Monthly Archives: December 2012

4 Christmas Carols

No book has influenced our secular idea of Christmas more than Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Without Dickens, we wouldn’t have white Christmases, Victorian Carolers, Christmas cards, or even the enthusiastic exclamation, “Merry Christmas!” Add to that the hundreds of … Continue reading

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“The Hobbit” Guest Review by Alice!

This week I handed the reins of the review to my friend and coworker Alice. She is a Middle Earth Scholar and Lord of the Rings fan of the highest order. Her review of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is … Continue reading

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End Of Times BAAM Crossover: “2012” and 12.12.12 Vertical Epic!

Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To … Continue reading

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Anna Karenina Podcast with “Russian Expert” Drew Hamilton

Hey Recyclers! Tonight my good friend Drew Hamilton and I poured ourselves a couple of vodkas and sat down to talk about all things Anna Karenina: the original Tolstoy novel, the 1927 silent, the 1935 Greta Garbo version, the 1948 … Continue reading

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5 Classic Alternatives To “It’s A Wonderful Life”

It’s the holiday season once more! December 25th has probably inspired more movies, TV specials, songs, and stories than any other single day. But despite this wealth of holiday material, it seems like the same movie is shown over and … Continue reading

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