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Christian Burris
Attended Wake Forest University
Lives in Winston-Salem, NC
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I heard this report last night; a fascinating concept.
We humans have been dropping "um," "uh" and other expressions of hesitation into our speech for a long time — maybe for as long as we've had language. More recently, linguists are noting a shift in usage across a number of Germanic languages from "um" to "uh."
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A timely discovery.
An audio recording of a speech given by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s, long thought to be lost in time, was made available to the masses this week online. Continue reading →
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"Although this film was necessarily rushed to completion, it was a major success for Paramount.  "Star Trek"'s fans, while recognizing the original release's rough edges, still embraced the big-screen adventure of Kirk and his crew.  

One of the best direct measures of "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" is the fact that Robert Wise's film launched a series of "Star Trek" theatrical films and spin-off TV shows that have thrived for over 20 years.  During that time, "Star Trek" has entertained millions, while helping to inspire countless young people to become teachers, doctors, nurses, engineers, scientists, artists, and even astronauts.  

Gene Roddenberry's creation celebrates our humanity and encourages us to find joy in our diversity.  

Not bad for a failed TV show."

-- Ending text commentary by Michael Okuda, "Star Trek: The Motion Picture- The Director's Edition"

(Image courtesy of Michael & Denise Okuda; banner by Daren Dochterman.)
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To know that behavior like this happens at library conferences too... SMH.
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Something to remember.
For over half a century, the comic book industry has been dogged by the work of one man, the anti-comics crusader and psychiatrist Fredric Wertham. His bestselling 1954 book The Seduction of the Innocent convinced parents and politicians alike that comics were a direct cause of violence, drug use, and homosexuality among young people. It led to the restrictive editorial code issued by the Comics Magazine Association of America, and a national mov...
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This has true potential.
New York Public Library is experimenting with serving up the Internet to the public, wherever it may be.
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Twenty five films were just added to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress- do you see any favorites on this list?
The horrors of war, the heroism of sacrifice, a vaudeville pioneer, the devil and a master of the macabre represent the diversity of an elite selection of films that have been recognized as cultural, historic or aesthetic cinematic treasures.
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Last chance...
Exploration of the Planet Mars - missions, videos, images and information
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Image via http://fvckthemedia.com/issue25/the-end-ofWe are hiring (soon)! Let me preface this post with the fact that I have little power: by way of not being a supervisor, not being a hiring committee member, and furthermore...
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  • Wake Forest University
    History, 1989 - 1993
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    Library and Information Studies, 2008 - 2011
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