Diminutive and audacious, Prince was known for his daring lyrics, androgynous appearance, and musical prowess. Fusing funk, R&B, soul, rock, and pop, it was the 1984 film Purple Rain which was accompanied by the album of the same name that solidified his legendary status, earning an Academy Award for Best Original Song. A 7-time Grammy […]
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April 23, 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. To commemorate this, the Folger Shakespeare Library has many special events and programs throughout this year. On Saturday, April 23rd, the Folger will host The Wonder of Will Live! on C-SPAN2 Book TV from 10:45am to 12pm. This international live streaming event […]
Known for his dry and often biting wit, Shandling made his mark on late 1980s-1990s cable television with It’s Garry Shandling’s Show followed by the even more popular The Larry Sanders Show. One of Johnny Carson’s favorite guest hosts, Emmy-winner Shandling excelled, though, at stand-up, where his low-key, sardonic approach to humor won him fans around […]
Review of The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M. J. Rose This book is fantasy fiction with elements of historical fiction and romance. It is the story of Sandrine Solomon who leaves her abusive husband in New York and goes to Paris to stay with her grandmother. Her grandmother is a courtesan, something Sandrine had […]