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Review: Leaving Time By Jodi Picoult

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“If you think about someone you’ve loved and lost, you are already with them. The rest is just details.” Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult tells the story of a young girl desperate to find out what happened to her mother so many years ago. After …

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Ben Folds and Black Holes

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“Somewhere in the universe two black holes collide — as heavy as stars, as small as cities…” To the majority of us, writing music and reading about astronomy are both equally perplexing, but to Ben Folds, it’s just another day on the job.  While performing …

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Neil Gaiman’s American Gods Trailer

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From the incredible imagination of author Neil Gaiman comes the series adaptation of American Gods. Some of the most fascinating stories of the modern day have come from the mind of author Neil Gaiman and American Gods is no different.  The series adaptation of Gaiman’s 2001 …

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Movies: Inferno Teaser Trailer

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Tom Hanks and Ron Howard are teaming up to bring Robert Langdon back to the big screen in Inferno, based on the book by Dan Brown.  Inferno is technically the fourth installment in the book series but it is only the third Langdon movie made …

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Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

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“Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing.”  ― Emma Donoghue, Room I started Room by Emma Donoghue a very long time ago, not long after it first came out. At the time I remember being too busy for books so when it …

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Thoughts: Disney’s The Jungle Book (2016)

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From the moment the animated Disney castle began to fade behind the jungle trees, I was hooked on the new, live-action update of Disney’s The Jungle Book.  The 2016 film version attempts to better incorporate Rudyard Kipling’s original stories, making the entire experience very different …

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The Wild Truth by Carine McCandless

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“That’s the purity of nature. It may be harsh in its honesty, but it never lies to you.” Carine McCandless is the younger sister to Christopher McCandless, the subject of the critically acclaimed book and film, Into the Wild. After college, Chris set out for …