"Artemis Fowl"- Movie Review Anyone who grew up in the early 2000s knows the name Artemis Fowl. The fantasy book series, written by Irish author Eoin Colfer, was pretty popular among the elementary school crowd. And why wouldn't it be? It was practically the James Bond of children's fantasy stories, with elves, fairies, high-tech gadgets... Continue Reading →

"Da 5 Bloods"- Movie Review It makes sense that in the midst of our current wave of racial justice activism and social unrest, Spike Lee puts out his next timely motion picture. It also makes sense that if you're Spike Lee, and you're following on the heels of a movie like BlackKklansman, you'd make sure... Continue Reading →

"The Lovebirds"- Movie Review Everyone could use a good love story now and again. Even a scrooge like me appreciates a decent romp every once in a while, though in my opinion, a romantic romp that's actually decent is hard to find. I try to keep an eye out for ones with good word-of-mouth, or... Continue Reading →

"The Graveyard Book"- Book Review This past month I decided to revisit the work of an author who had a firm hand in shaping my life-long interest in storytelling. British writer Neil Gaiman is responsible for some of the best books I read growing up. His 2002 dark fantasy novella, Coraline, was a frequent re-rental... Continue Reading →

"Extraction"- Movie Review It's been over a month since I've been to the theater, and let me tell you, I've been having some serious withdrawals. I miss being able to go to a screening, chilled water bottle and contraband snack in hand, and relax and enjoy watching a movie with surround-sound. Thankfully our current age... Continue Reading →

Quarantine Diaries Vol II: I Dream of Popsicle Sticks Me and my boyfriend, Matt, attend a party on a university campus. It was an awesome party, buzzing with music, laughter and exuberant neon lights. Late into the night, after spending hours killing it on the dancefloor, Matt takes me to the side and hands me... Continue Reading →

Quarantine Diaries Vol. I:  Flying Cars, Talking Pigs and Unfortunate Events Heeellllllooo.....! Can anybody hear me? Can anybody see me? Does anybody out there have one ounce of sanity left in them? The past few weeks have been chaotic to say the least, and I don't know about you all, but I'm pretty exhausted. Some... Continue Reading →

"The Invisible Man" & "Onward"- Dual Review So yeah, a lot has changed in the two weeks since I started writing this dual review. The world has shut down due to the coronavirus, and a tiny fraction of these temporary closures include movie theaters. So although the movies I'm about to talk about are worth... Continue Reading →

"The Bluest Eye"- Book Review It's become a tradition of mine to celebrate Black History Month by devoting my attention to African-American literature. No matter the type- modern works, poetry, deconstructive essays, autobiographies, etc.- I often remind myself during the month of February that the written word of the black perspective is not to be... Continue Reading →

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