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Movie Mondays: The ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ Primer

It has been three long years since a Coen brothers film graced the silver screen. Thankfully, the drought ends this month with the release of their sixteenth feature, Inside Llewyn Davis. The film follows a struggling singer-songwriter in the burgeoning … Continue reading

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The Scarlet Letter Revisited

“The scarlet letter was her passport into regions where other women dared not tread. Shame, Despair, Solitude! These had been her teachers,—stern and wild ones,—and they had made her strong, but taught her much amiss.”  -The Scarlet Letter What I … Continue reading

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Who is Fantômas?

“Fantômas.”                 “What did you say?” “I said: Fantômas.”                 “And what does that mean?” “Nothing…Everything!”                  “But what is it?” “Nobody….and yet, yes, it is somebody!”                  “And what does the somebody do?” “Spreads terror!” A century ago, these words … Continue reading

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Nightstand Reads with Marcellus Turner, our new city librarian!

Editor’s note: Marcellus Turner, the city librarian for The Seattle Public Library, will be checking in with us occasionally to let us know what he’s reading. We’ll turn it over to M.T. now! So, here am I, trying to write … Continue reading

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Creative expansion: Movies based on short stories

There’s always another movie coming that’s based on a novel (raising the eternal question, should you read the book or see the movie first?). I’m currently waiting for the December 11 release of the movie The Lovely Bones, based on … Continue reading

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Further down The Road: Dystopian Fiction

If Cormac McCarthy’s book The Road – or the movie adaptation hitting theaters October 16 – piques your interest in fictional visions of a dystopian, post-apocalyptic world, here are some other books to check out. There’s been a massive flood and … Continue reading

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The Tudors

I have become obsessed with the Tudors. It all started when I checked out the DVD set of the first season of the Showtime series The Tudors, which stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers as King Henry VIII, from the Central Library … Continue reading

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