Summer Reading From NPR

June 27, 2007

National Public Radio presents their annual summer reading lists from cookbooks to kids to indie booksellers, they’re all here. Don’t miss Nancy Pearl’s “Great Opening Lines To Hook Young Readers.”


The AFI is celebrating its 40th birthday with, among other things, a list of the 100 greatest movies of all time. The top 10 might not be much of a surprise but what about the rest?

This is a terrific website for information on thousands of movies domestic and foreign. You can search by title, name of person in movie (actor, director, producer, editor, costumer, etc.) movie quote, company name, plot keywords and just about anything else to do with movies. You will find links to trailers, cast and crew lists, what’s on top at the box office, new and upcoming releases, trivia and official film sites.

If you skip over all the ads and retail on the site and get straight to the advice–especially the “tips and tonics” page, you’ll find plenty of useful information for your lawn and garden.

Want to bone up on your foreign language skills? Here’s a link to a site with more than 280 online newspapers published outside the U.S. listed alphabetically by country.

This is the official site for jobs with the US Federal Government. “It is your one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.” You may search for jobs by keyword, location, category, salary range or pay grade. Temporary, part-time and full-time jobs are listed here.

Are You Epicurious?

June 11, 2007

If you love food…and who doesn’t? Then you’ll enjoy Epicurious–the website for people who love to eat. The site is sponsored by Conde Nast, the publisher of Gourmet and Bon Appetit magazines and, no surprise, the site is slathered with recipes from those magazines but you’ll also find nuggets here and there from some of their other lifestyle products. You can sign up for free newsletters full of recipes, cooking advice and information on buying cooking gear. There are cookbook reviews, restaurant reviews, cocktail reviews and global cuisine features–read food-by-country reviews. Are you getting hungry yet?