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Jodi Picoult – Leaving Time

By , December 20, 2014

Jodi Picoult discusses her book Leaving Time. This author talk was recorded October 21, 2014. Picoult appeared as part of the continuing Salon@615 author series.

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Popmatic Podcast December 17th, 2014: Best Movies of the Year

By , December 17, 2014


Your holds queue just gained a few holiday pounds. These are best movies of the year. Could Bryan’s favorite movie of the year be Amanda’s least favorite of the year? You’ll have to listen to find out. Tell us your favorites in the comments.

BEST MOVIES OF THE YEAR

Amanda
The Lego Movie1) The Lego Movie
2) Veronica Mars
3) Frozen
 
 
 
 
 

Bill
Chef1) Chef
2) A Most Wanted Man
3) Nightcrawler
 
 
 
 
 

Bryan
Maleficent1) Maleficent
2) The Congress
3) Jodorowsky’s Dune
 
 
 
 
 

Jeremy
We are the Best1) We Are the Best
2) Snowpiercer
3) Obvious Child
 
 
 
 
 

Mike
Grand Budapest Hotel1) The Grand Budapest Hotel
2) Under the Skin
3) Blue Ruin
 
 
 
 
 

TICKLING OUR FANCY

Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks by Dick Cavett

Text Me Merry Christmas” by Kristen Bell & Straight No Chaser

Holiday Wishes by Idina Menzel

Amanda’s holiday concert

Letterboxd – like GoodReads but for movies

Cutie and the Boxer

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three original 1974 version

Brick

Her

Birdman

Cat People

Captain American: Winter Soldier

Guardians of the Galaxy

A Field in England

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Popmatic Podcast December 10th, 2014: Best Music of the Year

By , December 10, 2014


Future Islands SinglesThese are the tunes that rocked our world in 2014. No joke – there are pirate songs on this list! Arrrr! Luckily, special guest Sarah shows up to save us from Bryan’s terrible picks. Tune in, turn on, check out – its the best music of the year.

BEST MUSIC OF THE YEAR

Amanda’s picks
1) G I R L by Pharrell Williams CD | Freegal
2) Mandatory Fun by Weird Al Yankovic
3) Pulses by Karmin

Bryan’s picks
1) Gay Dog Food by Mykki Blanco
2) Shaken-Up Versions by The Knife
3) Cliff Martinez’ film scores CD/DVD | Freegal | Hoopla

Crystal’s picks
1) Singles by Future Islands
2) Metamodern Sounds in Country Music by Sturgill Simpson CD | Freegal
3) Interstellar by Frankie Rose Freegal | Hoopla

Mike’s picks
1) “Rock Steady” by The Bloody Beetroots
2) 1916 by Motörhead CD | Freegal | Hoopla
3) “Veil of Tears” by Beats Antique Freegal | Hoopla

Sarah’s picks
1) Diamonds by Johnnyswim
2) After the Disco by Broken Bells CD | Freegal
3) Language & Perspective by Bad Suns

TICKLING OUR FANCY

Amanda’s Holiday Concert at Main Library

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page

Badmen, Heroes, and Pirate Songs and Ballads by Dick Wilder

Horrible Bosses 2

Voices by Phantogram

Evil Friends by Portugal. The Man

Mikky Ekko

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Martina McBride – Around the Table

By , December 6, 2014

Martina McBride discusses her cookbook Around the Table. This author talk was recorded October 13, 2014. McBride appeared as part of the continuing Salon@615 author series.

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Popmatic Podcast December 3rd, 2014: Best Books of the Year

By , December 3, 2014


Wolf in White VanThis is it – the best books of the year. Does Amanda have the audacity to choose two books by the same author? Will Jeremy read anything other than comics? Will Bill read a book where someone somewhere doesn’t get murdered? Keep an eye out our best of year music and movie episodes coming soon!

BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

Amanda’s picks
1) Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl
2) Delicious! by Ruth Reichl
3) Instant Mom by Nia Vardalos

Bill’s picks
1) Shatter by Michael Robotham
2) The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks & Canaan White
3) The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder by Charles Graeber

Bryan’s picks
1) Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle
2) Scott McClanahan‘s approach to literature
3) A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout & Sara Corbett

Jeremy’s picks
1) Console Wars by Blake J. Harris
2) Andre the Giant: Life and Legend by Box Brown
3) Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince

Mike’s picks
1) The Martian by Andy Weir
2) The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi
3) East of West Volume 2: We Are All One by Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta

TICKLING OUR FANCY

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

The Rover

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Carl Hiaasen – Skink: No Surrender

By , November 29, 2014

Carl Hiaasen discusses his Young Adult book Skink: No Surrender. This author talk was recorded October 6, 2014. Hiaasen appeared as part of the continuing Salon@615 author series.

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Kirsten Gillibrand – Off the Sidelines

By , November 22, 2014

Kirsten Gillibrand discusses her book Off the Sidelines with Connie Britton. This author talk was recorded September 20, 2014. Gillibrand appeared as part of the continuing Salon@615 author series.

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Popmatic Podcast November 19th, 2014: Give Thanks!

By , November 19, 2014


Help Thanks WowOn this episode, we take time to count our bibliographic blessings. Wonder Woman, Bronies, and the guys from the library mail room all make appearances. This ended up being a very personal, behind the scenes at the library kind of episode. It is dedicated to Nancy Sellars.

GIVE THANKS!

Special Collections

VuFind lets you browse new materials easily

the staff and patrons at Edmondson Pike branch

Surfin’ Bird” by The Trashmen

Interlibrary Loan

Help, Thanks, Wow by Anne Lamott

the library Mail Room staff

TICKLING OUR FANCY

Doctor Who Season 8 starring Peter Capaldi

How soon is too soon for holiday decorations?

News Channel 5 holiday commercial

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age: The Masked Empire by Patrick Weekes

Star Trek Voyager starring Kate Mulgrew

the “new 52″ Wonder Woman

Cliff Chiang’s Wonder Woman art

The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony

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Family Folk Tales: The Wonderful Birch

By , November 15, 2014

The Wonderful Birch – Will the witch’s daughter or her step-daughter live happily ever after in this Cinderella-like tale?

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Popmatic Podcast November 12th, 2014: Space Cadets

By , November 12, 2014


Babylon 5If Interstellar and Guardians of the Galaxy are any indication, then Sun Ra is correct: space is the place. We go far beyond our world. Bring an oxygen tank. Refreshingly, there is very little Star Wars or Star Trek, but a lot of cookie butter in this episode.

SPACE

Silent Running

Dreadstar by Jim Starlin

Babylon 5

The Planets by Gustav Holst

Solaris (1972)

TICKLING OUR FANCY

Prisoners of Gravity

cookie butter

Night at the Cotton Club at Nashville Symphony

The Witch with No Name by Kim Harrison

Tabletop Season 3

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