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Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

Earlier this week, a friend crowd-sourced and asked for some woman-centric coming-of-age films. My first thought was the 1945 film A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, based on the book by Betty Smith and made in 1945. The film stars James Dunn, Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, and Peggy Ann Garner. This was also Greek director Elia Kazan’s first […]

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Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness Voting, Round 2

It’s seven o’clock, which means it’s Middlemarch time! After the cut I have last night’s winners, and updated bracket AND the polls for the 7s v. 10s.  So don’t say I never gave you anything.  Last night’s battles were all super, super close with no more than 10 votes separating the individuals.   Curious? Click on! […]

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Middlemarch Madness: The 64 Contenders

After a great week of voting, we’ve narrowed down all four of our divisions to the top sixteen badass ladies of literature.  March is going to be so much fun, as long as we don’t have Turtle fans shiving Katniss fans in the comments.  Or maybe even if we do…

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Middlemarch Madness: Narrowing the Fictional Olds

We’ve made it to the final elimination round before the real fun starts on March 1.  We’ve already narrowed down the Sci-fi/Fantasy brackets for both Youngs and Olds, and last night we brought the fictional Youngs down to 16. Tonight, we’ll be looking at the Fictional Olds (another big category, we have lots of axing […]