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Ben Davis - Author

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Ben Davis is an author currently living and working in Staffordshire with his wife, son, and wimpy dog. Ben Davis writes funny books for older children and teenagers including the Joe Cowley series, My Embarrassing Dad’s Gone Viral and Make Me Awesome. When he’s not writing, he regularly visits schools and leads creative writing workshops.

Books by Ben Davis

Repertory Movie Theaters of New York City

Repertory Movie Theaters of New York City

Author: Ben Davis Format: eBook Release Date: 07/04/2017

New York's repertory movie houses specialized in presenting films ignored by mainstream and art house audiences. Curating vintage and undistributed movies from various countries, they educated the public about the art of film at a time when the cinema had begun to be respected as an art form. Operating on shoestring budgets in funky settings, each repertory house had its own personality, reflecting the preferences of the (often eccentric) proprietor. While a few theaters existed in other cities, New York offered the greatest number and variety. Focusing on the active years from 1960 through 1994, this book documents the repertory movement in the context of economics and film culture.

Repertory Movie Theaters of New York City Havens for Revivals, Indies and the Avant-Garde, 1960-1994

Repertory Movie Theaters of New York City Havens for Revivals, Indies and the Avant-Garde, 1960-1994

Author: Ben Davis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2017

For more than 30 years, New York's repertory movie houses specialized in presenting films ignored by mainstream and art house audiences. Curating vintage and undistributed movies from various countries, they educated the public about the art of film at a time when the cinema was beginning to be respected as an art form. Operating on shoestring budgets in funky settings, each repertory had its own personality, reflecting the preferences of the (often eccentric) proprietor. While a few theaters existed in other cities, New York offered the greatest number and variety. Focusing on the the active years from 1960 through 1994, this book documents the repertory movement in the context of economics and film culture.

The Private Blog of Joe Cowley: Welcome to Cringefest

The Private Blog of Joe Cowley: Welcome to Cringefest

Author: Ben Davis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/03/2016

Right blog. I'm back! Let's not waste time with pleasantries - there is absolutely NOTHING pleasant about my life right now. Reasons why everything is terrible: 1. The love of my life, AKA Natalie, still hates me all because of one tiny - OK, huge - mistake. 2. Natalie has now started hanging around with my so-called 'friend' Greeny. Since January, he's lost about half of his body weight and now girls actually fancy him! 3. Harry, Ad, and Greeny AKA The Sound Experience have had a top ten dance hit with a sample of my voice saying 'I'm as gay as the day is long'. Still, at least there's Buzzfest to look forward to. Who knows, once we're there, amid all the beautiful people, scenery and music, Natalie might realise I am the love of her life and return into my waiting arms. On the other hand, it could just be full of weirdos, overflowing toilets from hell, and death metal . . . Joe Cowley is back! And this time it's even more butt-clenchingly embarrassing and excrutiating than before. From a 'Grand Gesture' involving Star Trek costumes and the school boyband, to being trapped in a portaloo that's about to be pushed over. Joe's completely up to his neck in it - literally! Welcome to Cringefest . . .

Irish Folk Tunes for Cello 51 Traditional Pieces

Irish Folk Tunes for Cello 51 Traditional Pieces

Author: Ben Davis Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 24/09/2015

Danny Dread

Danny Dread

Author: Ben Davis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2015

You know how it is when your dad's an evil super villain? OK, so maybe you don't, but Danny does. As heir to the Dread dynasty, he's expected to carry on the family business of kidnapping world leaders, maiming innocent bystanders, and brainwashing sharks. You know, general evil stuff. The problem is, achieving world domination isn't Danny's idea of fun. In fact, he'd much rather be saving the planet than enslaving it. But when Dad Dread hatches his most diabolical scheme yet, Danny realizes that to defeat evil, he's going to have to start thinking evil . . .

The Private Blog of Joe Cowley: Return of the Geek

The Private Blog of Joe Cowley: Return of the Geek

Author: Ben Davis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2015

Hello blog! It's the start of another term and there are three things that SUCK about my life: 1. I am STILL sharing a bedroom with my step-brother Gav (AKA Shrek's stinkier twin). 2. My mum is 6 months pregnant and therefore cabbage-kickingly MENTAL. 3. I'm about to have a high speed rail line (i.e. brace) installed in my gob! The only non-sucky thing is that I've got a GIRLFRIEND! A real one! Who actually wants to SNOG me!!! The problem is her dad officially HATES MY GUTS and is determined to make my life a LIVING HELL. Oh, and this smarmy loser called Seb is trying to steal her off me with his rubbish DJ skills. There's just one thing for it - me and my best mates Harry and Ad are going to have to enter the same DJ competition as Seb and WIN! What could POSSIBLY go wrong? The hilarious sequel to The Private Blog of Joe Cowley.

9.5 Theses On Art And Class And Other Writings

9.5 Theses On Art And Class And Other Writings

Author: Ben Davis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2013

Ben Davis is the editor of Artinfo, one of the world's most popular resources for information and discussion on arts and culture. As a critic, he has become painfully aware of the role that class plays in art. 9.5 Theses on Art and Class seeks to show how a clear understanding of class makes sense of what is at stake in a broad number of contemporary art's most persistent debates, from definitions of political art, to the troubled status of outsider' and street art, to the question of how we maintain faith in art itself in a dysfunctional world.'

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