When I was younger, I would play Spyro the Dragon, a cartoony platformer game (think Super Mario Bros, but you can move in all directions), with my father. Whenever you started a new game, a cutscene would play, explaining the plight of the dragons and how the villain of the game, Gnasty Gnorc, froze all […]Read More Are Video Games a Form of Literature?
Forming a judgement about a book is always going to be a least slightly subjective, but book reviewers have certain standard elements they analyze, that they can compare to other books. But what about books of poetry? How can reviewers form judgements on, and truly analyze a form of literature that’s so incredibly subjective? What […]Read More How to Review a Poetry Book
Is there a new movement in Black art similar to that of post-WWI Harlem?Read More The New Harlem Renaissance: Black Culture Permeates the Mainstream of the Art Community
With the impending cuts to programs like the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Endowments for the Arts, the future of many small press and independent publishers has been brought into question. However, even with the political turmoil, some independent publishers have risen above the rest and seem to be thriving remarkably over the past […]Read More The 10 Fastest Growing Independent Publishers
Digging through the libraries of our pasts may reveal more to us about our current tastes. In particular, the children’s fiction of Roald Dahl may have built in a kind of predisposition for fantasy and magical realism that is still felt to this day.Read More Roald Dahl: Magical Realism For Kids
Over the last few years, there have been many valiant attempts to encourage younger generations to pick up classic books. Recently I took part in a project called Recovering the Classics. Recovering the Classics was started by the New York Public Library to get students to create new covers for books in the public domain. […]Read More You Won’t Believe How This Bookstore Tricks Millenials Into Reading The Classics
History looks to repeat itself yet again, or at least it could if the WGA and the AMPTP can’t strike a deal. For those of you that don’t know, the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Programs are currently in negotiations for a new contract for film and TV […]Read More WGA Strike 2017. What does it mean?
They know what it’s like to lack privacy… Any small-town girl can generally empathize with Nadia Turner’s predicament in Brit Bennett’s debut novel, The Mothers. After her mother commits suicide, Nadia adjusts to the frequent whispers as she walks by. She is pitied by everyone, especially the oldest generation of church-going women – the mothers. Bennett […]Read More Why Every Small-Town Girl Should Read The Mothers By Brit Bennett
You’ve probably heard the buzz about Amazon Prime’s popular TV series The Man in the High Castle. The series is set in a 1960s dystopia with the Axis as WWII victors. The U.S. is divided into three zones: The Greater Nazi Reich controls the East, the Japanese control the Pacific states, and a neutral zone […]Read More Why The Man in the High Castle Matters Now More Than Ever
The 2017 AWP (Association of Writer’s and Writing Programs) conference held in Washington D.C. this February made a big splash following the hectic presidential election, the call for representation in literature higher and more vital than ever. A protest of president Trump’s travel ban targeting Muslims took place right in the middle of the lobby, […]Read More New Power in Narrative: Diversity at AWP