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December 6, 2019

5+ Books for the Film Lover »

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Check out this roundup of books that'd make the perfect gift for the film lover in your life!


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November 25, 2019

5 Best Songs to Write to – from Mathea Morais, author of There You Are »

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There You Are is a novel of love, loss, and the power of community, powered by a phenomenal soundtrack of hip-hop, soul, and jazz. It tells the story of Octavian and Mina, who fell in love to the sounds of Prince and A Tribe Called Quest at their local record store in St. Louis, but who drift apart …

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November 18, 2019

What Makes a Great Singer – from Linda Balliro »

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Using the latest principles of neuroscience and motor learning, Being a Singer: The Art, Craft, and Science pulls back the curtain on how singing works, from cognition to anatomy to the body’s amazing hearing system and even your instincts and emotions.

Author Linda Balliro is a highly regarded…

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November 4, 2019

A Long Time Ago – Interview with film editor Paul Hirsch »

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A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away provides a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most influential films of the last fifty years as seen through the eyes of Oscar-winning film editor Paul Hirsch. Part film school primer, part paean to legendary filmmakers and professionals, this funny…

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October 21, 2019

A Pirate’s Life for She – Interview with Laura Sook Duncombe »

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Focusing on real-life stories of pirate women with context for younger readers, A Pirate’s Life for She tells the story of 16 women through the ages who sailed alongside—and sometimes in command of—their male counterparts. These women came from all walks of life but had one thing in common: a…

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October 16, 2019

3 Activities from Code Cracking for Kids »

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Learn history while simultaneously expanding your code cracking skills with these exciting activities below!

For more fun facts and activities, be sure to check out Code Cracking for Kids: Secret Communications throughout History by Jean Daigneau. Code Cracking for Kids explores many aspects of …

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October 14, 2019

From the Periphery – Interview with Pia Justesen »

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From the Periphery consists of nearly 40 first-person narratives from activists and everyday people who describe what it’s like to be treated differently by society because of their disabilities. Their stories are raw and painful but also surprisingly funny and deeply moving—describing anger, …

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October 9, 2019

Anything for a Hit Interview – Paperback Edition »

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When Anything for a Hit came out a year ago it received rave reviews by Vanity Fair and the New York Times and was featured in Rolling Stone, Billboard, and elsewhere. This #MeToo must-read for the music industry is now available in paperback, so we’ve checked in with author Dorothy Carvello for a…

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October 4, 2019

Top 5 Most Shocking Deaths – The Show Won’t Go On »

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The Five (Literally) Most Shocking Deaths of Performers Onstage


by Jeff Abraham and Burt Kearns



When we began researching The Show Won't Go On, we found enough shocking, bizarre, and historic deaths of performers onstage to fill a book and more. In fact, one of the frustrating parts of the proc



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September 13, 2019

The Dog Log – Interview with Richard Lucas »

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The Dog Log by Richard Lucas is a hilarious, acerbic, heartbreaking, and ultimately joyous memoir of finding companionship through the frustrations of living next to a barking dog and an oblivious neighbor. With humor and honesty, this story looks into big-city loneliness, heartbreak, and, ultimatel…

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