Books

Shawn Persinger Baptizes Book, Album

by Brian Slattery | Nov 17, 2017 7:37 am

Courtesy Shawn Persinger A single guitar starts “One Zero – Periodic Orbits from Chaos to Order and Back,” two notes that sound at first like the beginning of a thousand rock songs. But within three seconds, the guitar has jumped away from that and into a more complex world of triplets and gnarly scales, playing a line filled with menace and beauty. Another guitar joins it, and another, and another, until four guitars are playing the same line in unison. There’s a lot of information — and emotion — packed into that figure.

And then it’s over, in 34 seconds.

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A Picture Is Worth A Million Laws

by Allan Appel | Nov 15, 2017 7:36 am

Library Photo Quick: How do you illustrate the essential nature of the complex legal subject of involuntary manslaughter?

Answer: She slips on a banana, tumbles toward the poor fellow ahead of her on the sidewalk with a force that pushes him forward into the sharp edge of a cane, which is being perhaps recklessly held parallel to the sidewalk and under the arm of the fellow in front of him. The cane pushes the poor victim’s eyeball right out like a billiard ball.

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DVDs Are Flying — At The Library

by Allan Appel | Jul 28, 2017 11:01 am

Allan Appel Photo When Frank Street resident Henry Brockenberry lost his retail job last month, he started coming to the Courtland Wilson Branch Library in the Hill to use the computers and Internet to job search.

But you have to take a break every once in a while from sending out your resume. That’s how Brockenberry discovered the branch’s up-to-date and extensive collection of DVDs.

Now, he takes out two a day — “religion, Bible, comedy, everything.”

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