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On Love, Labor, and the Lubitsch Touch: THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER (’40)

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THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER (’40) has not aged much in the 80 or so years since it was originally released. Whether swapping hand-written letters or Tinder messages, we still find ourselves beguiled by anonymous paramours. 646 more words

#THE HOUSE AT SEA'S END By Elly Griffiths


Thanks to the Meridian library for my copy. The third book in the Ruth Galloway series take place 1940 and the fear of Germany invading England. 67 more words


BG206: St. Mary's Basilica in Phoenix, AZ - July 1949.

This restoration features St. Mary’s Basilica on 3rd & Monroe St. in Phoenix, Arizona as seen in July, 1949.

Built in 1881 in the Mission Revival style, it was designated a minor Basilica by Pope John Paul II on Sept. 25 more words

THE MATHEMATICAL BRIDGE . . . Between the covers

“Detective Inspector Eden Brooke trudged into Market Hill, the city’s great square, as snowflakes fell, thick and slow, each one a mathematical gem, seesawing down through the dead of night. 704 more words


RAD 6: Manning the frontline

The photo shows RAD men during the Phoney War, 1939-40, somewhere on the Franco-German border. They wear “Deutsche Wehrmacht” armbands (black text on yellow) instead of the customary swastika armbands, and their unit insignia are removed. 388 more words

Early War