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Oscar Nominations Wrap-Up

When the Oscar nominations were announced, my biggest takeaways were the diversity of the nominations. Two females were nominated for Best Director, with Chloé Zhao being the first woman of color nominated as director. So, now we’re up to only seven females ever nominated for director.  Progress, but not much. Concerning progress, or lack of […]

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Looking Back at the Last Year: Staff Picks from 2020

We all know 2020 will go down in history for being one of the strangest years ever. For me, as a public librarian, not physically interacting with the public but rather helping patrons remotely definitely qualifies as strange, as does hosting programs, attending meetings and watching presentations all via Zoom rather than in person. One […]

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Oscars 2020 Wrap-Up

In the end, Parasite, the little South Korean film that could, ruled the day.  It took home four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best International Film, and surprise, surprise, Best Director for Bong Joon Ho. Everyone knew it would take home Best International Feature.  And as we inched closer to the night […]

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92nd Oscar Nominations!

One word could be used to describe the 2020 Oscars landscape: White.   Yes, this year, like many in the past, the Academy has once again proven that their struggle for inclusion is not over. Even with past year’s protests and policy/rule changes to help bring about more diversity, of the 20 acting nomination, there are […]

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