REVIEW: “Critical Readings: Media and Gender (Issues in Cultural and Media Studies)” by Cynthia Carter, Linda Steiner

Critical Readings: Media and Gender (Issues in Cultural and Media Studies), by Cynthia Carter, Linda Steiner Open University Press, 978-0335210978 Copyright December 2003, Paperback, 384 Pages This is a definitive piece of literature on media and gender studies. The text’s fascinating research and incredible educationality makes it an essential tool in the pedagogy arsenal; the in-depth investigations and…

REVIEW: “Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World” by Joann S. Lublin

Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World, by Joann S. Lublin HarperBusiness, ISBN: 978-0062407474 Copyright October 2016, Hardcover, 304 Pages Earning It makes for a rather light, quick and enjoyable read. This book features countless inspirational and candid anecdotes of powerful and intelligent women contending in the male-dominated executive world. Delivered…

REVIEW: “The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline” by Jonathan Tepperman

The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline, by Jonathan Tepperman Tim Duggan Books, 978-1101902981 Copyright September 2016, Hardcover, 320 Pages The Fix is immensely informative, tremendously engaging, and remarkably researched. The book makes for a synchronously enjoyable and educational read; the awe-inspiring narratives of nations successfully overcoming seemingly insurmountable trials are deeply inspiring….

REVIEW: “Fashion Cultures: Theories, Explorations and Analysis” by Stella Bruzzi, Pamela Church Gibson

Fashion Cultures: Theories, Explorations and Analysis, by Stella Bruzzi, Pamela Church Gibson Routledge, 978-0415206860 Copyright January 2001, Paperback, 416 Pages Fashion Cultures presents a profound, multifaceted, and critical examination of the cultural phenomenon of fashion. This book is an excellent anthology of articles penned by an eclectic range of experts from diverse disciplines. The text’s quality academic writing…

REVIEW: “The Power of the Actor: The Chubbuck Technique – The 12-Step Acting Technique That Will Take You from Script to a Living, Breathing, Dynamic Character” by Ivana Chubbuck

The Power of the Actor: The Chubbuck Technique – The 12-Step Acting Technique That Will Take You from Script to a Living, Breathing, Dynamic Character, by Ivana Chubbuck Avery, 978-1592401536 Copyright August 2005, Paperback, 400 Pages The Power of the Actor is an absolutely divine text explicating the magnificent Chubbuck Technique. This utterly educational reference is a godsend…

REVIEW: “A Proper Drink: The Untold Story of How a Band of Bartenders Saved the Civilized Drinking World” by Robert Simonson

A Proper Drink: The Untold Story of How a Band of Bartenders Saved the Civilized Drinking World, by Robert Simonson Ten Speed Press, 978-1607747543 Copyright September 2016, Hardcover, 352 Pages A Proper Drink makes for an incredibly light, effortless, and entertaining read. The narrative shines the spotlight on an eclectic range of figures, both prominent and eccentric, in…

REVIEW: “The Political System of Brazil” by Dana de la Fontaine, Thomas Stehnken

The Political System of Brazil, by Dana de la Fontaine, Thomas Stehnken Springer, ISBN: 978-3642400223 Copyright October 2015, Hardcover, 419 Pages The Political System of Brazil is incontestably intellectually-stimulating. The book very methodically and logically examines the Brazilian political system in its historical, political and socio-economic contexts. Customary of titles published by Springer, this book is unsurprisingly excellently…