June 11, 2015
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Lyricbuster: Timberlake + Timbaland = Timberriver

The Song: “Cry Me a River”, 2002 song by Scott Storch, Timothy “’Timbaland” Mosley, and Justin Timberlake, performed by the latter. Of course, there is an older song by the same title, but Lyricbuster thought it best to give the classics a break and hassle someone from this century. Plus, you don’t mess with Ella…

June 4, 2015
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Classic Review: The Sound and the Fury

If I had to describe Faulkner’s writing in one word, it would be ABSTRACT. If I had to describe the experience of reading it in two words, they would be ARMY CRAWL. Literary critics called Faulkner’s style “experimental.” This is kind and decent of them. I, for one, tend to view Faulkner more like an incoherent…

May 29, 2015
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Adventures of the Book Liberation Brigade

Elissa Brown heads the Book Liberation Brigade.

May 20, 2015
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The 5 Worst Scenes Directed by Steven Spielberg

I won’t dispute that Steven Spielberg is one of the great American directors. Taken together, his body of work is astonishing in both its breadth and its narrative depth, ranging from explosive summer blockbusters to deeply meditative character studies. But after a recent viewing of “The Lost World,” I realized that even a director of…

May 14, 2015
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An Open Letter to Mr. Tom Hanks from Wilson the Volleyball

“I know I would have taken a pounding, but that would have been as nothing compared to the psychological bruising of having you put words in my mouth—words I would never utter.” Wilson the volleyball is ready to speak for himself.

May 5, 2015
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Bread Bowl FAQ

In which all your questions about the Bread Bowl are answered, once and for all.

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