Spider-Man on Screen: A History of Web-Slinging Movies

By John Gaines 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…
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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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Rapper’s Delight: Hip-Hop History

Hip-hop has succeeded in becoming the most prominent musical genre at a time when normally concrete labels are beginning to meld together. The art form emerged from African American street culture in New York City, particularly the Bronx and Queens, in the late 1970s. It consists of a number of skills that include rapping, DJing, break-dancing…
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More True Crime Podcasts to Check Out

Back in January, a number of true crime podcasts were suggested for your listening entertainment. Here are some other popular true crime podcasts and where you can listen to them. Because of the mature material these podcasts feature, listener discretion is advised.  Disgraceland  Famous musicians can behave very badly. Disgraceland melds music history and true crime…
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Blonde Bombshells: Sirens of the Silver Screen

Mae West. Jean Harlow. Marilyn Monroe. These three actresses are part of the iconic women in Hollywood’s history known as the blond bombshells. The blond bombshells craze began when Jean Harlow - the original blond bombshell - appeared in the appropriately titled film Platinum Blonde (1931). After the film, peroxide flew off the shelves so women could mimic Harlow’s…
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7 Science Fiction & Fantasy Films to Check Out on Kanopy This Month

From contemporary to classic cinema, Kanopy has plenty of fantastical and far-out films you can watch right now! Please note: On Kanopy, you receive 10 play credits per month to use. As soon as you click “play” on a movie, a play credit is deducted. Once a movie is played, you have 72 hours to watch it, using 1 play credit…
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