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May 10, 2012
The Marin Webstars based at the Marin City Library is doing a series of profile videos on each branch in the Marin County Free Library system.  The first branch that got profiled was, wait for...
May 10, 2012
A mixed bag this round: a cockamamie film, a cockamamie marriage, a mystery set in the wilds of Arizona, and (after all that), a book that takes a thoughtful look at the nature of faith when the...
May 8, 2012
BEST NEW MYSTERIES The editors of Booklist magazine, a publication of the American Library Association, pick the best new mysteries.Broken HarborBy Tana French
Irish cop Mick "Scorcher...
May 6, 2012
via Time Picture an ambitious, yet conflicted Columbia graduate. At twenty-two, the clarity and rigor of campus life has faded, and in its place, a cruel dispersion of meaning that is--adult...
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May 5, 2012
Three different people recommended this meme to me in a span of a week. Does it say something about me? About them? About us? Does the spread of memes or popular Internet content matter?...
May 2, 2012
Revenge of the Electric Car is a documentary about the resurgence of the electric vehicle in the world marketplace.  It is the sequel to Who Killed the Electric Car?, which documented the...
Apr 25, 2012
New book reviewed on NPR - Fresh AirDrift: The Unmooring Of American Military Powerby Rachel MaddowIn her new book, Drift: the Unmooring of American Military Power,  Rachel Maddow,  ...
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
Apr 25, 2012
New book reviewed on NPR - Fresh AirLots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna QuindlenAnna Quindlen is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer whose new memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, explores her...
Apr 24, 2012
Think Like a Man took over the #1 box office spot this weekend, stopping the Hunger Games four-week streak.  I saw it this weekend and was very impressed.  If you like romantic comedies...
Apr 24, 2012
On May 27, 1937, after four years of construction, the completion of the Golden  Gate Bridge was celebrated.  200,000 people walked or roller-skated across the span linking San Francisco...