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Vicktory Dog Lucas sporting his Best Friends hat

Vicktory Dogs: Tales of pit bull rescues

Jun 24 2013
In April 2007, 51 pit bulls were seized from the Bad Newz Kennels belonging to Michael Vick. At that time, Michael Vick was the star quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons, leaving sports fans shocked and animal lovers outraged. A media frenzy ensued and the question arose: What will become of the...

One For The Road: Audiobooks that will grab your attention

Jun 20 2013
Planning a road trip this summer? Audiobooks are a great way to make the drive time more enjoyable and memorable. Here at Anythink, we have a great collection of audiobooks to choose from.  When choosing an audiobook, I pay close attention to the narrator. A great narrator will grab your attention...

Need a Hero?

Jun 17 2013
Have you ever imagined you had superpowers or wished you were a superhero? Most people have. Superhero movies and comics are extremely popular -- from Iron Man to The Green Lantern to Thor. But, for some reason and despite their popularity, superhero comics and movies are sometimes labeled as dorky...
The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred

Bi-lingual Story Time: In the Kitchen

Jun 14 2013
This past winter my family had the chance to visit Mexico. We all tried our best to brush up on our Spanish language skills before we left. We did OK, but I think we'll need more work if we plan to return. Spanish skills aren't just helpful when traveling; they're useful here at home, too. To make...

Second Acts: Inspirational Reads to Inspire Change

Jun 11 2013
Many people I know have been in their careers for more than 20 years, some even retiring from the same company they started with out of college. Often they cannot understand how people today have multiple employers before they even turn 30. I was one of those people. I loved my company and what I...
Hard Boiled Movie Poster

Foreign Action Extravaganza: The Film Guide

May 31 2013
As the summer spectacles roll out I fondly look back at all giant action movies. There are underappreciated films in the genre, many of which have been foreign films in the past few years. With dynamic action scenes and interesting cinematography, these action films all bring something different to...

Bibliophile

May 29 2013
Anythink recently added a new book to its collection titled My Ideal Bookshelf by Thessaly LaForce and Jane Mount. When I first saw this book on the New and Notable shelf, I snatched...
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Keeping it Odd: the Film Guide

May 23 2013
There are many odd and interesting films that exist, and here is a list of some movies that have kept it weird. These fall through many different genres and use different art styles, but all have quirky bits that make them notable. Genres can be limiting and these movies prove that. Dystopian...

Warmer weather means fresher food

May 22 2013
Spring is my favorite time of year. I love everything about it. I love the clean smell of the rain, I love feeling the spring sunshine again, and I love seeing the first spring flowers peeking up through the snow. This spring, as the saying goes, has "come in like a lion," and I thought the snow...
Young Anythinker Paige holds a baby chick

Fun with Feathers: Embryology at Anythink

May 14 2013
I had never seen a chick being born. Even when I was a young child living with my parents (and we had a chicken coop in the backyard), my only contact was when I was feeding them or gathering eggs. There was never a situation where I got to see a chick being born. I’m kind of sad about that now. To...

The Summer Road Less Traveled: Books to inspire creative vacations

May 8 2013
This is the time of year when my family starts to plan our summer vacations. I say vacations because we never take an extended tour of any place, but focus our exploits on long weekends that usually involve a road trip. Road trips remind me of my childhood in the station wagon with the fold-up jump...

Fuel for Your Space Dreams

May 2 2013
If you could travel to space, would you? Many people, including myself, have dreamed about becoming an astronaut and visiting outer space. This past Monday, Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline, brought that dream one step closer to reality. VG's SpaceShipTwo successfully...

Plain and Simple

Apr 30 2013
I have noticed a growing fascination with all things Amish and I'm wondering why. What is it? Is it the simplistic lifestyle of the Amish that fascinates so many people who are running around, constantly on the go from here to there? Are some people perhaps a little envious of the slower-paced,...

Wide Open Spaces

Apr 22 2013
As I started to plan my side-yard garden this season, the lyrics from the Dixie Chicks song Cowboy Take Me Away came to my mind: “I said I wanna touch the earth / I...
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Best Television-Inspired Movies: The Film Guide

Apr 22 2013
Best Television-Inspired Movies: Television shows often end too early or not early enough. Movies based on television shows can be retreads of old materials or new spins on old classic themes. When thinking about movies based on television shows, there are many more groan-inducing experiences and a...

Up, Up, and Away! Superhero Movies Galore

Apr 18 2013
Love them or hate them, superheroes have become a huge part of our movie culture. Blockbusters like Marvel's The Avengers and The Dark Knight series have...

Anythink & the Opera

Apr 12 2013
In the fall, after being encouraged by Anythink to spend a day creatively outside of my comfort zone, I attended the Met Opera's Live in HD performance of...
Elizabeth Bennet, as portrayed by Keira Knightley

Good Literary Friends, Old and New

Apr 3 2013
On any given day I find myself falling into the make-believe world of my favorite stories. Losing myself in the wonder of what my literary friends are doing. Is Elizabeth Bennet reading or out for a walk? Is Daenerys Targaryen on the way to Kings Landing with her dragons? And what awaits her when...

And The Award Goes To...

Mar 29 2013
And the award goes to...Argo? Though it was the number one choice by the majority of the 6,000 Academy members, I was disappointed. I was sure that...
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BRAINS! (or I love Zombies): The Film Guide

Mar 28 2013
I love zombie movies. There is nothing more ridiculous and entertaining than a horde of the living undead surging towards a group of survivors. Zombie movies come in all different types and here are a few of my favorite zombie films....

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