New this week at the MA Library… DVD The Vietnam War (disc 1) by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Five episodes covering 1851-December 1967. Includes Ho Chi Minh, French colonial occupation, Cold War, Ngo Dinh Diem, President John F. Kennedy, Buddhist protests, communism and the communist insurgency, Saigon, President Lyndon B. Johnson, the Ho Chi … More New Books for the Week of Feb 20 – Feb 23, 2018
Guest post by Delaney N., ‘18. This review contains mild spoilers. When Hulk was announced in late 2016, I could not have been more excited. I loved Charles Soule’s (short-lived) 2014 She-Hulk run, and I’d adored Mariko Tamaki’s young adult graphic novel This One Summer. Most of all, I was excited that Jen Walters was … More New Hulk! Best Hulk?
“What’s Galentine’s Day,” you ask? It’s a fictional-turned-real holiday created by the poetic noble land mermaid that is Leslie Knope of the late, great television show Parks and Recreation. Leslie described it thusly: Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick … More Happy Galentine’s Day!
Guest post by Juliet Dana, history teacher. I must admit that my love for The Weight of Zero by Karen Fortunati was hampered by the fact that I read Turtles All The Way Down first. Karen Fortunati lacks the mastery of John Green at capturing teenage life without cliche, but given that I think Green … More Juliet and The Weight of Zero
New this week at the MA Library… Comics Abe Sapien vol. 1: “The Drowning” by Mike Mignola and Jason Shawn Alexander A century ago, paranormal investigator Edward Grey fought and destroyed a powerful warlock off the coast of the island of Saint Sebastien. In the early 1980s, the B.P.R.D.’s newest agent was sent to retrieve … More New Books for the Week of January 29 – February 2, 2018
Lit Fest got you all inspired? Check out these books either by some of the featured authors or similar to their styles. Guest of Honor Juan Felipe Herrera 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can’t Cross the Border: Undocuments 1971-2007 A hybrid collection of texts written and performed on the road, from Mexico City to San Francisco, from … More Lit Fest Is Lit!
Guest post by Delaney N., ‘18. I greatly enjoyed Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. I’ve had it on my Goodreads to-read list since I saw the movie, and it was a fascinating read. It is about the black women who worked at NASA and its predecessor NACA as computers and then engineers and mathematicians. … More Hidden Figures: Book vs. Movie