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Movie review: Hitchcock/Truffaut

In late October, I ventured down to the Chicago International Film Festival to see a screening of the documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut.  Anyone who knows anything about me knows that even if anything is remotely suggestive of Alfred Hitchcock, I’m there.  So, of course, when I saw that an entire documentary about the Master of Suspense and […]

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The cover image for this 2009 boo was shot by Jaems Karales during the 1963 march from Selma to Montgomery.

Read Up on Civil Rights

During the past few years we’ve seen a boom in books on the Civil Rights Movement. Here are just a few of our recent favorites (plus one DVD). Click on the link to place a hold on the title. Controversy and Hope: The Civil Rights Photographs of James Karales (2013) by James Karales Photojournalist James […]

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The September Issue

What I know about Haute Couture, I could fit in a shoebox. Maybe that is why I found this film SO fascinating. If I knew more about the lifestyle these people were talking about, maybe I would have been bored. Instead, I was riveted. Could people really be this focused on clothes and shoes and, […]

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