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Why We Like the Mandalorian

By Jonathan E. Hernandez A cloaked figure walks towards a small establishment on the horizon. His past is a mystery, and yet this morally ambiguous man-with-no-name seems at once familiar. We can practically piece together his backstory as we watch in anticipation – and that’s long before the almost nostalgic score from composer Ludwig Göransson...

Read & Appreciated: Favorite Books Released in 2019
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Read & Appreciated: Favorite Books Released in 2019

“What does that mean? Whatever you want it to mean. Are these movies “the best”? Are they our favorites? Are they “movies we got to see before the deadline”? In my case, it’s some combination of all three — but I’m really quite happy with the aggregate results.” — Jim Emerson Baaaad Muthaz by Bill Campbell...

Friday’s Forgotten Books: The Ocean at The End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
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Friday’s Forgotten Books: The Ocean at The End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

I liked myths. They weren’t adult stories and they weren’t children’s stories. They were better than that. They just were. Adult stories never made sense, and they were so slow to start. They made me feel like there were secrets. Masonic, mythic secrets to adulthood. Why didn’t adults want to read about Narnia, about secret...

Review: The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala
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Review: The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala

by Vanessa Rodriguez Esha is a young assassin given the mission to take out General Hotha of the Jansa army, not only to aid the Dharkan rebels, but also to avenge her family’s death at his command. Kunal, a soldier and the General’s nephew, is one of four guards given the opportunity to capture the...

Friday’s Forgotten Books: Take the Long Way Home by Brian Keene
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Friday’s Forgotten Books: Take the Long Way Home by Brian Keene

Four work colleagues who carpool together from Baltimore to Shrewsbury are in an accident. One is killed instantly. Another has disappeared. Turns out, their friend isn’t the only one missing. Traffic accidents and driverless vehicles have plugged the Interstate. Nobody is moving. And all cell lines are down. Have there been mass alien abductions? Is...