Burning Down the House

The End of Juvenile Prison
Author: Nell Bernstein
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 1595589562
Category: Law
Page: 384
View: 700
When teenagers scuffle during a basketball game, they are typically benched. But when Will got into it on the court, he and his rival were sprayed in the face at close range by a chemical similar to Mace, denied a shower for twenty-four hours, and then locked in solitary confinement for a month. One in three American children will be arrested by the time they are twenty-three, and many will spend time locked inside horrific detention centers that defy everything we know about how to rehabilitate young offenders. In a clear-eyed indictment of the juvenile justice system run amok, award-winning journalist Nell Bernstein shows that there is no right way to lock up a child. The very act of isolation denies delinquent children the thing that is most essential to their growth and rehabilitation: positive relationships with caring adults. Bernstein introduces us to youth across the nation who have suffered violence and psychological torture at the hands of the state. She presents these youths all as fully realized people, not victims. As they describe in their own voices their fight to maintain their humanity and protect their individuality in environments that would deny both, these young people offer a hopeful alternative to the doomed effort to reform a system that should only be dismantled. Burning Down the House is a clarion call to shut down our nation’s brutal and counterproductive juvenile prisons and bring our children home.

Burning Down the House

Author: Jane Mendelsohn
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101911190
Category: Fiction
Page: 287
View: 8461
Describes the lives of two orphan girls, one from the Caucasus who is sold into the sex trade, the other who is adopted into the wealthy Zane family of New York, whose unwitting involvement in the world of international crime precipitates their downfall.

Burning Down the House

Essays on Fiction
Author: Charles Baxter
Publisher: Graywolf Press
ISBN: 1555970958
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 288
View: 6906
Graywolf reissues one of its most successful essay collections with two new essays and a new foreword by Charles Baxter As much a rumination on the state of literature as a technical manual for aspiring writers, Burning Down the House has been enjoyed by readers and taught in classrooms for more than a decade. Readers are rewarded with thoughtful analysis, humorous one-liners, and plenty of brushfires that continue burning long after the book is closed.

Burning Down the House

Fighting Fires and Losing Myself
Author: Russell Wangersky
Publisher: Dundurn.com
ISBN: 0887628141
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 4115
Visceral and affecting, Burning Down the House is an insightful insider's account of the perilous world of firefighting and an unforgettable memoir of how, in finding his passion, Wangersky lost himself.

How to Burn Down the House

The Infamous Waiter and Bartender's Scam Bible
Author: Peter Francis,R. Chip DeGlinkta
Publisher: Merry Goldentree
ISBN: 9780974867700
Category: Humor
Page: 90
View: 1745
"How to Burn Down the House: The Infamous Waiter and Bartender's Scam Bible" is the first insider's guide to restaurant and barroom con games. Written by two Bourbon Street waiters, it contains humorous step by step discriptions of every scam in the book, with instructions on how to pull them off undetected.

Burning Down the House

Politics, Governance, and Affirmative Action at the University of California
Author: Brian Pusser
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791485269
Category: Education
Page: 291
View: 7261
A riveting analysis of the struggle to eliminate affirmative action at the University of California.

Burning Down the House

Recycling Domesticity
Author: Rosemary Marangoly George
Publisher: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 420
View: 7519
A cutting-edge collection of essays explores the ways in which race, nationhood, global economics, gender, sexuality, and class shape domesticity in varied geographical-historical locations. Together, these essays invite us to confront the gaps and erasures in most academic and mainstream accounts of domesticity and to recognize domesticity as a manifestation of larger influences.

Burning Down the Haus

Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Author: Tim Mohr
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616208848
Category: History
Page: 384
View: 1269
"A riveting cultural history." —Ruth Franklin, author of Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life "Equal parts terrifying and exhilarating, Burning Down the Haus is a fabulously alive history that shows how even the most formidable forms of oppression can be shaken by highly motivated kids with riotous rage and a driving beat. A thrilling, inspiring read." —Rob Spillman, editor of Tin House and author of All Tomorrow's Parties “The best punk book since Please Kill Me.” —Legs McNeil, author of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk SAY IT, SPEAK IT, SHOUT IT OUT LOUD! It began with a handful of East Berlin teens who heard the Sex Pistols on a British military radio broadcast to troops in West Berlin in 1980, and it ended with the collapse of the East German dictatorship. Punk rock was a life-changing discovery. The buzz-saw guitars, the messed-up clothing and hair, the rejection of society and the DIY approach to building a new one: In their gray surroundings, where everyone’s future was preordained by some communist apparatchik, punk represented a revolutionary philosophy—quite literally, as it turned out. But as the East German punks became more numerous, more visible, and more rebellious, security forces—including the dreaded secret police, the Stasi—targeted them. They were spied on by friends and even members of their own families; they were expelled from schools and jobs; they were beaten by police and imprisoned. Instead of backing down, the punks fought back, playing an indispensable role in the underground movements that helped bring down the Berlin Wall. The story of East German punk rock is about much more than music; it is a story of extraordinary bravery in the face of one of the most oppressive regimes in history. Rollicking, cinematic, deeply researched, highly readable, and thrillingly topical, Burning Down the Haus brings to life the young men and women who successfully fought authoritarianism three chords at a time—and is a fiery testament to the irrepressible spirit of resistance.

Burning Down the House

Ripping, Recording, Remixing, and More!
Author: Eliot Van Buskirk
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
ISBN: 9780072228793
Category: Computers
Page: 267
View: 9989
An entertaining, beginner's guide to creating a variety of musical projects on the computer presents a series of step-by-step tutorials and projects that cover all major computer audio techniques, including ripping and burning CDs, remixing, sound manipulation, and distributing. Original. (Beginner)

Burning Down the House

How Greed, Deceit, and Bitter Revenge Destroyed E.F. Hutton
Author: James Sterngold
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780671709013
Category: Social Science
Page: 305
View: 1872
An inside portrait of the rise and fall of the investment firm of E.F. Hutton chronicles the rivalry between two key players, the corruption and mismanagement that led to the company's decline, and the results of the collapse

Suicide Squad Vol. 3: Burning Down the House

Author: John Ostrander,Rob Williams
Publisher: DC Comics
ISBN: 1401281834
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 160
View: 2415
Bursting from DCÕs blockbuster Rebirth event, the saga of the worldÕs most dangerous super-team continues in SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 3: BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE! Uniting acclaimed writer Rob Williams with superstar artists John Romita Jr. and Eddy Barrows, this volume also includes a bonus tale of international intrigue from legendary SUICIDE SQUAD writer John Ostrander and artist Gus Vazquez! Deep within the world is a hidden flameÑan inferno of hatred and vengeance that consumes everything it touches. In the aftermath of the war between the Suicide Squad and the Justice League, one of Amanda WallerÕs greatest foes has seized that flame, and now heÕs going to use it to burn down everything she holds dearÑstarting with her home base, the Belle Reve Penitentiary. The result is one of the SquadÕs greatest challenges yet: holding together as a unit while fighting to keep their fellow super-villains behind bars. When faced with the chance to escape WallerÕs control, however, one member of the team will seize the opportunityÑand launch a bloody betrayal in the process. Can an enraged Harley Quinn track down the traitorÑand take down the mastermind behind the mutinyÑbefore Task Force X is terminally disbanded? Collects SUICIDE SQUAD #11-15 and the SUICIDE SQUAD SPECIAL: WAR CRIMES #1.

Burning Down the House

Selected Poems from the Nuyorican Poets Café's National Poetry Slam Champions
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Poetry
Page: 186
View: 2586
In the summer of 1998, Roger Bonair-Agard, Stephen Colman, Guy LeCharles Gonzalez, Alix Olson and Lynne Procope took the championship belt at the National Poetry Slam, the first team from the world-famous Nuyorica Poets Cafe. These five poets stand at the vanguard of the slam movement, with verse that is passionate, tight, political and lucid.

21: Bringing Down the House - Movie Tie-In

The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
Author: Ben Mezrich
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416564195
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 273
View: 4541
Recounts the story of how a notorious gang of MIT blackjack savants devised and received backing for a system for winning at the world's most sophisticated casinos, an endeavor that earned them more than three million dollars. Originally published as Bringing Down the House. Reissue. (A Columbia Pictures film, written by Peter Steinfeld & Allan Loeb, directed by Robert Luketic, releasing March 2008, starring Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne, Jim Sturgess, & others) (Current Affairs)

Burning Down My Masters' House

A Personal Descent Into Madness that Shook the New York Times
Author: Jayson Blair
Publisher: Phoenix Books Incorporated
ISBN: 9781597775274
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 381
View: 5692
Blair recounts in detail the events that led to his downfall as a journalist for "The New York Times," as well as his personal journey to make sense of the different pieces of the puzzle.

Suicide Squad

Author: Rob Williams
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781401274221
Page: 176
View: 1219
"Amanda Waller created by John Ostrander and John Byrne."

How Music Works

Author: David Byrne
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0804188947
Category: Music
Page: 384
View: 9200
*Updated with a new chapter on digital curation* How Music Works is David Byrne’s incisive and enthusiastic look at the musical art form, from its very inceptions to the influences that shape it, whether acoustical, economic, social or technological. Utilizing his incomparable career and inspired collaborations with Talking Heads, Brian Eno, and many others, Byrne taps deeply into his lifetime of knowledge to explore the panoptic elements of music, how it shapes the human experience, and reveals the impetus behind how we create, consume, distribute, and enjoy the songs, symphonies, and rhythms that provide the backbeat of life. Byrne’s magnum opus uncovers ever-new and thrilling realizations about the redemptive liberation that music brings us all.

Burnin' Down the House

Home in African American Literature
Author: Valerie Sweeney Prince
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023113441X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 153
View: 5126
-- Cheryl A. Wall, Rutgers University.