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08 March 2017

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Wide Window

By // TV

The third story in A Series of Unfortunate Events is “The Wide Window” and it’s…fine. It is good at points, but never achieves any greatness. The pacing problems from “The …

26 February 2017

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room

By // TV

A Series of Unfortunate Events continues to delight with “The Reptile Room”. While this adaptation of the second book of the series was fun, some pacing issues and gaps in …

18 January 2016

My Cinematic 2015: 101-110

By // Cinema

For the past three years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how …

02 September 2015

At the Shaw: Peter & the Starcatcher

By // Theatre

Do you remember that play you saw when you were a kid? The one that captured your imagination and convinced you that there was no magic quite like the magic …

25 April 2015

National Poetry Month: The Reaping

By // Books

Editor’s Note: For six years running, contributing author Zach Adler has spent the month of April putting out a poem a day. By turns earnest and wry, these poems are …

25 January 2015

My Cinematic 2014: 51-70

By // Cinema

For the past two years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how …

21 January 2015

My Cinematic 2014: 71-90

By // Cinema

For the past two years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how …

24 November 2014

Half of Mockingjay

By // Cinema

You already know the biggest problem with the newest installment of the Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1. It’s right there in that ridiculously long title. They took …

09 June 2014

The Fault In Our Stars

By // Cinema

Sometimes, a gal likes a good sob. It’s not all the time. I’m not really a Terms of Endearment kind of gal. The thing is, my tears (like my laughs …

25 March 2014

Divergent on Film

By // Cinema

The incredible success of the Twilight series made room for The Hunger Games. Now, the incredible success of The Hunger Games has made room for Divergent. Lionsgate’s next big bet …

22 March 2014

Must Read: The Last Werewolf Series

By // Books

Glen Duncan’s The Last Werewolf series is a powerful, engrossing, delicious delivery of violence, sex, musings on the why’s of life, questions about the nature of humanity (and monstrosity, as …

21 March 2014

Love The Basic 8

By // Books

Gosh. The Basic 8 is one of those books I wish I’d read in high school. I mean, half a decade later it’s still amazing, I just know though, that …

07 November 2013

The Raven Cycle: Books 1 & 2

By // Books

I don’t know that I can speak objectively about reading The Raven Boys, or its follow up The Dream Thieves. Since long commutes are a fact of life in southern …

06 November 2013

Adaptation Alert: Ender’s Game

By // Cinema

A good movie adaptation of a a good book teases something out of the text. It figures out what is important about the text, what has made it resonate with …

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