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The elements of style

The elements of style (1920)

by William Strunk, Jr.

You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. The revisions to the... Read More

One Direction 2014 Calendar: 18 Month

One Direction 2014 Calendar: 18 Month

by Browntrout Publishers

The Huffington Post called 2012 The Year of One Direction, and they couldnt be more correct. Since their formation in 2010, the quintet has dropped glowing hits such as One Thing and What Makes You... Read More

Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security

Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security

by Laurence J Kotlikoff, Philip Moeller, Paul Solman

"Learn the secrets to maximizing your Social Security benefits and earn up to thousands of dollars more each year with expert advice that you can't get anywhere else. Want to know how to navigate the... Read More

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

directed by Peter Jackson
featuring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Elijah Wood

Peter Jackson takes cues from the appendices of The Lord of the Rings to expand New Line Cinema's Hobbit adaptation with this third film completing the epic tale of Bilbo Baggins, as played by Martin... Read More

The Swiss Family Robinson

The Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

directed by Ken Annakin
featuring John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Janet Munro, Sessue Hayakawa

None of the many cinemadaptations of Johan Wyss' The Swiss Family Robinson are as relentlessly enjoyable as this 1960 Disney feature. The film wastes no time getting down to business, with the... Read More

'Winter Kills'

The holidays have passed (finally), the days of binge eating and over indulgence have necessarily waned. We’ve moved inexorably into the dull days of winter, the short, dissipating days of rain or snow, or just watery, cold sunlight, drifting up out of the mist of morning and disappearing with no[…] Read More

'Post Break Blues: Back to School (Again)'

So, you’re just in the process of enjoying your break for the holidays, or for spring, or for summer or for whatever reason you’ve removed yourself from the craziness of school, and then that prickly sensation hits: the first day back is quickly approaching! Aside from groaning and shoving your[…] Read More

'Crafting Unique Gifts'

It’s that time of the year again. No matter what religion or philosophical idea you subscribe to, chances are you’re looking to provide some kind of gift for someone this month. So have you ever thought about “crafting” this year’s holiday gifts? In a world of chain stores and brand names where the[…] Read More