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Feb 08th

Book Review: American Tapestry

Book Review: American Tapestry

American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama
by Rachel L. Swarns
Amistad
Hardcover, $27.99
400 pages, Illustrated
ISBN: 978-0-06-199986-4

"On November 4, 2008, Michelle Obama stood before a crowd of thousands of roaring, singing and weeping supporters in Chicago's Grant Park... It was Election Night and her husband had just become the first African-American President of the United States...

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Crazy about Nazie!

Crazy about Nazie!

Quvenzhané Wallis
The "Beasts of the Southern Wild" Interview

Quvenzhané "Nazie" Wallis was born on August 28, 2003, in Houma, Louisiana where she attends Honduras Elementary School. She is the daughter of Venjie and Qulyndreia Wallis, and sister to Qunyquekya, Vejon and Venjie Jr.

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Deceased Vet Revived as Vigilante Vampire in Campy Horror Comedy

Deceased Vet Revived as Vigilante Vampire in Campy Horror ComedyThe Revenant
Film Review by Kam Williams

Second Lieutenant Bart Gregory (David Anders) was so full of life that it's hard for his loved ones to believe that he actually died while serving his country over in Iraq. Even after his body arrives back in the States, his girlfriend, Janet (Louise Griffith), still states that, "None of this seems real."
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Manhattan Serves as Backdrop for Adrenaline-Fueled Bike Thriller

Manhattan Serves as Backdrop for Adrenaline-Fueled Bike ThrillerFilm Review: Premium Rush

Traffic is so congested in Manhattan nowadays, it's hard to see that terminally-gridlocked terrain as a viable setting for high-octane chase scenes. Yet, that is precisely what we have in Premium Rush, an adrenaline-fueled adventure revolving around the derring-do of daring bike messengers who dart between cars and dodge pedestrians to make their deliveries.
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Ex-Viking Ray Edward launches 1050 Modeling

Ex-Viking Ray Edward launches 1050 Modeling

A fresh take on what's new was shown in high style at the 1050 Modeling Launch and Fashion Event.

Pictured: Ray Edwards, founder of ‘1050 Modeling’, wearing his own clothing line, ‘True Ink

Ray Edwards, creator of the True Ink clothing line, gathered collections from a variety of designers such as Jones Select Custom Clothiers, Studiiyo 23, Sina Y. Design Collection and Moon Daisy Vintage, and showcased their pieces on beautiful models wearing the latest designs for every season.

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Adoption documentary traces four teens' Chinese roots

 Adoption documentary traces four teens' Chinese roots

Film Review: Somewhere Between

When the People's Republic of China implemented its one child policy in 1979, it was suddenly open season on female infants there, given the misogynistic nation's culture's preference for boys. That development dovetailed nicely with the increased demand for babies in the U.S. where working women often put off procreation until it's too late for them to have kids.

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Artists commissioned for Union Depot

Artists commissioned for Union Depot

The Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority (RCRRA) approved the selection of artists for public art commissions at historic Union Depot in St. Paul's Lowertown neighborhood. The selected artists will begin a process of designing works specifically for the depot, to be installed in 2013.

Pictured: Amy Baur and Brian Boldon,"The View from a Distance,"2006. Baur and Boldon have been commissioned to create a photographic mural in ceramic and glass in Union Depot's carriageway.

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