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Rock Out With Purple Apple!

Rock out with Purple Apple at the Niles Public Library on June 29 at 7:30. Watch Purple Apple live in concert before they perform at the Lollapalooza Music Festival in August. Check out their website: Click here to register: http:// bit/ly/purpleapple

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Episodes: Season One

I love movies and television.  And I love the ins and the outs of Hollywood (OK – honestly I love it mostly so I can make fun of it, but still…).  And usually when the two come together (meaning movies or TV shows ABOUT Hollywood), it rarely works.  I mean there are hits…like The Player, […]

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On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves

A moving drama about a tutor and her student who survive a plane crash in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, only to wash up on a deserted island.  TJ missed a year of school while he was battling cancer.  Now that he’s in remission, his folks enlisted teacher Anna to tutor him while the […]

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A review of Simon Schama’s "Citizens"

Simon Schama’s Citizens is an in-depth analysis of the causes and effects of the French Revolution. Before reading this book, I knew cursory information about the French Revolution, mainly through free-associated terms: Louis XVI, Bastille, Robespierre, Reign of Terror, guillotine, Napoleon. Afterward, I learned that there was a lot more causes to the Revolution than just […]

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