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 collects stories, showcases them online and has recently begun touring.  StorySLAMS are held in New York and Los Angeles, with audience member judges scoring each story, and the winner advancing to the Moth GrandSLAM. StoryCorps is an independent…continue reading →

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 cheap viagra canada 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 database does well will make it a convenient and useful resource for film research. The Good: IMDB is great for matching actor, director, composer etc. to a film. Filmography is one of the things IMDB does…continue reading →

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 race beginning at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow.  There’s also a link on that page to full results for all statewide races, including the contest for senator between Jim Gilmore and Mark Warner. All of the usual sites will carry…continue reading →

We the people…

Tuesday’s the day – get out and vote!  Election officials are forecasting a record turnout, so allow extra time in case you face a line at the polls.  If you are a first time voter and registered to vote by mail, check the State of Virginia website to see what identification you will need to bring to the polls.  If you registered in person and are voting for the first time OR if you’ve voted before, check out the acceptable forms of identification on the State Board of Elections website.  For most people,…continue reading →

True or False? Get the facts on election claims!

Finally, the election is almost here.  After one of the longest, most contested Presidential campaigns, either John McCain or Barack Obama will be elected the 44th President next Tuesday.  If you are still undecided, check out these fun websites that will help you to understand the candidates’ positions and rate the truth (or not) of the claims made daily by each side. Check out the Truth-o-Meter at PolitiFact, a joint venture of the St. Petersburg Times and Congressional Quarterly.  Claims made by the campaigns are scored true, half true, false, or, my favorite,…continue reading →