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…Let the Light In

“A Wrinkle In Time,” the novel by Madeleine L’Engle, is a short book. Packed into those few hundred pages are whole worlds. Some are in bright, brilliant colors, others in dull shades of brown, but all are equally fascinating.

Ava DuVernay’s reimagining of this beloved novel attempts to capture all of the sparkle and brilliance (and then some).

For those who didn’t have “A Wrinkle in Time,” included in their grade school curriculum, here’s a quick run through. Meg Murry (Storm Reid) is a smart but troubled student dealing with the stress of school and the strain at home of an absent parent. Read the rest of this entry


…Break Through

“A Wrinkle in Time” has long been a staple of the summer reading list, and many a English class’s curriculum. For some its “required” nature has made it less appealing, but those who dove into the world created by Madeleine L’Engle were greatly rewarded. Read the rest of this entry

…Bid A Fond Farewell

Today marks the end of an era.

Yesterday,  “The Oprah Winfrey Show” taped its final show at Harpo Studios, and today millions will tune in for a final viewing of their favorite daytime talk show.

Whether you’ve tuned in faithfully for 25 seasons or have somehow managed to never see an episode, you can’t deny that Oprah’s influence over the quarter century has been enormous.

This influential woman shut down Michigan Avenue for multiple days, and rerouted a decent portion of the Chicago Public Transit bus system.  Plus, recently rearranged the NBA playoffs schedule.  If that’s not power then what is?

And that’s not even starting on the profound impact she’s had on millions of individuals.  All of you Oprah acolytes out there might want to brace yourselves for some intense withdrawal symptoms.  Seriously, there’s even some scientific research to support your oncoming Oprah-induced depression

It’s kind of understandable too.  What are you going to do next holiday season without Oprah there giving away millions of dollars worth of her favorite things?

I hear the best cure is to interact with real people (Or you can tune into OWN if it get’s really bad).

Well, anyway, here’s to the next chapter in Oprah’s quest for world dominance.  Thank you for 25 years of (mostly) entertaining television (not a fan of the Dr. Phil/Oz episodes).


More on the Story:  MSNBC, Washington Post

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