From its arrival in the 1950s, rock-n-roll blasted off as a youth-driven cultural juggernaut, ripping its way around the world to become a global phenomenon with live concerts as the focal point. In this new book, acclaimed interviewer Marc Myers sets out to uncover the history of rock shows, weaving together ground-breaking accounts from the people who were there. The creators of Woodstock, Rolling Stone’s Cameron Crowe, as well as rockers like Angus Young, Roger Waters, & Steve Miller.
Made of maple & walnut hardwoods, this classic kid’s toy is modeled after a Springfield 1911 series handgun—like the ones made famous in early mobster movies. But instead of slugs, this one shoots rubber bands. Easy to load & shoot, it fires up to 6 at-a-time, blasting them up to 20-feet in a straight line.
6-Time NBA Champ and 80s-era basketball icon Scottie Pippen shares his incredible story in this new autobiography, Unguarded. In it, the Chicago Bulls legend reveals never-before-told stories about his times with everyone from Jordan to Rodman, and the some of the most famous games in league history, including the 1994 playoff game against the New York Knicks when he took himself out with 1.8 seconds to go.
The latest fun stick from Roku is called the Streaming Stick 4K, which boasts, as you guessed, a 4K quality image. The update also adds support for Dolby Vision and HDR10 Plus as well as improvements to wi-fi. Similar in design to the outgoing Plus model, this compact new stick plugs into your HDMI port and hides out behind your display doing its thing.
Academy Award–winning director of Free Solo and National Geographic mountain photographer Jimmy Chin has collected his works into a new collection titled There and Back: Photographs from the Edge that features more than 200 original images from his global adventures with the world’s top alpine athletes. From Tibet’s Chang Tang Plateau to Antarctica’s Queen Maud Land, Chin’s images take you up close to the action.
Every year countless American use Heinz ketchup as part of their creepy costumes for Halloween. This year Heinz saw it coming, and created the Tomato Blood Costume Kit, which comes with a custom bottle of Blood Ketchup plus vampire fangs, face paint, stick-on tattoos and other tricks and treats. Available today on the Heinz Halloween website.
From the hosts of the popular Talking Sopranos podcast, this new oral history captures some of the iconic show’s most important voices, covering the beloved series from every angle with the people who lived it: the creators, actors and writers who shaped a truly classic show. Edie Falco, Steven Van Zandt, David Chase, and Lorraine Bracco all share their tales.
SimpleReal camp cookware debuts as the first collapsible stainless steel cookware ever made. The sturdy, toxin-free one-liter pot compresses down to just 3cm thickness, making it a very packable option for backpacking and fast-light strike missions. A simple latch system holds it open and secure while in use, with silicone gaskets that make it 100% leakproof. A funded Kickstarter.
Al Unser Jr.’s gifts behind the wheel were forged long before his two Indy 500 victories & his pair of IndyCar championships but then so were his demons. In this new biography, the motorsport icon shares his road to redemption leaving out few of the grim details that came to define his post-racing life: domestic violence arrests. Multiple DUIs. Repeated visits to rehab. Divorce. Financial ruin. Amazingly, he got it back under control and shares the story here. Foreword by Roger Penske.
Another rocking Van Halen book. This time, it’s all about Eddie (RIP). The forthcoming Unchained: The Eddie Van Halen Story, is the first full-length biography of the 80s-era guitar god. Acclaimed biographer Paul Brannigan tackles the dramatic story of the band’s meteoric rise and sustained stardom; as well as the artists’ struggles and the band’s eventual dissolution. Drops December 14.
The ever-expanding Marvel comics story, with its endless interconnections and characters, now spans more than half a million pages and is still growing, making it the longest continuous, self-contained work of fiction ever created. This new book by superhero expert Douglas Wolk, digs into this pop-culture epic, giving fans a sweeping exploration of the comics and their significance.
This new book is a deep dive into the life and work of the iconic Hollywood auteur who brought us Good Will Hunting and Psycho to name just a few. In this unique collection, the author breaks down the director’s creative process and his output. Along the way, details are filled in with a profusion of unpublished interviews rare photos, and Van Sant’s own words.
A more modern and functional dog leash seems a bit overdue. Enter GPCA and their X Clip PRO Set. It’s a full 360º system that features a re-designed stainless clasp and a carabiner handle that can be clipped to your belt for hands-free walking. It can also be configured for no-pull leashing for those dogs that take YOU for a walk. Choose from titanium or steel carabiner. A funded Kickstarter.
Tolkien published The Hobbit in 1937 and The Lord of the Rings in the mid 50s. But he continued to write about Middle-earth right up until the years before his death in 1973. The Nature Of Middle Earth, is the first ever publication of these final writings on Middle-earth, covering a wide range of subjects for fans of The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings, Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle-earth. Hardcover available Sept. 2.
Traveling light remains the focus of the Matador brand. Their Flat Pack Toiletries collection is a capsule of waterproof roll-top bags that pack flat and keep your luggage light. Choose from the 2-liter toiletry case, Soap Bar case, and TSA-approved toiletry bottles. All are soft-sided and pack completely flat.
The Erazor is the first portable electric shaver to be equipped with diamond-sharp ceramic blades. The triple-blade design spins at 6000RPMs and will stay sharp for years as well as remaining clean & rust-free. It offers 60 days of power & recharges via microUSB. It’s rated IPX7 for waterproofing & weighs just over 2 ounces. A funded Kickstarter.
Ultra-thin and compact, the PlugBug Slim is a space-saving 20W USB-C wall charger that plugs into even the tightest spots, like behind furniture up against the wall. And at just .67” thick, it fits. For iPad & iPhone users, it makes plugging in easier everywhere. And when it’s go time, the plug prongs fold away for streamlined packing & carry.
Real-life serial killer Ed Gein was the guy who made lampshades out of human skin. He also served as the inspiration for fictional killers Norman Bates (Psycho), Leatherface (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), & Buffalo Bill (The Silence of the Lambs). In this true crime graphic novel, readers get a fresh & in-depth look at one of America’s most notorious & deranged killers.
Like a tool off Batman’s belt, The Scraper Utility Tool from ToughBuilt converts instantly from box-cutter to blade-scraper with a single click of the button. Going from scoring drywall to scraping paint without missing a beat. The rugged 6-inch handle offers secure grip in either cutting mode & flips wide-open for easy blade replacement.
Author Peter Bergen is the world’s leading expert on Osama bin Laden. In this definitive new biography he provides the first reevaluation of the man responsible for precipitating America’s long wars with al-Qaeda and traces forward the jihadist ideology his beliefs inspires to this day. With exclusive interviews of family and associates, and documents unearthed only recently, Bergen’s portrait of tells the tale of the failed religious fanatic that Osama really was.