Jennifer studied Literature and Creative Writing at The University of Arizona where she received her MFA. Her fiction and poetry have appeared online and in print. She has also published articles on various pop-culture-related subjects, including the night she almost died to the music of 38 Special and her unhealthy teenage obsession with Duran Duran.
Tuesday, November 8 2005
DeLillo's 1985 masterpiece has its finger on the pulse of our most universal preoccupations.
Tuesday, October 30 2012
Is Ray Bradbury's classic a horror film? Well, not exactly. Is it a family film? Nah, it has too many genuine scares for the kiddies. Is it perfect for Halloween? Well, Mr. Dark is delightfully wicked...
Thursday, August 23 2012
After some bland remakes of this classic fairytale, it's nice to see the poison put back into Snow White's apple.
Sunday, June 24 2012
The film, Never Let Me Go, follows the book relatively well, although it eliminates some of the story, and isn't able to mirror the novel's careful and timed revelations about the mystery of Hailsham's students.
Wednesday, April 25 2012
Fear and brutality inherent in the human condition and the drive to survive are themes that have never gone out of fashion. The stakes get even higher when those involved are children, and that's obviously a big seller.
Monday, February 27 2012
Ernest Hemingway compared Paris to a moveable feast because no matter what time it is, Paris is always the magnificent city of lights. Woody Allen expands upon Hemingway's testimony in the magical Midnight in Paris.
Tuesday, January 27 2015
Funny and direct, as well as useful and nurturing, Sane New World is a must read for anyone who has been up at night worrying about the future or regretting the past.
Tuesday, November 25 2014
Filled with six charming tales about the American West in the 19th Century, Skidoo is an off-the-wall history lesson about the American Frontier most of us were never taught in school.
Sunday, November 16 2014
John Updike is able to highlight the details of domestic life in a way that turns the mundane into something sacred and significant.
Thursday, September 25 2014
The challenges of adulthood can alter the friendships we forge in childhood.
Tuesday, July 15 2014
Laura Kasischke's tenth novel is a dark fairytale about the sacrifices of motherhood and of secrets so deep, we learn to keep them even from ourselves.
Wednesday, January 14 2015
In honor of a new year, here is a list of songs that can help nudge even the idlest of souls off the couch in 2015.
Wednesday, November 26 2014
In honor of the band with the most U.F.O.s and robots, here are the ten best Flaming Lips songs based on all things science fiction.
Wednesday, October 29 2014
Before you go out to your favorite haunted house or visit your favorite witchy woman, be sure to have the proper monster music handy.
Wednesday, September 17 2014
While Kate Bush is a national treasure in the UK, US listeners don't know her so well. The following 12 songs capture her irrepressible spirit.
Wednesday, August 20 2014
If you were a child of the '70s, you no doubt grew up hearing these tunes slipping out your parents' eight-track player and car radio. The songs on the list are sappy, high-drama love ballads -- and for that they're being celebrated