Entries from November 2008

Friday, November 28th, 2008

Education, Education, keep fightin’ for it

“Did you see all the old folks in the Center, some older than me and I’m 57. The younger people come at night, they work in the day time.  Education, Education, keep fightin for it.” -From an interview with a woman in an adult education class at Abyssinia Baptist Church, West 130th Street, New York [...]

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Scholarly journals….what’s THAT!

Scholarly Journals are magazines that publish new findings, research and commentary from people in the academic field of study. Unlike popular magazines (like People or Sports Illustrated) scholarly journals have few photographs, have longer articles with in-depth analysis, and often treat a narrow element of a larger subject. Articles like this are excellent sources for [...]

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Tell me a story

Children aren’t the only ones who love to hear stories. The ancient art of storytelling is alive and well in the 21st century, and you can be a part of saving the stories of your family and friends. Listen to a story at The Moth, a not-for-profit organization that conducts live storytelling events.  The Moth [...]

Monday, November 17th, 2008

The Internet Movie Database: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Internet Movie Database, IMDB for short, is one of the most popular film sites on the internet. It is a handy tool for researching films and the people who make them. No database as comprehensive and as massive as IMDB is going to be perfect, but using a few simple guidelines and understanding what the [...]

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Heard any good books lately?

Bored with the same economic doom and gloom on the radio? Sick of the same tunes during your workout? Now you can laugh through your commute with David Sedaris or brush up on your French pronunciation while you hit the jogging trails. Check out an audio book! John Tyler now has audio books available on [...]

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Read all about it!

Tuesday night will be very close to heaven for political junkies.  Even if you don’t live and breathe Fox News or MSNBC, you may be fascinated to watch the results come in.  For immediate, easy access to results from the Old Dominion, the Virginia State Board of Elections website will post results from the presidential [...]