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Confessions Of A Karaoke Queen
Maddie Mulhern is suddenly in charge. Her mum and dad - former 80s pop duo Pineapple Mist - have left for the summer on a nostalgia concert tour, so Maddie must manage their struggling Karaoke bar, 'Sing it Back'. It suits Maddie down to the ground, in fact. After years of trudging through temping jobs, she needs a change. When Maddie spots an advert for a new prime-time show looking for a bar to be the setting of a fly-on-the-wall documentary, she has the genius idea that this is just the sort of exposure that the place needs. Together with the bar's old-timers (faded drag queen Ruby du Jour, suave barman Alex and wannabe actress/reluctant waitress Jasmine) she'll turn the karaoke bar around into a huge global brand and make pots of her money for her family. Simple. Right? Money-grubbing TV exec Evan and the seemingly too-smooth-to-be-true producer Nick might just have other ideas . . . As the TV series builds to a live final episode, will Maddie see the truth in a Careless Whisper? Will Nick be able to keep his Poker Face? One thing's for sure, before the credits roll there'll be Blood on the Dancefloor . . .
Revolution In Our Lifetime
A new history of the Black Panther Party, for the 50th anniversary of its founding.
The Black Panther Party and the movement that spawned it is one of the most storied episodes in the history of the Black freedom struggle in America, and in the history of the American Left. And yet, argues the brilliant historian Donna Murch, the Panthers' radical moment and meaning have become obscured - first, by government repression, and then by the narrowing of demands and alternative politics in the fifty years since the founding of the party in Oakland in October, 1966. Revolution in Our Lifetime restores the anti-capitalism and internationalist perspective - the revolutionary imagination and farreaching politics - of the Panthers to our understanding of this crucial and fascinating movement.
Written as a succinct and accessible essay, this new history of the Panthers provides the sharpest picture of the Panthers while reflecting on their legacy and relevance today, in a renewed era of Black and youth protest.
About the Author
DONNA MURCH is an associate professor of history at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She is the author of Living for the City: Migration, Education, and the Rise of the Black Panther party in Oakland, California, which won the Phillis Wheatley Prize. She has published articles in the Journal of American History, Journal of Urban History, OAH Magazine of History, Black Scholar, Souls, Perspectives, New Politics, Jacobin, and Boston Review. Her research and analysis is featured in the awardwinning documentary on the Black Panthers, 'Vanguard of the Revolution'
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