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photographic montage of the first Rock stars from the 1950s
Keith Chaffee, January 22, 2018

On January 23, 1986, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted its first class of members.


 Illustration of "Don Quixote" by Gustave Doré, 1863
Keith Chaffee, January 16, 2018

On January 16, 1605, the first part of Miguel de Cervantes's novel Don Quixote (in English: e-book, e-audio,


photograph of Janis Joplin singing into a mic
Keith Chaffee, January 15, 2018

Janis Joplin was born on January 19, 1943. Joplin was one of the most important rock singers of the late 1960s. Her recording career included only four albums, released in less than four years, but her style, personality, and voice have been influential on women in rock ever since.


image of Paddington book covers and photo of Michael Bond holding a Paddington stuffed doll
Keith Chaffee, January 09, 2018

Michael Bond was born on January 13, 1926. He is best known as the creator of Paddington Bear.


Music Monday image of David Bowie
Keith Chaffee, January 08, 2018

David Bowie was born on January 8, 1947. Bowie was a singer, songwriter, and actor whose gift for re-inventing his image made him an influential pop star for almost fifty years.


read it first in big white cursive letters against a purple theater movie curtain illustration. Spotlight shining on the title as well.
Elizabeth Graney, January 04, 2018

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times—the book was better! There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen.


a graphic with multiple circular photographs of birds, with the overlayed text, National Bird Day
Keith Chaffee, January 02, 2018

January 5 is National Bird Day, and the last day of the annual Christmas Bird Count. For three weeks, birders gather to count number of birds and bird species in their area.


Keith Chaffee, January 01, 2018

Hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash was born on January 1, 1958.


golden globe awards banner anniversary for this 75th annual event
Eileen Ybarra, December 30, 2017

The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards will soon be upon us, set to air on January 7, 2018. Many of the nominations were based on works that were once only books. These books below, have all inspired 2017 Golden Globe nominated movies and TV shows.


a colorful cartoon graphic portrait of Stan Lee
Keith Chaffee, December 26, 2017

On December 28, 1922, Stan Lee was born. Lee is a comic book writer and editor, best known for his long career at Marvel Comics, where he helped to innovate and revitalize the superhero genre in the 1960s.


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