The Queens of Crime: Margery Allingham

MR ALBERT CAMPION Coups neatly executed Nothing sordid, vulgar or plebian            Deserving cases preferred Police no object So reads the business card of Margery Allingham’s detective/adventurer, Albert Campion.   Campion first appears as a side character in The Crime at Black Dudley, but he was so insistently present throughout the story that Allingham made him…
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Thomas Armat: Fredericksburg Native Was an Inventor of the Motion Picture Projector

By Dan Enos, CRRL Volunteer Most Fredericksburg cinephiles have to content themselves with a life far removed from the gaudy glamour of the flashy film world that has its yearly peak as “award season” takes over Hollywood. However, if not for the ingenuity and tenacity of Fredericksburg-born entrepreneur and movie projector inventor Thomas Armat (1866-1948)…
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Spider-Man on Screen: A History of Web-Slinging Movies

Spider-Man, Marvel Comics’ most popular character, has a very long history of appearing on screen compared to many Marvel characters, but his later film appearances are much more present in our library’s collection than his earlier television ones. Perhaps the best-remembered piece of early Spidey media outside the comic books is the 1967 animated series…
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2019 Pulitzer Prize Winners

The 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced Monday, April 15. Check out the winners below. Descriptions are from Pulitzer.org. Fiction  The Overstory by Richard Powers: "An ingeniously structured narrative that branches and canopies like the trees at the core of the story whose wonder and connectivity echo those of the humans living amongst them." Drama Fairview…
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