Author: Lynyrd Narciso
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems
With humor, glamour and an attitude of adventure, this delightful deck invites readers on a joyrider through the Tarot. Taking their inspiration from pop culture, the sassy but sage characters of this deck playfully reinterpret traditional femal roles as they share all their special secrets. Packaged in a tin.
Women, Emotions, and Contemporary Horror
Author: Rikke Schubart
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Social Science
Mastering Fear analyzes horror as play and examines what functions horror has and why it is adaptive and beneficial for audiences. It takes a biocultural approach, and focusing on emotions, gender, and play, it argues we play with fiction horror. In horror we engage not only with the negative emotions of fear and disgust, but with a wide range of emotions, both positive and negative. The book lays out a new theory of horror and analyzes female protagonists in contemporary horror from child to teen, adult, middle age, and old age. Since the turn of the millennium, we have seen a new generation of female protagonists in horror. There are feisty teens in The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017), troubled mothers in The Babadook (2014), and struggling women in the New French extremity with Martyrs (2008) and Inside (2007). At the fuzzy edges of the genre are dramas like Pan's Labyrinth (2006) and Black Swan (2010), and middle-age women are now protagonists with Carol in The Walking Dead (2010–) and Jessica Lange's characters in American Horror Story (2011–). Horror is not just for men, but also for women, and not just for the young, but for audiences of all ages.
Author: CB Samet
Publisher: Novels by CB Samet
An undercover DEA agent on the run. A sinister drug smuggler with a vengeance. And Vanessa is caught between them. When a mysterious stranger climbs into Vanessa's car, bullets start flying. Vanessa saves Seth from imminent danger, but the act of saving a life puts her own in danger. Five years of undercover work are blown in an instant, and Seth loses his partner and his identity. On the run, he seeks shelter from his enemies in Vanessa's home. But the Mexican drug smuggler Seth deceived is out for blood and determined to find the traitor who infiltrated his organization. The hunt is underway.
History, Theory, Aesthetics, Typology
Author: Emily E. Auger
Hundreds of new Tarot decks have been produced in the late twentieth century, many of them based on the structure and images of Arthur Waite and artist Pamela Smith’s Rider-Waite deck (1910). The continuing popularity and influence of the Rider-Waite deck makes it a standard for identifying, categorizing and analyzing contemporary Tarot and other meditation decks. This work of art history analyzes such decks in relation to conventional art styles and movements, including Symbolism, Surrealism, the modernist “grid” and the low/high value hierarchy, and postmodern art movements and concepts such as the dissolution of the modernist value hierarchy, Pattern and Decoration art, and collage. It also examines them in relation to literary concepts, including the novel, utopias, and popular genres. The author’s analysis is supported by numerous illustrations, including the Rider-Waite major arcana cards juxtaposed with examples of their counterparts from more recent decks.
Author: Vanessa Decort
Publisher: U S Games Systems
A tarot deck with fresh, contemporary artwork,a modern twist to ancient spiritual symbols
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems
By playfully incorporating mythology and astrology, Vanessa Decort brings unique interpretations to traditional tarot, presenting a deck that is both insightful and accessible. The Sun and Moon Tarot follows the traditional structure of Crowley Thoth Tarot. The Minor Arcana features Crowley's key words at the top of the cards, with the card titles and numbering at the bottom. Major Arcana cards show the associated Hebrew letter in the artwork. Sun and Moon Tarot is a multi-cultural tarot deck with symbolism borrowed from Hinduism, yoga, ancient Egyptian and classical Greek mythology, the I Ching, and Runes. The instruction booklet includes astrological associations and explanation of the Hebrew letters, as well as the card interpretations. This pocket-sized deck, presented in a tin, features the black borders originally designed by the artist.
Author: Sarah Vanessa Mayes
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A Guide To Intuitive Tarot offers you insight, hope, direction and guidance to intuitively read, interpret and learn to be a spiritually responsible and uplifting Tarot reader. Build more trust in your own gifts of insight and intuition. Explore numerology links with Tarot cards. Visit traditional card meanings as well as the card's symbols. Unravel the mystery around readings and how Tarot cards "work." PRAISE FOR A GUIDE TO INTUITIVE TAROT "Sarah's book has a great balance of history and knowledge behind Tarot and the cards. She does this while instilling confidence to trust your intuition about what you feel when you're reading for someone. Learning about the cards is only half the story. Practicing and working with the Tarot is just as important. Sarah's book teaches you both." -- John McLeod "Sarah helped the Tarot cards come "alive." She enabled me to get a sense of the cards and then read about what they meant, which strengthened my ability to read them." -- Tracey Hamilton
Author: Sephera Giron
Publisher: Leisure Books
A witch learns the secret of immortality—but at an increasingly gruesome price.
Author: Melvin Donalson,Professor Melvin Donalson
Category: Performing Arts
Hollywood film directors are some of the world' most powerful storytellers, shaping the fantasies and aspirations of people around the globe. Since the 1960s, African Americans have increasingly joined their ranks, bringing fresh insights to movie characterizations, plots, and themes and depicting areas of African American culture that were previously absent from mainstream films. Today, black directors are making films in all popular genres, while inventing new ones to speak directly from and to the black experience.This book offers a first comprehensive look at the work of black directors in Hollywood, from pioneers such as Gordon Parks, Melvin Van Peebles, and Ossie Davis to current talents including Spike Lee, John Singleton, Kasi Lemmons, and Carl Franklin. Discussing 67 individuals and over 135 films, Melvin Donalson thoroughly explores how black directors' storytelling skills and film techniques have widened both the thematic focus and visual style of American cinema. Assessing the meanings and messages in their films, he convincingly demonstrates that black directors are balancing Hollywood' demand for box office success with artistic achievement and responsibility to ethnic, cultural, and gender issues.
Author: Jo Whittemore
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Filled with humor, friendship, and middle school antics, the Confidentially Yours series—about a group of kids who run their school newspaper’s advice column—continues on in its fifth installment. Perfect for fans of the Cupcake Diaries or Candy Apple books. Brooke Jacobs never considered herself to be the superstitious type. But after she and her friends visit a psychic who tells Brooke she’s in for some bad luck, the panic sets in. And when Brooke hurts her arm, gets into a major fight with her boyfriend, and turns into a total klutz in soccer, she’s convinced her misfortune is here to stay. To make matters worse, the Lincoln Log—the newspaper where she and her best friends write their advice column—is competing in an important contest. Brooke, Vanessa, Heather, Tim, and the rest of the team need to put together their best issue yet. There’s no time for bad luck . . . but that’s all Brooke seems to have. Not wanting to let everyone down, Brooke must decide, once and for all, who’s in charge of her life: a silly superstition or herself. And she better find out fast, because bad luck or not, the contest must go on.