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For movies opening October 24, 2014

OPENING THIS WEEK Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening October 24, 2014     BIG BUDGET FILMS   Ouija (PG-13 for disturbing violence, frightening images and mature themes) Horror flick about a tight-knit group of teens who unwittingly awaken a dormant dark force when they decide to investigate the mysterious murder of a friend who perished right after recording herself playing a board game. … [Read More its Good for You...]

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“E.T.” Inspired Adventure Arrives on DVD

Earth to Echo DVD Review by Kam Williams "E.T." Inspired Adventure Arrives on DVD   Most people know E.T. revolves around several kids who befriend an alien stranded on Earth and eager to return home before ill-intentioned adults can do him any harm. That coming-of-age classic landed four Academy Awards back in 1983, and was even voted the best sci-fi of all time in a recent survey by Rotten Tomatoes. But if you’re too young to remember Steven Spielberg’s heartwarming … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Zach Braff DVD Features Delightful, Dysfunctional Family Dramedy

Wish I Was Here DVD Review by Kam Williams Zach Braff DVD Features Delightful, Dysfunctional Family Dramedy     As an actor, Zach Braff is most closely associated with the character J.D. from Scrubs, the Emmy-winning sitcom which enjoyed a nine-year run on network television from 2001 to 2010. As a director, he’s best known for Garden State, the quirky, semi-autobiographical feature film where he played a struggling actor who returns to his hometown in Jersey for … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Books

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Pioneer Pacific College of Oregon to Teach ‘Crisis Intervention Training for Disaster Workers’

  George Doherty's Crisis Intervention Training for Disaster Workers by Loving Healing Press (2007) has been selected as a textbook for use in a Criminal Justice course at the Pioneer Pacific College in Oregon. The late George Doherty founded the Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health Institute (RMR DMHI) and served the community as a disaster mental health expert for more than two decades until his passing in June 2013 at the age of 71. He produced books and organized … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Shelfie and Books: All Loving Healing Press Titles Now Offered at BitLit

  The Loving Healing Press (LHP) is offering its full catalog at BitLit. People who have purchased a printed copy of an LHP or its imprint MHP book from any bookstore in the world can order up an ebook copy for 75% off the eBook’s regular List Price. For example, a $9.95 eBook edition could be yours for $2.49. Bitlit’s Shelfie is a smartphone app that makes buying books fun as you get free and discount ebooks by taking a picture of your bookshelf — a shelfie. The app checks … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Handwriting for Heroes 3rd Ed. Embraces Printing and Cursive Re-Learners

  Following wide positive feedback from hand therapists and their clients on the earlier editions of Handwriting For Heroes, Loving healing Press is pleased to announce the 3rd Edition of the book, which is scheduled for publication on May 15th. Handwriting For Heroes (H4H) remains the only program specifically directed toward adult re-learners. In June 2015, H4H will be a corporate sponsor for the American Society of Hand Therapists’ Hand Therapy Week. ASHT created Hand … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Lifestyle

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Gina the Dreamer

Gina Prince-Bythewood The “Beyond the Lights” Interview with Kam Williams Gina the Dreamer   Born on June 10, 1969, Gina Maria Prince-Bythewood studied film at UCLA before beginning her career as a writer for the TV sitcom, “A Different World.” In 2000, she made a noteworthy directorial debut with the critically-acclaimed Love & Basketball, which netted a dozen accolades during awards season, including a couple of NAACP Image Awards, a BET Award and several Black … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Arcane, Urbane & Insane Bourdain!

Anthony Bourdain The “Parts Unknown” Interview with Kam Williams Arcane, Urbane & Insane Bourdain!   Chef, author and world traveler Anthony Bourdain is an outspoken trailblazer with unique insights about food, culture and current events. Here, he talks about his life, career and his Peabody and Emmy-winning TV-series, Parts Unknown. Kam Williams: Hi Anthony, thanks for the interview. I love the show. I’m honored to have this opportunity to speak with … [Read More its Good for You...]

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The Sound and the “Fury”

Michael Pena & David Ayer The “Fury” Interview with Kam Williams  The Sound and the “Fury”   Michael Pena was born in Chicago on January 13, 1976 to immigrant parents from Mexico . After graduating from high school, he answered an open casting call for the sequel to To Sir, with Love. He landed a role, relocated to L.A., and the rest is history. Michael went on to deliver memorable performances in Crash, Million Dollar Baby, Babel and The Lincoln Lawyer. He also … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Events

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Springfield Steampunk Festival at Hartness House, September 11 – 13

  September 11 – September 13, 2015 The first annual Springfield Steampunk Festival, Sept 11, 12, 13, Springfield, VT. Steampunk comes alive -- fantasy retro-futuristic weekend featuring famed performers, workshops, musicians, tea dueling, Stargazer's Ball, Absinthe Tasting, Thereminist performance, Victorian era bike ride, trader’s bazaar, Steampunk fashion show, time machine photo booth, telescope observatory tour, talks and more. Venues include the Hartness House and the … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Ethan Allen: The Myths vs Reality, Burr and Burton Academy, September 9

  Date: September 09, 2015 Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Green Mountain Academy welcomes Professor Ray Rodrigues to speak on Ethan Allen. Was Ethan Allen a traitor to the Patriot cause who wanted to turn Vermont over to Britain? Would a soldier want to serve under him in combat? Why wasn’t he at the Battle of Bennington, fought right outside his hometown? Did he plagiarize his book attacking organized religions? These are some of the questions that the real life of Ethan Allen … [Read More its Good for You...]

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2nd Annual Love Your Library 5K, Bluestone State Park, September 12

  Date: September 12, 2015 Time: 10:00 am Second Annual Love Your Library 5K Walk/Run Registration: 9:00 a.m. Race: 10:00 a.m. $20 if registered by 8/17 $25 on race day Sponsored by: Bobcat Fitness Center First Community Bank Summers County ARH The Tech Tech First Century Bank State Farm From Fat to Fit Hinton Hope Foundation Rebecca Stalnaker Freelance ASL Instructor Bluestone State Park HC 78 Box 3 Hinton, WV 25951 (304) 466-2805 http://www.bluestonesp.com/ … [Read More its Good for You...]

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