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 […]

“The wicked lie, that the past is always tense”: The Genius of Zadie Smith

By Kelsey A. Liebenson-Morse …the wicked lie, that the past is always tense and the future, perfect. – Zadie Smith, White Teeth […]

Methods of Adaptation: Is Bigger Always Better?

By Wesley Sharer When it comes to adapting much-loved stories for the big screen, whether the source is a popular […]

Ender’s Game — What to Expect from the Film Adaptation

By Wesley Sharer Ender’s Game, which we recommended as part of our Summer Reading Challenge, is a 1985 science fiction […]

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 […]

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 […]

Book Review: The Casual Vacancy

J.K. Rowling hit literary (and literal) gold when she wrote Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The series made her […]

Dennis Lehane’s Live by Night: Island of Misfits

By Wes Newbury “As far as the writer as an outlaw,” said Dennis Lehane in his Literary Traveler interview,  “we are […]

Murder She Wrote: Reviewing “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn

By Katy Kelleher Books, like all other products we consume, are subject to trends. What was popular mere months ago […]

Bring It To The Beach: Oryx and Crake

by Katy Kelleher Even though I don’t like to call books “beach reads,” I do understand the appeal of the […]