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  • bookmad:

    i think the scariest thing about the kathleen hale situation is that other authors are actually applauding her creepy behavior

  • ultratangerine:

    Women Warriors series by maxre

    A women only archery competition in North Japan.

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  • NetGalley Review: Jackaby (Jackaby #1) by William Ritter

    NetGalley Review: Jackaby (Jackaby #1) by William Ritter

    Algonquin Young Readers Published Sept. 16, 2014 299 Pages

    Algonquin Young Readers
    Published Sept. 16, 2014
    299 Pages

    It is 1892 in New Fiddleham, New England and Abigail Rook, fresh off the boat,is looking for a job. In this job search she meets R.F. Jackaby, an investigator of with the ability to see the supernatural.

    Abigail, who notices details in the ordinary is accepted as an assistant for Jackaby and embarks on a case to look for a serial killer.…

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  • micdotcom:

    Potent minimalist art sends a strong message about police and vigilante brutality in America

    Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.

    Let us not forget their voices

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  • antidarkheart:

    Owl Bookmarks by Sash-kash

    Please do not remove source or credit.

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  • thechanelmuse:

    Debbie Allen’s “The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker” Wins 7th Annual Goldstar National Award

    Debbie Allen’s Dance Academy, which competed with nearly 60 other Nutcracker productions across the country, will receive a cash prize to benefit the organization’s educational programs, and bragging rights since it was declared ‘the best-loved Nutcracker in the U.S.’ This is another win for the Debbie Allen Dance Academy who took home The Nutty in 2010 as well.

    The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, starred Debbie Allen and Carlo Imperato, but also included Mariah Carey, Arturo Sandoval, Chau-giang Thi Nguyen, James Ingram and Thump as part of the creative team. 

    The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker gives the seasonal favorite a rich new cultural context and updated characters, and features a lively contemporary score with original songs from multiple-Grammy-winner Mariah Carey and others. After young Kara receives a nutcracker filled with hot chocolate, she falls asleep and journeys to enchanted lands, including Candy Cane Lane, Egypt, the Rainforest, Jazzland, Russia and the Land of the Kimono Dolls. Little ones will have no trouble following along thanks to the narration by three wisecracking mice: Harvey, Schmink and Buckey. Allen herself appears in this fun holiday musical adventure.

    Previous winners of “The Nutty” Statuette include: The Joffrey Ballet’s The Nutcracker in 2011 and 2012; Debbie Allen Dance Academy, The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker in 2010; Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker in 2009; The Kirov Ballet’s The Nutcracker in 2008; and The House Theater of Chicago’sThe Nutcracker at the Steppenwolf Theatre in 2007.

    Photography by Lee Tonks


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  • Graphic Novel Review: Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

    Graphic Novel Review: Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

    Ballantine Books  Published July 1, 2014 336 Pages

    Ballantine Books
    Published July 1, 2014
    336 Pages

    Katie is a talented young chef that owns a successful restaurant and is in the process of opening a second one. But things are put on pause when the location is scraped, her sexy ex-boyfriend comes to town, a best waitress has an accident, and the fling with her chef just ended.

    So Katie’s great life just became horrible. That is until on night a…

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  • msnbc:

    "From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

    Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

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