Month: August 2022

Listen to Audiobooks of Fall Films: From ‘Blonde’ to ‘Bones and All’

It’s fall film festival season and there’s a whole new crop of literary-minded films coming to screens through the rest of the year. Since the films that premiere at festivals like Telluride, Venice, Toronto and New York are the ones that fill awards nominations lists a few months later, the festivals provide an early peek …

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Laurie Berkner to Release ‘Another’ Christmas Album in October

Kick off the holiday season with beloved kids’ musician Laurie Berkner! Laurie’s second Christmas album, Another Laurie Berkner Christmas, is set for release on October 28, 2022. Special guests include Suzzy Roche, Lucy Wainwright Roche, and Broadway legend Norm Lewis. A treasure trove of Yuletide cheer, Another Laurie Berkner Christmas is packed to the brim …

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Shadow Hunter audiobook narrated by Sam Witwer

More than 20 years after its initial release, Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter by Michael Reaves has received the Star Wars: Essential Legends treatment, including a new unabridged audiobook read by Maul voice actor Sam Witwer. shadow hunter is essentially a prequel to The Phantom Menace and features some events happening concurrently with the opening scenes …

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Dogs find classical music more calming than audiobooks, research reveals

23 August 2022, 14:46 | Updated: 23 August 2022, 17:02 Classical music can help calm your dogs faster, according to new research. Image: Alamy Researchers played Mozart to 82 dogs to help them stay calm when left alone. Here’s what they found… As many a pet owner will know, separation anxiety can be a real …

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‘Pantomime’ opens season for new professional theater company; blondes head to local stages | Entertainment/Life

“Pantomime,” a two-person show of power dynamics and racial identity, takes the stage in the debut performance of Crescent City Stage. The opening production by Derek Walcott looks at two men at a bed-and-breakfast resort on the island nation of Tobago. Using humor and a “show within a show” motif, the story looks at questions …

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6 Helpful Accessibility Features in the Amazon Kindle

There’s nothing like the smell of books. The earthy, slightly musty scent of a library or bookstore evokes strong emotions in avid readers. But physical books lack nearly all the features that eReaders have for making reading more accessible to people with disabilities. In recent years, eReaders have grown drastically in popularity. A 2021 survey …

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Helena Gonda ‘Getting Under the Skin of Stories’ at Canongate

Canongate’s Helena Gonda specializes in acquiring narrative nonfiction that might’help us understand ourselves or the world.’ Helena Gonda By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson See also:Finnish Frankfurt Fellow Kalle Siltala: ‘A Versatile View’Germany Hosts Frankfurt Fellows 2022: Rahul Soni of HarperCollins IndiaFrankfurter Buchmesse: 4,000 Exhibitors Registered to DateFrankfurt Buchmesse: Translation, Live Audiences, Inclusivity On Narrative …

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