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Colorado Book Award finalists to read May 28 at Central Library

Please join Mesa County Libraries at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, at the Central Library for an evening of readings and signings by several Western Slope authors whose books were selected as finalists in this year’s Colorado Book Awards.

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Get Brooks?

Know Albert Brooks?  If this question is met with confusion, or a resounding “no”, then the following is your formal introduction to this brilliant man-of-many-hats. 

Brooks was born and raised in Beverly Hills.  This fact, along with his trademark satirizing …

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A Fond Farewell

When Friends came to an end in 2004, I wondered how any other sitcom could fill the void left after a decade with that group of irreplaceable pals.  Well, the following year a show called How I Met Your Mother

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Midnight Riot

Once in a while I get a hold of a book that is just an effortless joy to read.  Midnight Riot, Ben Aaronovitch, is one of those books. Peter Grant is a young constable in London who gets his

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30 Years of Coen

Brand new on DVD (and in our catalog) is Inside Llewyn DavisThis latest film from the Coen brothers got no Oscar love, but is a quiet, strange, and beautiful little ode to the 1960s folk scene.

The …

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Life In Mars

In 2007, a little TV show called Veronica Mars went the way of the dinosaurs.  Like so many other beloved but under-watched gems before and since (see My So-Called Life, Firefly, Arrested Development, etc.), Mars was sadly …

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The Heir Apparent

Let us be perfectly clear on one point: the Book Lush does not approve of philanderers. However, reading The Heir Apparent: a Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince, by Jane Ridley, one has to suspend disapproval throughout, due to dear …

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Docs That Rock

Recently, Cinephile Femme posted some of her favorite films from 2013.  No documentaries were included, however, although there have been several recent releases to stand out. 

 

Blackfish is the incendiary look at Sea World, and the consequences of their …

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Loss of A Great

Yesterday we lost an acting great, when Philip Seymour Hoffman died suddenly and far too young, at the age of 46.  He was a versatile and prolific performer, who could convey equal amounts humor and sadness, vulnerability and sleaze.  He …

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