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Top 5 Reasons to Binge Watch Emmy Nominated ‘The Handmaids Tale’ This Week

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Hulu‘s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s iconic novel, The Handmaid’s Tale,  premiered on April 26 and Elisabeth Moss, who plays Offred, is nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category.  Alexis Bledel (known for her role on Gilmore Girls) won her first Emmy in an early award’s presentation for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. You may remember Atwood’s book from your high school English class, or simply because it’s still one of the best books ever written. While some of our standard required reading tomes feel dated, The Handmaid’s Tale is a fresh and relevant story that cautions against a horrifying totalitarian future. Despite being written over 30 years ago, it still feels distressingly…

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Four star-studded books, connected by the glitzy thread we know as Hollywood

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As screenwriter Raymond Chandler once said, “Anyone who doesn’t like Hollywood is either crazy or sober.” The history of Tinseltown as it is known, with all its worship of youth and beauty, is linked to the nation’s history. In some ways, not much has changed since the first silent motion picture was put up on the silver screen at the dawn of the 20th century. Now come four star-studded books, all connected by the glitzy thread we know as Hollywood. Different in theme and tone, each will add some glamour and pizzazz to your reading. In Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood (Harper, October 2014), William J. Mann brings one of the most infamous Hollywood homicide…

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