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Five Episodes of The Librarians You Need to Check Out

The third season of The Librarians television series begins on TNT on Sunday, November 20th. “But wait,” you say, “I want to check out season three, but I haven’t got my Library card yet. What episodes should I watch to bring myself up to speed?”

The good news is that the basic premise of the series is easy to catch onto. There’s this mystical Library that’s been around for ages, storing ancient magical knowledge and relics, and a crack team of expert Librarians (and their appointed Guardian) who strive to protect the world from whatever supernatural menaces aren’t securely shelved in the Library yet. That’s all you really need to know, but if you want a crash course in Library studies, these five episodes can serve as your card catalog.

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Six Degrees of Richard Matheson

Ever since learning of Richard Matheson’s passing, I’ve been reflecting on his life and work, while taking in the many heartfelt tributes that started springing up all over the internet almost as fast as the sad news spread. It’s been moving to see just how much Richard’s work has affected people—and lodged in our collective memories.

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Happy Birthday, Richard Matheson!

Eighty-five years ago, on February 20, 1926, Richard Burton Matheson was born in Allendale, New Jersey. Traditionally, it’s the birthday boy who receives the presents, but as we celebrate this landmark occasion, let’s take a moment to recall some of the imaginative gifts Richard has bestowed upon us over the last several decades:

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Series: Richard Matheson—Storyteller