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LJ Media Reviews: February 1, 2017

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A teacher in an orphanage inherits a fortune in Balogh’s series opener; three excellent narrators bring to life Picoult’s story of racism in contemporary America; for anyone with the slightest interest in comics in particular and art in general; it won’t take long to grow to love Altman’s Short Cuts

Reviewers of the Year 2016

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A huge thank you to all our contributors, and special recognition to those who made this year even more outstanding. Interested in joining the LJ reviewing team? Click on the article for further details.

Russia: 100 Years Later | Collection Development: Soviet History, January 2017

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Spanning two continents, 11 time zones, and more than 100 nationalities, Imperial Russia crumbled in 1917 while the empire was still mired in World War I. These 30 titles will recount Soviet history upon this monumental anniversary.

Punch-Drunk Love, Mia Madre & The Best of Cinerama | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks, January 2017

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Carefully restored classics, family predicaments and absurdities with well-staged comic relief; and big name actors such as Adam Sandler, John Turturro, and Emma Thompson, makes this collection wonderfully diverse

LJ Media Reviews: January 2017

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Atwood updates The Tempest in Hag-Seed; for fans of gentle romance who want a story with substance; a must-see for art lovers; can Ross Poldark survive a new season?; this film is a must-have for every public library

Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks | Video Reviews, December 2016

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A survey of some of the top foreign & indie movies, brought to you by reviewer Jeff T. Dick, including For the Love of Spock, a touching tribute to Leonard Nimoy

LJ Media Reviews: December 2016

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Alice Hoffman is Faithful to a girl devastated by the harm she caused her dearest friend; a Palestinian man renews his love of music by becoming The Idol

From Finders Keepers to A Man Called Ove to the Original Star Trek | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray, November 1, 2016

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Admit The Exterminating Angel; a Greater college success story; A Man Called Ove gets a second chance; TV’s Star Trek launches a genre

LJ Media Reviews: November 15, 2016

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Nuanced, multilayered, relevant fiction from Aboulela; an absolute must-listen Wonder; blues enthusiasts will take Pride and Joy in this look at the music industry; stop worrying, and learn to enjoy Dr. Strangelove

Billionaires and Ballots: How To Buy an Election | Presidential DVDs

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Getting one last jump on the election, LJ reviews a DVD that looks at the political money men and how going to the polls can be a harrowing experience.