“Bad Haircut: Stories of the Seventies” by Tom Perrotta (1994)

I haven’t read everything by Tom Perrotta yet, but I’ve read enough to consider him one of my favorite American authors. It all started when I read Election after really enjoying the Alexander Payne movie adaptation (one of the only times I watched the movie before reading the book). I was taken with Perrotta’s fun… Read More “Bad Haircut: Stories of the Seventies” by Tom Perrotta (1994)

Literary Stocking Stuffers 2: “Women & Power: A Manifesto” and “The Origin of Others” (both 2017)

It seems like at the end of the year it is common for publishing houses to release small books no longer than a hundred pages, seemingly perfect to serve as stocking stuffers. I wrote a post a couple of years ago on two works, one by Oliver Sacks and the other by Gillian Flynn, that… Read More Literary Stocking Stuffers 2: “Women & Power: A Manifesto” and “The Origin of Others” (both 2017)

“The Handmaid’s Tale”: Book (1985) vs. Movie (1990) vs. TV Series – Season 1

Between Margaret Atwood’s seminal dystopic novel returning to the top of the charts on Amazon, and the television series based on the work earning rave reviews as well as the first ever streaming site to win the best drama award, I decided it was high time to finally crack the pages of the book. I… Read More “The Handmaid’s Tale”: Book (1985) vs. Movie (1990) vs. TV Series – Season 1

Two Poetry Collections: “The Sun and Her Flowers” (2017) & “Undying – A Love Story” (2016)

Poetry is difficult to discuss. Poetry about loss or pain even more so. If it resonates, that is great, but when it doesn’t it leaves the reader in the difficult position of having disliked something personal and tied to such raw feelings and emotions. I guess most, if not all, art is personal in some… Read More Two Poetry Collections: “The Sun and Her Flowers” (2017) & “Undying – A Love Story” (2016)

Kedi (2016)

Director: Ceyda Torun Cinematographers: Alp Korfali & Charlie Wuppermann Composer: Kira Fontana What exactly is it about cats that makes everyone lose their collective minds over them? I sometimes joke that perhaps the ancient Egyptians did not worship cats, they simply just really liked them and we have misinterpreted their significance. In that same vein,… Read More Kedi (2016)