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Good Reads: Fixed Baroque

A blog for language lovers, Fixed Baroque is written by Mandy Shunnarah, a regular here at the Cobalt Club and a self-described bringer of smiles, museum junkie, book nerd, and librarian in progress. “I coined the phrase fixed baroque as a way … Continue reading

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In the Library: In and Out of Character

Best known for portraying Sherlock Holmes in a series of 14 films for 20th Century Fox and Universal Pictures, Basil Rathbone ranks among the finest actors of any century.  His well-written autobiography, full of entertaining anecdotes about old Hollywood, isn’t … Continue reading

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In the Library: Seriously Funny

This well-researched study of the revolutionary comedians of the 1950s and 1960s (Jonathan Winters, Woody Allen, Nichols & May, Bob Newhart, Ernie Kovacs, Mort Sahl, Mel Brooks, Phyllis Diller, Will Jordan, Vaughn Meader, The Smothers Brothers, Tom Lehrer, etc.) is … Continue reading

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In the Library: The Name of the Rose

“Seven deaths in seven days and nights of apocalyptic terror…There’s a murderer loose in the abbey.” If all you know about Umberto Eco’s medieval mystery is related to the 1986 film starring Sean Connery, forget it, and get a copy … Continue reading

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