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Pulp Fiction Redux #3

The Grifters By Jim Thompson

The con has been with us forever it seems, a rival to the oldest profession in the world. Cons be as simple as fast talk and sleight of hand or as elaborate as Hollywood fiction ( 491 more words

Books

Alyssa Rosenberg: If we really want to hurt this hunter where it hurts, there seems to be a better route than simple online shaming

Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who was recently identified as the person who killed an iconic Zimbabwean lion, is having a rotten week.

As the Washington Post’s Caitlin Dewey has reported, angry animal-lovers have trashed his business’ online profile with negative online reviews and a fake Twitter profile. 685 more words

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The luck of the Irish

I don’t really know much about the mob other of what I’ve read about on some of my favorite stories, so all my opinions are must likely ridiculously romanticized. 229 more words

The Challenge

Librarian Recommended Reads - World Gone By by Dennis LeHane

World Gone By is set in Tampa, Florida in the early 1940’s and is every bit as cool as its cover.

The story focuses on Joe Coughlin, a semi-retired gangster, widower, and father whose efforts to maintain the gangster lifestyle and “their thing”  – but at a distance and with as little collateral damage as possible – slowly begin to disintegrate as he is made aware of a possible hit on his life. 162 more words

Librarian Recommended Reads

Movement for Black Lives conference attendees clash with Cleveland police; Crowd pepper sprayed

Things got ugly in Cleveland in May, when #BlackLivesMatters protesters and police clashed after Officer Michael Brelo was found not guilty of two counts of voluntary manslaughter. 569 more words

General

Awesome Power of Little Things

Only recently President Assad admitted his predicament. He is winning a war that he cannot hold because of severe shortage. The Syrian leader must have realized what mass exodus of his people in order to avoid conflict could do to a vast country like his. 584 more words

Benny Thomas