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In Search of the Perfect Beer Milkshake

“If a man ordered a beer milk shake, he thought, he’d better do it in a town where he wasn’t known. But then, a man with a beard, ordering a beer milk shake in a town where he wasn’t known–they might call the police.” -John Steinbeck in… 408 more words

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Of Mice and Men

This story was written by John Steinbeck. It was settled in a farm during the Great Depression in 1937. It is about two men who are always together. 481 more words

Cannery Row

John Steinbeck. Cannery Row. First published 1945.

The Popular Penguin cover blurb says that Cannery Row is “Packed with invention and joie de vivre”. … 625 more words

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Steinbeck's 'In Dubious Battle' Helmed By James Franco With Strong Cast - Berlin

James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vincent D’Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston and Danny McBride will star together in the feature film In Dubious Battle… 138 more words

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez Archive To Be Housed At The University Of Texas

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the archive of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014). 587 more words

Books To Read

The Best Laid Plans

You know that old saying about the best laid plans? They go awry.

Boy, do they ever.

First of all, I knew the quote had to have come from somewhere, I just didn’t remember where. 778 more words

Texas Continues To Execute People Who Have Severe Intellectual Disabilities

Driving in the United States, I saw a bumper sticker that read: Texas. It’s like a whole other country. And judging by what has just occurred, the Lone Star State is living up to the billing. 949 more words

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