1. skokielibrary:

Get ready, Dowager Countess fans. We’re going to be working through season 1 all through the month of August, and you are our invited guests. Grab your friends and relive the intrigue from the beginning - on our big screen. First episode starts August 5th. And here’s the full schedule.

Awesome idea.

    skokielibrary:

    Get ready, Dowager Countess fans. We’re going to be working through season 1 all through the month of August, and you are our invited guests. Grab your friends and relive the intrigue from the beginning - on our big screen. 

    First episode starts August 5th. And here’s the full schedule.

    Awesome idea.

  2. oupacademic:

Star Trek fan boy and African American Studies Center editor Tim Allen on Nichelle Nichols, NASA, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the (probable) first interracial kiss on national American television in “Where no kiss has gone before” on the OUPblog.

OUP + Star Trek = Reblog.

    oupacademic:

    Star Trek fan boy and African American Studies Center editor Tim Allen on Nichelle Nichols, NASA, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the (probable) first interracial kiss on national American television in “Where no kiss has gone before” on the OUPblog.

    OUP + Star Trek = Reblog.

  3. Arrested Development - Books for Buster Bluth | The Seattle Public Library | BiblioCommons →

    A personal reading list for Buster Bluth, brought to you by the brilliant folks at the Seattle Public Library.

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    Brilliant. Brilliant.

  4. Best part of last week’s Scandal, am I right or am I right? There were Kate Chopin jokes. Kate Chopin jokes.
Plus the super-violent assassin said in his book club that the violence in Fifty Shades of Gray was “more than a little disturbing.” Then his bookish gf said she was thinking of reading The Lovely Bones next, but was worried it would be too dark for her (unbeknownst to her) assassin bf! Book humor!!!

    Best part of last week’s Scandal, am I right or am I right? There were Kate Chopin jokes. Kate Chopin jokes.

    Plus the super-violent assassin said in his book club that the violence in Fifty Shades of Gray was “more than a little disturbing.” Then his bookish gf said she was thinking of reading The Lovely Bones next, but was worried it would be too dark for her (unbeknownst to her) assassin bf! Book humor!!!

  5. alexeidarling:

    The biggest question I have is “Did that Bionic Bunnybook predate Arthur as a show?”

    It is officially LeVar Burton day over here at the LJ tumblr.

  6. 
Q. You’ve said previously that Reading Rainbow was the hardest, most rewarding thing you’ve done in show business. Is that still true for you?
A. I had to learn a new business. I had to learn the technology business. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. When you think about reinventing a well-known and beloved brand, the thing that kept us up nights was the fear of failing to meet expectations. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done…and the most rewarding. I love that I am able to focus at this point in my life on the mission, the continuing mission, of getting kids excited about literature and reading.

Flying Twice as High: Reading Rainbow 2.0 | SLJ Talks to LeVar Burton - The Digital Shift

    Q. You’ve said previously that Reading Rainbow was the hardest, most rewarding thing you’ve done in show business. Is that still true for you?

    A. I had to learn a new business. I had to learn the technology business. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. When you think about reinventing a well-known and beloved brand, the thing that kept us up nights was the fear of failing to meet expectations. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done…and the most rewarding. I love that I am able to focus at this point in my life on the mission, the continuing mission, of getting kids excited about literature and reading.

    Flying Twice as High: Reading Rainbow 2.0 | SLJ Talks to LeVar Burton - The Digital Shift

  7. schoollibraryjournal:

    SLJ’s Karyn Peterson chatted with LeVar Burton about Reading Rainbow’s new initiatives.

    Stay tuned for the article!

    Swoon. Seriously. I don’t think I could handle meeting LeVar. I tried to explain this to some of my coworkers yesterday and ended up describing for like five minutes the scene in Star Trek: Insurrection where Geordi sees a sunset for the first time. So, basically:

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  8. From GalleyCat:

BBC One and BBC Drama have teamed up to create a television adaptation of The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling. The series should be released in 2014.

I wonder if they’ll film the dirty parts?

    From GalleyCat:

    BBC One and BBC Drama have teamed up to create a television adaptation of The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling. The series should be released in 2014.

    I wonder if they’ll film the dirty parts?