40 of today’s top graphic designers share what inspires them to create: vacation, pressure, other artists, smoking, and unfamiliar situations are just a few examples in this funny and at times irreverent book.
On the Shelf: Explore Kansas
Could you compete with the top January 2013 trivia teams in Topeka on these Great Gatsby questions? What character is the narrator of The Great Gatsby? What was the birth name of the character of Jay Gatsby? What classic Nintendo video game features a princess who was named after the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald? Who portrayed Jay Gatsby in the 1974 movie version of the The Great Gatsby? Answers are included at the bottom of the post.
Even the classics aren’t totally free from criticism. Librarian Kathy takes aim at The Great Gatsby, while her co-host Diana stands up for this novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Watch the gals disagree in this edition of All Booked Up.
Soccer fans in Kansas City have had a lot to be excited about recently. With the success of Sporting KC, visits from the Men’s and Women’s National teams, and the recent announcement of the MLS All-Star game, Kansas City has been the center of soccer’s attention in the United States. With all this happening there [...]
In the chaos during the final months of World War II, a woman stole the identity of a dead young woman named Lily Azerov. This woman took on Lily’s life and entered into an arranged marriage contract with Sol Kramer in Canada. On her arrival, Sol rejected her, though his brother Nathan, enthralled with the mysterious Lily, married her. Lily could only maintain the lie of her stolen identity for a short time before it became clear that she was not the real Lily. In the face of the truth and painful memories, she disappeared…
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).