Explore New and Inspiring Crafts From Sketching to Remodeling

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It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting to dip your toes into the craft world or if you’re looking for a DIY challenge, you can find a variety of projects that are widespread and accessible to all craft/DIY readers

Exploring the Whimsical Life of Beatrix Potter

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Potter’s inspirations and legacy are brought to life through stories of her childhood, the charming characters she created, and the art she inspired

Drive-In Decades | Arts & Humanities Reviews, March 1, 2017

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Long-forgotten performers and films will be rediscovered; movie lovers will enjoy a blast from the past with these easy reads that capture the drive-in era

Norse Mythology | Arts & Humanities, February 15, 2017

Norse Mythology

A spectacularly entertaining and elucidating collection of stories with wide crossover appeal; a succinct survey of Norse gods, heroes, and their myths

Drawing and Painting Animals, Quilled Mandalas, Digital Fiber Art | Crafts & DIY Reviews, February 1, 2017

Drawing and Painting Animals

No matter if it’s drawing, knitting, crocheting or quilting, this section is filled with crafts that will appeal to all levels of creativity; whether you are just starting to pick up a pencil or you’re an advanced artist seeking inspiration from others, this is the place for you

To Spy, or Not To Spy | Arts and Humanities, February 1, 2017

Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy

An intriguing study highlighting the tension between Hemingway’s Soviet sympathies and his identity as a U.S. patriot, particularly during the Cold War; a fascinating book that will appeal to readers curious about the political agendas behind CIA manipulation of publishing in America

A Poetic Journey of Self-Discovery, the Sport of 9-Man, plus Latest Trailers, Fast Scans | Video Reviews, July 2015

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One of the year’s best films, Tracks deserves to be tracked by libraries; a talented new voice in documentary filmmaking captures the nonmainstream sport of 9-Man; Schlöndorff delivers a fascinating rumination on wartime duty and honor

An Extraordinary Journey, Inside Military Culture, Teenage Homelessness, New Fast Scans | Video Reviews, June 15, 2015

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A resounding performance of a strong woman surviving all that life can throw at her; an intimate look at military culture; a moving portrait of teenage homelessness that deserves to be viewed by a very wide audience.

Anita Hill, British Mystery Series Grantchester, Cuban National Literacy Campaign, Plus New Trailers | Video Reviews, June 1, 2015

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Anita Hill’s story remains relevant; lovers of traditional British mysteries will want to add Grantchester to their viewing queue; a beautiful rendering of the Cuban National Literacy Campaign of 1961

Dramedy from Trueba, Autism and Family Ties, Monks and Inner-City Youth, Plus New Fast Scans | Video Reviews, May 15, 2015

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A middle-aged, Beatles-obsessed schoolteacher picks up two teenage runaways while embarking on a 1966 road trip to Almeria, Spain; a caretaker’s familiar battle between duty and desire; an uplifting Rule offers hope for inner-city youth