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A Kinder, Gentler Nazism

by Ann Morrow December 5, 2013


  Liesel (Sophie Nelisse), the light-fingered heroine of The Book Thief, doesn’t really steal books, she borrows them. The first book she filches is from a gravesite—during the burial of her younger brother. It’s 1938 Germany, ...

Super Hero

by Laura Leon July 28, 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger

I admit that I’m a bit of a sucker for movies based on Marvel Comics action heroes. While my brother was at school I’d sneak his copies of The Amazing Spider-Man, secretly thrill to their ...

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