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52 Books in 52 Weeks

Listen here Click to listen Audio by Evoca // In a few weeks people will be making their new year’s resolutions. Some will vow to stop smoking, others to exercise more. Here is another challenge that some people might attempt in the new year: reading a book a week for 52 weeks, starting at the beginning of January. If you decide to take up this…
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Film Recommendation: Welcome to the Sticks

Listen here Click to listen Audio by Evoca// “Welcome to the Sticks” is a 2008 French comedy written and directed by Dany Boon, who also stars in the film. The story centers around a manager in the postal service who is reluctantly sent to run an office in a rural section of northern France. (In English, “the sticks” is a term used to refer to…
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Writing in Another Language

Listen here Click to listen Audio by Evoca// Writing in a language other than one's native tongue can be very challenging. Nevertheless, some great writers were able to perfect their abilities in other languages. Irish playwright Samuel Beckett wrote many of his works in French.  Novelist Joseph Conrad was born in Poland, but wrote his masterpieces…
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Do You Keep a Journal?

Listen here Click to listen Audio by Evoca// In this age when our electronic devices always seem to be on, a great way to relax is take out a pen or pencil and write a diary or journal. Keeping a diary can help a person think more clearly and relieve stress. A diary can also help a person think more creatively and understand himself or herself…
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What Is Humor?

Listen here Click to listen Audio by Evoca// We all like to have a good laugh. Yet what exactly is it that we find funny? Different people laugh at different things. Not everyone giggles in the same situation, laughs at the same joke or finds the same book or movie humorous. In other words, we all know what humor is. However, we don’t all find…
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CineCollage, a New Film Technique

Listen here Click to listen Audio by Evoca// CineCollage is a filmmaking technique used in Saving Lincoln, a movie that was released earlier this year. The technique uses historic photos from the American Civil War for the green backdrop in every scene. The movie follows the story of U.S. Marshall Ward Hill Lamon, Abraham Lincoln’s bodyguard. The…
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