Author Archives: Brian D. Butler

Bookstore Lies We tell Ourselves

 

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Never Forget

A temporary holocaust monument titled Levenslicht (Lifelight)  created by artist Daan Roosegaarde lights up Rotterdam with 104,000 luminescent memorial stones that represent the 104,000 Dutch holocaust victims of the Nazis during WWII.  The monument, which recalls the Jewish custom of … Continue reading

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The time is always right to do what is right

In these dark times it is not always easy to remember the messages of great teachers, but today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and reflect on his guidance and wisdom.

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Because the Night

h/t Todd Alcott  

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This Is The Sign You Have Been Looking For

Word on the street Philadelphia:  

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Anthony Bourdain : World Travel

Before his untimely death, Anthony Bourdain was working on a travel guide with his long-time assistant and coauthor Laurie Woolever. The guide was designed  to distill what he learned from his travels as a TV personality and celebrity chef. Based … Continue reading

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Gandalf has a blog

Starting in 1999 with his casting as Gandalf and continuing through 2003, Ian McKellan wrote a blog called The Grey Book about his experiences starring in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. If you are a fan, you’ll find … Continue reading

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Booksellers Join The Fight

The wildfires currently raging in Australia have burned millions of acres and devastated the country’s wildlife. To date, twenty-five people have  also died as a result of the months-long blaze.Now, the book community is rallying around those working overtime to … Continue reading

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Is it wrong to fly ?

Due to the constant horrific news about climate change, and the dramatic Extinction Rebellion movement, I have been reflecting more and more about my personal environmental impact and responsibilities. As an aging Boomer, I have to accept my role in … Continue reading

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Dracula 2020

To hype the new version of  Bram Stoker’s Dracula on BBC and Netflix , the team at BBC Creative has  designed some impressive billboards. The ads, which are currently up in London and Birmingham, use a brilliant combination of stakes … Continue reading

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