Afraid of Friday the 13th?

This week marks the second (and last) Friday the 13th of the year, and the fact that it takes place in October makes it all the sweeter for fans of the Friday the 13th movie franchise (and the horror genre overall).  However, if you suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia (the fear of Friday the 13th), this day […]

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Make the Most of hoopla

As someone who adores analog media, my home is filled with record players, typewriters, and of course- a tall stack of books on my bedside table. I love the smell of the pages and the weight of a book in hand. Books remain my favorite library collection, but over the years, I've discovered digital services that […]

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And the Winner Is…Women!

The 69th Annual "Prime-Time" Emmy Awards were presented this past weekend. The title of the show may have lost a bit of its relevance over the years, as more viewers continue to stream shows "on demand," but the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has definitely increased its efforts to recognize directors, writers, and performers […]

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SLFF: A Film Festival!

Would you like to attend the annual Seattle International Latino Film Festival (SLFF)? This year, the Federal Way Library is opening its doors to SLFF and invites you to spend an afternoon watching free movies! Watch six interesting shorts in Spanish with subtitles in English, then stay for a lively discussion between two special guests […]

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Twin Peaks Festival…What?

In lieu of the May 21st launch of Twin Peaks: The Return, I discovered a local tradition. There is actually a Twin Peaks Festival, and it has been happening since 1993! The Twin Peaks Festival is a three-day celebration in North Bend, with a bus tour of the locations around Snoqualmie where the show was filmed. Fans […]

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Movies We Love to Hate

When it comes to "bad" movies there are some that make me feel so bad I never want to watch them again, and then there are the ones I love to hate. Like Hudson Hawk,* which is a 90s heist comedy starring Bruce Willis with an okay premise that takes a sudden turn through Weirdville en route […]

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Movies Al Fresco

Summer is finally here and all I want to do is be outside to sit in the garden, eat on the patio, and take walks in the sun. It's the most beautiful time of year so why not make the most of it. All over Seattle and the Eastside outdoor theaters are popping up. Classic oldies […]

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hoopla Film School: Celebrate Pride!

Greetings, avid scholars, and welcome to a long, long overdue session of hoopla Film School! LGBTQ representation in American cinema has an extremely fraught history. The rigid, censorious Motion Picture Production Code enacted in the 1930s made it virtually impossible to show homosexuality on film unless it was portrayed in a negative light. Consequently, gay characters […]

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