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On Our List: September 2016

On Our List: September 2016

The TV show Penny Dreadful recently became available on Netflix and it’s consumed my life. I’ve always loved Gothic literature – Dracula being one of my all-time favorite novels – so I’m totally geeking out over seeing some of my [...]

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On Our List: January 2016

On Our List: January 2016

Nonfiction is pretty far outside what I normally want to read, especially history and biography, but I've had Jung Chang's Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China on my list since it first came out a little over [...]

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On Our List: December 2015

On Our List: December 2015

I've had Hyrule Warriors for a few months now, but finally beat it earlier this month - only to discover there was an entire Adventure Mode left to play through.  Combining The Legend of Zelda with the hack-and-slash game mechanics [...]

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On Our List: October 2015

On Our List: October 2015

I love The Martian. I love The Martian. I looooooove The Martian. But we gotta talk about this whitewashing business, because it's getting old and tired and it's 2015, when we should not be hearing about whitewashing in Hollywood anymore. [...]

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On Our List: September 2015

On Our List: September 2015

"After reviewing The Fifth Season last month , I decided to read one of N.K. Jemisin's earlier works, The Inheritance Trilogy, which comes in a single volume that is convenient for both reading the entire series and destroying windshields. Despite [...]

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Our On List: August 2015

Our On List: August 2015

"I'm not a huge gamer - more of a button-masher, actually - but Hyrule Warriors is one of the only console games I've ever been completely obsessed with. A Legend of Zelda game using the game mechanics of Dynasty Warriors, [...]

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On Our List: July 2015

On Our List: July 2015

"I am a long-time fan of the TV drama Hannibal, and this season has been the best so far on all counts. Hannibal and Bedelia’s discussion of the vitality of aesthetics in the first episode set the tone for the [...]

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On Our List: April 2015

On Our List: April 2015

"Despite reading a ridiculous number of eBook versions of really great stories while at work, my April OOL goes to the paperback that spends most days in my backpack, carted around Chicago.  Though I borrowed The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier [...]

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On Our List: January 2015

On Our List: January 2015

"I am very picky about my audiobooks; I almost exclusively listen to memoirs read by the author, especially comedians. That's how I knew that Yes Please! by Amy Poehler would be a perfect fit for me, and I was so [...]

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