44 years ago today Woodstock happened. Officially billed as the Woodstock Music & Art Fair: An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music, this now historic cultural marker was captured in all its beauty and ugliness in Michael Wadleigh’s iconic documentary. This film provides us with much of the iconic music and imagery of […]
Tanya works in Public Services where her areas of expertise are literature, music, and dogs. She shares her home with four cats and a Great Pyrenees and is currently studying to become a certified dog trainer and nutritionist.
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We who love pets unconditionally can’t help but spend endless hours on Petfinder searching for that next dog or cat in need of rescue. We look at the pictures, read the stories, pay attention to who can’t be placed with other species, the same species, or children. We email links to our friends, begging them […]
Crazy cat lady is a label many of us wear with pride. Gina Gershon, star of great cinematic fare like Bound and Showgirls is no exception. In The Search for Cleo: How I Found My Pussy and Lost My Mind, Gershon engagingly and humorously recounts returning from the Cannes Film Festival to discover that her […]
The Pornographer’s Poem was a best-seller in Canada, but has garnered very little acclaim in the U.S. It is the coming-of-age story set in the 1970s. This isn’t a book about drugs, gangsters and commercial porn for the easily offended, but it’s not pornography either (not a poem either).
During the 1970s the last thing I was interested in was the laid-back, singer-songwriter music coming out of L.A. – The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac, Jackson Browne, etc. If it wasn’t sporting a leather jacket, a spiked haircut and an electric guitar, I wasn’t interested. However, as a librarian I have to be prepared […]
Those who would wish to direct readers with a moral reading compass just hate snarky narrators who would rather commit violent drug-fueled crimes or masturbate to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony than go to school. Often criticized and deemed unsuitable for readers because of its unflinching scenes of criminal violence, blasphemy, and an unrepentant sociopathic protagonist, Anthony […]