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The Light We Lost

By Santopolo, Jill
Rated by Kari E.
Mar 11, 2018

Lucy Clark meets Gabe Samson in a Shakespeare class on September 11th. The pair spend the day together anxiously watching the news and later viewing the holes in the skyline where the Twin Towers once stood. This day shapes their lives. After a turbulent year apart, the couple reunites and begins dating. Their idyllic love is passionate, deep, and all consuming. But their careers pull them apart. Lucy wants to stay in New York working on a children's television show.

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By John Jackson Miller
Rated by Dylan R
Mar 9, 2018

Set shortly after the events detailed in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the SithKenobi tells a story of Obi-Wan Kenobi adjusting to his new life on the desert planet of Tatooine. Charged with not only concealing his Jedi past from those who might seek to cause him harm, Obi-Wan also faces the teeny-tiny task of somehow managing--from afar--to protect the life of the youth who just might be the savior of the galaxy!

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Bailey Larkin
Sunday, Mar 11, 2018

Bailey Larkin describes her music as "DIY for underdogs" -- lo-fi and ultra-personal recordings in the tradition of early Cat Power that simultaneously channel dark moods with a sense of levity. It's the sound of a songwriter at ease with the rough edges and reaching for something larger. The title of her recently released "I Hate the Chicago Cubs" EP is a good example of Larkin's sardonic humor. Even Cubs fans can admire these sounds of an emerging songwriter. We're lucky to share an interview with Larkin about the origins of the new EP, her creative process and book recommendations.

Thursday, Mar 1, 2018

anothermaxwell is Shenita Hughley, a multitalented singer-songwriter, producer and instrumentalist whose music combines hip-hop, R&B and synthpop elements into an engaging whole. She recorded and produced her latest EP, Masterpiece, entirely by herself, right down to the artwork, a process she describes as "a difficult task." We're fortunate to share an interview with Hughley about her creative process, her inspirations and what's ahead for her in 2018.

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