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Documentaries!

One of our favorite things about Netflix streaming service is the access to hundreds of documentaries that would not have been on our radar without the “suggestions for you” section. Two that we’ve recently watched: Sons of Perdition, 2010 A … Continue reading

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CTIFOTI – Brave New Voices

Keeping with the general theme of me being WAY behind the rest of the world in terms of just about everything, I saw a link to this video on tumblr recently (h/t fangirlfeminists): And then I sat and marathon watched … Continue reading

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CTIFOTI – Infographics!

Check out this NY Times infographic charting racial patterns in the US.  Search for your zip code and zoom out a little for a view of your city, to see how stark neighborhoods are divided or integrated.  Manhattan and Chicago are especially … Continue reading

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Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver

There are a few authors that I will read anything they’ve written.  Mary Roach, PG Wodehouse, Elizabeth George Speare, Michael Crichton, probably Carol Rifka Brunt after her gorgeous debut novel, Charles Dickens, and yes, Barbara Kingsolver.  I am forever indebted … Continue reading

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The Secret History, by Donna Tartt

So we all know that The Goldfinch has been on everyone’s must read list, but sometimes I like to read an author’s previous work before I try out their popular work.  So I decided to give The Secret History a … Continue reading

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The Interrupters, 2011

C and I watched a beautiful documentary called The Interrupters this week.  The violence interrupters profiled in the movie are men and women seeking to stop violence on the streets of Chicago.  The movie focuses a 12 month period and … Continue reading

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Pretty in Pink, 1986

Oh. Em. Gee. Remind me why we liked this movie?  I watched it for the first time in 15+ years and can I just say, this is the least romantic, most horrifying example of teenage toxic relationships in 80s movies … Continue reading

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