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Guns N’ Roses Encyclopaedia 

Guns N’ Roses Encyclopaedia Location: under “Journals and Databases” at TC, search for it by name Here’s a reference resource you might not realize is available to you through Gottesman Library: The Guns N’ Roses Encyclopaedia.  Chock full of meaty details and color photos of the band and their friends, The Guns N’ Roses …

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Forget Rosebud, It’s Time To Get Evil! 

Orson Welles is well-known for many things, among them being the "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast and the movie "Citizen Kane."  The movie is praised by many, and the AFI lists "Citizen Kane" as the top film of all time on their 100 list. I wonder if these people saw the same …

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Summer Streets 2011 

For those who like outdoor events, don't miss the 4th Summer Streets! You can walk, run, bike, and play on Park Ave and connecting streets from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park (from 7am-1pm) on August 13 and 20. There are 5 rest stop along the route where you can find free bicycle and rollerblade …

Posted 96 months ago by

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Beautiful Pain – My Favorite Albums of 2011 (So Far!) 

This year has already inspired a lot of great music.  I decided I would write about my five favorite albums of 2011 (so far).  Not that I am by any means an authority on what “great music” constitutes.  But if you have a weakness for beautiful lyrics or just simply songs that are so …

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Google + 

Like more than 4 million other people, I'm up and running on Google +. Not at all phased by the disappointing Wave, Buzz or Orkut, I eagerly accepted my + invitation despite knowing little about it. (What can I say?  I'm a glass- half- full kind of girl.) I usually wait to sign on to …

Posted 97 months ago by

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Accountability and Youth 

Today I came across an article on Flavorwire entitled "Anti-Domestic Violence Group to Protest Odd Future at Pitchfork Fest". As I read the article I noticed the name of one of the members of Odd Future (a rap collective), Tyler the Creator. The name jumped out at me because a few weeks ago …

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What to Read Next- Biography/Memoir 

Merriam-Webster defines biography as "a usually written history of a person's life."   When I think of a biography, I think of a journalist or writer spending days, months, even years interviewing a subject. I think of hand held tape recorders, endless transcripts, and the overwhelming expectation of being expected to synthesize those notes into a …

Posted 98 months ago by

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What to Read Next? Based on the Book 

In the spirit of promoting nonacademic summer reading material, I thought I'd start a series of blog posts: What to Read Next? I call this first list Based on the Book. It features movies that are, you guessed it, based on a book or short story. As an added bonus (I think) all of the …

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True Blood/True Freud 

As I hungrily await the season 4 premiere of True Blood, (June 26th!), I've been thinking about our recent societal obsession with blood suckers.  I confess that I read the Twilight Series (all four, don’t judge).  I even gave The Vampire Diaries a try, though it didn’t appeal to me so much, perhaps because …

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Coming to say Goodbye 

. Title: Coming to say goodbye  : stories of AIDS in Africa Director: Anne Macksoud and John Ankele Production:  : AFRUS-AIDS  : Maryknoll Productions, Check It Out:  RA644.A25 C65 2004 From the Publisher: "AIDS statistics are numbers with the tears washed off.” Coming to Say Goodbye vividly recounts the stories of several families grappling with the ravages of AIDS in Kenya and Tanzania, where the problem is so …

Posted 99 months ago by

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On Reading, Good Writing and Being Grateful 

Have you ever read a book so good, so well-written that you wanted to hug it? Maybe you slept with it tucked safely under your pillow? Every word in every paragraph on every page was the most beautiful, truest part of a whole you could ever imagine? I'm pretty sure we have all been there. …

Posted 99 months ago by

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Happy Birthday, Bob 

There are at least five reasons I’m pumped the rapture was a spoof. In all honestly, one of them is not so I can continue to listen to Bob Dylan but hey, it’s his birthday and he deserves all of the recognition he's getting. For those of you new to the country (or planet) Dylan …

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A Google a Day 

Dear Google, I’m sure you already know this, but for many undergraduate and graduate students around the country and world, the semester is over. For a lot of us, that means an end to classes, exams, research, constant engagement with scholarly material, reading, maybe even thinking for a while. Summer is synomous with slowing down, …

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Library of Congress National Jukebox 

Amazing! Check it out! The Library of Congress has been making some of their historical music collections available for listening. A lot of the music that's currently available was recorded between 1901 and 1925. Much of it is pre-microphone acoustical recording...like, playing music into a giant horn: The other super exciting feature on this website …

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Book Expo America (BEA) 

What do Russia, Ice T, Roger Ebert and digital publishing in Italy have in common? You guessed it! They're all at this year's Book Expo America (BEA) conference at the Jacob Javitz Center in NYC. BEA is the book world's annual conference where industry professionals gather to network, learn about trends, hear from authors and …

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HomeGrown 

Title: HomeGrown: Hip life in Ghana Director: Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi Production: Clenched Fist Productions, c2010 Check It OutML3531 H66 2010 From the Publisher: Over the past decade, Hip-Hop music has merged with High-Life, the traditional music of West Africa, and this fusion has led to the birth of a new musical genre called HipLife. Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi’s new film, HomeGrown: HipLife in Ghana, is a feature-length …

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Post-Pandora? Human Music Advisory services 

I recently read about a new music advisory service created by two public librarians out of Jacksonville Public Library. The Personalized Playlist concept is simple. Music lovers looking for new tunes answer some on line questions about music, bands, and songs they like and don’t like.  Within a few days, the librarians at JPL email …

Posted 100 months ago by

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Let’s Get Wilde! 

So, here's the situation: the Roundabout Theater is currently staging Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. Considering that it is the only Wilde work that I am familiar with (I know! I need to work on that) I have a deep affection for the play. It is goofy, the characters are ridiculous, sometimes callous, …

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Beijing bicycle [videorecording] 

Title: Beijing bicycle Director: Wang Xiaoshuai Produced by: Culver city, CA : Sony Pictures, 2002 Call no.: PN1997.2 .S45 2002 From the Production Company: "Think of yourselves as the carrier pigeons of today!" instructs the manager of a bicycle delivery service. A young man from the country named Guei works diligently at this new job, …

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Shooting – exploitation or compensation? 

I was reading this morning about the filming of Denzel Washington's new film The Safe House, also starring Ryan Reynolds. The film is shot on loaction in one of the informal settlements in Cape Town,  South Africa. The site for the shoot is in some of the the most notorious areas where gang warefare and …

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