Staff Picks

Undateable

Undateable

Undateable takes the reader on an itemized (and often hilarious) journey through the traits, behaviors, and fashion faux pas that can render an otherwise decent man "undateable." From excessive use of hair products to sporting socks with sandals, Undateable serves up an educational, if facetious, examination of some of the most objectionable roadblocks to male dating success.

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Broken Embraces

Broken Embraces (Abrazos Rotas)

Spanish director Pedro Almodovar (Volver, Talk to Her)is back with another of his inimitable films about love, loss, and the transformative power of art. 

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brat pack book

You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a Generation

The phrase was coined by David Blum in the headline "Hollywood's Brat Pack," heralding his cover story for the June 10, 1985, issue of New York magazine with its cover photo of Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, and Judd Nelson.

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High Violet

The National - High Violet

For years, loving the National’s music has often meant reveling in the twinge of pain that comes when someone else manages to perfectly pin down and dissect a little piece of your psyche, which is why fans can get so inarticulate when trying to talk about what’s great about the band.

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a serious man

A Serious Man

Joel and Ethan Coen make movies like nobody else's, but even by their standards A Serious Man is in a class by itself: a complete original that's one of the brothers' best.

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frankmusik

Frankmusik - Complete Me

They always say you've been writing your first album all your life. As a result, this one is awash with varying influences and sounds, all derived from electro and pop in their foundations but each still quite significantly different from another.

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World Wide Rave

What happens when people can't stop talking online about you, your company, and your products? A World Wide Rave is born that can propel a brand or company to seemingly instant fame and fortune. How do you create one? By learning the secret to getting links, YouTube, Facebook, and blog buzz to drive eager buyers to your virtual doorstep. For free. (Amazon)

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United States of Tara

United States of Tara

Despite the boldfaced names behind the scenes -- Steven Spielberg! Diablo Cody! -- it's the woman at its center who ensures "United States of Tara" is more than a gimmick with a cutesy name. By turns oozing sexuality, vulnerability and confusion, Toni Collette gives Showtime's latest half-hour its buoyant pulse

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Precious

Precious

The scene is Harlem, New York, in 1987. Teenager Claireece Precious Jones (played by newcomer Gabourey Sibide in an absolutely fearless performance) is dirt poor, morbidly obese, semiliterate, and pregnant for the second time

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birthday massacre

Birthday Massacre - Walking with Strangers

Walking with Strangers, the third album from Toronto-based band The Birthday Massacre, is a curiously beautiful mix of swirling guitars, soaring female vocal harmonies and compelling synth hooks.

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What's Next™: Books In Series Database of Kent District Library

Can't remember which was the third book in the Harry Potter series? Search this convenient online database to find adult and children's fiction books in series.

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Young at Heart

"Directed by British filmmaker Stephen Walker, the 2007 film takes place primarily in Northampton, MA, home to the Young@Heart chorus, whose average age is 80.

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Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln's Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities

In Wicked Plants, Stewart takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature’s most appalling creations. It’s an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend.

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xx - xx

"xx is nervy and self-contained, the product of a new band thinking a lot harder about topics-- sex, composition, volume-- than we are accustomed to new bands thinking.

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Basement Jaxx - <em>Scars</em>

Basement Jaxx are expert at assimilating new styles – notably US R&B – without losing their own Brit clubland edge. Their fifth album thus revels in an unforced collision of disparate influences, though never wandering far from a thoroughly funky dancefloor.

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