By Ish Movies are a great way to tell stories, but they have their limitations. Too often, plot holes are explained away by convenient plot devices.
By Angel Early last year, I travelled to Japan. On top of the below zero temperatures and shifts of landscapes with all their shades of white, brown, and green when you take the cross-country trains, a subtle detail stood out […]
By Dawn M. When I first read the title, The Nest, what first occurred to me was the native genius of weaver birds. Naturally, these birds build more eloquent and solid nests without a trace of experience in making them.
By Mats C. “It was like this”, the nameless narrator declared at the outset—as it all took place. “Like” denotes a copy, an attempt to replicate the actual, even if inaccuracy of facts ensues.
By Fran Hanya Yanagihara’s debut novel was quietly published in 2014 under the noses of mainstream review blogs and book-sharing sites. A handful of these reviews were all praises for the book, calling the author ‘a brave, new writer’. But it […]
By Jacque R. Sonic Youth is a noisy band with a cool name. It’s the kind of band you see printed on shirts worn by people who are either too cool for school, too old for school, or both.