Archive for September, 2015

Banned Books Week 2015

Posted in Library Science stuff with tags , , , on September 30, 2015 by phanteana

and here’s some famously banned titles. how many have you read?


happy Hobbit Day!

Posted in Popular Culture with tags , , on September 22, 2015 by phanteana

September 22nd commemorates the birthdays of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins (it really should be a national holiday). a double whammy!

(horr)organizational flow charts!

Posted in Film, Library Science stuff with tags , , , , on September 17, 2015 by phanteana

classification and sub-genres are common in the library system, not just with physical assets but with digital ones as well. a clever take on the organizational flow chart, featuring a variety of horror film styles, can be found on the AV Club site. among the 5 main categories (these include Monster and Psychological), there are an abundance of sub-categories (everything from Crime to Possession) with an array of titles (see an example below) neatly arranged for educational and entertainment purposes.

Psycho is considered more of a Suspense Thriller than a standard Horror film, but it would be filed under: Slasher, Madness & Paranoia, and Crime

making it all worthwhile as a rock n’ roll star

Posted in Art & Photography, Music, Popular Culture with tags , , , , on September 10, 2015 by phanteana

i’ve been a HUGE David Bowie fan for decades (and have been fortunate to see him in concert three times); each era of his creativity is just as iconic as the one that precedes or follows. he is revered as an influence by countless artists, and new generations are discovering him everyday. but perhaps the persona that stands out to so many, even those who are merely casual fans, is that of Ziggy Stardust. Rolling Stone recently published an article featuring several photos of Mr. Bowie in the early 70’s, taken from a new book (due out later this month) by famed music photographer Mick Rock (some of the pictures have never been seen by the public before). these images bring the observer back in time to an otherworldly period, and remind us that Bowie is forever ageless.