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Daylight Saving Time , abbreviated DST, begins again this Sunday, March 11 at 2:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, when we will set our clocks forward one hour and gain more sunlight in the evenings.… continue reading Friday Five: Daylight Saving Time Springs Ahead This Sunday

By written by Christina P.    March 9, 2018   

209 years ago today, one of the most peculiar poets and apparitional authors to ever hold a pen was born: Edgar Allan Poe . His macabre and gothic tales have fascinated and entertained readers for… continue reading Friday Five: Edgar Allan Poe-inspired Films

By written by Peter SM    January 19, 2018    1

It's been a while since we've had a Friday Five post, so what better way to jump back into some pop culture goodness than with the theatrical release this weekend of the big screen… continue reading Friday Five: Spy TV

By written by Peter SM    August 14, 2015   

This Saturday many comic book stores across the country will celebrate Halloween ComicFest , reveling in the horror-day spirit of screams and scares this frightful fall. Here is a " Friday… continue reading Friday Five: Four Color Fear and Illustrated Horror

By written by Peter SM    October 24, 2014   

The crisp autumn air has blown away any cinematic stink from a fairly lackluster summer at the box office . In the remaining few months of the year, cineplexes will screen more than their fair… continue reading Friday Five: Gone Girl and Making the Leap from Page to Screen

By written by Peter SM    October 3, 2014    1

Now that you've been properly introduced, get ready for some fun. The "King of Bad Taste", "Sultan of Sleaze", and "Pope of Trash" (allegedly coined with… continue reading Friday Five: John Waters

By written by Peter SM    June 13, 2014   

It's Memorial Day weekend once again, the official start of summer, and with it movie blockbuster season. Godzilla may have stomped and crushed the competition last week (pun intended!), but… continue reading Friday Five: A to Z X-Men

By written by Peter SM    May 23, 2014    3

I wrote about the practice of binge-watching in September of last year here on the blog, in relation to the then upcoming fall television season. Nowadays though, the idea of one dominant "TV… continue reading Friday Five: Spring Break Binge without the Hi-Def Hangover

By written by Peter SM    April 4, 2014   

This Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of Hellboy and has been designated Hellboy Day across libraries, comic book shops, and bookstores around the world. Who or what is… continue reading Friday Five: Hellboy

By written by Peter SM    March 21, 2014   

If you have ever read a Graphic Novel , you have Will Eisner to thank. The artist and writer popularized the term in 1978 with his critical and commercial success A Contract with God , defining… continue reading Friday Five: Will Eisner

By written by Peter SM    March 7, 2014   

If it's December, it must be time for another film full of hobbits, elves, dwarves, wizards, orcs, trolls, dragons, and other fantastic creatures to debut at movie theaters! For five out of… continue reading Friday Five: The Hobbit

By written by Peter SM    December 13, 2013    1

If the record breaking season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead is any indication of television viewer's taste, much like the unsatiated and unstoppable creatures themselves, there is no stopping… continue reading Friday Five: Zombies

By written by Peter SM    October 25, 2013    2

Earlier this week, best-selling author Tom Clancy passed away at the age of 66 . Whether it was his technically detailed espionage and military thrillers, the many films adapted from said novels,… continue reading Friday Five: Tom Clancy

By written by Peter SM    October 4, 2013   

In Stephen King's short story, Sometimes They Come Back , ghosts and demons haunt a man who is forced to confront his traumatic past. It would seem Stephen King is living out one of his own… continue reading Friday Five: Stephen King

By written by Peter SM    September 27, 2013    3

This Saturday, September 21st marks the birth date of animation legend Chuck Jones . Even if the name doesn't ring any bells, if you've ever watched a Warner Bros. cartoon or really any… continue reading Friday Five: Animation Legend Chuck Jones

By written by Peter SM    September 20, 2013   

There's no shortage of media and entertainment vying for our attention these days. Between books, movies, television, and the Internet (which you can get all the aforementioned forms of visual… continue reading Friday Five: Fall 2013 TV Season or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Binge-Watching

By written by Peter SM    September 6, 2013   

Criminally talented and prolific novelist and screenwriter Elmore Leonard passed away earlier this week at the age of 87 from complications suffered after a stroke in July. To say that the man had… continue reading Friday Five: Elmore Leonard

By written by Peter SM    August 23, 2013   

Elysium , the latest entry into the dystopian sci-fi film cannon, is set in the year 2154 where the disparity between the rich and the poor is literally larger than ever--the rich live on a… continue reading Friday Five: Dystopian Science Fiction

By written by Peter SM    August 9, 2013    1

This weekend, the sci-fi robots vs. colossal monsters of Pacific Rim will be stomping all over movie screens and battling at the box office. Director Guillermo del Toro, no stranger to fantastical… continue reading Friday Five: Monster Movies

By written by Peter SM    July 12, 2013   

Neil Gaiman has just released his newest book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane , and to say that a number of us here at the Free Library are beyond excited to read it would be an understatement!… continue reading Friday Five: Neil Gaiman

By written by Peter SM    June 21, 2013