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You Can Lead a Horse to Water (But You Can’t Make It Scuba Dive)

Queue the circus music when Sam, Muller, and Max join Max’s father Otis and mother Ruby in  180 more words

Book Reviews

Portland Postcard Stories- Part One

10th September 2014 – Anne Weinhold

“On the corner of 12th and Burnside he found a miniature city, no bigger than a nickel. He picked it up, and holding it close to his face, recognized Portland in the tiny details. 349 more words

Writing

REVIEW: Catch 22 @ Northern Stage – Unrelenting, Uncompromising, Unmissable

Few books have ever dug their roots so deeply into the modern consciousness that they go on to leave an imprint on the very language that was used to compose them, but Joseph Heller’s seminal joyride through the absurdity of war managed to spawn one of the most poignant expressions in the modern vernacular. 825 more words

Writing

Why are books banned? Because they contain something threatening.

Why are books taught in high school? Because they contain something worth reading.

Ulysses, by James Joyce, was banned in the UK until the 1930s. 52 more words

Literature

Happy Banned Books Week!

Every September, I tell myself that this year is going to be the year that I’ll finally sit down and write the perfect, awesome, emotional, and overly informational post on… 219 more words

Novels

WWII Reenactment: Eye of the Needle vs Catch-22

Perhaps the most studied subject of all time, the Second Great War is an enthralling narrative that has it all: an evil villain bent on the destruction of entire races, the greatest propaganda machine of all time, and heroes who gather from all over the world to save humanity from being dragged over the precipice of annihilation. 1,585 more words

Humor

When you think all is lost, the things you need the most return unexpectedly.

Sussanah Cahalan, ‘Brain on fire’

“No son los elementos los que determinan el conjunto, sino el conjunto el que determina los elementos. 212 more words