Who were the original hipsters? In this dazzling collection, Glenn O’Brien provides a kaleidoscopic guided tour through the margins and subterranean tribes of mid-twentieth century America—the worlds of jazz, of disaffected postwar youth, of those alienated by racial and sexual exclusion, of outlaws and drug users creating their own dissident networks. Whether labeled as Bop or Beat or Punk, these outsider voices ignored or suppressed by the mainstream would merge and recombine in unpredictable ways, and change American culture forever. To read The Cool School is to experience the energies of that vortex. Drawing on memoirs, poems, novels, comedy routines, letters, essays, and song lyrics, O’Brien creates an unparalleled literary mix tape bringing together Henry Miller, Miles Davis, Jack Kerouac, Diane di Prima, Lenny Bruce, William S. Burroughs, Bob Dylan, Annie Ross, Norman Mailer, Terry Southern, Andy Warhol, Lester Bangs, and dozens of others, including such legendary figures as Beat avatar Neal Cassady, jazz memoirist Babs Gonzales, inspired comic improviser Lord Buckley, no-holds-barred essayist Seymour Krim, and underground filmmaker Jack Smith. His one-of-a-kind anthology recreates an unforgettable era in all its hallucinatory splendor: transgressive, raucous, unruly, harrowing, and often subversively hilarious.
Author : Karen McCombie
ISBN : 0439943477
Genre : Ally (Fictitious character : McCombie)
File Size : 45.36 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
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There's always something going on in Ally's World! Ally's looking forward to a week off school on the geography field trip. But no sooner have she and her mates arrived, than a gang of moronic girls from another school set out to cause trouble fr them. What on earth have they done to deserve that...?
This energizing title introduces young readers to after-school cheerleading that builds school spirit and social engagement. Fun cheerleading activities from making spirit signs to pom poms, show kids how to get involved, build strong teams, create identities, and raise money. School groups and activities help kids discover their passions and meet other kids. More importantly, they encourage kids to have the confidence and character to take pride in their schools. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
This energizing title introduces young readers to after-school drama and theater groups that build school spirit and social engagement. Fun theater activities from team building games to making a tote, show kids how to get involved, build strong teams, create identities, and raise money. School groups and activities help kids discover their passions and meet other kids. More importantly, they encourage kids to have the confidence and character to take pride in their schools. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Author : Rob Scotton
ISBN : 0545802865
Genre : Cats
File Size : 81.27 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
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Splat the Cat is so excited when Mrs. Wimpydimple announces that the class will be going to the zoo. While everyone calls out his or her favorite animal, Elephant! Giraffe! Monkey! Splat only wants to see the penguins. After all, penguins are perfect; they are black and white, just like Splat! All day long, Splat just can't wait. But when the smallest animal makes the biggest splash and shuts down the penguin exhibit, Splat goes home disappointed and alone . . . or does he?
When the Cool School takes a field trip to the art museum, they notice something strange: the Sphinx is missing his nose! Drew Pendous uses his Mighty Pen Ultimate to sketch a time machine, and he and Ella travel back to ancient Egypt to investigate. It turns out Drew's evil twin Ray Blank has rewritten history by erasing the nose! Can Drew and Ella stop Ray and set the timeline straight?