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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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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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