January 14 2013

. January 14, 2013.
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Best Surprise Appearance Goes to Bill Clinton

Clinton surprised everyone when he took the stage at last night's Golden Globe awards to introduce "Lincoln." Steven Spielberg, the director of the film, as instrumental in convincing Clinton to introduce the film.

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Do You Want a Book With That?

McDonald's in the U.K. will start distrubuting books in Happy Meals instead of toys. The partnership with Dorling Kindersly and WH Smith will make McDonald's the largest book distrubuter in the U.K.

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Death Star No More

Awhile back over 34,000 people signed a digital petion to start construction of a Death Star by 2016. Not only did the White House respond to petition, but they did so in a must humorous manner, saying:

"The Administration does not support blowing up planets." 

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Estar Cohen Lives Fully in All The Moments of Music

“can’t hold on // I can feel time as it bends…” Just some lyrics from a composition called “Endings” by award-winning jazz vocalist Estar Cohen; and this propulsive image aptly fits for her music career, as each year since her 2015 graduation from the University of Toledo has gotten busier, faster, more exciting. You can

Monticello Van Odom – ‘In My Mind’

An essential way to craft a resonant piece of music is to unpack the existential pondering, the fleeting but insistent anxieties, the hard truths and easy reminders, that are swimming around up inside the head of the songwriter. The sublimity of Saline-based folk/Americana artist Monticello Van Odom‘s album is in how its spilling out all

Heavy Color’s River Passage

Toledo’s future beat/psy-jazz/hybrid electro duo Heavy Color recently premiered a new music video that commemorates an inspiring musical odyssey charted by one of its songwriters back in 2015. The group formed several years ago around the collaborations of Ben Cohen and Sam Woldenberg. Their Toledo’s answer to cerebral ambient electronica acts like Four Tet, Caribou,

Green Book is Worth the Trip

An elite black pianist tours the segregated south with a white roughneck chauffeur. Green Book combines two crowd-pleasing formulas—the road movie and the true story—with two stellar lead actors, Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. Mortensen plays Tony Lip, a white, working class second-generation Italian-American from the Bronx who works as a nightclub bouncer. Ali plays