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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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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hoopla Film School: Woman Power!

Greetings, star pupils! Welcome to another session of hoopla Film School! It's no secret that women are underrepresented in the film industry. While we've certainly made strides toward greater inclusion over the years, we still have a long way to go: in 2015, only 9% of the top 250 domestic grossing films had women directors, and […]

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hoopla Film School: Fashion Films!

Greetings, and welcome to another session of hoopla Film School! The world of fashion has always been inspired by the world of film. From the arrival of the classic Little Black Dress in Breakfast at Tiffany's to the advent of androgynous women's clothing following the release of Annie Hall, countless style moments have been launched by the wardrobes of characters in […]

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Let hoopla pick the movie!

When it’s cold outside, it’s the perfect time to cozy up with popcorn and a movie. hoopla offers movies, TV, music, and comics for your computer and mobile devices and all titles are available with no holds and no waiting! hoopla has created some great collections of movies by category such as: Oscar Winners & […]

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hoopla Film School: New York, New York!

Sharpen your pencils and crack open those books, it's time for another session of hoopla Film School! Few places in this world are as cinematic as New York. For decades, filmmakers have feverishly chronicled the iconic city, spanning every era, borough, and class bracket in their stories. Whether it's a buoyant Nora Ephron rom-com, or one of Scorsese's blood-soaked […]

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Punk’s Not Dead!

Even though its birth preceded my own by a good few years, I’ve always been drawn to punk. It all started when I first laid eyes on the Misfits at 5-years-old. No, not those Misfits; these Misfits:   Yes, that's right, the rival cartoon rock band from Jem and the Holograms marked my first foray into the world of punk rock. Clad in torn animal […]

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