The 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners @ SCCLD

Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by fillups

The Goldfinch Check out the 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners at SCCLD Fiction Winner The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he . . . more »

The 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners @ SCCLD

Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by fillups

The Goldfinch Check out the 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners at SCCLD Fiction Winner The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he . . . more »

Is There Anything The Roots Can't Do?

Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2014 by fillups

The Roots In a previous blog, I mentioned the endless versatility of The Roots. I knew about their role in popularizing the neo soul movement, their deep sense of musical history and their multi genre approach to music which meant that they were capable of creating all sorts of music. Still, I was surprised to see this: You can actually see Idina Menzel's face light up as . . . more »

Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well

Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014 by fillups

CD Cover of Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well Throw A Penny in the Wishing Well by Jennifer Gasoi is the 2014 Grammy Award winner for Best Children's Album . If you are looking for fun music for children (and their adults), you will want to check out Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well. Gasoi takes a solid pop approach to kid's music incorporating diverse styles such as klezmer, doo wop, bluegrass and . . . more »

Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well

Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014 by fillups

CD Cover of Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well Throw A Penny in the Wishing Well by Jennifer Gasoi is the 2014 Grammy Award winner for Best Children's Album . If you are looking for fun music for children (and their adults), you will want to check out Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well. Gasoi takes a solid pop approach to kid's music incorporating diverse styles such as klezmer, doo wop, bluegrass and . . . more »

The 2014 Academy Award Winners at SCCLD

Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014 by fillups

2014 Oscar Winners The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrated the best movies of 2013 at the March 2nd Academy Awards ceremony. Check out these Oscar winning movies! 12 Years A Slave Best Picture Winner Best Supporting Actress Winner-Lupita Nyong'o Best Adapted Screenplay Blu-ray Read the book Gravity Best Director Winner Best Cinematography Winner Best Film Editing Winner Best Original Score Winner Best Sound Effects Editing . . . more »

Countdown to the 2014 Academy Awards: Roger Deakins

Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by fillups

Scene from the film Prisoners Cinematographer Roger Deakins received his eleventh Oscar nomination for his work on the film, Prisoners. While he has yet to win the award, this consistent level of excellence is what makes Deakins one of the all time great cinematographers and one of the greatest currently making movies. His work with the Coen brothers in particular is legendary. Initially, Deakins was reluctant to use digital photography . . . more »

Countdown to the 2014 Academy Awards: Roger Deakins

Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by fillups

Scene from the film Prisoners Cinematographer Roger Deakins received his eleventh Oscar nomination for his work on the film, Prisoners. While he has yet to win the award, this consistent level of excellence is what makes Deakins one of the all time great cinematographers and one of the greatest currently making movies. His work with the Coen brothers in particular is legendary. Initially, Deakins was reluctant to use digital photography . . . more »

Countdown to the 2014 Academy Awards: Those Amazing Visual Effects

Posted on Sunday, February 9, 2014 by fillups

Scene from Star Trek Into Darkness Thanks to the many technical advances in visual effects technology, I am constantly in awe of the incredible images that show up routinely when I watch a movie. As a long time fan of the art of visual effects, it has been fun to watch its development over the years. The Oscars have been honoring some form of special effects since the first ceremony held . . . more »

The 2014 Printz Award Winner

Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 by fillups

Midwinterblood The Michael L Printz Award is given annually to the best written book for teens. The 2014 winner is Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick Doomed love circles back through the centuries in a series of seven intricately plotted, interlocking stories set on a mysterious, isolated island. Forgetting and remembering, blessed and cursed, modern and ancient, these dualities brilliantly infuse the novel’s lush landscape. You can also . . . more »

The 2014 Printz Award Winner

Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 by fillups

Midwinterblood The Michael L Printz Award is given annually to the best written book for teens. The 2014 winner is Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick Doomed love circles back through the centuries in a series of seven intricately plotted, interlocking stories set on a mysterious, isolated island. Forgetting and remembering, blessed and cursed, modern and ancient, these dualities brilliantly infuse the novel’s lush landscape. You can also . . . more »

The 2014 Grammy Award Winners

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014 by fillups

Daft Punk at the 2014 Grammy Awards In one of the signs of the ultimate demise of humankind, robots ended up dominating the 2014 Grammy Awards. Actually, it just looks that way--the "robots" are the veteran electronica group from France known as Daft Punk. Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis all managed to win four Grammys each. However, the biggest news for me was the win for Lalah Hathaway . . . more »

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