Staff Picks

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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The Cove

In a sleepy lagoon off the coast of Japan, behind a wall of barbed wire and "Keep Out” signs, lies a shocking secret. It is here, under cover of night, that the fishermen of Taiji engage in an unseen hunt for thousands of dolphins.

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Yeah Yeah Yeah's- It's Blitz

"The Yeah Yeah Yeahs still create great, compelling pop-rock, largely because of the way the songs themselves are organized, with conventional verse-chorus structures repeatedly eschewed

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Pan's Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno)

Set in 1944 Spain, against the backdrop of the anti-Franco guerrilla warfare.

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Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

"'Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast' is a reference to Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass... The quote seemed perfect for the blog for a couple of reasons.

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Gnod

You might call it a search engine to find things you don't know about. Gnod recommends movies, music and books based on what you already like.

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Generation T : beyond fashion : 120 new ways to transform a t-shirt

The rallying cry is: Don't buy; DIY. The result is hip, imaginative, crafty, and very green.

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Bobby and Jackie: A Love Story

Life for JFK and Jackie was less than perfect...Still, Jackie's devastation was real; afterward, her love for his brother Bobby was equally genuine.

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Let the Right One In

Oskar is a 12-year-old outcast who is frequently picked on by his classmates. He dreams of getting his revenge, but he never stands up to the boys.

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Homer's Odyssey

Everyone warned that Homer would always be an "underachiever," never as playful or independent as other cats.

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Coraline

A young girl walks through a secret door that she has found in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life.

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Mennonite In a Little Black Dress

A hilarious and moving memoir--in the spirit of Anne Lamott and Nora Ephron--about a woman who returns home to her close-knit Mennonite family after a personal crisis.

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