Teen Read Week starts in a few weeks, and this year it’s got a very cool theme…
Just perfect for the season, right? We hope you’ll join us for some scary good times.
Some reading material from around the internet:
Apparently tweets can now be cited as evidence in academic papers.
The massive launch of Mass Effect 3.
RIP Jean Giraud, AKA Moebius.
Wal-Mart debuts their “Great For You” seal.
The “QWERTY Effect” is changing what words mean to us.
How do you ship a horse to the London Olympics?
The picture above is by Jan van der Veken, from here.
NASA would like you to know that the world will not end in 2012.
The youngest female self-made billionaire.
Car breaks down before Consumer Reports can even test it.
A 340 ton boulder turned work of art.
Inside some of the world’s tallest buildings.
Here’s a fascinating radio documentary: “Nuclear Power After Fukushima.”
Penguins fly first class on airplanes.
They’re going to make a movie out of the theft of Nic Cage’s prized Action Comics No.1!
by Yale Stewart, from here.
The 10,000 year plan for Amazon.
Get ready to share even more on Facebook.
Apple has announced the new iPad.
Speaking of which, are Apple’s insanely high profit margins built to last?
The Navy will be testing a new firefighting robot in 2013.
RFID your stuff, then find it with your mobile phone.
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes buys The New Republic.
Why are companies ditching Google maps?
10 of the most powerful female characters in literature.
The review of 1984 that Aldous Huxley sent to George Orwell.
The paranoia of Philip K. Dick.
Audiobooks and the celebrities who were born to read them.
There’s still quite a gender bias in book journalism.
10 essential history books written by women.
The only Game Of Thrones/Song Of Ice And Fire map you’ll ever need.
A few things that Jonathan Franzen actually likes.
The trailer for the return of Community.
Also, check out this mash up Community/The Dark Knight Rises trailer.
And speaking of The Dark Knight Rises: Action figures!
Jennifer Lawrence almost said no to The Hunger Games.
A complete guide to 2012’s TV pilots.
Apparently there’s an R-rated version of Galaxy Quest out there somewhere.
A picture of Peter Dinklage as Wolverine.
A chart that helps explain just how much of “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” does Star Wars take place.
Speaking of Star Wars: Topher Grace has edited all the prequels into one concise 85 minute long film that is supposedly fairly good.
Your first look at Johnny Depp as Tonto in Gore Verbinksi’s The Lone Ranger adaptation.
by Scott Ferguson, from here.
The many dimensions of Catherine the Great.
Kids found living in abandoned bus.
Fiona Apple reveals her new album title, and it’s 23 words long (as opposed to 90 words).
Disturbing school lunch menus.
What visions of the future do high speed rail lines provide us?
Is this the nicest Taco Bell on the planet?
A 7 year old makes an awesome Rube Goldberg machine.
This will be an interesting week, since it contains both Pi Day and the Ides of March. Beware!
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Previous online reading material:
Come and check out these and some of the other new DVDs and materials (or at least new to us) added to our library collection…
The Other Guys
2009, directed by Richard Kelly. Based on a short story by the brilliant writer, Richard Matheson, who was responsible for a lot of great, classic episodes of The Twilight Zone, and in fact Matheson’s original story that this movie is based on, “Button, Button” was previously adapted into an episode of the newer version of The Twilight Zone in the 80s. The film stars Cameron Diaz, Frank Langhella, and James Marsden, and looks a little silly, but also fun. I really enjoyed Richard Kelly’s first film, Donnie Darko, but didn’t care much for his follow up film, Southland tales, so I’m really curious how this will turn out. Check out the trailer below:
The Kids Are All Right
Absolutely Fabulous: Complete Series 1
2010, directed by Tom Hooper. This movie was the big winner at last year’s Oscars, taking home the Best Picture prize, as well as Best Director for Hooper, Best Screenplay for David Seidler, and Best Actor for Colin Firth, who plays King George VI.
1987, directed by James L. Brooks. Starring Holly Hunter, Albert Brooks, and William Hurt. This is one of the best and smartest romantic comedies that I’ve ever seen and I really wish that they still made movies like this.
2001: A Space Odyssey
Joe Versus The Volcano
2000, directed by Wong Kar-wai and starring the ever glamorous Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung. I’ve got to warn you: This is one of my favorite movies of all time and I will hype it endlessly. Set in Hong Kong in 1962, it’s the story of a man and a woman who become neighbors and friends and not long after realize that they’re spouses are having an affair together. They develop a longing and an affection for each other but refuse to give in to the same temptation that their married partners succumbed to. The plot sounds horribly sad, but it’s also beautiful, and much credit is owed to cinematographer Christopher Doyle’s visuals. You could literally take any frame from this film and hang it on your wall as art.
Guns, Germs, And Steel
March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed The World And More Stories About African American History
Soundtrack For A Revolution
The September Issue
Ken Burn’s Prohibition
This 2011 television documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick has been highly anticipated amongst several of our library patrons so I hope that everyone gets a chance to look at it. It apparently draws very heavily from a book by Daniel Okrent called Last Call: The Rise And Fall Of Prohibition, which we also have. Check out the trailer below:
Life After People
Doomsday 2012: The End Of Days
America: The Story Of Us
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Please note that DVDs could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk and we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.
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