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Super-sonic sonar radar

It’s not hard to imagine Porky Pig stuttering the iconic Warner Bros. Looney Tunes post-cartoon catchphrase.  Given it was first used in the 1930s the odds are that you’ve seen or heard it on many occasions, and not necessarily via a talking pig.  1,218 more words

Arthur Conan Doyle

Gabriel no esta muerto

Gabriel Garcia “Gabo” Marquez, March 6, 1927 – March 17, 2014
RIP

Gabriel Garcia Marquez will continue to live in the hearts, minds, and imaginations of film goers around the world. 277 more words

On The Books: Laura Hillenbrand rewrote 'Unbroken' as a YA book

Laura Hillenbrand has rewritten her best-seller Unbroken, the life story of Olympic runner Louie Zamperini, as a YA nonfiction book that will be published on Veterans Day (Nov. 523 more words

Books

Divergent, The Movie: A Rant

I famously hate all of the movie adaptations of books I love, so don’t let this put you off seeing it…



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A Wrap-up of Recent Reads

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green:

I put a hold on this book on Overdrive way back in August, and I finally got the e-mail saying it was available this week! 913 more words

The Grand Budapest Hotel: wild caricature?

Only in semblance are the outward and inward seasons of a life identical; in verity, wealth of experience is the sole measure of living, and the spirit is timed by another clock than that of the calendar.

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20th Century Culture

Book-to-Film Comparison: The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton, and Terence Davies' 2000 Film Adaptation

This post contains details about the plot and ending of The House of Mirth. Do not keep reading if you don’t want spoilers.

I recently re-read Edith Wharton’s… 985 more words

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