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Category Archives: April 2014

MacMillan Audio Brings D-Day To the Young Listener

D- DAY: THE INVASION OF NORMANDY, 1944. Rick Atkinson. MacMillan Audio. This volume has been adapted for the young reader from The Guns At Last Night, and it serves as a compelling … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Journey So Far

THE JOURNEY SO FAR: The Best of Loreena McKennitt. Loreena McKennitt. Quinlan Road Records. That Canada’s vaunted Loreena McKennitt has finally done a “Best of” album is no surprise. Certainly, her library … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

New From St. Martin’s Press

TOXIN TOXOUT: GETTING HARMFUL CHEMICALS OUT OF OUR BODIES AND OUR WORLD. Bruce Lourie. Rick Smith. St. Martin’s Press. The modern world has been sanitized – an array of soaps … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fargo

FARGO. Starring Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton, and Allison Tolman. Produced by Joel and Ethan Coen. FX & Netflix. The crossover between big screen and little screen is pretty much … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Shipstar

SHIPSTAR. Larry Niven. Gregory Benford. TOR. Niven and Benford are noted masters of the science fiction genre, and this volume does nothing to detract from their long-established stature. Shipstar centers around a … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Years of Living Dangerously

YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY. Showtime.  It was, for me, an extraordinary night of television. First, there was the fifth episode of deGrasse-Tyson’s “Cosmos” in which he discussed the nature of light, … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment
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