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Jessica Day George - Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow

Fairy tales continue to entertain me, especially when they appear in new clothing, alternate settings, or different time periods. Jessica Day George’s book is a pretty straight-forward retelling of “East of the Sun, West of the Moon”, one of the most beautiful fairy tales I know. 1,188 more words

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Holly Black - The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

And slowly my faith in YA fantasy is restored. I had known about Holly Black for years but never did start her Tithe series. Then I saw a post about… 1,192 more words

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The Borrowed Flat (American, 1911)

The Borrowed Flat (American, 1911)
Directed by Allan Dwan (maybe?)
Starring J. Warren Kerrigan

A true chamber drama, in the sense that it takes place entirely on a single set with a principle cast of just two players. 406 more words

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GREECE LATEST: HUGE GREEK BANK OUTFLOWS, EURO FALLING AGAINST THE £, BUNDESTAG BACKS GREECE MEMORANDUM

If the Varoufakis memorandum ‘deal’ is so respectable, why do none of the players, or their Party bigwigs, or the markets, like it?

There’s a piece in the online magazine… 719 more words

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The Unusual Honeymoon (Vitagraph, 1913)

The Unusual Honeymoon (Vitagraph, 1913)
Directed by James Young
Starring Flora Finch and Charlie Edwards

When she’s co-starring alongside John Bunny, Flora Finch plays fairly grounded characters — generally the shrewish wife — but when she’s with other actors or flying solo, things can get pretty weird. 385 more words

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A Race for a Kiss (Hepworth, 1904)

A Race for a Kiss (Hepworth, 1904)
Directed by Lewin Fitzhamon
Starring Dolly Lupone

I recently watched a bunch of early Hepworth comedies. None of them being more than a few hundred feet long, you can get through a fair number in an hour’s time. 174 more words

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