Monthly Archives: May 2014

From Page to Projector: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

I love superhero movies. The “Avengers” movies, the bevy of Batman films, the Spider-Man franchise (both of them!) — the genre is filled with exciting, engaging and occasionally thought-provoking films. One of the first big modern superhero franchises was Marvel’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Life After Life’ by Kate Atkinson

“No point in thinking,” she said briskly, “you just have to get on with life . . . We only have one after all, we should try and do our best.  We can never get it right, but we must try.” “What … Continue reading

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BAM best-sellers for week ending May 25

Best-sellers as reported by Books-A-Million in Springettsbury Township for the week ended May 25: 1. “Fault in Our Stars,” by John Green 2. “One Nation,” by Ben Carson 3. “Natchez Burning,” by Greg Iles 4. “Goldfinch,” by Donna Tartt 5. … Continue reading

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A light goes out: Maya Angelou, one of poetry’s few household names, has died at age 86

You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may tread me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. – Dr. Maya Angelou, 1928-2014 I’m sad today because Maya Angelou has passed away. … Continue reading

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Gettysburg College to host reading series week of June 5-7

The Gettysburg Review will host a series of readings at Gettysburg College June 5 to 7. The readings will be at 8 p.m. at Breidenbaugh Hall’s Joseph Theater at the intersection of North Washington St. and West Lincoln Ave. Featured … Continue reading

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New booklet ‘Tales Along the Tracks’ published

Folks who have ridden the Steam into History excursion train between New Freedom and Glen Rock or Hanover Junction, Pa., may be familiar with Brenda Yarrison. Yarrison often rides the train as a volunteer hostess, telling stories to the patrons … Continue reading

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American Life in Poetry No. 479

by Ted Kooser The Impressionists, on both sides of the Atlantic, gave us a number of handsome paintings of rural scenes, and here’s a poem by the distinguished American poet, Catharine Savage Brosman, that offers us just such a picture, … Continue reading

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The Gettysburg Review to host author readings in June

The Gettysburg Review will host a series of readings at Gettysburg College June 5 to 7. The readings will be at 8 p.m. at Breidenbaugh Hall’s Joseph Theater at the intersection of North Washington St. and West Lincoln Ave. Chief … Continue reading

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Megan Erickson returns with ‘Make It Count’

by Sarah Chain, for Book Buzz When Megan Erickson began writing her newest novel, she didn’t set out to write something funny. A scene just popped into her head – a girl, sitting in a college library, zoning out as … Continue reading

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Culture and Main, episode 60

Episode 60 (original airdate 5/8/14) Special Episode; Culture Hound Visits The Spoutwood Farm Fairy Festival What did you think of episode 60?

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