Archives for January 2013

Bruce Chatwin and Dr Ho

By Jonathan Chatwin

The road ran unrelenting in front of me, straighter than it had any right to be in such mountainous country.

Coffee, Cigarettes, and Revolution: Cuba on the Verge of Change

By Wes Newbury The coffee is strong and sweet, served in a white plastic cup no bigger than a shot glass. […]

Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

By Katy Kelleher A novel set in Nazi Germany and narrated by the grim reaper doesn’t sound particularly whimsical, but […]

Barefoot in Hiroshima

By Thomas Kenning Hiroshima is one of those words so laden with meaning, so heavy with history, that its mere […]

Now Entering River Heights

By Amanda Festa Half an hour later she turned into the beautiful country road which wound in and out along […]

Gemma Hardy vs. Jane Eyre

By Kelsey A. Liebenson-Morse Margot Livesey’s novel, The Flight of Gemma Hardy, is a bold and brave new adaption of […]

Betty Smith Knew Brooklyn

By Amy Hamblen Growing up in the Midwest, my childhood was a whirl of swimming in strip pits, hunting for […]

Beauty in Madness: Lessons from the Silver Linings Playbook

By Amanda Festa The Mad Hatter:  Have I gone mad? Alice:  I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers.  But I’ll tell […]

The 2013 Literary Fauxscars: And the Nominees are…

After much debate, multiple trips to the movie theater, and frequent log-ins to our Netflix accounts, we have researched our […]

Movie Review: On the Road

By Wes Newbury A brief reflection on literature, and an even briefer one on the movie, On the Road. Jack Kerouac’s On […]