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How to Make a Grotesque Head

Can't decide what to dress up as for Halloween? Do you feel that a simple mask doesn't show enough dedication? Do you need a better costume idea? Look no further than the Chicago Park District Records: Drawings and Photographs. These collections, along with Grotesque Heads and Masks & Costumes, published by the Park District and the South […]

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Julia Roberts Turns 50!

Hollywood film star Julia Roberts turns 50 on October 28, 2017. To celebrate her birthday, we're highlighting some of her work, both past and upcoming. Julia Roberts became a star at age 23 with her romantic comedy Pretty Woman, about Vivian Ward, a beautiful prostitute who finds happily ever after with a wealthy businessman played […]

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Books for Fans of Tom Holt

I just finished Tom Holt's latest, The Management Style of the Supreme Beings, and laughed pretty hard. If you're into satire, particularly that of religiosity and capitalism, this is some fun. Included along with my review of that book are three readalikes that may also leave you chortling, or at least with a nice smile. […]

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