American Motorcyclist magazine, the official journal of the American Motorcyclist Associaton, tells the stories of the people who make motorcycling the sport that it is. It's available monthly to AMA members. Become a part of the largest, most diverse and most enthusiastic group of riders in the country by visiting our website or calling 800-AMA-JOIN.
The Lone Ranger has endured as an iconic figure in American popular culture, from his 1933 premier as a radio serial hero through a highly-rated television series (1949–1957) to a 2013 feature film. Created by script writer Fran Striker and radio station owner George W. Trendle, the character was meant to embody courage, fair play and honesty, and writers had to adhere to specific guidelines: “he never smokes ... he uses precise speech ... he never shoots to kill.” The popularity of the Ranger and his companion Tonto inspired later crime fighting duos like Batman and Robin, and The Green Hornet and Kato. This book examines the franchise in detail, with summaries and production details of the original radio episodes.
After growing up in Maine and attending Bowdoin, the author earned a PhD in Classics at Princeton. He taught at Duke, before returning to Phillips Exeter Academy, where he taught for 36 years and was department chair and coordinator of academic computing. In the New England Classical Association he served as president and executive secretary.
Exactly how and Precisely where to Enjoy Idyllic Grownup Getaways
Author: Jennifer Lawler
Publisher: Pilot Books (NY)
You don't have to hate children to want a vacation, weekend trip or elegant dinner unaccompanied by the patter of little feet and this is the first book telling you how to achieve that. It shows you what to do, how to plan, and when and where to go to avoid children in an extraordinary range and number of adult-oriented vacation possibilities both in the USA and abroad. Great fun to read as well!
When turning the other cheek just won't do, try fighting back with the cantankerous remarks of some of the crustiest, grouchiest, and cleverest curmudgeons of all time. Profiles of three world-class wordsmiths--Alexander Woollcott, Oscar Wilde, and Robert Benchley--plus interviews with a variety of caustic commentators make this a collection of barbed remarks second to none.
Scraping Pegs explores two fundamental questions of life: how not to die and why ride? Do the worst rides make the best stories? Is the worst ride better than not riding? From the deserts of the Middle East to the U.S. and Canada, Michael Stewart has chased the allure of motorcycles for much of his life. Through them came a wealth of experience, and this question: what is the truth about motorcycling? Told with honesty and wit, Scraping Pegs is a bold narrative; including “rules” to help you survive the art of riding motorcycles or life. If you seek enlightenment, read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Scraping Pegs is an inquiry into Truth. A rider's love letter to motorcycles tempered by a crash. Press an experienced motorcyclist beyond their glory stories, and they’ll tell you about the miles of nothingness. While showing off their road rash, they might spin Scraping Pegs-like tales of Deadeye Dick, that rogue sharpshooter with perfect aim, legless cousin Lenny, or Helmetless Mary McGregor, the still-gorgeous-in-spite-of-being-brain-dead neighbor. They’ll also share moments of absolute clarity and peace found only in the saddle, cruising down the Road to Joy, accelerating out of a corner, riding across desert sand, or up a mountain trail. The shift that happens Before-Motorcycle and On-Motorcycle. The constant swing between nothingness and awareness that can happen when you’re riding. How the drone of the engine and the wind can make your mind think about nothing and then everything. Days and months of life happen in minutes and hours on a motorcycle. The perfect ride doesn’t last long, life is like that. There are disastrous mechanical failures, weather battles, monotony, soured relationships, bad attitudes, and even death in store for some who seek to tame their wild beasts on iron horses. Riding is a quest, like life condensed in time. Kickstands up!
An updated annual includes four hundred new entries and provides a five-star rating system, cast and director indexes, lists of Academy Award winners, and reviews for more than eighteen thousand videos and DVDs. Original.
These "New Westers," Johnson reveals, line-dance and two-step, listen to Garth Brooks and George Strait, drink beer from long-neck bottles, wear clothes ordered from Sheplers, watch rodeo on ESPN, play Wild West arcade games, eat fajitas and tacos in stuccoed Mexican cafes, collect Western art and Native American crafts, and vacation in and move to the West. "New Westers" rewrite the history and biography of the West. They reimagine the West in Cowboy sagas and poetry, Native American novels, Mexican-American drama, nature writing, revisionist films, eclectic visual artwork, and neo-traditional music. They flock to movies like Thelma and Louise, Unforgiven, and Dances with Wolves, watch mini-series like Lonesome Dove, and read bestsellers like The Crossing and All The Pretty Horses. "New Westers" are men and women who may or may not have ever hitched up a horse but who crave connection with the West. At the end of a century of urbanization, technological change, and cultural confusion, they seek a more natural home, a fuller and wider sense of place, and a deeper and more colorful personal identity. They also want to revive the dream of the mythic West - but on different terms. They overrun the Old West and yet strive to preserve it, raising troubling new concerns about the differences between the mythic and the real, between traditional and contemporary cultural influences.