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Torsten Adair
Works at Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Attended University of Nebraska at Omaha
Lived in Omaha, NE
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Minor damage, some smoke.
Fundraiser started, to make the store presentable for Free Comic Book Day!
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There's comics stuff as well...  Like the new "Lando" miniseries!
Star Wars Episode 7 The Force Awakens full character list revealed as well as details on how to stream Star Wars Celebration!
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"In this powerful memoir the the LA Times calls “moving, rigorous, and heartbreaking," Sarah Leavitt reveals how Alzheimer’s disease transformed her mother, Midge, and her family forever. In spare blackand- white drawings and clear, candid prose, Sarah shares her family’s journey through a harrowing range of emotions—shock, denial, hope, anger, frustration—all the while learning to cope, and managing to find moments of happiness. Midge, a Harvard educated intellectual, struggles to comprehend the simplest words; Sarah’s father, Rob, slowly adapts to his new role as full-time caretaker, but still finds time for wordplay and poetry with his wife; Sarah and her sister Hannah argue, laugh, and grieve together as they join forces to help Midge. Tangles confronts the complexity of Alzheimer’s disease, and ultimately releases a knot of memories and dreams to reveal a bond between a mother and a daughter that will never come apart."
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"Instagram New York City's nostalgic old pay phones while you can, because this fall, they'll start disappearing across all five boroughs. In their place, tall, thin, screen-wrapped kiosks will line the streets. The pillars of technology, also known as Links, will not only have phone-call making capabilities, but will offer Internet browsing, phone charging, and emit super-fast Gigabit Wi-Fi to anyone standing within a 150-foot radius—all of it free of charge.

Since the DeBlasio administration announced the project that will eventually blanket the city with 7,500 Links, last November, CityBridge—a consortium of companies that won the contract—has been working to ensure that the high-tech public service doesn't feel forced. "We want this to feel like it's a product made by New York City, for New York City," said Colin O'Donnell, a partner at the technology and design firm Control Group, one of the members of CityBridge."
Goodbye pay phones, hello public screen-wrapped kiosks.
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"Farrago Comics is a company that is working towards benefiting comic creators and readers. Farrago is the first free-to-read app for comic books, with creators splitting revenues on full page ads. It allows readers to read for free, while creators can make money while maintaining 100% of their rights."
Farrago Comics is a company that is working towards benefiting comic creators and readers.
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"Scribd’s February rollout of a new subscription plan for comics yielded impressive results, according to statistics revealed exclusively to Publisher’s Weekly. The new service—which offers access to a library of 10,000 comics titles for an $8.99 monthly fee—garnered more than 570 million media impressions, compared to 176 million media impressions for the November roll-out of their audiobook service."
Comics had an explosive launch on Scribd's subscription e-book platform in February. And here's an exclusive look at who's using the service and what they're reading.
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One school!
More info?  Here!
http://www.comicbookproject.org/
When Cam Armstrong runs a free after-school program for kids, he makes sure it's packed with superheroes.
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Will Ellis dares to ignore "no trespassing" signs to explore New York City's abandoned and fascinating buildings.
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+Neil Gaiman posts photos from his first ever comic book signing, in 1988!
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"Under the instruction of German professor Corinne Kahnke, students in GER 338S: “German Graphic Novels” have examined the most significant episodes in German history -- from Nazism to the fall of the Berlin Wall --through the panels of graphic novels. The students then used their knowledge of the history of this non-traditional literary medium to create an exhibit on the second floor of Bostock Library, near the East Asian Reading Room."
German students at Duke are using graphic novels like these to learn about German history.For six undergraduates, comic books are an exceptional way to delve into academic discussions of contentious h
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"Word got back to the Pentagon, which set about fixing the problem. The military redesigned the rifle to be more reliable, and fixed the gunpowder issue. But there was still a gaping training and maintenance problem. The troops in the field needed to learn how to clean and service their rifles—and they needed to learn fast.

Enter The M-16A1 Rifle: Operation and Preventative Maintenance, or as the Army called it, Department of the Army Pamphlet 750-30."

http://www.amazon.com/The-M16A1-Rifle-Preventive-Maintenance/dp/1616088648/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1401502636&sr=8-4&keywords=m-16+rifle
Will Eisner’s art helped American troops survive
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http://www.victoriajamieson.com/

A cool graphic novel!  If you visit her site, there's a cool PDF download about the making of the book, featuring junior skaters!
This wonderful debut novel is about finding your passion and your confidence.
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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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