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The Pocket Guide: The Argentine Oscar Pick to See Right Now

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The Oscars are over. They’ve come and gone and so has the hype and buzz surrounding the major nominees. Birdman was fantastic, Boyhood may have been robbed, and The Grand Budapest Hotel made… Continue reading

The Pocket Guide: A Homemade Tea to Get You Through the End of Winter

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I don’t know about you, but I’m over this winter. We had the holiday cheer, cozy fires, and first dustings of snow. It was wonderful, as those things always are. And then real… Continue reading

The Pocket Guide Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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Let me get this off my plate right now: you should read this book. Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven is both genre-defying and full of contradictions – it is tragic yet humorous,… Continue reading

The Pocket Guide Reviews: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr’s recently published WWII novel, has been cropping up on what feels like every “Best Books of 2014” list around. From the New York Times to… Continue reading

The Pocket Guide: Party-Ready Peanut Butter Cookies

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It’s that time of year again. The days are short and the nights are filled with more holiday parties than you could possibly attend. It may be cold, but there’s no better way… Continue reading

The Pocket Guide’s Retro Review: Donna Tartt’s The Secret History

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While I am of the belief that there is no bad season for reading, the necessity of a good book is most profound in the winter months. When the cold bites at your… Continue reading

The Pocket Guide: 5 Wines for Every Thanksgiving Table

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Now that the fuzzy socks and chunky scarves are making their way out of the closet, it’s time to concede that the November chill has officially arrived. Unpleasant as the flashbacks to last… Continue reading