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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Musical Interlude – Beethoven’s ‘Ghost’ Trio

Posted July 3, 2015 by Anonymous

Opus 70 is a set of two Piano Trios by Ludwig van Beethoven, written for piano, violin, and cello. Both trios were composed during Beethoven’s stay at Countess Marie von Erdödy’s estate, and both are dedicated to her for her hospitality. They were published in 1809.

The first, in D major, known as the Ghost, is one of his best known works in the genre (rivaled only by the Archduke Trio). The D major trio features themes found in the second movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2. The All-Music Guide states that “because of its strangely scored and (Read more…)

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Books

Smart Summer Reads: The Books To Pack For Your Summer Vacation

Posted July 2, 2015 by Loukia

Summer is here, and I’m excited about going back to Greece with my family. Despite the Greek economic instability, the sea, the mountains, the way of life, and the beauty of Greece is calling my name. And I desperately need a vacation. 

While relaxing on the beach,  I’m looking forward to catching up on all the books I want to read. What are my picks for the best books to read this summer? There are so many great books you should read! I shared my picks with The Ottawa Citizen, and on CTV Ottawa Morning Live, too.
Here are my picks for the best books to read this summer: 
The Girl On The Train, Paula Hawkins: This is a great summer read, and a book you won’t be able to put down. It’s a page-turner for sure; a murder-mystery that will leave you wondering. The main character, Rachel, is searching for meaning in her life while trying to piece together clues that will help her solve a murder. If you start this book on the plane, you’ll be finished by the time you land. And there you go—the perfect book to read if you’re scared of flying, because you’ll be lost in the story and won’t even feel the turbulence!
The Vacationers, Emma Straub: Of course a book called The Vacationers made my list. The story is about a family and friends who are on a two-week vacation to Mallorca, and the struggles they face with one another. Dark secrets, marriage problems, childhood rivalries, and the dynamic of the parent-child relationship are dealt with in a beautiful way. It’s a great book to bring to the beach with you. 
Hausfrau, Jill Alexander Essbaum: This is one of my favourite books of the year. It’s sort of like a modern Anna Karenina and Madame Bovary, and it’s a haunting page-turner about a wife and mother living in Zurich. It’s a story that will stay with you a long time after you finish reading it. 
In The Unlikely Event, Judy Blume: A new novel for adults from my favourite childhood author, Judy Blume absolutely tops my list of books you should read this summer, and I seriously devoured this book in a couple of days. I wanted it to go on forever, though; and when I was finished, I was sad. It’s perfectly Judy Blume, and tells the story of three generations of family and friends whose lives are connected and forever changed by a series of plane crashes that take place in the 1950’s. The book goes back and forth between characters you will fall in love with, and the story is touching, lovely, and real. 
Let Me Die In His Footsteps, Lori Roy: This books is my second favourite book I’ve read this year. It was a book I couldn’t put down from the second I started reading it. It’s a coming-of-age story, a book about love, family feuds, evil, and mystery, and takes place in Kentucky, in the 1930’s and 1950’s. It’s a very suspenseful book, a book that will tug at your heart, and a book you’ll fall in love with. 
To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee: Re-reading a classic is always a good idea, and I recommend To Kill A Mockingbird, in preparation for the new book that’s being released on July 14th by author Harper Lee called Go Set A Watchman. Go Set A Watchman was actually the first book Harper Lee submitted to publishers in the 1950’s, and it’s only now being published. Go Set A Watchman follows an adult Scout Finch, who returns to her hometown of Macomb, Alabama, to visit her father. The book is out July 14th.  
Other books you should pick up to read this summer, if you haven’t read them yet: 
Me Before You
All The Light We Cannot See
Everything I Never Told You
Station Eleven
The Husband’s Secret
Happy reading, everyone. I’m sure you’ll find a few books here that you’ll instantly fall in love with, too. 
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Entertainment

Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle

Posted July 2, 2015 by Anonymous

Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle is now available from Universal 1440 Entertainment is available on DVD and Digital HD   Launch into the adventure of a lifetime with everyone’s favorite monkey in this all-new movie, Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle! When Curious George is asked to take part in a very important space mission, [Read On]

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Retro Remembering with Netflix #StreamTeam

Posted July 2, 2015 by Anonymous

I remember as a kid waking up on Saturday mornings to rush downstairs, grabbing a bowl of my favorite cereal with my brothers and sitting down on the carpet to watch our most beloved cartoons. The Smurfs, Garfield, Transformers and Scooby-Doo. It was what we did as kids before going to play.  Now my kids […]

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Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle DVD

Posted June 30, 2015 by Elizabeth

maxresdefault  Launch into the adventure of a lifetime with everyone’s favorite monkey in this all-new movie, Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle! When Curious George is asked to take part in a very important space mission, a little monkeying around forces him to crash-land in Africa. While a worried Man with the Yellow Hat […]

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Evangelical “Sexual Purity” Is Not About Sex—It’s About Power

Posted June 29, 2015 by Anonymous

A Q&A with author Sara Moslener about “Virgin Nation: Sexual Purity and American Adolescence”

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Young Hercules: The Complete Series on DVD

Posted June 29, 2015 by Elizabeth

product_detail_3162030205001_4084833553001_youngherculesFor the first time on DVD,  the early years of mythology’s mightiest man are revealed in Young Hercules: The Complete Series!  Available now from Shout! Factory, Young Hercules: The Complete Series includes all 50 episodes of the action adventure series in a 6-DVD set, as well as the bonus featurette Writing the Legend of Young […]

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Five Mash-Ups That Would Make ‘The Love Boat’ Much More Interesting

Posted June 26, 2015 by John Seavey

I’m probably showing my age when I say that ‘The Love Boat’ was practically ubiquitous when I was a kid. Even if you didn’t make an effort to watch it, it seemed to run in some sort of bizarre, perpetual loop that meant you always wound up catching at least a half an episode here […]

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5 Fans Who Joined the Band

Posted June 26, 2015 by Anonymous

Uncle John’s new book, Lists That Make You Go Hmmm… is available now. Here’s another list to tide you over until your order arrives.

The post 5 Fans Who Joined the Band appeared first on Trivia Books and Facts | Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader.

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8 Pairs of Famous People Who Have the Same Name

Posted June 26, 2015 by Anonymous

No relation…other than having the same name and getting famous.

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Video: “Palace” by Tanlines

Posted June 25, 2015 by Chris

Indie Music Filter

Here’s the video for “Palace” by Tanlines, from the album “Highlights”.

Video: “Palace” by Tanlines

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Movies on the Beach 2015 = free fun in Ottawa!

Posted June 25, 2015 by andrea tomkins

Movies on the Beach is one of the most fun things to do during the summer in Ottawa. It’s hosted by Majic 100 (who have renamed it Friday Night Flicks by the way) and it’s free! We’ve been to the one at Westboro Beach a few times, so if you’re planning on going, here’s what […]

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Short Musical Quiz: Chimp Vs. Sumerian Zither

Posted June 23, 2015 by bigcitylib

A Midi recording of the oldest known musical composition (from 1400 BC), which originally would have been played on some kind of dorky harp instrument:The first known drum solo by a chimp:Which do you like better?  So far I’m leaning chimp.  …

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Feminism

Angela Lansbury’s School of Feminist Witchcraft

Posted June 21, 2015 by Anonymous

My deep love for the character of Eglantine Price was a reflection of my inner desire to free my own intellect of society’s narrow concept of “womanhood.” She was the first witch I had ever seen who, with obvious feminist sensibilities, claimed her power and used it to transform society.

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Video: “It’s Not Over” by ON AN ON

Posted June 20, 2015 by Chris

Indie Music Filter

“It’s Not Over” by ON AN ON, from their forthcoming sophomore album “And The Wave Has Two Sides”, out July 24th via Roll Call Records.

Video: “It’s Not Over” by ON AN ON

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VIDEO: “No No No” by Beirut

Posted June 18, 2015 by Chris

Indie Music Filter

“No No No” by Beirut, the title track from the new album released 11th Sept.

VIDEO: “No No No” by Beirut

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Rose McGowan’s DAWN and the Dangers of Coming of Age as a Young Woman

Posted June 18, 2015 by Anonymous

DAWN, Rose McGowan’s directorial debut, is a coming-of-age film about the perils of coming of age as a young woman. Set in the 1950s, we meet the titular Dawn (Tara Lynne Barr), a cute teenager with a penchant for ponytails. The opening scene takes place in Dawn’s family car, where Dawn’s mother is giving her […]

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The Lessons Captain Janeway Taught Me

Posted June 14, 2015 by Anonymous

As soon as I saw Kate Mulgrew as Captain Janeway, I knew she was going to be my Captain. She was lost in the Delta Quadrant, and I felt lost too, but she wasn’t going to give up.

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A Big Hug and Many Thanks

Posted June 13, 2015 by Marguerite

It was a cold and rainy morning but despite the weather it was a great day to shop for plants.A little rain was no matter for these shoppers. Just put on your wellies and pick your plants!I want to say a heartfelt thank you to all the many many people …

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We Need to Talk About Objectification of Women in The Entourage Movie

Posted June 10, 2015 by Anonymous

This past weekend, my good friend and I saw the Entourage movie.  In case you didn’t know, Entourage is the story of movie star Vincent Chase, and the friends/employees and relatives who form his titular “entourage.” Most episodes feature innumerable faceless girls in bikinis who rarely get to speak. Full disclosure here: I was actually […]

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My Hopes for the Post-Secret Wars Marvel Universe

Posted June 8, 2015 by John Seavey

As I’m sure you’re at least dimly aware if you read this blog, Marvel is…decidedly NOT rebooting the Marvel Universe! Because Marvel never does that! That’s the sort of thing DC does, heh heh heh. We’d never ever do a ‘Crisis’ style reboot, not when we can just mush all of the parallel universes together […]

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Meet Me Under the Disco Ball: A History of Nightlife’s Most Enduring Symbol

Posted June 4, 2015 by Anonymous

Meet Me Under the Disco Ball: A History of Nightlife’s Most Enduring Symbol

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Spoek Mathambo’s ‘Future Sound Of Mzansi’ (Part 3)

Posted June 3, 2015 by Anonymous

Spoek Mathambo’s ‘Future Sound Of Mzansi’ (Part 3)

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Toxic Babes and Slime Monsters Live on at Troma Studios

Posted June 3, 2015 by Anonymous

Toxic Babes and Slime Monsters Live on at Troma Studios

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Spotify Just Discovered That Heavy Metal Is More Popular Than Pop Music

Posted June 3, 2015 by Anonymous

Spotify Just Discovered That Heavy Metal Is More Popular Than Pop Music

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Roc of Ages: Dame Dash’s Second Chance at a Second Act

Posted June 2, 2015 by Paul Cantor

Roc of Ages: Dame Dash’s Second Chance at a Second Act

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Canoe Cove Plant Sale

Posted May 29, 2015 by Marguerite

It’s a sure sign of Spring.The Plant Sale is coming….. and that means a raffle featuring a locally made birdhouse, canteen with fresh baked goodies, aged manure and compost, used garden books, a playground for the children…..and PLANTS.  lots …

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How to Turn Your Worthless College Degree Into a Job in the Music Industry

Posted May 29, 2015 by Noisey Staff

How to Turn Your Worthless College Degree Into a Job in the Music Industry

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Lightning in a Bottle 2015: A Sold-Out Event That Still Hasn’t Sold Out

Posted May 26, 2015 by Anonymous

Lightning in a Bottle 2015: A Sold-Out Event That Still Hasn’t Sold Out

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Under the Influence: Krautrock

Posted May 22, 2015 by Noisey Staff

Under the Influence: Krautrock

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Skrillex Goes to Space

Posted May 20, 2015 by Anonymous

Skrillex Goes to Space

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Prayers and the Cholo Goth Movement

Posted May 20, 2015 by Noisey Staff

Prayers and the Cholo Goth Movement

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Spoon’s Britt Daniel Popped Some Ambien and Talked to Aziz Ansari, Jason Schwartzman, and Himself

Posted May 20, 2015 by Noisey Staff

Spoon’s Britt Daniel Popped Some Ambien and Talked to Aziz Ansari, Jason Schwartzman, and Himself

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Spoek Mathambo’s ‘Future Sound Of Mzansi’ – (Part 1)

Posted May 20, 2015 by Anonymous

Spoek Mathambo’s ‘Future Sound Of Mzansi’ – (Part 1)

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Holly Herndon’s Friendly, Forbidding World

Posted May 20, 2015 by Anonymous

Holly Herndon’s Friendly, Forbidding World

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Watch the Trailer for ‘Future Sound of Mzansi,’ Spoek Mathambo’s Documentary About South African Electronic Music

Posted May 19, 2015 by Anonymous

Watch the Trailer for ‘Future Sound of Mzansi,’ Spoek Mathambo’s Documentary About South African Electronic Music

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The Zac Efron Movie About EDM Will Be the Greatest Movie of Our Generation

Posted May 19, 2015 by Eric Sundermann

The Zac Efron Movie About EDM Will Be the Greatest Movie of Our Generation

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We Talked to the Dude Who Plays a Flame-Throwing Guitar in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Posted May 19, 2015 by Dan Ozzi

We Talked to the Dude Who Plays a Flame-Throwing Guitar in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

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How Leon Bridges Went from Aspiring Choreographer to Soul Sensation

Posted May 18, 2015 by Anonymous

How Leon Bridges Went from Aspiring Choreographer to Soul Sensation

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Amazing Race Recap: “Monster Truck Heroes”

Posted May 17, 2015 by John Seavey

Before the final leg begins, Phil, like us, reflects on the fact that despite starting with a lot of promising teams, we somehow got down to a pair of bland nobodies, two irritating douchebags, an epic train wreck of a team, and a very nice couple that stands no chance. Unlike us, Phil tries to […]

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