All posts by Mark McKenzie

“Space Oddity” and Other Oddities: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Moonwalk

This July marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, to celebrate here are some pop culture bits and pieces related to that “giant leap for mankind.”

50 years of Mario Puzo’s The Godfather

March 10 marks the 50th anniversary of Mario Puzo’s The Godfather. Here are 50 bullet points to celebrate 50 years of the Godfather phenomenon.

The Christmas Song: A Deep Dive into a Holiday Chestnut

This year our holiday theme at HPB is “Make the Season Bright.” Here’s a look at the history of the classic song that inspired it.

Smart Patriotic Sounds for July 4

Let’s dig deeper in the crates and find some music that celebrates America, but perhaps not in the obvious flag-waving ways.

When Writers Are the Story: Films About Famous Authors

Let’s highlight some notable biographical films about writers.

What’s on the Menu?: Serving up Books & Movies for National Waiters & Waitresses Day

We’re serving up a a six-course meal of waitstaff-centric books, movies and more.

Tree-mendous Books, Movies and Music

We’re going out on a limb to highlight some famous trees in literature, film and even music.

All Things Printed & Recorded: Readers Flip for Magazines

We’re covering a product that’s been a mainstay at HPB since we first opened: magazines.