Two Independent Film Reviews: Shadows, The Squid & The Whale

If you’ve never watched an Independent Film: You might not be used to a film that delves into a character’s actions and motivations. Independent films are often times multi-vocal in their technique, so we get to experience the emotions of multiple characters. The best thing about watching films like these is that they are thought-provoking […]

The Lovely Bones [Book Review]

Alice Sebold New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2002. 328 pgs [SPOILERS BELOW] Plot Summary: Susie Salmon was raped and murdered on December 6, 1973 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, after taking a shortcut through a cornfield home from school. The novel is a coming-of-age story. Even though Susie dies in the first chapter she continues to […]

Defending Harry Potter

Here is the original article by Dave Thier. It was written yesterday and has spawned some controversy for die hard fans. I will take this article on, section by section, line by line if need be. Dave needs to stop writing articles about things he clearly didn’t research and doesn’t care about. Dave Thier, I […]

What Should I Do Next? You Decide!

Music makes me remember the time we… yeah. It won’t let me forget what I was like when I was young. I hear a song from ten years ago and the words press on my chest between the rhythm of the song and the beating of my heart. I discover something new nearly everyday and […]

Maria Gillan: All that Lies between Us

I really enjoyed our interview with Maria Gillan because I feel I can trust a poet like her to the truth about the world (which is not necessarily the definitive truth but what memory recalls as truth, a combination of how things are remembered and how that changes over time.) Maria said “memories are clouded […]

The House of Blue Leaves

I wasn’t upset by the ending of the play, it was more fun watching the reactions of people who clearly were expecting something else. The murder was subtle at first, the music added to the creepiness, the lighting especially added to the mood. A few individuals snickered and someone who was really confused blurted “Is […]