Expanded Cinema is one of the most prescient books written about our modern age.” - Chrissie Iles, Whitney Museum of American Art

“Youngblood’s Expanded Cinema stands as one of the classics of the interdisciplinary field that studies media, art, and science.”Jussi Parikka, Winchester School of Art

Expanded Cinema defined the world of what is now known as media arts.”Alvy Ray Smith, co-founder of Pixar

“I’ve never had an experience with a book like I had with Expanded Cinema. Gene Youngblood saw something nobody else saw and extrapolated it twenty iterations forward. I’m just completely amazed, every time, to realize how prescient he was.”Bill Viola

“Gene Youngblood is the medium’s Thomas Jefferson. The man who wrote our Declaration of Independence, who marked out a vision of media and democracy that remains an invaluable guide to media culture and a document of extraordinary vision and prophecy.”Bruce Jenkins, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

“Gene Youngblood didn’t just capture the zeitgeist of his generation. He was the zeitgeist of his generation.”Greg Palast, author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

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America's Last Great Newspaper War

The Death of Print in a Two-Tabloid Town

Mike Jaccarino

A from-the-trenches view of New York Daily News and New York Post runners and photographers as they stop at nothing to break the story and squash their tabloid arch-rivals.

"Mike Jaccarino delivers a street-level view of the ultimately unwinnable tabloid war between the Daily News and the New York Post. A richly detailed account from a reporter who was born to run."—Larry McShane, Daily News

"In these bold, original essays written against a slew of hardened academic orthodoxies, Sam See shows his work to have been radically ahead of its time. Recovering an underexamined mode of queer aesthetics grounded in nature and myth running through the heart of modernism, See’s incisive readings of Darwin, Wilde, Woolf, Hughes, Eliot, Hemingway, and others are nothing less than field-changing. Thank you, Chris Looby and Michael North, and also the writers of the insightful companion essays, for this eagerly-awaited collection of works by a brilliant and fearless critic: one willing to revisit categories in which so many of us were taught to feel ashamed of showing interest, in order to bring sex back into the aesthetic and the aesthetic back into sex."—Sianne Ngai, University of Chicago

"Sam See’s stunningly original and profoundly generative essays urge us to recognize the queerness of nature and the critical role of myth making in queer community formation. Brilliant, supple, deeply learned, and wide-ranging, the essays bear witness to the powerful mind and generous spirit we lost far too soon."—George Chauncey, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History, Columbia University

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