MARVELous Women

I grew up watching superheroes in their 90s cartoon incarnations, so I’ve been familiar with a handful of female supers for as long as I can remember. That said, the overwhelming majority of superheroes in my orbit were men. Fortunately, the costumed do-gooder lineup has gotten much more diverse with every passing decade. I mean…
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Doc Discussions

Third Wednesdays. 7–9 PM.  Doc Discussions is as easy as “book” clubs get. Step one: Come to the library's auditorium to watch one of the best documentaries around. Step two: Stick around to talk about it afterwards. Prefer to watch the documentary on your own time? Thanks to Kanopy you can. Kanopy is a wonderful…
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Lone Wolf and Burger

I’m a big Bob’s Burgers fan. It’s a top ten show for me. I own all the seasons (and the delightful soundtrack to boot). We quote it (and often sing it) almost daily at my household. Heck, this isn’t even the first time I’m writing about it.  An all time great episode is the fifth…
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World Music Mixtape

Since last November’s Luaka Bop spotlight, I’ve disgracefully neglected my world music search. Hoping to make up for lost time, I asked my coworkers to share some of their favorite albums from our World Music collection. Here are their responses…
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July 4th Burger Blues

The Fourth of July was a tough holiday for me. It’s not a lack of patriotism, if that’s what you’re thinking. It’s the barbecues. You’d think I’d have gotten used to not eating meat after so long, but man. Just thinking about some nice grilled hamburgers gets me ready to abandon a decade’s worth of vegetarianism…
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America Will Be!

Last December, still in a post election funk (that has yet to dissipate) and shifting books, I stumbled across an illustrated copy of a Langston Hughes poem, "Let America Be America Again." The poem’s title seemed to riff on a now distant campaign slogan (I never imagined I’d miss the 2016 campaign), and it caught…
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