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‘Troubled Blood’ — more than the critics make it out to be

October 6, 2020 Ian Krietzberg 3

It wasn’t until the second novel — “The Silkworm” — written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, that I realized that J.K. Rowling had grown up. I understood almost immediately after picking up that book (and stumbling upon a truly graphic scene) that her latest literary series about a modern London-based detective, was truly something special. “Troubled Blood,” the most recent installment in the “Cormoran Strike” series might very well be Rowling’s best work yet.  […]

This Week’s Playlist: Keep Looking Up

October 2, 2020 Ian Krietzberg 0

I was born and raised surrounded by music. 

From the time I was an infant, my parents would host informal music education sessions, popping CDs into the 8-track player built into our old minivan, gracing my ears with a variety of classic and alternative rock, from Queen to Rob Thomas and so much in between.  […]

Caterpillars may provide answer to pollution

March 8, 2020 Ian Krietzberg 0

Plastic waste, the crux of the ever-increasing threat of global pollution, is growing at rapid rates, according to National Geographic. Since the ‘50s, the world has produced more than 8 billion metric tons of plastic — and of that, only nine percent has been recycled. If trends continue, landfills could contain approximately 12 billion metric tons of plastic waste by 2050. But this is an issue that a little caterpillar might be able to solve. […]

New Jersey raises threat level of white supremacists

February 24, 2020 Ian Krietzberg 0

New Jersey released its annual Terrorism Threat Assessment report on Friday, Feb. 21, in which the state government raised the threat level from white supremacist extremists to “high,” which now puts the perceived threat from white supremacists as more extreme than that from either Al Quaeda or Isis, according to CNN. […]

Protests over pipeline disrupt Canada

February 18, 2020 Ian Krietzberg 0

Facing the construction of a natural gas pipeline in British Columbia, members of indigenous groups and their allies have begun blockading Canadian railways to prevent construction, resulting in the suspension of passenger and commercial rails across much of the country, according to CNN. […]

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