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Just Between Us – Book Review

By on Feb 4, 2018 in Arts & Culture, Books & Poetry, Features

Just Between Us by Rebecca Drake tells the story of four friends, Alison Riordan, Julie Phelps, Sarah Walker, and Heather Lysenko. They live in the town of Sewickley in Pittsburg, Pa. and seem to have stable lives where their basic needs are more than just met. They have nice houses, cars, good schools, and friendship.

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George Takei Graphic Novel Coming – IDW Publishing

By on Apr 20, 2017 in Arts & Culture, Books & Poetry

George Takei has signed a book publishing deal with IDW Publishing. The graphic novel will tell the story of Japanese American internment camps during WWII based on his family’s firsthand experience.

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American Tumbleweeds – Book Review

By on Oct 14, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Books & Poetry, Features

American Tumbleweeds by Marta Elva tells the story of the Ramirez family who reside in El Paso, Texas during the 1960’s. They often split time between Texas and their patria Juarez, Mexico. The story revolves around the coming of age of Inez, the border town, and how adult decisions affect children. That’s the simplified way to describe the book, as it’s hard to encapsulate all the intricacies that are involved in growing up bi-cultural and in Inez’s case, empathetic.

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Who Killed Kurt Cobain? Graphic Novel

By on Apr 12, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Books & Poetry, Features, Music

Iconic singer/songwriter, Kurt Cobain left behind a phenomenal body of work, legions of fans, and a mystery… a final letter addressed to “Boddah.” Award-winning creator Nicolas Otero brings the story of this note to life in the forthcoming original graphic novel WHO KILLED KURT COBAIN? published by IDW Publishing. The announcement was made in the city that Cobain called home, Seattle during Emerald City Comic Con.

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Beautiful and Unusual Bookshelves You’d Want in Your Home

By on Oct 5, 2015 in Books & Poetry

We’ve rounded up 10 beautiful ideas on how to display books in your home. Let us know which one’s your favorite. 1. Candle-lit bookshelf 2. Fluid bookshelf 3. Skateboards bookshelf 4. TV bookshelf 5. Guitar bookshelf 6. Plumbing bookshelf 7. Bathroom bookshelf 8. Leather and wood bookshelf 9. Tardis bookshelf 10. Clothespin...

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Maya Angelou Remembered

By on May 28, 2015 in Arts & Culture, Books & Poetry

It’s been one year since the world lost one of the most prolific artists of our time at the age of 86, Maya Angelou. She was a poet, dancer, author, actress and singer. She will live forever in the hearts and minds of the many that she influences around the world. Here are some of my favorite of her life lessons. “Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.” “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” “It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.” “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” “The first time someone shows...

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