Wooing, Wedding, Happy Ending: Shakespeare’s Comedies

Happy Birthday, Shakespeare! Today is all about remembering the timeless quality of the Bard's craft--from his tragedies and histories to his comedies and poems. Personally, I love reading Shakespeare's comedies. Not only are they playful and funny, but they are also timeless in their exploration of human emotions, social conflicts and gender fluidity. You can … Continue reading Wooing, Wedding, Happy Ending: Shakespeare’s Comedies

Margaret Atwood Answers “Burning Questions”

The twenty-first century has been a crazy ride so far. 9/11, the financial crash, the election of Donald Trump, and now a global pandemic--a lot has happened that we wouldn't have deemed possible two decades ago. And then there's of course also the background noise of climate change, terrorism and unchecked technology--threats that only seem … Continue reading Margaret Atwood Answers “Burning Questions”

Reviewing a Review: The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green

The Anthropocene (loosely translated as the “Age of Man”) is the proposed geologic age in which humans have profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. Especially in the past 50 years, a period known as the Great Acceleration, the world has undergone rapid changes -- for the better and the worse. While the Anthropocene is … Continue reading Reviewing a Review: The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green

“A repeating world–same old story:” The Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson

What if we found another planet--pristine and habitable, like our own, before we took it to the edge of destruction? Would we start all over again or repeat the same mistakes? In The Stone Gods, Jeanette Winterson takes us on an imaginary journey to find the answer. The Stone Gods is comprised of three different … Continue reading “A repeating world–same old story:” The Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson