Shiny and New

Subjective and idiosyncratic, SHINY AND NEW takes us from downtown New York to post-industrial Manchester, in the first widescreen attempt to weave together the stories, the songs and events that re-shaped music and society.

Author: Dylan Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474620086

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 674

The Eighties were about big ideas writ large - new money, new style, gender fluidity, gay pride, attritional politics, the 'special relationship', nuclear fear, AIDS, cocaine, ecstasy, tabloid royalty, the rise of urban pop, and ultimately geopolitical chaos. Using a big narrative approach, Dylan Jones' history of the decade in pop frames the decade through some of its most important and popular hits, choosing records which either epitomised their time, or ushered in a new cultural shift. So we move seamlessly from Rapper's Delight and the genre defining moment of hip hop into The Specials' spectral, Ghost Town; from ABC and the apotheosis of New Pop (The Look of Love) to Madonna's breakthrough moment with Like a Virgin, and so on. In the '80s each year brought a new twist as technology shifted and genres snowballed, MTV reigned supreme and the story of pop became globalised. It was a decade of excess in all areas, especially ambition, but it was in the transcendent moments of pop perfection that the '80s found its true art-form. Subjective and idiosyncratic, SHINY AND NEW takes us from downtown New York to post-industrial Manchester, in the first widescreen attempt to weave together the stories, the songs and events that re-shaped music and society.

A Shiny New Toy

Chaos, frustration, & drama are exposed in the cubicles and behind closed doors.

Author: Mark Lado


ISBN: 9781732047532


Page: 248

View: 149

Chaos, frustration, & drama are exposed in the cubicles and behind closed doors. Peter's once competitive business is slowly dying and he needs to force a transformation. He hires an outside consultant who introduces lean practices and unwittingly exposes the true level of chaos, frustration, and drama that exists within the office walls.

The Shiny New Shoes

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Author: Patricia Erickson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491852690

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 357

The Shiny New Shoes is a story about a young boy who needs new shoes. His mother really cannot afford the shoes. Out of another boys generosity, the young boy is given the shoes he has always wanted.

A Shiny New Toy

Mark Lado. A SHINY NEW TOY - MARK LADO Copyright © 2020 by Mark Lado This is a work Front Cover.

Author: Mark Lado

Publisher: Global Manufacturing Services

ISBN: 1732047545

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 195

View: 334

"A Shiny New Toy" is a fictional story that treads on several ethical and moral situations found in business today; addiction, discrimination, diversity, dreams, fraud, firing, love, passion, promotion, racism, sarcasm, and sex. This realistic story also weaves in usage of lean business administrative management tools in a pragmatic way.

Every Shiny Thing

I thought of that shiny new laptop. The shiny new phone. Audrey's shiny new boots. The shiny new cars that my parents drive and that all my friends' parents ...

Author: Cordelia Jensen

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683352491

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 854

In this beautifully constructed middle-grade novel, told half in prose and half in verse, Lauren prides herself on being a good sister, and Sierra is used to taking care of her mom. When Lauren’s parents send her brother to a therapeutic boarding school for teens on the autism spectrum and Sierra moves to a foster home in Lauren’s wealthy neighborhood, both girls are lost until they find a deep bond with each other. But when Lauren recruits Sierra to help with a Robin Hood scheme to raise money for autistic kids who don’t have her family’s resources, Sierra has a lot to lose if the plan goes wrong. Lauren must learn that having good intentions isn’t all that matters when you battle injustice, and Sierra needs to realize that sometimes, the person you need to take care of is yourself.

Shiny Side Up

By the time this article goes to print the world will be endowed with a whole warehouse load of brand new motorcycle riders with shiny new non-violated, ...

Author: Michael T. Abadie

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595349234

Category: Humor

Page: 132

View: 887

Author and Chaplain Michael T. Abadie shares lessons that have been plentiful as a member in the fraternity of "Ride, High Side, and Slide". This diverse and colorful brotherhood rejoices in the awareness that being a bit different from mainstream society is not necessarily a bad thing. God loves bikers too, and Shiny Side Up is Michael T.'s way of spreading the word. Michael T. authors Gracenotes, a monthly article in Quick Throttle motorcycle magazine. He is a business owner, Bible teacher and public speaker. He and his wife Diane reside in Baton rouge, Louisiana.

The Cultural Study of Work

are all shiny and new . 2 The orange hat and the newness of his apparel serve to symbolically set him apart from the older workers as well as the outside ...

Author: Douglas A. Harper

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742519183

Category: Political Science

Page: 481

View: 553

A reader for a sociology course, reprinting 23 articles from professional journals. They cover work as social interaction, socialization and identity, experiencing work, work cultures and social structure, and deviance at work.

Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants

This tree's bottom half was that old old crackling bark but the top half was shiny new branches, all much thinner than the bottom half. It looked freaky.

Author: Jill Soloway

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473529131

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 684

The unforgettable collection of autobiographical essays from Jill Soloway, the creator and director of Transparent and Emmy-nominated writer for Six Feet Under. When Jill was just thirteen, she and her best friend donned the tightest satin pants they could find, poufed up their hair and squeezed into Candies heels, then headed to downtown Chicago in search of their one-and-only true loves forever: the members of whichever rock band was touring through town. Never mind that both girls still had braces, coke-bottle-thick glasses and had only just bought their first bras...they were fabulous, they felt beautiful, they were tiny ladies in shiny pants. But as an all grown up and a successful writer and producer, Jill came to look back on her tiny self and share her shiny tales with fondness, absurdity, and obsessive-compulsive attention to even the most embarrassing details. From the highly personal (conflating her own loss of virginity and the Kobe Bryant accusations), to the political (what she has in common with Monica Lewinsky and Chandra Levy), to the outrageously Los Angelean (why women wear huge diamonds and what they must do to get them),Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants is a classic genre-defying combination of personal essay and memoir, or a hilarious, unruly and unapologetic evaluation of society, religion, sex and love.

The Heart Principle

But I know that's the nature of shiny new things . I need to move forward with my life like all the other people who are no longer shiny and new and I ...

Author: Helen Hoang

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451490851

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 310

A woman struggling with burnout learns to embrace the unexpected—and the man she enlists to help her—in this heartfelt new romance by USA Today bestselling author Helen Hoang. When violinist Anna Sun accidentally achieves career success with a viral YouTube video, she finds herself incapacitated and burned out from her attempts to replicate that moment. And when her longtime boyfriend announces he wants an open relationship before making a final commitment, a hurt and angry Anna decides that if he wants an open relationship, then she does, too. Translation: She's going to embark on a string of one-night stands. The more unacceptable the men, the better. That’s where tattooed, motorcycle-riding Quan Diep comes in. Their first attempt at a one-night stand fails, as does their second, and their third, because being with Quan is more than sex—he accepts Anna on an unconditional level that she herself has just started to understand. However, when tragedy strikes Anna’s family she takes on a role that she is ill-suited for, until the burden of expectations threatens to destroy her. Anna and Quan have to fight for their chance at love, but to do that, they also have to fight for themselves.

Shiny Things

Not only in the shiny natural world of June bugs and obsidian, ... To be tagged as the shiny new real estate agent or sociology professor is a mixed ...

Author: Leonard Diepeveen

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1789383803

Category: Art

Page: 168

View: 287

Shiny Things combines an interest in visual art with a broad attention to popular culture – the wideness of its range is striking. It is more than just an expansion of subject matter, which many of today’s innovative books also have – it considers how a specific physical property manifests itself in both art and culture at large, and contributes to an analysis of and polemics about the world. It is accessibly written but with a careful application of contemporary theory. Interesting, informative, and entertaining, this will appeal to progressive thinkers looking for new ways of presenting ideas. This is scholarship that challenges stale thought and interacts with philosophical ideas in real time, with a versatility that can often be lacking in traditional academic scholarship. Using art, especially contemporary art, as its recurrent point of reference, the authors argue that shininess has moved from a time when rarity gave shiny things a direct meaning of power and transcendence. Shininess today is pervasive; its attraction is a foundation of consumer culture with its attendant effects on our architecture, our conceptions of the body, and our production of spectacle. Power and the sacred as readings of the shiny have given way to readings of superficiality, irony and anxiety, while somehow shininess has maintained its qualities of fascination, newness and cleanliness. Examines the meanings and functions of shininess in art and in culture more generally: its contradictions of both preciousness and superficiality, and its complexities of representation; the way shininess itself is physically and metaphorically present in the construction of major conceptual categories such as hygiene, utopias, the sublime and camp; and the way the affects of shininess, rooted in its inherent disorienting excess, produce irony, anxiety, pleasure, kitsch, and fetishism. All of these large ideas are embodied in the instantly noticeable, sometimes precious and sometimes cheap physical presence of shiny things, those things that catch our eye and divert our attention. Shininess, then, is a compelling subject that instantly attracts and fascinates people. The book engages primarily with visual art, although it makes frequent use of material culture, as well as advertising, film, literature, and other areas of popular and political culture. The art world, however, is a place where many of the affects of shininess come into clearest focus, where the polemical semiotics of shine are most evident and consciously explored. Artists as diverse as Anish Kapoor (whose popular Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago is a repeating example in the book), Olafur Eliasson, Jeff Koons, Carolee Schneemann, Audrey Flack, Fra Angelico and Gerard ter Borch centre the book in an art discourse that opens up to automobiles, Richard Nixon and Liberace. Will be relevant to academics, scholars and students with an interest in contemporary theory and material and popular cultures. Potential interest across the humanities: philosophy, gender studies, perhaps public relations, advertising and marketing. It will also appeal to more general readers with an interest in popular and material cultures, art and aesthetics. It is written in a genuinely accessible style, and its ideas and theory are embodied through examples and narratives. Will be of interest to readers of Oliver Sacks, James Gleick, George Lakoff, James Elkins or Rebecca Solnit.

A Shiny Tin Star

... him the benefit of the doubt that day for a couple of reasons, though mostly I claim I was bedazzled by the sunlight sparkling off his shiny, new badge.

Author: Jon Wilson

Publisher: Lethe Press

ISBN: 1590215281

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 335

On a scorching summer's day in 1903 the sheriff of Creek County, Eugene Grey, unexpectedly finds himself partnered with feisty young Federal Marshal Forest O'Rourke. The marshal is hell-bent on capturing a wanted man-a man Eugene knows as nothing but an amiable old geezer living quietly in the hills. But, of course, all is not as it seems. As the manhunt progresses, Eugene slowly works out the true nature of the marshal's relationship to the old man. And something Eugene has long kept hidden begins to stir inside him. He finds it impossible to deny the desire he feels toward the determined young marshal. Death and fiery destruction follow, but also passion and stolen moments of joy. Eugene's journey takes him from his small town of Canyon Creek, Colorado, to the stately homes of Atlanta and Philadelphia. But it also pits him against the very laws he has sworn to uphold. He finds himself risking prison or even death-all in the name of love.

Quick Plotter

Plot your next novel from idea to publication with THE QUICK PLOTTER.

Author: Allison Martin


ISBN: 9781544610160


Page: 170

View: 877

Plot your next novel from idea to publication with THE QUICK PLOTTER. This specially designed journal for writers who fall somewhere between a panster and an outliner will help to stay organized, focused, and inspired. Get out your colored pens, grab hold of that shiny new idea and get plotting!

Out with the Ex In with the New

If you did enjoy it and want to keep up to date with all my latest releases, just sign up here. ... bringing it to you in its shiny new incarnation.

Author: Sophie Ranald

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1838882472

Category: Fiction


View: 879

‘LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! After months of struggling to find another author I love as much as I love Sophie Kinsella I have found her! Could not put this book down. Ending up sneaking a few lines in here and there, even in a lift whilst shopping!... Fab read, funny and LOL.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars You know when you sleep through your alarm, trip over running for the bus, and then someone points out that your dress is stuck into your hotdog-print knickers? That’s basically my life right now. Gemma didn’t expect her life to look like this. She’s still living with her mother, who steals her leggings and tells her off for leaving crumbs in the butter. After twenty failed interviews she thought she’d got her dream job as a journalist – except it turns out to be writing articles about cats that look like George Clooney. Luckily she has her wonderful boyfriend, Jack, to help her forget just how awful things are. Then Jack dumps her out of the blue. With nothing but her childhood teddy bear, Stanley, and a whole heap of heartbreak, Gemma resolves to turn things around. She throws herself into her new job and soon she’s hanging out with cheeky, golden-haired hunk Charlie, eating in swanky restaurants and sipping trendy cocktails – and her old life seems like a distant memory. But it’s not long until her shiny new world starts to lose its sparkle – and Gemma misses the days of wearing battered pink converse and eating peanut butter on toast in bed. Then Jack turns up, backpack in tow, and things start to go wrong with Charlie. ‘Out with the old, in with the new’, the saying goes. But what happens if neither one is quite right? This laugh-out-loud romantic comedy is for anyone who’s ever cried their eyes out to love songs after a break-up or accidentally drunk-texted their ex. Fans of Sophie Kinsella and Lindsey Kelk will love this unmissable read which is all about falling in love with the most important person: yourself! This book was previously published as the Truth About Gemma Grey. Readers absolutely love Out with the Ex, In with the New: ‘Laugh-out-loud goodness!... If you are looking for something to devour over a few days check this one out!!... I could not stop reading.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Perfect!... Lots of fun, lovable and well-drawn characters, witty and pacy. Read it in one sitting and now going to read the Sophie Ranald back-catalogue!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Made me literally laugh out loud and I lost count of how many times I lol’ed!’ Steph and Chris Book Review ‘Oh my goodness, I enjoyed this book!... I highly recommend it!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Loved it!!’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Funny, relatable and just totally fabulous. I didn’t want to put it down.’ Beanie Bookworm, 5 stars ‘It’s a pure joy to read this.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Funny and addictive! Great read, glued to it! Looking forward to the next one!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘What a great read! Funny and timely.’ Tracy Bloom ‘I really really enjoyed this book… Lots of messages about loving who you are and not needing the approval of others. It’s a story about finding your own way and realising that sometimes dreams need to change and grow… Well done Sophie Ranald!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Such fun!... It gave me just what I was looking for – a huge hug!’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘This is chick lit at its best!... Just read it for yourself!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘I really loved this book … I knew I would!’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Fabulous!... Full of funny moments, girly moments, romance, wine, coffee, and cats. Can you go wrong with that combo? I think not!’ Goodreads Reviewer

Sadie s New Venture

He led Victoria into the parlor and there was a bright, shiny new wheelchair with motor. “No way,Everett. No way.Idon't want people to see meas an invalid.

Author: Connie Leonard Geron

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469113481

Category: Fiction

Page: 527

View: 617

Sadie’s back! She’s now 54 and still happy in the North Carolina Mountains, working as a glorified housekeeper and cook. She’s been inspired with a new vision for the future. She’s leaving no one behind. All of her family and new friends will be included in the new venture with even a few more characters added to the mix. The new plan is daunting and seems impossible, but ‘with God, all things are possible’. Sadie dives in with her usual ‘make a hole’ attitude. She still has to face some past issues with her famous ex-husband (Rev. Anthony Golden). There will be a few obstacles in the way, villains included. There will be many challenges, extraordinary joys, heartbreaks, and of course....good food. Sadie’s confidence in the Lord’s perfect will for her life sustains her as she reaches for this amazing goal. Come along for the ride. Immerse yourself in Sadie’s world. It’s going to be a great time.

New Dark Ages

“The victims are a guy named Johnny Raindrops in New York, near CBGB, ... advance on new guitars, new amps, and shiny new Schott Perfecto biker jackets.

Author: Warren Kinsella

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459742176

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 266

The X Gang has lost one of its friends to Earl Turner, a far-right presidential candidate, and the gang is encountering new signs of hate practically everywhere they go.

Moon New York State

New York Mets' minor league team, Brooklyn Cyclones (1904 Surf Ave., 718/4498497, tickets 718/5078499,, play in shiny, new MCU ...

Author: Julie Schwietert Collazo

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1612388019

Category: Travel

Page: 448

View: 931

Moon Travel Guides: A New Way to Discover New York State! Writer and New Yorker Julie Schweitert Collazo shares her tips on exploring the Empire State. From the iconic metropolis of New York City to the rural beauty of the Finger Lakes, Moon New York State has activities for every traveler. What You'll Discover in Moon New York State: Local perspective from New Yorker Julie Schweitert Collazo Expertly crafted maps and helpful reference photos Strategic itineraries for every trip and budget, including: Day Trips from New York City, Wild New York, Food and Wine Trails, State of the Arts, and NYC Like a Local Focused coverage of New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and the Catskills, the Capital-Saratoga region, the Adirondacks, the Finger Lakes and Thousand Islands-Seaway, and Buffalo and the Niagara region Honest advice on finding the right accommodations and getting around by car or on public transportation Activities and ideas for every traveler: Visit historic landmarks and explore the charming riverside towns of the Hudson Valley. Gaze at the sublime falls of Niagara and the Adirondacks, or have lunch at the Culinary Institute of America. Meander the High Line, browse the quirky boutiques of Lower Manhattan, and grab a nightcap at a rooftop bar. Go hiking and camping in the Catskills, or discover the best spots for dining, dancing, and romance. Detailed and thorough information, including background on culture, history, and geography With Moon New York State's practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. Want to spend some time discovering NYC like a local? Try Moon New York Walks. Hitting the road? Try Moon Road Trip USA: Atlantic Coast.

The New Yorker

These days , on THE POINT , Saranac Lake , NY 12983 Friday morning or any other morning , 518-891-5674 the talk in Dallas's shiny new office buildings is ...




Category: Literature


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Foot tracks in New Zealand

In place of the ten dusty old objectives, the government adopted three shiny new ones – the three prongs mentioned above – that 'attempt[ed] to address all ...

Author: Pete McDonald

Publisher: Pete McDonald

ISBN: 0473191911

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1000

View: 489

Foot-tracks in New Zealand examines the development of walking tracks over two centuries, from the early 19th century to about 2011. The paperback version comes in two volumes but is otherwise identical to the electronic version. Page size: A4 Format: Paperback, 2 vol. ISBN: 0473191911, 9780473191917 Number of pages: 1000 About: Trails, Tracks, New Zealand, History, Recreation, Land access. Availability: By print on demand from The Fine Print Company, Waipukurau, Central Hawke’s Bay, 4200, NZ.