After almost 20 years since their last studio album, Munki, Scottish brothers Jim and William Reid have put aside their long-standing fraternal differences and reunited for a brand new Jesus and Mary Chain record.
This 2017 Caldecott Honor picture book leaves a lot to the imagination. Written entirely in seemingly nonsense words, readers follow a group of bugs discover, celebrate, and eventually abandon a flower throughout its life cycle.
Loo is growing into a teenager and her dad decides it’s time to settle down. After years of constant moves, Loo finds it difficult to fit in at school, deal with boys, and interact with her estranged grandmother. But most of all, she’s having a hard time understanding how her mother’s mysterious death is connected to the bullet scars that mark her father’s body.
The first song on the new album from German pop duo Milky Chance sets the stage for everything that follows. A simple, electronic melody and drum beat build until a clean, beachy guitar and singer-songwriter vocals kick in. And that's the formula. The band combines straightforward dance beats with soul-inspired acoustic guitar strumming and lyrics that sound like they could have been written by a folk singer.
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Twice a month, the Modern Times Film Series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. This month's movie will be Deepwater Horizon, a dramatization of the April 2010 disaster that caused the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Rated PG-13. 1h 47m.
It's easy to imagine the life of a rock star: Write a song, it becomes a big hit, everyone hears it on the radio, and you make enough money to live the rest of your life in the lap of luxury. That story might be true for a handful of musicians, but there's a much, much bigger group of musicians out there who just spend years writing, recording, and performing, making a lot of fans but never producing a "hit" and never breaking into the mainstream.
In the early '90s writer Paul Dini's should have had the perfect life. As a longtime cartoon and comic book fan, he had his dream job, writing for Batman the Animated Series, and he had just won an Emmy for the work he did on Tiny Toon Adventures.
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Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States has long been considered a classic. In it, Zinn tells the story of the U.S. from the perspective of "America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant laborers."
Last year, Lego announced its Lego Ideas Competition, asking the public to submit proposals for new Lego sets. This week, the winner was revealed and it's a doozy. The Women of NASA Set, proposed by science writer Maia Weinstock will honor five incredible women who have been instrumental to the Space Agency with custom minifigures and space-science play sets.