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32 of 366: What Happened Miss Simone?

What Happened Miss Simone?, nominated for Best Documentary Featurepresents a comprehensive look at Nina Simone starting with her early years wanting to be a classical pianist and progressing through her rise as a jazz star and civil rights activist through her music. 304 more words

366 Movies In 366 Days

Café Write

Writing is a lonely business; critiquing your own work and learning new skills can be difficult without the support of constructive group feedback. This is the seed from which we grew. 223 more words

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Julia Child: an Extraordinary Life in Words and Pictures

Julia Child: an Extraordinary Life in Words and Pictures by Erin Hagar and Joanna Gorham. Duo Press, 2015.

It’s true: I was convinced to read this book by chatting with the author at Kidlitcon in October, after which I asked the library to purchase the book so I could read it.  468 more words


Who is William Blake?

Phillips, Thomas. William Blake. Digital image. National Portrait Gallery. National Portrait Gallery, London, n.d. Web. 5 Feb. 2016. | Click here for link to image. | 114 more words


Difficult Questions in Times of Crisis 

On my way to be released from hospital after three days of being unconscious the doctor stated:

“You had a lot of alcohol in your blood “

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Big Science | by Michael Hiltzik

Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention That Launched the Military-Industrial Complex by Michael Hiltzik
(Simon & Schuster, 2015, 512 pages)

When I saw this new book sitting on the display shelf, I had to check it out. 285 more words


Race the story of Jesse Owens

The story of Jesse Owens is a story that has been told, but it needs to be heard in these times (2016) once again. There’s no denying it. 119 more words