The Brits Are Killing It! (Broadchurch, The Fall, Happy Valley)

One thing that Stateside we are learning slowly is that when it comes to television, quality really does many times trump quantity. Cable has been applying this concept for a while, focusing on shorter seasons in which (usually) the storyline takes precedence and the focus is heightened in order to provide the best story arc… Read More The Brits Are Killing It! (Broadchurch, The Fall, Happy Valley)

“The Witch and Other Tales Re-Told” by Jean Thompson

Adding to the long tradition of retelling well-known fairytales with a twist, Jean Thompson undertakes the task of modernizing the stories we all know so well (including Sleeping Beauty, Bluebeard, and Cinderella). Following in the footsteps of so many proves to be a difficult challenge for Thompson, especially when her work takes such clear inspiration… Read More “The Witch and Other Tales Re-Told” by Jean Thompson

“We Should All Be Feminists” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A groundbreaking work of feminism this is not, nor is its intent to be one. If you are looking for an academic treatise that delves into the strata of privilege and oppression which plague our society then you are looking in the wrong place. There is no name-checking here, nor are there references or footnotes.… Read More “We Should All Be Feminists” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie