77th Golden Globes – Picks Competition

update: see the winners here We're officially in the thick of awards season. 2019 has been a fantastic year for film, so what better way to celebrate than with a Golden Globes picks competition! You can run this simple competition as part of a film program for your patrons or as a friendly, team camaraderie … Continue reading 77th Golden Globes – Picks Competition

Intro to GIMP, the free Photoshop alternative

Photoshop is an incredibly powerful and useful tool for artists, photographs, marketers, graphic designers, and hobbyists alike. Unfortunately, an annual subscription for Adobe Creative Suite can run upwards of $250 per year, well out of the budget of most people. Luckily there is an alternative: GIMP. GIMP is a completely free, open-source image editor, loaded with many … Continue reading Intro to GIMP, the free Photoshop alternative

The Crying of Lot 49, Annotated: Chapter 6 & Final Thoughts

< Chapter 5 Chapter 6 [120] "Humbert Humbert cat" - the main character / narrator of Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita; a pedophile. Again, Pynchon studied under Nabokov while attending Stanford. [124] "..'.they're dead" Whats left?' 'Words.' 'Pick some words, ... them we can talk about'" This quick exchange is more than just a play on words. Oedipa … Continue reading The Crying of Lot 49, Annotated: Chapter 6 & Final Thoughts