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    Four Books That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud In Public
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    Contrary to popular belief (likely fueled by the amount of times I’ve said, “I just thought the ending was too happy,”) I actually can appreciate a light-hearted experience. A while back I brought to the table four books that will make you re-evaluate the breadth of your emotional scale; this time, we’re snorting in public. […]

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    Classics Corner: War of the Worlds
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    Take a second right now and imagine with your brain all of the cool technology things we’re likely to have in the future. You’re probably thinking about flying cars or teleporters or some sort of sex-booth. If you think a bit harder your also likely to start thinking of laser guns and robots and even […]

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    Leave George Alone!
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    Or: Why everyone needs to calm down and let George R. R. Martin finish A Song of Ice and Fire at his own pace. With the release of George R. R. Martin’s The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones, many are revisiting the gnawing fear that Martin […]

    Four Books That Will Kick Your Emotional Teeth In
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    Books can really blow your doors off, huh? Here are four novels that will have you sitting up at night staring at your wall, wondering how fictional characters could make you feel so goddamned sad. The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers I read the majority of this on public transportation, which was a […]

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    The Circle Review
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    As we move into an age where respite from a self-induced barrage of audio-visuals and virtual interaction is rare, most culture theorists posit that the complacent, distracted society in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World may soon be our reality. In Dave Eggers’ The Circle, the question becomes: what might happen if the corporations responsible for our […]

    Required Reading: Guns, Germs and Steel
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    My senior year of high school, my English teacher told me something that’s has stayed with me ever since. “Nothing,” she said, “is boring as long as you don’t want it to be.” It was after we had all read a particularly dry chapter of Annie Dillard’s An American Childhood—Dillard’s childhood love for rocks and […]

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
    Classics Corner: Notre Dame De Paris
    Posted in: Books, Featured, Movies

    Adaption choices. A necessary evil when bringing something from page to screen. I tend to fall into the camp that a book is a book and a movie is a movie and both require very different approaches. Adaptations can sometimes elevate source material (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) or be head-scratchingly different (The Hobbit […]

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    Snowden, Surveillance, And The Power Of Persuasion
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    Edward Snowden is quoted claiming that his goal in releasing top secret NSA documents was to “spark a world debate about privacy, Internet freedom, and the dangers of state surveillance,” and it is with this mindset that I write this article. Everyone should be as informed about this information as possible, and No Place to […]

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    5 Sci-Fi Books That Should Be Adapted Into Movies
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    Fantasy has made a tremendous comeback. No longer associated solely with guys wearing cloaks around a table playing Dungeons and Dragons (not that I’d ever sincerely knock that as a good time), the genre has become fairly mainstream thanks to well-produced screen adaptations of books like A Song Of Ice And Fire and The Lord of […]