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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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Frozen, 2013 (spoilers if you haven’t seen it yet)

I really wanted to like this movie more than I did.  I mean, it had a lot of elements that should have spoken to my soul.  The main love interest was actually a villian!  Bam!  The main character was a … 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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Annie

Guys, I am SO excited to see Quvenzhané Wallis in the latest version of Annie!  That girl stole my heart in Beasts of the Southern Wild.  It’s sometimes hard to watch a young actor or actress grow up out of that … 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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Book Review – Quickies!

So, between being extra good about going to the gym every day, a couple of long train commutes, and a day at the doctor followed by some recoup time, I’ve found myself with a lot of reading time lately. Here … Continue reading

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