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Weird and Wonderful: The Edgar Allan Poe Films of Roger Corman Posted by on Oct 27, 2016

Boo! Halloween is upon us, which means that a scary movie or two is almost required viewing in every American household. It’s also a time when lovers of literature tend to take out their volumes of Edgar Allan Poe to dip into the macabre stories and poems of one of America’s first full-time professional writers.…

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Streets, Beats & Eats – Denver Posted by on Oct 25, 2016

Located at exactly a mile above sea level, Denver is known as the “Mile High City.” Take a video tour of Colorado’s capital to check out the city’s “Streets, Beats & Eats.” See the Colorado State Capitol, Denver Art Museum, Big Blue Bear, 16th Street, City Park, and Red Rocks Amphitheater all in this short…

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When Should You Use a Hyphen? Posted by on Oct 21, 2016

Let’s now discuss one of the most problematic issues in English grammar: When is the right time to hyphenate a word? This is problematic because most of the rules surrounding the use of hyphens aren’t absolute. Many grammarians use the words, usually and typically when describing situations which call for the use of hyphens. A…

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A Short Trip to Colorado Posted by on Oct 18, 2016

With a few days in Colorado, you can visit the state’s capital city of Denver, head up to the mountains in Breckenridge, and take a hike in Boulder. Of course, you should also visit Rocky Mountain National Park if you have time. In this video tour, see the Colorado State Capitol, Big Blue Bear, the Art…

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Bob Dylan and the English Language Posted by on Oct 13, 2016

Bob Dylan is the 2016 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. His work was specifically cited “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. The honor seems to directly expand the Nobel committee’s definition of literature, since many of Dylan’s lyrics rely on musical accompaniment and his unique voice to…

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