The Third Coast

The Third Coast Author Thomas L. Dyja
ISBN-10 9781101605486
Release 2013-04-18
Pages 544
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A critically acclaimed history of Chicago at mid-century, featuring many of the incredible personalities that shaped American culture Before air travel overtook trains, nearly every coast-to-coast journey included a stop in Chicago, and this flow of people and commodities made it the crucible for American culture and innovation. In luminous prose, Chicago native Thomas Dyja re-creates the story of the city in its postwar prime and explains its profound impact on modern America—from Chess Records to Playboy, McDonald’s to the University of Chicago. Populated with an incredible cast of characters, including Mahalia Jackson, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Chuck Berry, Sun Ra, Simone de Beauvoir, Nelson Algren, Gwendolyn Brooks, Studs Turkel, and Mayor Richard J. Daley, The Third Coast recalls the prominence of the Windy City in all its grandeur.

The Third Coast

The Third Coast Author Thomas Dyja
ISBN-10 0143125095
Release 2014-03-25
Pages 508
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A cultural history of mid-20th-century Chicago traces the emergence of mass-marketing practices, technological advances and artistic development that profoundly influenced modern America, offering additional insight into the role of racial divisions, housing projects and migration.

The Third Coast

The Third Coast Author Tom Dyja
ISBN-10 1594204322
Release 2013
Pages 508
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A cultural history of mid-20th-century Chicago traces the emergence of mass-marketing practices, technological advances and artistic development that profoundly influenced modern America, offering additional insight into the role of racial divisions, housing projects and migration.

Third Coast

Third Coast Author Roni Sarig
ISBN-10 9780306816475
Release 2007-09-07
Pages 384
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Typically, more than half the top rap songs in the country are the work of Southern artists. In a world still stuck in the East/West coast paradigm of the '90s, Southern hip hop has dominated the genre-and defined the culture-for years. And the South's leading lights, most notably OutKast, Timbaland, and more recently, crunk superstars like the Ying Yang Twins and Lil Jon, have expanded the parameters of hip hop. Third Coast is the first book to deal with Southern hip hop as a matter of cultural history, and the first to explain the character and significance of down South rapping to fans as well as outsiders. It tells the story of recent hip hop, marking how far the music has come sonically and culturally since its well-documented New York-centered early years.

Third Coast Atlas

Third Coast Atlas Author Charles Waldheim
ISBN-10 1940291917
Release 2017-01-15
Pages 352
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Measuring over 10,000 miles, the Great Lakes coastline, known as the "third coast," is longer than the Atlantic and Pacific coastlines of the United States combined. It is difficult to overstate the history and future of the region as both a contested and opportunistic site for urbanism. Envisaged as a comprehensive "atlas," this publication comprises in-depth analysis of the landscapes, hydrology, infrastructure, urban form, and ecologies of the region, delivered through a series of analytical cartographies supported by scholarly and design research from internationally renowned scholars, photographers, and practitioners from the disciplines of architecture, landscape, geography, planning, and ecology. This publication was awarded with a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

New Poems from the Third Coast

New Poems from the Third Coast Author Michael Delp
ISBN-10 0814327974
Release 2000
Pages 365
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In 1976, Wayne State University Press published The Third Coast: Contemporary Michigan Poetry, an anthology that offered a sampling of the best poetry written by Michigan writers. A second Third Coast anthology was published in 1988 with many new poets and a wider range of styles. New Poems from the Third Coast continues that tradition with fifty-six writers from across the state sharing their poetic glimpses of trout streams, schoolrooms, and restaurants, as well as portraits of friends, families, lovers, and life in Michigan. Although this collection is only a sampling of the rich literary culture alive in Michigan, New Poems from the Third Coast is a lively, and carefully-crafted collection of poems from a variety of Michigan voices. Michael Delp, Conrad Hilberry, and Josie Kearns have balanced the old and the new and combined them in a strong contribution to contemporary poetry.

Windy City Queer

Windy City Queer Author Kathie Bergquist
ISBN-10 9780299284039
Release 2011-11-05
Pages 246
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The contributions of the Midwest and, specifically, Chicago to LGBTQ literature have been invaluable yet largely uncelebrated over the last century. This anthology charts a map of queer Chicago and showcases its thriving urban arts community, which boasts a unique history, legacy, and sensibility deeply rooted in the urban Midwest. Here is a first-rate collection of queer voices from Chicago’s literary landscape. Celebrated writers Edmund White, Achy Obejas, Sharon Bridgforth, Brian Bouldrey, E. Patrick Johnson, Carol Anshaw, David Trinidad, and Mark Zubro are joined by emerging voices from the queer literary scene. These pieces span all literary genres, from fiction and poetry to memoir and essays, and portray a full gamut of gay Chicago lives from the everyday to the quirky, from public spectacles to quiet intimacies, from family life to nightlife, from dating to marriage, from loving to mourning. The writing that comprises this volume, which seeks to claim a queer space on the literary continuum, is surprising, smart, hilarious, and heart wrenching.

Drowning on the Third Coast

Drowning on the Third Coast Author Jim Glaser
ISBN-10 1619274892
Release 2013-08-30
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Nashville, Tennessee, is not the city it was when I arrived here back in 1958. And the Country Music industry isn't the same, either. Drowning on the Third Coast is set in the 1980s, shortly after the Urban Cowboy craze and just before Corporate America bought up and took control of nearly every aspect of the industry, creating an era of eclectic and electric superstars for whom Nashville, Tennessee, home of the Grand Ole Opry and the birthplace of Country Music, was no longer the Mecca with which the lives and careers of earlier stars had been so intricately intertwined. But it's not my story. It's Harry Davis's story. I took the name of Harry Davis from my maternal grandfather. He wasn't an entertainer but, like me, he loved music. And, also like me, he loved seeing the sun rise over places he'd never been. I know he would have loved Nashville and Country Music as much as I do.

Mythic Galveston

Mythic Galveston Author Susan Wiley Hardwick
ISBN-10 0801868874
Release 2002
Pages 175
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Despite its appeal as a natural harbor, Galveston, Texas, is located on a small Gulf Coast barrier island that makes it ill-suited for dense urban development. Early American and European settlers envisioned Galveston harbor as a place with tremendous economic potential, appropriate for urban expansion. In Mythic Galveston: Reinventing America's Third Coast, Susan Wiley Hardwick examines Galveston's rapid rise and the myth created by immigrants and boosters to promote the vision of an abundant island with a highly temperate, even tropical, climate, ideal for settlement. Hardwick's historical analysis focuses on immigrant settlement patterns and the important contributions to Galveston's evolving sense of place made by diverse ethnic and racial groups. As the Ellis Island of the Third Coast, Galveston served as a major gateway for immigrants heading for the Great Plains, the West, and other parts of North America during the latter part of the nineteenth century and into the early part of the twentieth century. Galveston's reputation as an ethnically diverse and cosmopolitan city fostered a myth of racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic harmony. Although such harmony was largely illusory, Hardwick argues that Galveston was a truly global city from the earliest days of settlement, giving it a social ambience distinct from that of the mainland. Mythic Galveston vividly illustrates how a place especially vulnerable to the forces of nature has grown into a culturally vibrant city within America's Third Coast.

The Third Coast

The Third Coast Author Ted McClelland
ISBN-10 9781569765050
Release 2008-02-01
Pages 352
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Chronicling the author's 10,000-mile "Great Lakes Circle Tour," this travel memoir seeks to answer a burning question: "Is there a Great Lakes culture, and if so, what is it?" Largely associated with the Midwest, the Great Lakes region actually has a culture that transcends the border between the United States and Canada. United by a love of encased meats, hockey, beer, snowmobiling, deer hunting, and classic-rock power ballads, the folks in Detroit have more in common with citizens in Windsor, Ontario, than those in Wichita, Kansas--while Toronto residents have more in common with Chicagoans than Montreal's population. Much more than a typical armchair travel book, this humorous cultural exploration is filled with quirky people and unusual places that prove the obscure is far more interesting than the well known.

Plain Radical

Plain Radical Author Robert Jensen
ISBN-10 9781619026797
Release 2015-10-01
Pages 228
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There was nothing out of the ordinary about Jim Koplin. He was just your typical central Minnesota gay farm boy with a Ph.D. in experimental psychology who developed anarchist-influenced, radical-feminist, and anti-imperialist politics, while never losing touch with his rural roots. But perhaps the most important thing about Jim is that throughout his life, almost literally to his dying breath, he spent some part of every day on the most important work we have: tending the garden. Plain Radical is a touching homage to a close friend and mentor taken too soon. But it is also an exploration of the ways in which an intensely local focus paired with a fierce intelligence can provide a deep, meaningful, even radical engagement with the world. Drawing on first hand accounts as well as the nearly 3,000 pages of correspondence that flowed between the two men between 1988 and 2012, this book is about the intersection of two biographies and the ideas two men constructed together. It is in part a love story, part intellectual memoir, and part political polemic; an argument for how we should understand problems and think about solutions—in those cases when solutions are possible—to create a decent human future.

Reality Radio

Reality Radio Author John Biewen
ISBN-10 9780807895665
Release 2010-03-15
Pages 224
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Over the last few decades, the radio documentary has developed into a strikingly vibrant form of creative expression. Millions of listeners hear arresting, intimate storytelling from an ever-widening array of producers on programs including This American Life, StoryCorps, and Radio Lab; online through such sites as Transom, the Public Radio Exchange, Hearing Voices, and Soundprint; and through a growing collection of podcasts. Reality Radio celebrates today's best audio documentary work by bringing together some of the most influential and innovative practitioners from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. In these nineteen essays, documentary artists tell--and demonstrate, through stories and transcripts--how they make radio the way they do, and why. Whether the contributors to the volume call themselves journalists, storytellers, even audio artists--and although their essays are just as diverse in content and approach--all use sound to tell true stories, artfully. Contributors: Jad Abumrad Jay Allison damali ayo John Biewen Emily Botein Chris Brookes Scott Carrier Katie Davis Sherre DeLys Lena Eckert-Erdheim Ira Glass Alan Hall Natalie Kestecher The Kitchen Sisters Maria Martin Karen Michel Rick Moody Joe Richman Dmae Roberts Stephen Smith Sandy Tolan

Terra Incognita

Terra Incognita Author Richard Sexton
ISBN-10 0811858545
Release 2007-08-09
Pages 128
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Evocative black-and-white images capture the unique interrelationship between human culture and the natural world in photographs of America's Gulf Coast region, offfering an illuminating study of the marshes, forests, bayous, and seascapes from the Mississippi River to the Florida Panhandle.

The Third coast

The Third coast Author Conrad Hilberry
ISBN-10 UCAL:B3475142
Release 1976
Pages 296
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The Third coast has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Third coast also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Third coast book for free.

The Third Coast Contemporary Michigan Fiction

The Third Coast  Contemporary Michigan Fiction Author James Tipton
ISBN-10 0814316948
Release 1982
Pages 335
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The Third Coast Contemporary Michigan Fiction has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Third Coast Contemporary Michigan Fiction also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Third Coast Contemporary Michigan Fiction book for free.

Brat Pack America

Brat Pack America Author Kevin Smokler
ISBN-10 1942600674
Release 2016-10-11
Pages 288
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From the fictional towns of Hill Valley, CA, and Shermer, IL, to the beautiful landscapes of Astoria and Brownsville, OR, from the iconic suburbs of the San Fernando Valley to the seemingly scary inner cities of Chicago, '80s teen movies had one thing in common: locations mattered. Perhaps moreso than in any other decade, the locations of the '80s teen movies were monumentally important. In "Brat Pack America," Kevin Smokler gives virtual tours of your favorite movies while also picking apart why these locations are so important to these movies. Including interviews with actors, writers, and directors of the era, and chock full of interesting facts about your favorite 80s movies, "Brat Pack America" is a must for any fan. Smokler went to "Goonies" Day in Astoria, OR, took a "Lost Boys" tour of Santa Cruz, CA, and deeply explored every nook and cranny of the movies we all know and love, and it shows.

Contemporary Michigan Poetry

Contemporary Michigan Poetry Author Michael Delp
ISBN-10 0814319246
Release 1988-01-01
Pages 359
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As David Wagoner wrote in the earlier volume, The Third Coast, "A Michigan poet may be undistinguishable from an Illinois poet or an Arizona poet (except for subject matter), but the publication of this anthology serves to underline one layer of regional cultural strength, even though these are not 'regional poets:" Over a decade later, Contemporary Michigan Poetry is testimony that Michigan poetry continues to flourish. Preserving the mood and texture of Michigan in the 1980s, this new collection includes the best recent work by the state's most accomplished poets. Among the fifty-three contributors are Charles Baxter, Alice Fulton, Jim Harrison, Janet Kaufmann, Josie Kearns, Thomas Lynch, John R. Reed, and Stephen Tudor. Each of the editors is also a contributor to this sampling of poems. Styles range from understated to extravagant, from closely observed to freely imagined. Poems are as varied as the Michigan landscape. Remarkable in its scope and quality, Contemporary Michigan Poetry offers an arresting look at Michigan life and a special glimpse at the preoccupations that possess residents on the Third Coast.