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Watch Harry Belafonte and The Muppets TRY to perform the “Day-O” song. (It’s an important lesson in cooperation.)

C’mon, everybody, in unison! “Friday’s come and we wanna…” But before you do, steal a little time and read an excerpt from Becoming Belafonte on our website!

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Our designers Lindsay Starr and Derek George got great news this week. Design Observer and AIGA's 50 Books/50 Covers is perhaps the most prestigious book award competition and is highly competitive. Two of our books won for 2013, Psycho/Sexual and Arnold Newman. Congratulations, designers!

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We’re proud to announce that we have a new addition to our fall books—Boyhood: Twelve Years on Film by Matt Lankes. A book that accompanies Richard Linklater’s critically acclaimed film Boyhood. For more check out the book on our website: Boyhood: Twelve Years on Film

Us waiting for the book’s release this November: 

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Great interview! Here’s the full GWTW triple threat:

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Once you’ve had it, you’ll never look at Mexican food the same way again. Jim Peyton’s Naturally Healthy Mexican Cooking is here!

More 9 Things We Didn’t Know About Miss America:

Miss America pageant leadership should remember that old adage, “be careful what you ask for.” In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Miss America Organization [MAO] tried to encourage a Miss America who spoke her mind by emphasizing her platform issue, but the pageant leadership wasn’t prepared to work with Miss Americas who did just that:

"For more than a decade, MAO had rewarded young women for speaking their minds, both politically and with respect to their platform issues. The crown had elevated Miss America to the point where she had a voice. And this was the first time a Miss America had clearly and cannily used that voice to take the lead and put the organization in its place….the MAO leadership had absolutely no idea what to do with her….the pageant was still hanging on to the antiquated notion that a strong woman must be controlled. It probably was no coincidence that perceived ‘manageability’ began to pop up in Miss America judging literature and training as one of the critical personality traits for a winner." (pp. 170)

9 Things We Didn’t Know About Miss America

Even pageant winners take women’s studies classes and bristle at “prissy” stereotypes. During her year as Miss America, Kate Shindle once quipped to a nervous young man picking her up from the airport who jokingly assumed her heaviest suitcase was full of makeup, “Actually, that’s the one with all my files on AIDS research.”

"And then I feel terrible, because seriously, no need to be a complete bitch to this harmless guy. Except that I don’t think the stereotypes are harmless, because I live with them every day. Every time I show up somewhere and someone makes a crack about how surprised they are that I’m not wearing a gown. Yeah, dude. To a grade-school assembly? Seriously? Or the time I’m invited, and then uninvited, to speak at Stanford, because somebody gets the bug that Miss America won’t be able to relate to the students there. And by ‘bug,’ I mean ‘suggestion from a women’s studies class.’ Which I’ve also taken, by the way, at Northwestern. I think I can hang, guys." (from Being Miss America)

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