What I’ve Been Reading – 10/31/2018

Yosemite Finally Reckons with Its Discriminatory Past | Outside Five Secret Southern Ingredients | Garden & Gun This Movie Changed Me: Bend It Like Beckham | On Being Design and Implementation of a Study Room Reservation System: Lessons from a Pilot Program Using Google Calendar | College & Research Libraries Can Salt, Fat, Acid, HeatContinue reading “What I’ve Been Reading – 10/31/2018”

What I Read Last Week:

via Is fracking greener than solar power and wind turbines | The Guardian/The Eco Audit JukePop wants to bring indie titles to more libraries | FastCompany When yogurt affects the brain | The Atlantic Boulder Public Library narrows code of conduct as it ‘targets’ disruptive behavior | Daily Camera Kanawha library supporters kick off electionContinue reading “What I Read Last Week:”

Midnight Movies @ 7 – The Warriors (1979)

Tonight, as a part of our ‘Midnight Movies at 7″ series, we screened The Warriors. Attendance was on the low side, but we had a good discussion afterwards about the story and cinematography. We watched the “Ultimate Director’s Edition”, which was styled differently from the original edition. That provided for discussion for balancing current fansContinue reading “Midnight Movies @ 7 – The Warriors (1979)”

Dirty Girl

“Nobody likes a dirty girl” I was apprehensive about this movie. I wasn’t familiar with Juno Temple from anything else, and I wasn’t intrigued by the plot of “high school harlot and gay classmate (Jeremy Dozier) team-up to learn some life lessons with a Home Economics flour sack baby” frame in 1987 Oklahoma. Still, the movieContinue reading “Dirty Girl”

Young Adult

“Young Adult – that’s industry-speak” Young Adult was refreshing. Mavis is a complicated, self-centered, realistic character. Prom queen-turned-divorced young adult novelist, Mavis is already emotionally unstable and receiving the birth announcement for her high school boyfriend’s sends her reeling – all the way back to her small hometown. She makes quick work of her high schoolContinue reading “Young Adult”

Ingredients: the local food movement takes root

“Sometimes I like to learn” I told my co-worker when I checked Ingredients out from work. I thought it was an insightful and beautifully documented film about the positive impacts of thinking about where your food comes from. The most interesting part was the history of food-producing agriculture. The historical traditions of immigrants was aContinue reading “Ingredients: the local food movement takes root”

Super 8

Normally I don’t review movies, and I am not sure why. They are library material in the same way that books and graphic novels are. They circulate. They can be found in a book drop. Why not? Well, I am going to start smaller reviews of them. Actually, I probably feel compelled because of SuperContinue reading “Super 8”