Monday, April 20, 2009

The Inspiration of The Soloist

I just finished reading the The Soloist - the fascinating true story of a mentally ill, homeless man whose talent on the strings inspires an LA journalist, and now readers like me. In anticipation of our school book club and a trip to see the movie (which is to be released on April 24), I've been finding some interesting resources on the web which delve into this spirited and compelling story.

Interview with Journalist and author, Steve Lopez on NPR
The Soloist Official Movie Site
Penguin Publishers Reading Guide
Philadelphia One Book - The Soloist

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Economic Woes @ Your Library

It seems that in these difficult economics times, free entertainment isn't the only reason people are frequenting their public library. Add job hunting and stress-release to the list of items to tackle when visiting the library, according to an article in today's New York Times.
And speaking of the economy (who isn't?), another New York Times link shows that pictures say a thousand words in describing how this recession has effected our nation's culture.