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An Underrated Mess – Eragon (film)

I like dragons. Rather a lot, actually. There was a stretch when I was about seven or eight where I refused to read anything that didn't have an animal on the cover, and if that animal was a dragon, I might actually finish the book. I think a lot of kids have this experience, or… Continue reading An Underrated Mess – Eragon (film)

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Magic Isn’t Everything – Akata Witch

I’m always on the lookout for creative fantasy stories, given that so many of them feel like loose replicas of The Lord of the Rings. I feel I do a bad job of finding them much of the time. Thankfully, this YA novel by Nnedi Okorafor provides a perspective I didn’t even know I wanted,… Continue reading Magic Isn’t Everything – Akata Witch

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You Cannot Escape the Gay – Shakespeare in Love

Look, it counts, okay? We end Shakespeare Week (which started on a Tuesday...) with this modern classic about the legend himself. Academy Award-winning Shakespeare in Love is a flawless masterpiece that holds up in every way despite being over twenty years old now and is a testament to how very seriously we should take The… Continue reading You Cannot Escape the Gay – Shakespeare in Love

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Scratch the Surface – The Good Place, Season One

What can I say about The Good Place that a thousand others haven't already? Well, I certainly wouldn't have expected it to gain the traction that it has, but I'm charmed nonetheless. The Good Place has almost become a water cooler show like Game of Thrones or The Office just in terms of its sheer… Continue reading Scratch the Surface – The Good Place, Season One

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If Only Shakespeare Knew About the Parking Lot – Richard III

If someone new to Shakespeare were to ask me what play they should start with, I would say A Midsummer Night’s Dream or As You Like It if you’re in the mood for a comedy, Macbeth if you want action, and Hamlet if you want his best work. I’m basic like that. None of these,… Continue reading If Only Shakespeare Knew About the Parking Lot – Richard III

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Singin’ in the Rain – King Lear

Continuing with Shakespeare Week because that's what the random generator demanded, we have King Lear, another of Shakespeare's four High Tragedies. On a side note, the man wrote Macbeth, Othello, and Lear all in the same three-year span of time, along with several other plays, so if you ever want a benchmark for your own… Continue reading Singin’ in the Rain – King Lear

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The Tragedy of Life – Macbeth

Remember Pope Night? Probably not, considering it hasn't really been a thing in the U.S. since the 1770s, but this extinct anti-Catholicism holiday is worth looking up because everything about it is just odd, from how it stemmed directly from Guy Fawkes Day and likely led in part to Halloween, to how it involved children… Continue reading The Tragedy of Life – Macbeth