New Book FIRST OF THE YEAR: 2008 Publishes Hard-To-Find Essays By Controversial Critic ARMOND WHITE and Other Writers

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 — by Wow Jones

2008 Front Cover

First Of The Year: 2008 Front Cover

Was hopping around Strand Books in New York City yesterday looking through it’s “8 Miles of Books…” and came across the book, “First of The Year: 2008” in a bin.  The book is a collection of essays from the

publication FIRST OF THE MONTH.

The book includes a few choice essays by controversial NY Press film critic Armond White.    For those who purchase the book, you can get Armond White‘s take on…

1) Oliver Stone‘s film, “World Trade Center”

"World Trade Center" Movie Poster

Director Oliver Stone and actor Nicholas Cage on set of "World Trade Center"

Director Oliver Stone and actor Nicholas Cage on set of

2) Actor Cuba Gooding Jr in the film, “Instinct”.

"Instinct" Movie Poster

3) The Matrix movie trilogy

Matrix Movie Poster

Matrix Movie Poster

Matrix Reloaded Movie Poster

Matrix Reloaded Movie Poster

Matrix Revolutions Movie Poster

Matrix Revolutions Movie Poster

4) Rapper Jay-Z‘s “Blueprint” album/CD

Jay-Z "Blueprint" Album Cover

Jay-Z

5) Steven Spielberg‘s “War Of The Worlds” film.

Steven Spielberg's "War Of The Worlds" Movie Poster

Steven Spielberg

Actor Tom Cruise and Director Steven Spielberg

Actor Tom Cruise and Director Steven Spielberg

6) Singer Morrissey‘s concert at The World Famous Apollo Theater In New York City and an interpretation of the “You Are The Quarry” album/CD.

Morrissey "You Are The Quarry" Album Cover

Morrissey

The book also includes an essay by rapper/Public Enemy frontman Chuck D on the passing of James Brown.

James Brown Wake - Apollo Marquee

James Brown Wake - Apollo Marquee

James Brown Wake - 125th Street

James Brown Wake - 125th Street

James Brown Wake At The Apollo -- Rev Al Sharpton

James Brown Wake At The Apollo -- Rev Al Sharpton

James Brown Wake At The Apollo

James Brown Wake At The Apollo

James Brown Wake At Apollo -- James Brown In Coffin

James Brown Wake At Apollo -- James Brown In Coffin

Other contributors to the book include, Fredric Smoler, Benj DeMott (who also edited the book), Charles O’Brien, Amiri Baraka, Sheldon Wolin, Jean Bethke Elsthain, Kurt Vonnegut, Paul Berman, Charles Keil, Philip Levine, Kate Millett, Lorenzo Thomas, Russell Jacoby, Adolph Reed and others.

 

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One Response to “New Book FIRST OF THE YEAR: 2008 Publishes Hard-To-Find Essays By Controversial Critic ARMOND WHITE and Other Writers”

  1. The final chapter of FIRST OF THE YEAR: 2008 is online at firstofthemonth.org and there’s a link there to the publisher to facilitate credit card purchases. Thanks for passing the world on.

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