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By , May 3, 2016

This blog has moved to library.nashville.org/blog

 

The Nashville Public Library blog has moved to library.nashville.org/blog. This site will no longer be updated, but you can still access the archive.

Visit the new site to see what we’re reading and uncover new titles and read-a-likes. Plus, get recommendations from our weekly round-table discussion, the Popmatic Podcast.

 

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Legends of Film: Michael Mann

By , April 26, 2017

During this episode we talk to Writer and Director Michael Mann. Mr. Mann’s filmmaking credits include HeatManhunter, The Insider, Collateral, and the upcoming Movies @ Main feature Thief. Mann discusses the making of Thief, including working with real cops and robbers on set. Mann also speaks about the importance of time in his films.

Join us at the Main Library for a free screening of Thief on Saturday May 13th, 2017, beginning at 2 p.m. in the auditorium on the first floor.

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Legends of Film: Matthew Robbins

By , February 26, 2017

During this episode we talk to Writer and Director Matthew Robbins. Mr. Robbin’s credits include Corvette Summer, The Legend of Billie Jean, Batteries Not Included, and the upcoming Movies @ Main feature Dragonslayer.Robbins discusses the making of Dragonslayer, writing the script for Steven Spielberg’s first theatrical movie, and working with Director Guillermo del Toro.

Join us at the Main Library for a free screening of Dragonslayer on Saturday March 11th, 2017, beginning at 2:00 p.m., in the first floor auditorium.

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Legends of Film: Tim Hunter

By , December 24, 2016

During this episode we talk to Director Tim Hunter. Mr. Hunter’s credits include Tex, Sylvester, and the upcoming Movies@Main feature, River’s Edge. Hunter discusses the making of River’s Edge, explains the role of a television director, and recounts his experience directing a climactic episode of cult TV series, Twin Peaks (Laura Palmer’s killer is revealed!)

Join us at the Main Library for a free screening of River’s Edge on Saturday January 14, 2017, beginning at 2:00 p.m., in the first floor auditorium.

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Popmatic Podcast for December 21, 2016: Best Movies & TV of 2016

By , December 21, 2016

The best stuff we watched this year. Bryan comes back for the final show. Never stop fighting.

Popmatic Podcast for December 14, 2016: Best Music of 2016

By , December 14, 2016

The best music we heard in 2016. Prophecy of final episodes being bonkers is true. Here’s a Spotify playlist if that is something that you do.

Popmatic Podcast for December 7, 2016: Best Books of 2016

By , December 7, 2016

It’s our best books of 2016 episode featuring, wait for it, the best books we read in 2016. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.

Popmatic Podcast for November 30, 2016: Party’s (Almost) Over

By , November 30, 2016

After eight years and over 180 episodes Popmatic Podcast is about to call it in. December 21st will be our last episode. To congratulate ourselves for all our hard work, we just talk about whatever we want today. There are no rules. Sarah shows up half way through this episode because no rules. Will a beloved Popmatic stalwart call in from a Florida beach? Were there ever any rules? At the very end of the show, we wax poetic about all our podcast memories. If you are sad faced, be calmed. All of December will be our best of the year episodes. Since we know we are about to get canned, I’m sure they will be bonkers.

Popmatic Podcast for November 16, 2016: Comic Books Rule

By , November 16, 2016

Comic books rule popular culture these days so maybe we should do an episode about them? Yeah, and John Lewis, 2016 Nashville Public Library Foundation Literary Award Winner, chose to write his memoirs in comics form. So we get graphic, literally. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.

Popmatic Podcast for November 9, 2016: Pumpkin Spicy

By , November 9, 2016

Fall means pumpkin spice so this show is wall to wall p-spice… or wall to wall fall… or, wait Bryan’s back?! I’d love to say this show is off the rails but Popmatic is always a barrel over a waterfall so shut up and chug that latte before we hit bottom. Woooo! Make it a double shot! Plus—what is tickling our facing with week besides using three exclamation points in this blurb.

Popmatic Podcast for November 2, 2016: Election! Election! Election!

By , November 2, 2016

In the words of Mel Brooks, “Politics! Politics! Politics! Politics! Politics!” Make sure you get out and vote November 8th. In the meantime, let us entertain you with light-hearted books about assassinations and crumbling marriages. Seriously, we have a lot of fun on this episode. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.

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