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Torsten Adair
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Attended University of Nebraska at Omaha
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Hmmm...how old is that statute? Is this an ancient version of hiding a corpse in a steel drum?
 
This Buddha statue is more than a little different

They're commonly found throughout Southeast Asia, but this Buddha statue is ... unique. Inside is a nearly 1,000-year-old mummy. Students in Norway made the discovery after flipping the statue for a CT scan. Researchers say it may have been a case of "self-mummification."  More on this shocking discovery: http://trov.es/1B6Rtiw

Follow the Museums & Galleries trove for more: http://trov.es/1a8V6dx

#museum   #science   #history   #buddhism  
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We won!  (And the movie is a great success!  $200+ Million in the U.S.  $500+ Million worldwide!)
...a movie based on a superhero comic book won a best picture Oscar last night.
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Remember the simple days of childhood when categories of people were simple? You could be a Jock, a Clown, a Little (my term for those girls with delicate bone structure who made my life hell), or a Reader. And when you found a fellow Reader, you held her dear (by which I mean, you smiled at her
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"Oklahoma authors Michael Vance and R. A. Jones will sign their novels, comic books and other non-fiction and fiction at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Hastings Entertainment in Ada, located in the North Hills Shopping Center."
Oklahoma authors Michael Vance and R. A. Jones will sign their novels, comic books and other non-fiction and fiction at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Hastings Entertainment in Ada, located in the North Hills Shopping Center.
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A new comics strip!
One of the many great comics you can read for free at GoComics.com! Follow us for giveaways & giggles.
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What about an albino cardinal?
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“When I was a kid, I’d always heard that my dad worked for the government,” Jared told us during a recent tour of the Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero production offices. When he was in his early teens, Jared’s parents revealed the truth: his dad was actually a member of the CIA. “He’s the most suburban dad imaginable, so none of this computed whatsoever,” Jared recalled.
The premise of this new Disney XD show sounds fantastical, but it’s actually based on the real childhoods of creators Sam Levine and Jared Bush.
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"Enter Malaysian publisher Maple Comics, founded by the dynamic duo of Fairul ‘Roy’ Nizam and Amir Hafizi. So far they have published Kuala Terengganu in 7 Days, a comic travelogue by Mimi Mashud and Invasi, illustrator Azhar Abdullah’s adaptation of author Raja Faisal’s FIXI novel of the same name, with more titles in the pipeline.

What exactly distinguishes Maple Comics from other local comic publications such as Ujang and Gempak Starz though? Amir explains, “While we are indeed a comic book publisher, we are focusing on indie books rather than more mainstream superhero fare. More importantly, we publish graphic novels, which are complete volumes of stories, rather than periodicals or what is known as serialized comics.”"
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 — With superhero movies such as Avengers and the Dark Knight trilogy gaining mainstream popularity in recent years, is it any wonder filmgoers are starting to get curious about the source material? Folks who have never read a
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The talented Carol Lay returns!
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For money? I catalog books for Barnes & Noble. For fun and satisfaction? I evangelize for comics and graphic novels.
Employment
  • Barnes & Noble, Inc.
    Data Analyst, 2008 - present
  • Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Center
    Lead Bookseller, 1999 - 2008
  • SuperCrown Books
    Receivor, 1994 - 1997
  • various youth hostels
    night desk clerk, 1994 - 1999
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Omaha, NE - Bronx, NY - Lake View, IA - Washington, DC - Manhattan, NY - Brooklyn, NY
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Bookseller: 4 Harry Potter launch parties, a hurricane, two blackouts, and an anthrax scare across the street at ABC News. Oh, and eight Holidays in retail.
Education
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha
    BS Ed. Library Science, 1990 - 1993
  • Cornell College
    1988 - 1990
  • Omaha Burke High School
    Diploma, 1985 - 1988
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I stayed at the Regency Hyatt during the recent "Groundhog Day" snowstorm. This was a pleasant surprise! Great selection at the deli, helpful staff, and an amazing selection of groceries! My only quibble... the cashiers need to add utensils and napkins to the bags for customers who buy deli items!
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