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Washington Black is the New Black Washington Black is the New Black

By Ballen
I’ve been really excited to read Esi Edugyan's new novel, Washington Black. It piqued my interest for a few reasons. First and foremost,...
I’ve been really excited to read Esi Edugyan's new novel, Washington Black. It piqued my interest for a few reasons. First and foremost,...

A New Map of Wonders A New Map of Wonders

By Jvail
At the Ask Desk recently, contemplating library users' habits, I came across an online explanation of the difference between "browse" and...
At the Ask Desk recently, contemplating library users' habits, I came across an online explanation of the difference between "browse" and...

New Heathers Reboot has Some Hot Probs New Heathers Reboot has Some Hot Probs

Much like JD and Veronica's love affair in the cult classic, Heathers, the TV reboot of the same name seemed doomed from the start.…
Much like JD and Veronica's love affair in the cult classic, Heathers, the TV reboot of the same name seemed doomed from the start.…

I'm Game I'm Game

Every time I walk past the library’s new circulating board game collection, I remember the basements of my childhood and all their many…
Every time I walk past the library’s new circulating board game collection, I remember the basements of my childhood and all their many…

Authors Who Have Convinced Me To Read… Authors Who Have Convinced Me To Read…

By Klopez
I’ve recently written about my years-long love affair with the novels of Sarah Waters—I’m still slowly, but surely, working my way through…
I’ve recently written about my years-long love affair with the novels of Sarah Waters—I’m still slowly, but surely, working my way through…

MARVELous Women MARVELous Women

By Istepp
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…
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…

An Eloquent And Provocative New Barbara… An Eloquent And Provocative New Barbara…

Unsheltered is more than the title of Barbara Kingsolver's new book; it is the thoughtful overarching metaphor which connects the…
Unsheltered is more than the title of Barbara Kingsolver's new book; it is the thoughtful overarching metaphor which connects the…

It's Always Almost the Holidays It's Always Almost the Holidays

Lots of people grumble about how the holidays seem to encroach ever earlier into the preceding season. We hardly have time to stow our…
Lots of people grumble about how the holidays seem to encroach ever earlier into the preceding season. We hardly have time to stow our…

Little Orphan Angie Little Orphan Angie

Like any good child of the eighties, my first foray into relating to a fellow orphan happened with that precocious, red-haired girl pining…
Like any good child of the eighties, my first foray into relating to a fellow orphan happened with that precocious, red-haired girl pining…

Ignite & Nurture Your Creativity! Ignite & Nurture Your Creativity!

Almost everyone has a creative spirit—whether they believe it or not. Likewise, almost everyone goes through times of feeling disconnected…
Almost everyone has a creative spirit—whether they believe it or not. Likewise, almost everyone goes through times of feeling disconnected…

It's Time to Vote! It's Time to Vote!

"It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time." —...
"It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time." —...

Not All Heroes Wear Vintage Cashmere… Not All Heroes Wear Vintage Cashmere…

Well, it's happened—I've turned into one of those people who talks fondly of their formative years through the rose-colored tint of...
Well, it's happened—I've turned into one of those people who talks fondly of their formative years through the rose-colored tint of...

Get that Girls’ Night Going: Movies for… Get that Girls’ Night Going: Movies for…

Obviously I love to read, but I can’t read all the time. This was a hard lesson to learn, since reading is both my main leisure activity…
Obviously I love to read, but I can’t read all the time. This was a hard lesson to learn, since reading is both my main leisure activity…

From Oyster Girls to Pickpockets:… From Oyster Girls to Pickpockets: Reading All of Sarah Waters's Books

By Klopez
I have been having a love affair with Sarah Waters’s books, since even before I actually read any of her novels. As an undergrad, I worked in a little bookstore, and during my shifts I would drift around, waiting for customers, waiting for my next class, passing the time by…
I have been having a love affair with Sarah Waters’s books, since even before I actually read any of her novels. As an undergrad, I worked…

An Interview with CS Luxem and… An Interview with CS Luxem and…

Sound+Vision Sessions #3 is 7-9 p.m. on Friday, September 28 and features the local artists CS Luxem and Hypermortal. If you have an ear…
Sound+Vision Sessions #3 is 7-9 p.m. on Friday, September 28 and features the local artists CS Luxem and Hypermortal. If you have an ear…

The Heart of "Heartland" The Heart of "Heartland"

By Pkenn
Have you ever picked up a memoir and felt completely seen? Completely understood? Like someone had been taking notes on your life and…
Have you ever picked up a memoir and felt completely seen? Completely understood? Like someone had been taking notes on your life and…
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