Amal El-Mohtar’s “Seasons of Glass and Iron” tells the tale of Tabitha, who must walk through seven pairs of iron shoes, and Amira, who sits on a throne atop a glass hill, which she cannot move from. Each woman lives in her own personal prison, but life gets a little brighter when they happen to … More Short Story Pick: “Seasons of Glass and Iron”, by Amal El–Mohtar
The Mirror of Erised presents one of the most notable and symbolic moments in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Harry stumbles upon the mirror one night, stowed in an unused classroom. When he looks in the mirror, he finds the image of is parents standing with him. Returning night after night to view the … More The Mirror of Erised: What is Your Heart’s Desire?
Reading Beryl Markham’s memoir West with the Night, I was swept up in a fantasy of a dream life in early 20th century Kenya. The book paints images of a childhood running through the farms and plains of Africa, hunting with indigenous people of the region, an independent young adulthood as a horse trainer and … More Beryl Markham’s West with the Night: A Tale of Africa and Aviation
NASA’s Juno mission has been sending raw images of Jupiter in a series of flybys since July 2016. The mission has relied on the public to process and edit and even get creative with these raw images from the JunoCam. So far, that delivery has resulted in something quite unique and beautiful since their first … More Van Gogh Painting or Newly Processed Images of Jupiter?
Kingdom Hearts III Kingdom Hearts II was released over a decade ago and fans have been waiting for the third installment of the main Kingdom Hearts story for some time. With the release of the trailer last year featuring Toy Story, we should reasonably expect the game sometime this year (though no official date has … More Most Anticipated RPGs of 2018
I had a to steal the title of a Gilmore Girls episode for this review’s title, which is appropriate because Amy Sherman-Palladino created both series. In The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Sherman-Palladino brings the fast, witty dialogue that she’s known for and engaging female characters. The eight episode first season of the show is available for … More “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Season One Review: S’Wonderful, S’Marvelous
Mmmm… books. Even more mmm? Carefully posed and photographed book still lifes on the internet. If you’re like me and you drool over bound paper, then you are probably already familiar with bookstagram- essentially pictures of books on Instagram. I just love the concept of putting books up on a pedestal and creating a little … More The Best of Bookstagram
“American Gods” was on my to-read list for many years and for some reason remained on that list until recently. Hearing that the book would be adapted for television (and living with the constant fear that I will regret watching something before reading the book), motivation kicked-in… and went away… and kicked-in again around the … More “American Gods” Season One Review
Is there a better way to spend your weekend than with a themed movie marathon? I think not. In honor of the solar eclipse that will be taking place this Monday, here are a few films to really get you into that eclipse spirit. *No special glasses needed. Sunshine Since the sun and moon are … More Five Movies to Watch Before the Solar Eclipse
*Spoilers ahead* Last week I went to see the new Wonder Woman film starring Gal Gadot. The film did a great job of explaining the origins of Diana Prince, making her an engaging protagonist, and weaving a narrative with heart. Needless to say, I enjoyed the film. I’m not here to give a movie review, … More On Wonder Woman and Confidence
I spent Memorial Day weekend at MomoCon, a geek convention for gaming, anime, animation, and comics in Atlanta. MomoCon has grown considerably in just over ten years, with over 30,000 attendees this year. In terms of panels, guests, and vendors, this con in comparable to Atlanta’s Dragon Con, which takes place each year over Labor Day weekend. … More Atlanta’s MomoCon 2017
With this weekend’s release of Guardian’s of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the summer movie season is officially underway (ignore the fact that the solstice isn’t until June). This summer brings a number of highly anticipated films, including a female-lead superhero movie along with some sequels, remakes, and originals. Here are trailers for the films I’m most … More Summer Movie Trailers 2017