Why Drag

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Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452149283
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For over a decade, Magnus Hastings has been photographing the world's greatest drag superstars and asking each of them a simple question: Why drag? The result is this mesmerizing volume in which the queens strut their stuff and reflect on their shared passion through a mixture of quips and philosophizing. Subjects include icons of reality TV and underground drag royalty, and photographs range from the divine to the trashy. Featuring the likes of Bianca Del Rio and Courtney Act, this collection is a beautiful celebration of drag as an art form and an exhilarating exploration of what drag means to its greatest artists.

Drag Shergi Mysteries The Complete Collection

Author: Kimberly Vogel
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557072409
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This collection holds all thirteen of the Drag Shergi Mysteries. From the beginning we meet Drag, a private detective, in his first case trying to discover the identity of an amnesiac. It turns from a simple case to a complex one. The series swings in and out of the natural and supernatural realms as Drag can't keep from being pulled into all sorts of messes. Such is the nature of each case as he goes from the beginning to the end where he tries to rescue a child from an unjust fate.

The Drag Queens of New York

Author: Julian Fleisher
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 9781573225526
Format: PDF
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An entertaining journey inside the glittering drag world of New York City provides interviews with RuPaul, Lypsinka, and other notable drag queens as they reveal the secrets of Manhattan's turbulent and glamorous popular culture. Original.

The Monk and the Skeptic

Author: Frank Browning
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1593765681
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Through his provocative and influential work, most notably The Culture of Desire and A Queer Geography, Frank Browning has proven himself to be an erudite and intellectual writer with deep insights into the fusion of culture and identity. In his new book The Monk and the Skeptic, Browning examines the intersection of sexuality and religion through the framework of conversations between the author and a gay priest to discuss the nature of secular and spiritual friendship; religious thought on same-sex marriage; the relation of the body to God; the mission of charity enacted by the drag troop Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence; the biblical prohibitions on improper pleasures of the body; and the history of how the church has viewed the body and desire. Browning manages to bring in a host of influences to his discussion: Descartes, Locke, Greek Myth, Christian Myth, Buddhist myth, Harry Potter, St. Thomas Aquinas, as well as modern writers like Jeanette Winterson, John Boswell, and Daniel Mendelsohn. The result is an engaging, timely, and very modern discourse on how the self and sexuality has been interpreted throughout the ages.

Lady Gaga and Popular Music

Author: Martin Iddon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113407994X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is a multi-faceted, interdisciplinary examination of the music and figure of Lady Gaga, combining approaches from scholars in cultural studies, art, fashion, and music. It represents one of the first scholarly volumes devoted to Lady Gaga, who has become, over a few short years, central to both popular (and, indeed, populist) as well as more scholarly thought in these areas and who, the contributors argue, is helping to shape—directly and indirectly—thought and culture both in the fields of the "scholarly" and the "everyday." Lady Gaga's output is firmly embedded in a self-consciously intellectual pop culture tradition, and her music videos are intertextually linked to icons of pop culture intelligentsia like Alfred Hitchcock and open to multiple interpretations. In examining her music and figure, this volume contributes both to debates on the status of intertextuality, held in tension with originality, and to debates on the figuring of the sexualized female body, and representations of disability. There is interest in these issues from a wide range of disciplines: popular musicology, film studies, queer studies, women’s studies, gender studies, disability studies, popular culture studies, and the burgeoning sub-discipline of aesthetics and philosophy of fashion.

The Marketing Playbook

Author: John Zagula
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440684979
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Every company needs to figure out the best way to beat the competition. What do you do if the other guy is already dominating the market? Should you challenge them head on or lie low for a while? Should you offer customers high-end features or a low-end price? Or both? During their years at Microsoft, John Zagula and Richard Tong answered such questions so effectively that they helped Microsoft Office and Windows grow from a 10 percent to 90 percent market share. As venture capitalists, Zagula and Tong have continued to test and perfect their system with hundreds of companies of all sizes and at all stages. Now they’re sharing their best ideas and methods in an easy-to-apply book that will be enormously helpful to marketers in every industry and leaders in every size company. The Marketing Playbook explains the five basic strategies for a competitive market—The Drag Race Play, The Best of Both Play, The High-Low Play, The Platform Play, and The Stealth Play. It illustrates how each one works, how to pick the best one for a given situation, and then how to implement it effectively in the real world. Just like a great sports coach with a well-designed playbook, managers who read this book will have the tools, tips, and tricks they need to leapfrog market research, craft a smart strategy, motivate their team, and start scoring major points with customers and against the opposition.

macOS Mojave The Missing Manual

Author: David Pogue
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1492040509
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Answers found here! Apple’s latest Mac software, macOS Mojave, is a glorious boxcar full of new features and refinements. What’s still not included, though, is a single page of printed instructions. Fortunately, David Pogue is back, delivering the expertise and humor that have made this the #1 bestselling Mac book for 18 years straight. The important stuff you need to know Big-ticket changes. The stunning new Dark Mode. Self-tidying desktop stacks. FaceTime video calls with up to 32 people. New screen-recording tools. If Apple has it, this book covers it. Apps. This book also demystifies the 50 programs that come with the Mac, including the four new ones in Mojave: News, Stocks, Home, and Voice Memos. Shortcuts. This must be the tippiest, trickiest Mac book ever written. Undocumented surprises await on every page. Power users. Security, networking, remote access, file sharing with Windows—this one witty, expert guide makes it all crystal clear. MacOS Mojave gives the Mac more polish, power, and pep— and in your hands, you hold the ultimate guide to unlocking its potential.

Triangulated Visions

Author: Ingeborg Majer O'Sickey
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791437179
Format: PDF, ePub
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This broad-ranging collection, the first of its kind, gathers essays on the representation of women in recent German cinema, as well as recent interviews with German women filmmakers.

Contagious Passion

Author: Jeffrey R. Cox
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450222927
Format: PDF, ePub
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In Jeff 's book, Contagious Passion, he provides first-hand insights into selling and how to apply many practical approaches to improve one's effectiveness. Jeff shares authentic life experiences with candor and purpose. These brief but valuable messages surely help any of us in our world of selling! Mark Brashear, C.E.O. Hugo Boss It's possible to keep selling using the same old techniques, but every so often new tools come along that make things so much easier. Jeff 's book, for me, is one of those new tools; Contagious Passion has made me look at my old ways and really appreciate what new ideas can now do for me. Earl Estep, Advertising Director Curtco Media/Robb Report WHY NOT SELL MORE? Jam-packed with insights from a 35-year plus sales career, this book is going to show you 1) how to make more money, 2) truly enjoy all your moment-to-moment daily encounters, and 3) experience richer, deeper personal relationships. Whether you're just launching your sales career or have many years in the field, this will become the book you'll refer to like a trusted friend. Discover how easy it is to: -Tap passion's power! -Sell your product simply by sharing! -Connect on a deeper personal level with anyone! -Appreciate everyone in your life, including you! -Have a positive impact on people you meet and those you may never meet! You can visit Jeffrey Cox at his website: www.jeffreyrcox.com.