Music for Days Gone By

Every so often there's a song or a piece of music that pairs perfectly with the book I'm reading. For me, Rose Bett's enchanting and poignant song reminded me of the Prisoner of Zenda, a romantic adventure in which true love and duty clash. Published on the eve of World War I, neither the blithe…
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5 Movies for Fans of “Lady Bird”

I love a truly great coming-of-age film, and Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig's spectacular directorial debut, sets a new high-water mark for the genre. While the film abounds with what you'd expect from a story about adolescence--school dances, thwarted attempts at romance, social rivalries, clashes with parents--the material is handled in a way that feels fresh and…
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Remembering Ursula K. Le Guin

We lost one of the literary greats on Monday when Ursula K. Le Guin passed away. It's hard to know where to begin when talking about her; it's easy to highlight the facts of her accomplishments, to talk about how prolific her bookshelf was. With books spanning over 5 decades, written for all age groups…
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Queen of the Grammys: SZA

The awards haven't gone out yet, but I'm already crowning this year's Queen of the Grammys (a title I just made up): her name is SZA, and she's amazing and I wish she was my bestie.  This year, SZA is up for five Grammys: Best New Artist, Best Urban Contemporary Album (Ctrl), Best R&B Song ("Supermodel")…
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