20+ book gifts for hip kids – and adults, too!

Books for cool kids

Got a kid on your holiday shopping list? Wanna introduce them to the Beats, modern design, the ’60s, jazz, folk, or rock & roll? Or, just give ‘em something fun? …{read more}

Review – Reaching Out with No Hands: Reconsidering Yoko Ono by Lisa Carver

Reaching Out with No Hands - Reconsidering Yoko Ono

Reaching Out with No Hands: Reconsidering Yoko Ono / Lisa Carver / Backbeat Books / 2012 / 978-1617130946

The popular perceptions of Yoko Ono are often unflattering: hanger-on, untalented, unattractive, …{read more}

Review – An Invisible Flower by Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono - An Invisible Flower

An Invisible Flower by Yoko Ono / Chronicle Books / 52 pages / 978-1452109114

An Invisible Flower was written and illustrated by nineteeen-year-old Yoko Ono, years before she met John …{read more}

Review – Love Me Do: Behind the Scenes at the Recording of the Beatles’ First Single

Love Me Do Behind the Scenes at the Recording of the Beatles' First Recording

Bill Harry’s chronicle of the Beatles road to their first single release may not get any awards for journalistic style, but it is still a fascinating rundown of the lucky …{read more}

Review – The John Lennon Letters

The John Lennon Letters

It’s the small artifacts of everyday life which reveal so much about us – the notes, letters, photos, lists, all capture our daily moods and thoughts. Some are intimate; others …{read more}