Who Was The Real Don Draper? Literary Traveler Investigates

By Alex Nicoll Don Draper is one of the most distinctive characters in the history of American television. From his slicked hair […]

Why I Love Biographies, Even If They’re Not Great: ‘Fire and Rain: The James Taylor Story’

By Antoinette Weil.  Fire and Rain is one of the most memorable and well known James Taylor songs, and is […]

Love in Graphics: Reviewing Brian K. Vaughan’s Epic ‘Saga’

By Alina Sutherland Saga Vol. 1 opens with a singular image of a woman’s face. Her teeth clenching together, sweat […]

The 2015 Literary Fauxscars: The Results are In!

Every year, the staff of Literary Traveler has a lot of fun watching and discussing the year’s best (and not-so-great) […]

Current Events and the Big Screen: ‘Rosewater’ and the Arab Spring

By Haley Houseman. Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show encourages us to take our current events with both seriousness and levity, but […]

‘American Sniper’ and the Problem of Adapting Memoir

By Antoinette Weil As American Sniper settles into the throne of top-grossing war movie of all time, the controversy surrounding the […]

The Hundred-Foot Journey: Comforts of Food and Home

By Haley Houseman The Hundred-Foot Journey is as much about the homes we carry with us, as it is about […]

The Theory of Everything: An Imperfect Romance of Love and Science

By Alex Nicoll The Theory of Everything begins with a scene of Stephen Hawking riding a bicycle. This image is […]

Following ‘Inherent Vice’ Down the Rabbit Hole

By Amanda Festa “What goes around may come around, but it never ends up exactly the same place, you ever […]

The Giver: Adapting the Original YA Dystopia

By Antoinette Weil “The important thing is that a film doesn’t obliterate a book. The movie is here now. But […]