Friday, May 25, 2007
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Thursday, May 17, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
I'm beginning a new feature this week, Free Movie Friday, courtesy of Archive Classic Movies, a terrific site that features free public domain movies for downloading. Convert them to your iPod or other portable media player, or watch them on your desktop.
This weekend enjoy His Girl Friday, the classic screwball comedy starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. WARNING: This file is over a gigabyte in size, so keep that in mind before downloading. Download the movie by right clicking here. (1gig .mp4 file)
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Check out the videos for this amazing stage show of Lord of the Rings. It opened tonight in London at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
All I have to say is, you can't really do Tolkien on a small scale.
Sunday, May 6, 2007
Friday, May 4, 2007
More wonderful Manchegan Madness can be found at 400 Windmills:
This site is dedicated to a reading and discussion of Cervante's masterpiece, The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha.I love it!
To see a listing of all entries, visit our Archives page. Or you can start from the beginning.
Although we have completed our reading, we will have posts here from time to time when interesting resources come available related to Don Quixote.
If you 've got Manchegan Madness and you live in Akron, Ohio, be sure to attend the Akron Symphony's performace of Richard Strauss' tone poem, Don Quixote tomorrow night at 7 pm. For more details, see the story in the Beacon Journal.
Thursday, May 3, 2007
Even Cory over at Boing Boing has MM. He just purchased a set of Alice in Wonderland dishes. You can see the rest of them over at Fishs Eddy. I wonder if they make you shrink if you eat food off of them...
As if there weren't enough reasons to love Gloria Estefan:
Hat tip to Sylvia at Classical Bookworm.
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Combine two obsessions in one: for those addicted to video games and Sherlock Holmes comes the new Sherlock Holmes - The Awakened, a 3-D video game for the computer. Here are a couple of screenshots:
The game looks a bit gruesome, but it received an 8.3 out 10 at Gamespot.
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Author Amanda Grange (Mr. Darcy's Diary) writes about her visit with the Jane Austen Society.
Apparently a lot of people are mad for Miss Austen--there's a UK Jane Austen Society as well as North American and Australian groups (and let's not forget Buenos Aires).
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