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Has Bollywood Lost Its Charisma?

Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya, Half Girlfriend, Raabta, Noor, OK Jaanu, Bank Chor, Rangoon, Meri Pyaari Bindu, and now Tubelight. Has Bollywood really started the journey to its end? 576 more words


Thornton McCamish's Our Man Elsewhere

For the second year, I’m working on an annual bibliography and introduction to Australian literature with my supervisor and another co-author for the Journal of Commonwealth Literature. 585 more words

Book Review


Check these biographies out!  They all have a story to tell!  Are you ready to read them?

So Much I Want to Tell You: Letters to My Little Sister… 1,347 more words


Prohibition Blues: The Life and Times of Bill Page

-by Greg Hoots-

When one hears about Prohibition, the image that comes to mind is the decade of the “roaring twenties”, complete with gangsters toting machine guns and wild nights in the “speakeasy”. 5,398 more words

Early History

Harry Hemming (1870-1920)

I added a new page on Harry Hemming, who was a saloon proprietor and an inventor. He lived at 1888 Beach Avenue in 1904. 7 more words


Double feature: political biographies

Hello there, been a while since I either had enough thoughts to warrant opening this window or felt obliged to, so you’ll have to forgive me for being a little out of practice. 1,661 more words


Wild and Romantic: A Glimpse into the Life of Ann Hasseltine Judson

When someone dies at the age of 37, whether we knew them or not we usually think of it as a great tragedy. That tragedy is founded on the belief that every life holds promise—for some extraordinarily so—but an untimely death snuffs out all that could have been. 517 more words