From its inception, Atlantic City has always been a town dedicated to the fast buck, and this wide-reachinghistory offers a riveting account of its past 100 year, from the city's heyday as a Prohibition-era mecca of lawlessness to its rebirth as a legitimate casino resort in the modern era.
"I love stories steeped in History"
Jeff Speck has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive. And he has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability. The very idea of a modern metropolis evokes visions of bustling sidewalks, vital mass transit, and a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly urban core. But in the typical American city, the car is still king, and downtown is a place that’s easy to drive to but often not worth arriving at. Making walkability happen is relatively easy and cheap; seeing exactly what needs to be done is the trick.
"Can't download to read"
Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker is the first installment in the long-awaited portrait of one of the most talented and influential musicians of the twentieth century, from Stanley Crouch, one of the foremost authorities on jazz and culture in America. Throughout his life, Charlie Parker personified the tortured American artist: A revolutionary performer who used his alto saxophone to create a new music known as bebop even as he wrestled with a drug addiction that would lead to his death at the age of thirty-four.
"A Multifaceted Gem"
Meet Rolland Wright - a 17-year-old orphan living out of his car in rural Woodland Hills, California. Aside from grappling with being abandoned by his drunken father two years previous following his mother's mysterious murder, his life mostly revolves around finding a warm place to sleep at night. When one day he is attacked by men claiming to have killed his father, Rolland discovers a strange ability to slow the flow of time around him.
"Such an Awesome Adventure! "
Cati, the bold Watcher readers met in The Navigator, returns from the shadows of time to summon Owen and Dr. Diamond, for time is literally running out. The moon is coming closer to the earth, causing havoc with weather, tides, and other natural cycles; people fear the world will end. To discover what's gone wrong, Cati, Owen, and the Doctor must take an astonishing journey to the City of Time, where time is bought and sold. There, Owen begins to understand his great responsibility and power as the Navigator.
In a time like the present, three young people dream of the fabulous ruins of a decaying city somewhere in the distant future: the Kalpa. The dreams of Ginny and Jack overtake them without warning, leaving their bodies behind while carrying their consciousnesses forward.
"Not buying it."
Meet "Carrie", the quintessential young writer looking for love in all the wrong places; "Mr. Big", the business tycoon who drifts from one relationship to another; "Samantha Jones", the 40-ish, successful, "testosterone woman" who uses sex like a man; not to mention "Psycho Moms", "Bicycle Boys", "International Crazy Girls", and the rest of the New Yorkers who inspired one of the most watched TV series of our time. You've seen them on HBO, now listen to the book that started it all.
On New Year's Day, Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch fields a call that a dog has found a bone - a bone that the dog's owner, a doctor, feels certain is human.
"A good read"
Missing his city cousin, Country Mouse invites him for a visit. However, from the moment he arrives, the flamboyant and arrogant City Mouse shows contempt for his less-privileged cousin by incessantly bragging about his home and good fortune. In fact, he won't even consider spending the night and convinces Country Mouse to return with him for a visit in the city. His cousin cheerfully accepts, but what follows illustrates the significance of a simpler, safer life.
"In 'the Wiz Live!' on NBC, a Search for More in the Emerald City" is from the December 5, 2015 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Wesley Morris and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.
"Inequality and the City" is from the Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Paul Krugman and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"Going Big for Brunch in the City of Gold" is from the Travel section of The New York Times. It was written by Angelica Rogers and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"Iraqi Forces Fighting for Ramadi Make Their Way Toward City Center" is from the World section of The New York Times. It was written by Omar Al Jawoshy and Sewell Chan and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
"Mary Keitany of Kenya Wins Another New York City Marathon" is from the November 02, 2015 Sports section of The New York Times. It was written by Lindsay Crouse and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
Die vier Timetraveller kehren in das Jahr 2006 zurück, merken aber sehr schnell, dass etwas nicht stimmt. Die Universität ist verlassen und auf dem Gelände...
"Customized Songs, with the City as Accompaniment" is from the Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Alex Vadukul and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"Battered by East Coast Snowstorms, Cities Face Digging Out" is from the US section of The New York Times. It was written by Ashley Southall and Sarah Maslin Nir and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
Heralded as an instant classic of fantasy literature, Maguire has written a wonderfully imaginative retelling of The Wizard of Oz told from the Wicked Witch's point of view. More than just a fairy tale for adults, Wicked is a meditation on the nature of good and evil.
"It's not easy being green"
"Airbnb Pledges to Work with Cities and Pay 'Fair Share' of Taxes" is from the November 12, 2015 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Mike Isaac and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"A World War I Memorial in Kansas City Is a Tribute to Giving" is from the November 08, 2015 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by John Hanc and narrated by Kristi Burns.