Wednesday, July 17 2013
Why would as popular an author as J.K. Rowling feel the need or desire to publish under a different name?
Wednesday, June 19 2013
I was a child who lived largely in books. I fell into this latest edition of Little Women with the same old joy, balancing Shealy’s ungainly volume in my lap, oblivious to the hockey playoffs blaring in the background.
Wednesday, May 8 2013
Popular culture creates its own nostalgic image of a time period that is both fact and fiction. When combined with the shaky foundations of our own memories, who can really tell what happened? How will pop culture translate the tragic events of today?
Wednesday, July 25 2012
I can't be a movie theatre zombie. I can't just sit there and accept average. I want a film to swell up some sort of feelings, make me question what I’ve seen, think about things on a larger scale or go for a far flung freaking mind trip.
Monday, August 22 2011
Lev Grossman crafts an exciting homage, but a profoundly unlikable protagonist stands in its way.
Wednesday, August 17 2011
In life and death, in any examination of the past, there is regret; for loss, for suffering, for pain and failure. Here, Harry Dresden comes to terms with why he is who and what he is.
Tuesday, July 26 2011
Each summer they descend upon London en masse. Who are these cinematic tourists, and why do they travel thousands of miles to see where real or fictitious people enacted the stories that captured fans’ imagination?
Bastion's narration establishes a suitably oppressive mood that is as richly textured as the game's visuals.
Monday, July 25 2011
Wednesday, July 20 2011
A few idiosyncratic passages from the cult classic series by Stephen King may have a lot to say about ludic point-of-view.