Tony Awards Recap

As a huge fan of Broadway musicals, I eagerly look forward to the annual Tony Awards telecast, which is always chock-full of performances from the most popular shows in New York.  This year’s show, which aired Sunday night, was no exception.  James Corden proved an amiable host of the show, adding several fun bits which…

Cook Library Cinema Club: Fools for Love?

Who knew librarians are such fools for love when it comes to movies? In honor of Valentine’s Day, I asked staff to share their favorite romantic comedies and love stories, and the response was overwhelming. Whether it’s a film that makes us laugh out loud or a three-hankie weeper that we love to wallow in, it…

And the Oscar goes to…a book?

  Awards season in Hollywood — one of my favorite times of the year!  Given the ongoing controversy surrounding the lack of diversity in this year’s Oscar nominees and the voting membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences itself, it’s pretty easy to lose sight of the quality and variety of the…

Cook Library Cinema Club: Emmy Award Recap

Who says the Golden Age of Television was in the 1950’s?  You know TV is in a good place when the annual Emmy Award categories for Best Drama and Best Comedy are so flooded with worthy entries that critically-acclaimed shows like House of Cards, Mad Men, Modern Family and Parks and Recreation go home without…