As Times Square turns 100, New York Times Magazine contributing writer James Traub tells the story of how this mercurial district became one of the most famous and exciting places in the world. The Devil’s Playground is classic and colorful American history, from the first years of the twentieth century through the Runyonesque heyday of nightclubs and theaters in the 1920s and ’30s, to the district’s decline in the 1960s and its glittering corporate revival in the 1990s. First, Traub gives us the great impresarios, wits, tunesmiths, newspaper columnists, and nocturnal creatures who shaped Times Square over the century since the place first got its name: Oscar Hammerstein, Florenz Ziegfeld, George S. Kaufman, Damon Runyon, Walter Winchell, and “the Queen of the Nightclubs,” Texas Guinan; bards like A. J. Liebling, Joe Mitchell, and the Beats, who celebrated the drug dealers and pimps of 42nd Street. He describes Times Square’s notorious collapse into pathology and the fierce debates over how best to restore it to life. Traub then goes on to scrutinize today’s Times Square as no author has yet done. He writes about the new 42nd Street, the giant Toys “R” Us store with its flashing Ferris wheel, the new world of corporate theater, and the sex shops trying to leave their history behind. More than sixty years ago, Liebling called Times Square “the heart of the world”—not just the center of the world, though this crossroads in Midtown Manhattan was indeed that, but its heart. From the dawn of the twentieth century through the 1950s, Times Square was the whirling dynamo of American popular culture and, increasingly, an urban sanctuary for the eccentric and the untamed. The name itself became emblematic of the tremendous life force of cities everywhere. Today, Times Square is once again an awe-inspiring place, but the dark and strange corners have been filled with blazing light. The most famous street character on Broadway, “the Naked Cowboy,” has his own website, and Toys “R” Us calls its flagship store in Times Square “the toy center of the universe.” For the giant entertainment corporations that have moved to this safe, clean, and self-consciously gaudy spot, Times Square is still very much the center of the world. But is it still the heart?
As Times Square turns 100, New York Times Magazine contributing writer James Traub tells the story of how this mercurial district became one of the most famous and exciting places in the world.
Author: James Traub
Publisher: Random House
Morgan Kingsley, a kick-ass exorcist, can deal with Lugh, the supersexy demon living inside her, but does he have to moan softly during her intimate moments with her mortal lover? Understandably, Brian is reluctant to share the pleasures of Morgan’s flesh with a gorgeous rogue from the Demon Realm. But personal matters will have to wait when the opportunistic owner of the Seven Deadlies demon club in Philadelphia enlists Morgan’s help in heading off a crisis: It seems that demons have started showing up at the hot spot in alarming numbers and in the unwilling bodies of rough trade club-goers. Morgan is sure that Dougal, Lugh’s sworn enemy, is behind this, but why? To find out, Morgan must summon every ounce of power at her command—or risk becoming just another casualty in an all-out demon war.
Morgan Kingsley, a kick-ass exorcist, can deal with Lugh, the supersexy demon living inside her, but does he have to moan softly during her intimate moments with her mortal lover?
Author: Jenna Black
Fred Schepisi's film, 'The Devil's Playground' is an intimate portrait of Tom, a thirteen-year-old struggling in spirit and body with the constraints of living in a Catholic seminary. It is also the story of the Brothers and how they cope with the demands of their faith. Made in 1976, this semi-autobiographical films established Schepisi as one of Australia's most talented directors and was one of the first Australian films to be selected for Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. Christos Tsiolkas invites you into his twenty-five year journey of viewing, reviewing and re-imaging the film. He remembers his first illicit experience of the film at the age of thirteen and describes how his views of it changed in later years. As he chronicles the impact of 'The Devil's Playground' on the development of his sense of self and of his love of cinema, he also explores the film in terms of sexuality, politics, history and aesthetics. Tsiolkas' account of what 'The Devil's Playground' said and didn't say to him is a passionate tribute to the power and possibilities of cinema.
It is also the story of the Brothers and how they cope with the demands of their faith.
Author: Christos Tsiolkas
Publisher: Currency Press Pty Limited
Category: Devil's playground (Motion picture : 1976)
With the excitement of high school, waiting to bond and make special friends, start dating, athletically competing, physical and emotional changes can be a huge adjustment, particularly for those who have been spoon-fed all along. The only common denominator that these girls share is the Academy. Commonalities that teen girls experience begin to erupt, sending everyone’s lives into a tumultuous spin. If they can just overcome the devil’s advocacy of lies, tragedies, untold secrets, and deception, getting through high school just might not be so bad. McKenzie, Blair, Riley, Bethany, Mallory, and BreAnna consider tragedies and the consequences that occur as though Karma has vowed to take responsibility to reprimand them. The high sock society doesn’t just describe what they wear—Gucci, Prada, and Marc Jacobs—it describes who they are, a high-standing social society of girls just trying to make their way through life’s mind-boggling maze.
The high sock society doesnt just describe what they wearGucci, Prada, and Marc Jacobsit describes who they are, a high-standing social society of girls just trying to make their way through lifes mind-boggling maze.
Author: Kevinnie J. Moore
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The Devil's Playground is an inexplicably subtle exploration of the national character of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This poem book will take you on a mindful adventure as you symbolically explore history, its dustheap, and the feelings of emptiness after the collapse of the Bosnian people's united hope.
This poem book will take you on a mindful adventure as you symbolically explore history, its dustheap, and the feelings of emptiness after the collapse of the Bosnian people's united hope.
Author: Sabahudin Hadzialic
When Emilio Brujillo, governor of Mexico's Guerrero state, finds himself under siege by the Juarez cartel, he turns to the U.S. for help against one of the most brutal narcotraficante organizations. Working undercover to stem the escalating violence, Mack Bolan is surrounded by corrupt military officials, Russian organized crime and a renegade cult that engages in ritual sacrifice. But the deadliest threat that Bolan faces is the seductive governor's wife, who is also the secret leader of a Santeria cult. Anibella Brujillo is leaking information on Bolan's activities to the enemy while playing her husband, her government and its people with skill and cunning. Mack Bolan is willing to swallow the lady's bait, see where it leads...especially if it's straight to the darkest hellholes of human depravity.
When Emilio Brujillo, governor of Mexico's Guerrero state, finds himself under siege by the Juarez cartel, he turns to the U.S. for help against one of the most brutal narcotraficante organizations.
Author: Don Pendleton
Publisher: Gold Eagle
Author: Piotr Wróbel
Publisher: Canadian Foundation for Polish Studies
Printed in 2004 in an edition of 100 plus 5 artist's proofs All copies signed and numbered by Nan Goldin.
Special edition of The Devil's Playground that is beautifully bound, individually signed and numbered, and presented in a specially made box together together with an original print, also signed and numbered by Nan Goldin.
Author: Nan Goldin
Publisher: Phaidon Press
YOUR SOUL IS THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND ... Dungeon Solitaire: Devil's Playground is a fantasy adventure card game. Fight monstrous diabolisms, overcome obstacles, and endure misfortunes as you delve into the darkest dungeon in a quest to defeat three powerful demons. Along the way you will collect treasure and unique magic items, encounter strange locales, and acquire three divine graces. But beware, the dungeon is deep and even if you survive all immediate dangers, a fate worse than death awaits those who linger too long. You may face starvation and insanity, terrible curses and demonic possession, forever haunted, in the darkness of the pit. Includes the Devil's Playground stand-alone game and a two-player cooperative mode, multiple expansion rules for the Dungeon Solitaire: Labyrinth of Souls tarot card game, four variants of Dungeon War, and guidelines for fortune telling using the Devil's Playground card deck. For one or two players. Most of the games require the Devil's Playground cards, available separately. Expansion rules also require the Labyrinth of Souls rulebook and cards. Dungeon Solitaire books and cards are available for purchase through matthewlowes.com/games.
YOUR SOUL IS THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND ... Dungeon Solitaire: Devil's Playground is a fantasy adventure card game.
Author: Matthew Lowes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
LOST IN THE DEVILS PLAYGROUND This COUSINS ADVENTURES story begins as a very Happy Holiday time for the cousins, but it doesnt take long before the cousins realize theyve stumbled into a very dangerous Crime scene. As they all leave the airport for a happy vacation, they were hoping to leave it all behind them and have a Great Vacation for the next two weeks. That lasted only until they discovered the danger seems to follow them.
LOST IN THE DEVILS PLAYGROUND This COUSINS ADVENTURES story begins as a very Happy Holiday time for the cousins, but it doesnt take long before the cousins realize theyve stumbled into a very dangerous Crime scene.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: John Mackie
Publisher: New York : F.A. Stokes
Category: Cypress Hills (Alta. and Sask.)
This is the final book in the two-book duet.
Author: Ashley Jade
Category: Man-woman relationships
Based on a young boy that sees a demon at the foot of his bed one night. It is here for a reason but Billy has no idea why? Hell is alarmed that a little boy will rock the Halls of Hell. He wants that boy stopped at any cost. If by some lucky chance that boy kills you. I will bring you back to life again and again until you finish what you started! He believes the Devil killed his Wife for some reason. A black angel will be sent here to stop everything and anything that stands in his way. No matter the consequences or Human Life! An angel with no remorse, compassion for Humans. Nothing but an anger that it will unleash instead. After a confrontation with both Police and Earth angels He is ordered back to Hell after failing! He is the darkest of his kind. He has one mission in life. Nothing but a duty to fulfill to his underworld boss! He will be everything that you believe an angel to be. He will eventually find you right here on the Devil's Playground. Here on Earth!
Based on a young boy that sees a demon at the foot of his bed one night.
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Author: Ethel Winifred Savi