Book #65: Dead to the World, by Charlaine Harris

Dead to the World was essentially my last fun reading rendezvous before starting grad school (though, to be fair, I didn’t finish it until yesterday, a week into my semester). I didn’t enjoy the… Continue reading

Book #64: The Laramie Project, by Moises Kaufman

Last Saturday, I was lucky enough to buy 9 different books and plays at our Half Price Books Outlet’s $1 sale. One of my purchases was The Laramie Project, a play I’ve been interested… Continue reading

Book #63: The Final Solution, by Michael Chabon

I was pretty excited to read The Final Solution because I did a bit of research on it for a project I did in the spring on Sherlock Holmes. I knew that Chabon had… Continue reading

Book #62: The Little Foxes, by Lillian Hellman

After reading Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour earlier this year, I bought The Little Foxes at used book store. Since then, I’ve seen The Little Foxes mentioned fairly often on lists of the best American plays, but… Continue reading

Book #61: The Gold Bug Variations, by Richard Powers

Let me preface this by saying that I’m a firm believer in the fact that there are far too many good things to read and watch for you to spend time reading or… Continue reading

J.K. Rowling sends ‘Dumbledore’-penned letter to shooting survivor

Originally posted on Shelf Life:
[ew_image url="http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/i/2014/06/20/jk-rowling_612x380.jpg" credit="Andrew Milligan/AP" align="left"] J.K. Rowling sent a personalized handwritten note written in the voice of Albus Dumbledore, from her Harry Potter series, to 15-year-old shooting survivor Cassidy…

The Last Moments of Summer: how I’m spending my time before resuming real life

Once August begins, the dread of the finality of summer starts to really set in. Though my classes don’t begin until August 25, I’m spending the weeks leading up to that date starting… Continue reading

Emmy Hopes and Predictions: Comedy

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Lena Dunham, Girls Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation Melissa McCarthy, Mike and Molly Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie Taylor Schilling, Orange in the New Black This category is a perpetually… Continue reading

Book #60: The Silkworm, by Robert Galbraith

I’ve been itching to read J.K. Rowling’s most recent novel (the second written under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith) all summer, so I decided to make it my final reading project before embarking on… Continue reading

Watch: First Trailer for Miles Teller’s ‘Whiplash’

Originally posted on Variety:
On the same day as the release of highly-anticipated “Fifty Shades of Grey” trailer, Sony Classics has unveiled the first official trailer for “Whiplash,” starring Miles Teller as a…