Weekend Reads: Rock Candy Mountain #1

Rock Candy Mountain #1, Kyle Starks & Chris Schweizer I think it’s safe to say that most of my friends are familiar in some capacity with the song “Big Rock Candy Mountain”, from which Kyle Starks gets the title and clearly inspiration for  his wonderful, strange

Weekend Reads: York

York: The Shadow Cipher, Laura Ruby When I picked up Laura Ruby’s YA novel Bone Gap in 2015, I did so for the promise of bees and magical realism. What I was left with was a sense of wonder that comes along when you find a book that

Theatre Bites: Fences

August Wilson was one of the twentieth century’s greatest dramatists, and one of the foremost writers of the African-American experience that the world has seen. Almost every regional theatre in the country has done at least one production of an August Wilson play, and for

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Island Reading: Not Your Average Beachside Relaxation

I’m assuming you’re familiar with the concept of being ‘trapped in an island.’ Whenever people think of this occurrence, they’ll populate their hypothetical islands with classic palm trees, coconuts, and some savage wilderness to legitimize their odyssey. These perilous islands are usually invoked when we

Weekend Reads: Spill Zone

The Spill Zone, Scott Westerfeld In Scott Westerfeld’s new graphic novel, three years ago an event of unknown origin destroyed the working-class city of Poughkeepsie. What’s left behind is the titular Spill Zone. While no one knows what triggered the event, there’s one thing for

Theatre Bites: Angels in America

The following things have been said about the theatre: “The pit of a theatre is the one place where the tears of virtuous and wicked men alike are mingled.” – Denis Diderot “The theatre is supremely fitted to say: ‘Behold! These things are.’ Yet most

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Anime Tuesdays: Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist)

This week, we’re covering Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist) which, for some reason, I kept thinking was the same thing as The Devil Is a Part-Timer. Seriously. I can’t explain how many times I looked at Ao no Exorcist, just sitting in my Netflix library, and told myself,

An Unauthorized Guide to Ernest Hemingway

I don’t think people can escape Ernest Hemingway. Sun Also Rises was either drilled into your brain in high school or you have seen it lying around, forgotten on some shelf. There is, of course, the possibility that like me, you’ve spent years studying Papa Hemingway…for

Weekend Reads: Rockstars

Rockstars, Joe Harris & Megan Hutchinson Ever find yourself wondering that the lovechild of Almost Famous and The Exorcist would look like? If I were to hazard a guess, I’d say the answer is Joe Harris and Megan Hutchison’s ongoing series, Rockstars. I think it’s

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