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The Legacy of Ray Bradbury

“We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.” – Ray Bradbury The American author and Sci-Fi legend Ray Bradbury would have been 98 on August 22 of this year, and his absence is keenly felt. His career spanned seven decades… View Article

Bust the Myth: Saving Big Money on Textbooks Can Be a Reality

It seems like finding the best deals on textbooks is like chasing a unicorn. You’ve heard there are good deals in some bedtime story your grandparents told you long ago, yet every back-to-school season, you’re left with the real story: a busted budget. We know that textbook shopping can be stressful and expensive. A study… View Article

Die Hard on a…: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Die Hard

Let’s look at the many imitators (some good, some…not so much) of Die Hard.

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.

2001: A Reevaluation Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey is a masterpiece. But here’s the thing: masterpieces aren’t for everyone. As the resident sci-fi nerd around here, I was asked to write something about 2001 for its 50th anniversary on April 2. At first, I had no idea what to say. I’ve always had an appreciation for the film, but… View Article

A Celebration of the Quiet Beatle

His talent for playing guitar, singing and composing music made him a legendary contributor to the music scene.

75 Years of Little Golden Books to Treasure: The Poky Little Puppy & Friends

Before the introduction of Little Golden Books in 1942, children’s books normally sold for $2 to $3 each. Given average rates of U.S. inflation, that’s about $28 to $42 in today’s dollars. Purchasing children’s books was a luxury for most families until George Duplaix came on the scene. As president of the Artists and Writers… View Article