Monthly Archives: August 2015

Book review: Andre the Giant: Life and Legend, by Box Brown

Andre the Giant was a larger-than-life character, both figuratively and literally, who dominated professional wrestling during the 1970’s and 1980’s.  This graphic novel tells Andre’s story from his humble beginnings in France to his record-breaking match during Wrestlemania III at the Pontiac … Continue reading

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I saw something called the Discovery Wall on the Dallas Public Library website. What exactly is it?

When the Children’s Center at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library was renovated in 2011, Atmos Energy sponsored one of the only large screen videoconferencing systems for children in the country. The Discovery Wall is located in the Kahn Pavilion … Continue reading

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Roger Ebert: A “Life Itself” Well Lived

This is a challenging piece for me to write: how does one do justice to an amazing book AND a tremendous documentary, which individually and collectively convey the life of a remarkable man? All I can do is try, including … Continue reading

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I’m looking to learn about genealogy research, but I can’t make it downtown to the Genealogy Section at the Central Library. Are there any books on genealogy that I can check out at my local branch?

While we do hope that you choose to visit the downtown Central Library’s Genealogy Division (ranked as one of the top 10 genealogy libraries in the country by Family Tree Magazine), the genealogy staff realizes that not everyone has the … Continue reading

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Browse This Film!

Following up, for once Some time back, I mentioned Peter Greenaway’s film The Falls—how it is one of my favorite films, how it consists of 92 biographies of some interconnected people, blah blah blah.  From all the uproar, I gather that … Continue reading

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