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 […]

Before 50 Shades of Grey: 7 Classic Works of Erotic Literature

by Katy Kelleher It’s no secret that some members of the Literary Traveler staff are fans of the EL James […]

Where Has True Passion Gone?

by Casey Hassenstein Where has true passion gone? Today, passion and sex are compatriots being thoughtlessly splashed about in the […]

Gone Girl: What’s Lost in Translation and Does it Matter?

By Wesley Sharer When I think of my wife I always think of her head. I picture cracking her lovely […]

The 2015 Literary Fauxscars: And the Nominees are…

By Amanda Festa Award show season is here again, and while the Academy Awards has its merits, one “Best Adapted […]