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Cover Story: Studying the storied history of banning popular literature

“I think one of the quickest ways to get a book read is to ban it,” Cheek said as she worked at Norman Public Library West.

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Bridge to Afghanistan

Khaled Hosseini Provided “I get these letters from writers about how to become a successful writer and I just do not have a sexy answer for them,” he said. “Don’t write to get published, don’t write to get rich; write because you have something to say and unless you don’t write it down it’s going

Gravity

That said, it’s a must-own Blu-ray, and the bigger the TV you have, the better. Rightly the recipient of seven Academy Awards earlier this month, Gravity quickly gets rolling, with U.S. astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney, The Monuments Men) and scientist Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock, The Heat) left to their own devices — and possibly

The Last Days on Mars

Lots, after fellow crew member (Goran Kostic, Taken) gets greedy enough to lay claim to finding life on Mars, in the form of a viral bacteria. To spill what happens next would spoil the surprise the film has up its well-padded sleeve; suffice to say, The Last Days on Mars has Alien‘s DNA all over

Escape from Tomorrow

With Escape from Tomorrow, one fears the story behind the movie would loom larger than the movie itself. Luckily, that is not the case. After all, it opens with a decapitation on Disney World’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster. For those who don’t know, much of Escape from Tomorrow was shot surreptitiously at Disney

Eve of Destruction

A female take on The Terminator, 1991’s Eve of Destruction casts the robot, named Eve VIII, in the spittin’ image of its creator, Dr. Eve Simmons (Renée Soutendijk, the Dutch actress known for early Paul Verhoeven films). Eve VIII also shares Dr. Eve’s thoughts and memories, which gets really interesting when it begins acting out

Abducted

But crap happens, and while being all cute and cuddly in L.A.’s famed Griffith Park, the happy couple is darted from afar and drugged into a state of unconsciousness. They awake in a dingy cell looking not unlike the basement from the original Saw.  Something’s up and yet, something else is up, because whoever their

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