Activists Under Surveillance: The FBI Files by Edited by JPat Brown, B. C. D. Lipton and Michael Morisy (The MIT Press) $24.95 - Selections from FBI files on political activists including Betty Friedan, Abbie Hoffman, Martin Luther King, Aaron Swartz, and Malcolm …
TEEN MOVIE HELL: A Crucible of Coming-of-Age Comedies from Animal House to Zapped!
by Lisa Carver, Eddie Deezen, Samm Deighan, Heather Drain, Kat Ellinger, Corinne Halbert, Kier-La Janisse, Liz Mason, Wendy McClure, Mike McPadden, Rachel McPadden, Scott R. Miller, Katie Rife and Christina Ward
Published by Bazillion Points
6.75"x9.5", 576p, perfect-bound, mostly b+w
“I heartily hurrah this hormonal hagiography.” -Patton Oswalt
The new book by Quimby's friend Mike "McBeardo" McPadden of Heavy Metal Movies fame. Born in the drive-in theater backseats of the 70s, the demonic visions of Teen Movie Hell fueled the VCR, cable TV, and shopping mall multiplex booms of the 80s before collapsing in the 90s in a pixelated pile of cable dissipation and Internet indulgences. Between George Lucas’s American Graffiti in 1973 and Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused twenty years later, laugh riots on the order of Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Revenge of the Nerds boomed at the box office and conquered pop culture by celebrating adolescent misbehavior run amok. Don't miss this journey into Meatballs, Caddyshack, Valley Girl, The Last American Virgin and more. Features contributions by Eddie Deezen (Grease, Midnight Madness, Zapped!), Kat Ellinger (Diabolique), Wendy McClure (The Wilder Life), Katie Rife (The Onion AV Club), Samm Deighan (Diabolique), and Kier-La Janisse (House of Psychotic Women), plus guest reviews by Lisa Carver (Rollerderby), Heather Drain (Video Watchdog), Christina Ward (Feral House), Rachel McPadden, art by Corinne Halbert (Hate Baby, Quimby’s), Scott R. Miller (Printsploitation) and Liz Mason (Quimby’s, Caboose).