If you are a fan of Home Box Office (HBO) on television, you may have seen a movie that really impressed me! The movie, Temple Grandin, is about a woman who has made great accomplishments in her life, even though she was diagnosed with autism at the age of four years. The movie recently received 15 Emmy nominations! Temple Grandin went to college and earned a doctorate in Animal Science.
Chief Meteorologist, Bryan Busby has been working at KMBC-TV since 1985. In that time, he has established himself as one of Kansas City’s favorite weathermen. In addition to forecasting the weather, Busby has proved to be something of a polymath, having established himself as both a concert timpanist and the Principal Guest Conductor of the Kansas City Youth Symphony. Recently, I had the chance to interview Mr. Busby about the historical significance of last week’s heat wave, our weather’s legendary mood swings and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
The Film + Travel series found in our 900s non-fiction book section is an awesome resource for a virtual excursion: dubbed as "traveling the world through your favorite movies", the series by Museyon Guides, contains three titles thus far:
Here is a very brief and incomplete synopsis of Winter’s Bone, Daniel Woodrell’s dark portrait of the Ozarks : the only way teenager Ree Dolly can save her family is to get her father to turn himself into the law. There are two large obstacles that prevent this from happening, one being that she doesn’t know where her father is and secondly, the people who do know where he is don’t like questions.
Have you ever had one of those moments when you are trying to tell someone about something you just saw and you can’t remember the name of the show or possibly the actor? Perhaps, you have debated with a friend on the number of Nightmare on Elm Street sequels that have been made. Maybe, you are a big fan of Richard Dean Anderson, and you would really like to find a list of everything he has ever acted in.
Do you know where to go to quickly find the answers to these questions and more?