Downton Abbey, Music and Sports Histories, Vietnam in Pictures, plus New Trailers | Video Reviews, March 1, 2015


The times are definitely changing—Downton has even acquired a wireless! The intertwined histories of rocker Billy Joel, the New York Mets, and Shea Stadium; the history of beloved smoked-fish emporium Russ & Daughters.

Road to Elsewhere | Classic Returns

Prometheus Bound

Classic Returns travels from ancient Greece to postwar Hungary and points in between this month.

Downton Abbey Double Feature | Video Reviews


The PBS UK series that has swept our nation is up to its fifth season. Can we hope for many more? LJ‘s reviewer let’s us in on the family and their staff and how they are faring in 1924

An Edwardian Education | Collection Development: After Downton Abbey


PBS’s popular Downton Abbey has made the early 1900s a familiar and beloved setting. These 36 titles will help patrons find Edwardian-era fiction, nonfiction, and videos.

Traveling Booklandia | What We’re Reading


We’re inspired by maps and Travellers, music and muses, Italian wives, everymen in danger, and magical realism vs. scientific worldbuilding this week.

To Protect and Serve | What We’re Reading


For Library Journal/School Library Journal staffers, it’s a week of pulling that lonesome book off the shelf and finally *reading* it, taking a chance on a novel for the younger set, being vicariously Victorian, and pondering Vladimir Putin’s power. Liz French, Associate Editor, Reviews, LJ I just finished No One Else Can Have You (HarperTeen) […]

Trailers: What’s coming on DVD/Blu-ray | September 1, 2013


Upcoming DVD and Blu-ray releases.

Video Reviews | March 1, 2013


Reviews of Downton Abbey Season 3, Manufactured Landscapes, and Searching for Sugar Man, plus a full list of video reviews in the Mar. 1 issue.

Downton Abbey’s Lord Grantham | Hugh Bonneville on DVD


If you can’t get enough of Downton Abbey’s Lord Grantham, Hugh Bonneville, here are some his earlier performances, courtesy of Acorn Media