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5 Excellent Animated Films NOT produced by Disney

Princess Aurora, Cinderella, and Ariel

It is true that for decades Disney studios have produced widely popular films for children. It is also true that Disney films are regularly criticized for portraying cultural, racial, and gender stereotypes that cause many parents to question the problematic messages they give to children. Despite the controversies associated with Disney films, I admit that I have enjoyed the occasional screening of Sleeping Beauty and other […]

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Kvothe the Librarian, “Lin-Manuel?!”

lute with many strings

Ahhhhh!! Excitement! Did y'all see this news? I have no idea to do this. How on earth do I just *mention* I'm working with @Lin_Manuel on adapting Kingkiller? — Pat Rothfuss (@PatrickRothfuss) November 29, 2016 EeeeeeeeEEEEEeeeeeeee!!!! Okay, gimme a second. Whew. So. Patrick Rothfuss is pretty awesome. And Lin-Manuel Miranda is also the best. And […]

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Get Ready For – “Rogue One”

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie poster

This is it, people. This is *the* movie of the year; the one we've all been waiting for. The next installment in the Star Wars saga: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." I can't even, people. This thing looks like it's going to be so good, and it's not even the main story line of […]

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YA Books To Help You Survive Your Winter Break

The two weeks of winter break are fast approaching and if you're looking for a way to pass the long, dark, cold hours I suggest you check out one of these winter or holiday-inspired books. Each book is set during the winter months and pairs perfectly with a cup of something hot. From tree decorating, […]

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