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The Windup Girl Wins Nebula Award

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The Nebula Awards are selected by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America annually. This year, The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi, was their clear choice.

Previous notable Nebula Award winners include:

Work Getting You Down?

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During an economic crunch, the workplace can seem more arduous than ever. Why not celebrate this Wednesday with a comedic film that pokes fun at the work-a-day world. When I'm feeling blue, these gut-busters grant me some perspective and much appreciated laugh therapy.

 

  • Office Space - A funnier film has yet to be created that deconstructs the cubicle jungle that embodies the daily life of a majority of office workers. If you've ever fantasized about simply stopping going to work, this is the film for you. "Did you get that memo?"
  • Brazil - Terry Gilliam's masterpiece features a daydreaming bureaucrat set against a dystopian future where no one is truly safe.

Ronnie James Dio 1942-2010

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American rock legend, Ronnie James Dio, succumbed to stomach cancer yesterday.

He was a singer and songwriter with Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his self-named band, Dio.

Books for a Rainy Day

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It's Raining, It's Pouring... it's a good day to stay in, and curl up with a good book. I think a good rainy day book transports you to another place and captures your imagination from the first page.

My Top Five Books for a Rainy Day

Book to Movie News

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Three bestsellers are in various stages of film pre-production and are sure to be blockbusters - The Life of Pi, On the Road and The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

The Life of Pi by Yann Martel was a Man Booker Prize recipient in 2002. M. Night Shyamalan was going to direct the fillm, but dropped out in 2002. Now set to be directed by Ang Lee, the 3D film is due out in 2012. Stars have not yet been announced. Who would you like to see play Pi?

Lena Horne Sings with the Angels

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Lena Horne, winner of two Grammy awards, a Tony award, the Spingarn Medal, and countless hearts, died yesterday in New York.

Ms. Horne revolutionized the image of African-American women on the silver screen, refusing to be cast as a maid or other stereotypical roles. Ms. Horne continued to wow audiences performing well into her eighties in the studio and on the Broadway stage. 

In Honor of Our Mothers

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Mother's Day is celebrated on varying days around the world.

No matter when or where, our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and other influential women deserve to be honored for the nurturing, guidance and wisdom they share with us each day.

Iron Man 2 Rocks On

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Iron Man 2 soars this weekend making a reported $7.5 million on midnight sales alone. 

Falling short of overtaking the highest grossing comic book movie of all time (so far), The Dark Knight, Iron Man 2 has been well received by the public and critics alike.

Red Rocks Summer Schedule

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One of the things I love the most about living in Denver are the fabulous concerts that are held at the majestic Red Rocks Amphitheatre each summer. No matter what your musical inclinations may be, there is something for everyone and each concert is a once-in-a- lifetime experience.

This summer's line-up includes:

Award Winning Cookbooks

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Each year the James Beard Foundation grants a few prestigious awards to venerate chefs and cookbook authors as well as other dignitaries in the field. Winners were announced on Monday, May 3 during a posh New York ceremony. These books are sure to be scrumptious!

2010 Winners include:

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