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Supervillains Steal the Spotlight in DC’s “Suicide Squad”

  The Avengers. The Justice League. Sometimes, situations get so bad that it takes more than one superhero to deal with them. And then there are times when the government is desperate enough to employ the very villains the heroes fought and caught in the first place—justified, of course, by “regulating” them.    This is the premise of “Suicide Squad,” ...

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Master and Padawan: New Hope through Mentoring

“Pass on What You Have Learned”   You don’t have to go to a galaxy far, far, away to find Jedi Masters mentoring their Padawans. Ann has built such a relationship with Avery in the state of North Carolina. Their bond stands out for two reasons: First, Ann is Avery’s mentor mom, and second, Avery isn’t nearly as excited about ...

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How Your Guardian VidAngel Is Changing How We Watch Movies

Internet technology has come a long way in every sphere of life, including how we watch TV. Television show die-hards once gathered across cyberspace to discuss the latest nail-biting episode of their favorite shows. Now they can binge-watch entire seasons at a time through streaming services, ranging from subscription plans to video on demand (VOD). The rise of streaming posed ...

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High Towers and Strong Places: A Political History of Middle-earth

Just in time to celebrate Tolkien Reading Day, Oloris Publishing has announced the pre-sale of High Towers and Strong Places: A Political History of Middle-earth by Dr. Timothy R. Furnish, PH.D. From Oloris Publishing: “Dr. Timothy R. Furnish applies Primary World analysis—political, cultural, social, and economic— to Middle-earth’s 7,000 years of recorded history in this richly illustrated volume, High Towers and ...

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Tolkien Reading Day

Every March 25th is Tolkien Reading Day! As described on the Tolkien Society Website: “It has been organised by the Tolkien Society since 2003 to encourage fans to celebrate and promote the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien by reading favourite passages. We particularly encourage schools, museums, and libraries to host their own Tolkien Reading Day events.” Some fans gather ...

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