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Top Album Of The Week

Ariana Grande
My Everything/

To say that Ariana Grande has legs is a corny, male chauvinist statement, I’m sorry. But she does, and she's not afraid to show them off. Her star
power was seen many moons ago. She was a star on nickelodeon. She's got a
sensitive touch, doesn't oversing, and talks the truth to young women of the
world. It’s easy to hear why she appeals to modern pop and neo-soul singers
alike. She’s equally comfortable with smooth ballads and rolling funk. She

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AC/DC's Angus Young with Shelton
Shelton with Ozzy, seriously

Patti LaBelle and Shelton

Book Review
Private Stories: Monologues for Young Actors Ages 8 to 16
Elizabeth Bauman Limelight Editions

This collection of monologues is accompanied by seven key questions that help young actors to create unique, well-rounded characters directly from their imagination. The monologues can also be used to stimulate creativity in children and help them deal with daily issues of tolerance, self-acceptance, belonging, and self-expression. Topics include loss of love and friendship, jealousy, life changes, and secrets.

Book Review
Nine-tenths of the Law: Property and Resistance in the United States
Hannah DobbzAK Press

"Millions of foreclosed homes and abandoned buildings on one hand; millions of Americans desperate for decent shelter on the other. Hannah Dobbz makes the necessary addition of resources and needs in a book that is both a brilliant history of squatting in the USA and a template for the next stage of the Occupy movement.--Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums and Buda's Wagon

Book Review
Always Been There: Rosanne Cash, The List, and the Spirit of Southern Music
Michael StreissguthDa Capo Press; First Trade Paper Edition edition

In 1973, Rosanne Cash’s father gave her a list of 100 songs that he felt a young musician had to know. Always Been There tells the inside story of the album that, more than thirty-five years later, resulted from that list. Based on original interviews conducted in the studio, on tour, and at home, Always Been There paints an unforgettable portrait of Rosanne Cash confronting music-making in the aftermath of serious brain surgery, a lifelong search for her legacy, and her unique creative partnerships.

The Senate Torture Report: Who Will Be Held Responsible? - See more at:

Everyone expected the Senate’s CIA torture report to be shocking. But I’m not sure anyone – except maybe the torturers and the tortured – was really prepared for the depravity and sheer lack of humanity laid out in the 580 pages released on Tuesday morning in Washington. It is, in many ways and in the starkness of all those footnotes, the most disturbing scandal in recent American history.

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Black Rage
By: Lauryn Hill

Black rage is founded on two-thirds a person
"Rapings" and beatings and suffering that worsens
Black human packages tied up with strings
Black rage can come from this kinds of things
Squeezed economics, subsistence survival,
Deafening silence and social control
Black Rage is founded on wounds on the soul

When the dog bites
And the bee stings
And I'm feeling mad
I simply remember all these kinds of things
And then I don't fear so bad

Book Recommendation

Marx for Beginners

Author: Michael Rius
Publisher: Pantheon Books

From reform to revolution - Marx's influence is unrivaled, but if you put five people in a room, you'll come up with six different opinions on him.

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