in New York 'cause he been here a few years. Shit we was born and raised ...

Gutter

The explosive sequel to GANGSTA has finally arrived! Blood answers for blood on the streets of Harlem. It's been months since Lou-loc was brutally murdered on his way to freedom and the pain is still fresh. Gutter, Lou-loc's best friend, finds himself on a path to self destruction, vowing to eradicate the entire Blood faction in New York City in the name of his fallen comrade. Sharell urges him to abandon the suicide mission, but his oath won't allow it. Not even for the child they are expecting. But as Gutter slips further into madness, a shocking revelation brings Satin out. In the middle of all this is a man named Major Blood. He has been flown in from Cali with two very simple instructions. Shut down Harlem Crip, and execute El Diablo's murderer. Walk back into the mouth of madness in the not-to-missed sequel to GANGSTA.

Freedom of the Screen

He argued that the state's objection to the word shit made no sense because it had not been used in an obscene way and ... of communication.40 But because the new York legislature had recently reduced the motion picture license fees, ...

Freedom of the Screen

At the turn of the twentieth century, the proliferation of movies attracted not only the attention of audiences across America but also the apprehensive eyes of government officials and special interest groups concerned about the messages disseminated by the silver screen. Between 1907 and 1926, seven states—New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, Kansas, Maryland, and Massachusetts—and more than one hundred cities authorized censors to suppress all images and messages considered inappropriate for American audiences. Movie studios, hoping to avoid problems with state censors, worrying that censorship might be extended to the federal level, and facing increased pressure from religious groups, also jumped into the censoring business, restraining content through the adoption of the self-censoring Production Code, also known as the Hays code.But some industry outsiders, independent distributors who believed that movies deserved the free speech protections of the First Amendment, brought legal challenges to censorship at the state and local levels. Freedom of the Screen chronicles both the evolution of judicial attitudes toward film restriction and the plight of the individuals who fought for the right to deliver provocative and relevant movies to American audiences. The path to cinematic freedom was marked with both achievements and roadblocks, from the establishment of the Production Code Administration, which effectively eradicated political films after 1934, to the landmark cases over films such as The Miracle (1948), La ronde (1950), and Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1955) that paved the way for increased freedom of expression. As the fight against censorship progressed case by case through state courts and the U.S. Supreme Court, legal authorities and the public responded, growing increasingly sympathetic toward artistic freedom. Because a small, unorganized group of independent film distributors and exhibitors in mid-twentieth-century America fought back against what they believed was the unconstitutional prior restraint of motion pictures, film after 1965 was able to follow a new path, maturing into an artistic medium for the communication of ideas, however controversial. Government censors would no longer control the content of America’s movie screens. Laura Wittern-Keller’s use of previously unexplored archival material and interviews with key figures earned her the researcher of the year award from the New York State Board of Regents and the New York State Archives Partnership Trust. Her exhaustive work is the first to discuss more than five decades of film censorship battles that rose from state and local courtrooms to become issues of national debate and significance. A compendium of judicial action in the film industry, Freedom of the Screen is a tribute to those who fought for the constitutional right of free expression and paved the way for the variety of films that appear in cinemas today.

The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English

Iggy's the best shingle in New York. — Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's, p. 95, 1958 shinola noun used as a contrast in describing ignorance as not knowing shit from shinola US, 1940 Shinola was a patented name (1903) for a boot ...

The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English

The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English offers the ultimate record of modern American Slang. The 25,000 entries are accompanied by citations that authenticate the words as well as offer lively examples of usage from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, television shows, musical lyrics, and Internet user groups. Etymology, cultural context, country of origin and the date the word was first used are also provided. This informative, entertaining and sometimes shocking dictionary is an unbeatable resource for all language aficionados out there.

The Plug Next Door 4

You want a cookie or some shit? I told yo'ass I was with my girl.” Loso scoffed. Clearly, niggas had gotten soft when he was in New York this past weekend. The shit was low-key ridiculous to him, if not pathetic.

The Plug Next Door 4

In Part 3 of The Plug Next Door, you found out that God has another daughter named Summer. However, her life isn't what one would imagine for someone who has a rich plug for a father. The little Chicago girl is living in poverty, helping her adoptive mother clean homes in order to make ends meet. Still, at the tender age of 17, she's just like any other teenaged girl. She's never been in any real trouble, makes good grades in school, and has a best friend who rides for her. She's even headed off to college soon. Her world seems to be moving along on track until a blast from the past walks back into the picture. Loso, an effervescent hustler with a charming smile, lavish cars, and endless money, quickly wins the young girl's heart. He's the perfect guy, spoils her to no end, and upgrades her life. Everything about him drives Summer crazy, but she's not the only girl on his team. He's been known to get around, and there is one other woman that he can't seem to shake no matter how hard he tries. If Loso's promiscuous ways aren't enough to tear him and Summer apart, there are many other obstacles standing in the way. Their age difference, betrayal in the streets, and then there's Summer's father, God. What does the future hold for their fairytale relationship when Loso finds out that he's dating his plug’s daughter? ***Please note, if you do not read this installment, you will be confused in part 5. This story will fill particular holes from part 3 (i.e. How Sloan got pregnant, the circumstances behind Summer being given up for adoption, the start of Young and Erin's affair, as well as what God did on the streets when he was in Chicago).

Epic Shit We Do in NYC Journal

Epic Shit We Do In NYC Journal Drawing and Writing Journal for New Yorkers Who Do Epic Shit (Notebook, Diary, Blank Book, Sketchbook) This blank and lined journal is indispensable gear for documenting the epic shit you do in New York City!

Epic Shit We Do in NYC Journal

Epic Shit We Do In NYC Journal Drawing and Writing Journal for New Yorkers Who Do Epic Shit (Notebook, Diary, Blank Book, Sketchbook) This blank and lined journal is indispensable gear for documenting the epic shit you do in New York City! Epic Shit We Do In NYC is a 6" x 9" 108 page journal that you can fill with thoughts, observations, drawings and doodles of your epic Big Apple experiences. Designed to jump start your creativity with its minimal design and simple lined and blank pages. Drawing and writing journal can be used for sketching events and people met, as a diary or notebook to write down the highlights of your time in NYC, or to document memories of your personal journey. This drawing and writing journal is a perfect gift for any New York Girl doing epic shit! Lined and blank pages Handy 6x9 size Durable cover 108 pages

Get Your Sh t Together

A New York Times bestseller. From the author of the bestselling book everyone is talking about, The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k. the no-f**ks-given, no-holds-barred guide to living your best life.

Get Your Sh t Together

A New York Times bestseller. From the author of the bestselling book everyone is talking about, The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k. the no-f**ks-given, no-holds-barred guide to living your best life. Ever find yourself snowed under at the office - or even just glued to the sofa - when you really want to get out (for once), get to the gym (at last), and get started on that daunting dream project you're always putting off? Then it's time to get your sh*t together. In The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k, 'anti-guru' Sarah Knight introduced the joys of mental decluttering. Get Your Sh*t Together takes you one stop further - organizing the f*cks you want and need to give to help you quit your day job and move abroad, balance work and fun - and save money while you're at it - or simply get out of the door for happy hour, every day. What everyone is saying about our favourite anti-guru Sarah Knight: 'Life-affirming . . . The key practice she advocates is devising for yourself a "fuck budget" . . . It's a beautiful way of streamlining your psyche' Guardian 'The best book I have read recently . . . Absolutely blinding. Read it. Do it.' Mail on Sunday 'Genius' Cosmopolitan 'I love Knight's book before I even start reading it' Sunday Times Magazine 'The anti-guru' Observer ALSO AVAILABLE from Sarah Knight: YOU DO YOU: how to be who you are and use what you've got to get what you want

Flyin West and Other Plays

People in Alabama ask you your life story if they sit next to you on the bus , but people in New York don't play that shit . My parents used to do all that tourist shit when we first got here . They walked my little ass all over New ...

Flyin  West and Other Plays

The first collection by one of the leading African American women playwrights.

Along These Highways

I'll get my hands on as much as I can through one of my uncle's connections and take a trip to New York or Chicago or some shit like that.” Seeing how high Memo had gotten off the score, I knew he was serious.

Along These Highways

Rene Perez has the ability to stop time. In fact, time stops as soon as you start reading one of his short stories. You find yourself transported into the minds and lives of people you thought you didn't know. Suddenly they are your best friends. They live in Texas. Most of them are Hispanic. But their problems are universal. Ê Like Alfredo, driving home from Dallas to Greenton with the body of his friend "Frankie" Ochoa in the back of his hearse and his son Ramon ready to drive if Alfredo's eyesight fails again. Ê Or Joey, just back from basic training and ready to ship out with his Marine platoon. He's having beers with his best friend J.R. at Flojo's, a bar outside of Greenton run by Liz and Vicente, "the toughest couple in town." Ê Or Benny, who drops into Flojo's for the first time in years and finds his one-time friend Gumby drinking himself into oblivion. Turns out Gumby's luck is even worse than Benny's. Ê Or Virginia, the schoolteacher who's trying to become better educated in the hope that her son who went to Stanford will come back home to Corpus Christi. Or Eric, who spent all his money on two flashy wheels for his car and put them both on the passenger side so that they'll impress everyone on the sidewalk as he passes. Or Andy, who breaks into a home he's always wanted to see from the inside. Ê You'll want to know them all. And you will count yourself fortunate to have met them.

Enter the Babylon System

94 different weapons, and he used to take me in the backyard and set the shit up, and let me fire the guns into the targets. ... III Blll of Non-Phixion (New York, NY) My boy had guns; his lather was a gun collector.

Enter the Babylon System

A docu-style investigation of our fascination with the gun, from the perspective of the hip-hop generation. The 2003 shooting death of Toronto community-centre worker Kempton Howard put the spotlight on hip hop’s fixation with guns. Media and police soon blamed rap music and its tales of gang life on bullet-ridden US streets for the rising use of firearms in Canadian crime. Were these songs artful accounts of a terrible truth, or a self-fulfilling prophecy? Rodrigo Bascunan and Christian Pearce have interviewed many of the major players in the hip-hop world. As publishers of an award-winning magazine of urban culture, they’d watched rap music become a scapegoat for society’s much older and widely spread fascination with guns. What follows is their international adventure to deconstruct modern gun culture in all its manifestations. Bascunan and Pearce seek out hip-hop artists, illegal gun runners, firearms aficionados and manufacturers, museum curators, academics, politicians, video-game creators, activists, victims of gun violence and the family and friends left behind. Somewhere between Fast Food Nation, No Logo and a Michael Moore documentary, featuring sly sidebar material and original artwork, Enter the Babylon System is part outrageous journalistic pursuit and part passionate cri de coeur for sanity in the face of a society’s obsession.

Riding Dirty on I 95

“Who? That New York nigga you was spittin' about?” Ty replied. “Fa' certain, this shit crazy.” “You want to go get that nigga now?” “Naw, let that motherfucker get comfortable first.” “A'ight,” Ty said. “This world is small as shit.

Riding Dirty on I 95

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Nikki Turner's Heartbreak of a Hustler's Wife. Queen of hip hop fiction Nikki Turner follows her gritty, emotionally charged novel The Glamorous Life with this new tale from the hood featuring a beautiful down-on-her-luck sister who can out-hustle the best of them as she rises from the ghetto to glory. After Mercy’s beloved dad is murdered in cold blood on her seventh birthday, her mother gives her up to foster care. But despite an unsavory upbringing, Mercy vows to make something of herself–at all costs. Working as a concierge at a hotel notorious for its shady clientele, Mercy meets and falls hard for a notorious dealer who keeps her living large in Gucci clothes and off-the-hook apartments. Then she lands a real lucrative deal: running drugs up Interstate 95 from Miami to New York. But Mercy doesn’t want to live the gangsta life forever. She’s got bigger dreams. She turns legit and makes her mark, yet despite a new, cleaned-up career, she can’t get the streets completely out of her blood. A sexy hustler named C-Note steals her heart. And as their relationship heats up, Mercy discovers that their pasts are hopelessly–and tragically–entwined.

Hot Springs

“Could they be New York guys? Or Chicago guys?” “They could be Chicago guys,” Owney said. “Bugsy was a New York guy and he sure as shit din't know them. I'd a heard if they was New York. Man, he hit that yid hard!” “Cops?

Hot Springs

Earl Swagger is a lawman just returned from World War II to Hot Springs, Arkansas, where his latest battle is with the Mafia and the corrupt men who run the casinos.

There s a Road to Everywhere Except where You Came from

You don't do shit. New York in the summer is a hundred times worse. —Michigan's nice in the summer. Lotta trees and breezes. Lakes. —Maybe New England's the place for you. Vermont. —Could be. I've never been. —Or Maine.

There s a Road to Everywhere Except where You Came from

Describes the author's life in New York City, including how taking a writing job with Morgan Stanley sidelined his literary aspirations, his account of September 11th, and the ways his life changed afterwards.