New Arrivals - DVDs
Presents lectures (each 30 minutes in length) by John McWhorter, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, based on his courses in Linguistics.
They thought it would last five weeks. Instead it went for 151 spectacular sold out shows over a triumphant year and a half across America. What made this tour extraordinary was that Glen had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He was told to hang up his guitar and prepare for the inevitable. Instead, Glen and his wife went public with his diagnosis and announced that he and his family would set out on a "Goodbye Tour".
Nearly everyone has heard of black holes, but few people outside of complex scientific fields understand their true nature and their implications for our universe.
In his 36 lectures, professor Mark Whittle talks on knowledge of astronomy and our universe.
Incorporates user-generated content to follow a 31-day scavanger hunt that took place in October, 2013, on the streets of New York City at the hands of a British street artist.
What is our latest picture of some of the most inexplicable features of the universe? What still remains to be uncovered? What are some of the next avenues of exploration for today's chemists, physicists, biologists, and astronomers? This lecture series is a wonderful entry to scientific pursuits that lie at the very heart of the history and nature of our universe.
Thirty-six lectures on the visual nature of ancient Rome and how it was able to so successfully communicate its civic and cultural values, or project a knowledge of Roman power, to every corner of the realm. Learn how Rome communicated in visually symbolic ways, gain insight into how similar tools are used today, and hone your ability to see them at work in the visual symbols that are part of government, the military, religion, and just about every aspect of contemporary public or private life.
In 1984, before cell phones, the web, and reality TV, a young filmmaker set out to document a year in the life of a typical California high school. Told through the eyes of a visiting exchange student, the film presents an uncensored view of senior year in the era of big hair, punks, and parachute pants. Thirty years after they lived it, the film's original subjects return to look back at one of the most memorable chapters of their lives.
Capture the magic of your travel adventures by learning how to take great photographs under a wide variety of conditions.
Thirty-six lectures covering the art historical periods known as the Early Renaissance and the High Renaissance, which extended from about 1400 to about 1520. In this artist-centered survey, many works are explored in considerable depth, while also examining hundreds of different paintings and sculptures by scores of different artists.
A spectacular tale set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya, a clever and resourceful monkey, finds her world forever changed when she welcomes her son Kip into her colorful extended family. As Maya strives to keep Kip safe through unexpected and sometimes perilous adventures, amazing footage captures all the magic and surprises of their magnificent world.
Twelve lectures that focus on the fascinating leaders of ancient Egypt. By recounting the lives and accomplishments of the great ones of Egypt, they will present a history of Egypt spreading over 30 centuries.
This course takes you to the world's most spectacular geological wonders, explains the forces that have formed them, and tells you the stories that have grown up around them.
15,000 people each year die, of snakebites in the Indian sub-continent and one million people worldwide are bitten by snakes. Understanding nature's chemical arsenal is vital to scientists, and to human life. Venom combines the latest research, remarkable natural history footage, state-of-the-art film techniques and high drama to uncover the astonishing power of nature's offensive chemicals, and how science is racing to combat them.
"Between the fall of the Roman Empire and the brief, brilliant cultural phenomenon we call the Renaissance lay the Middle Ages - fully 1,000 years of artistic, philosophical, political, and religious turmoil and treasures. This course offers an interdisciplinary look at medieval society and culture, with an emphasis on literature, the arts, and the tumultuous historical forces at work from A.D. 500 through A.D. 1500. Medieval Europe was the world of cathedrals and universities; pilgrimages and saints; the Black Death; The Vikings; the spread of Islam; the Crusades; and the forging of the Greek, Latin, Old Norse, and ancient Germanic and Celtic tongues into the languages we speak today"--Publisher provided.
An investigation into the sexual abuse of undocumented women in the service industry. The film examines allegations of abuse across the janitorial industry, and how the government, law enforcement and companies fall short in dealing with the problem.
Historical romances, religious texts, crime stories, protest novels, tales of upward mobility: All of these topics and others have captured the attention of American readers over the past several centuries. This course offers a broad but intensive survey of representative novels and nonfiction books that were bestsellers in their own time.
Journey into the heart of Brazil with host Robert Beckford to explore the incredible spiritual diversity of Brazil. Travel to the country's seven wonders of Brazilian Christianity, from the spectacular and iconic Christ the Redeemer to the samba beat of Carnival. The religion has existed for over 500 years and is a melting pot of African beliefs, indigenous Indian rituals, and the folk Catholicism of the southern Europeans.
Ants are builders of extraordinary and complex societies. The program takes viewers inside a million strong ant colony, housed in a specially constructed glass nest, that shows the inner workings of this most mysterious society, in a way never seen before. The latest filming techniques reveal in vivid detail the behaviour of individual ants, from queens to workers and soldiers, while radio frequency identification tagging builds up a unique picture of how they achieve such feats.
A survey of the American revolution, from its outbreak at Lexington and Concord in April 1775 until its close with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783 and the dispersion of the American Continental Army.
A thrilling behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons's highly anticipated first Haute Couture collection as Christian Dior's new Artistic Director. Beautifully melding the everyday, pressure-filled components of fashion with an elegant reverence for the history of Dior, Tcheng's colorful homage is nothing short of magical.
Sriracha has earned a cult following, but the story of this spicy sauce is a mystery to most fans. Dedicated to Sriracha lovers, this fast-paced documentary travels around the globe to reveal its origin and the man behind the iconic 'rooster sauce'.
The dramatic story of the fight over the CIA's controversial interrogation methods, widely criticized as torture. Based on recently declassified documents and interviews with key political leaders and CIA insiders, the film investigates what the CIA did and whether it worked.
Take a tour of Glasnevin Cemetery, Ireland's national necropolis, the final resting place of 1.5 million souls.