We love our families, but do we have to talk to them?

November 25, 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutes The holiday seasons are at our doorstep where mom tries to gather all her children home for Christmas. The air is thick with anxiety to near max and conversations with your family start off subtle, but end up in a downward spiral of awkward. Trying to talk to the brother you haven’t spoken with for […]

Never Let Me Go author wins Nobel Prize

November 2, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes The 2017 Nobel Prize in literature was awarded to British novelist, screenwriter and short storyteller, Kazuo Ishiguro by The Swedish Academy, bringing much less controversy than last year’s Nobel Prize winner, Bob Dylan. His award brought much discord among many literary critics because he is more known for his singing and song writing than literary […]

Live on wild side and read a banned book

October 16, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes Many of us can agree that breaking the rules can be more exciting than keeping the rules, such as watching the speed dial go higher in a car or jaywalking. So, it is no surprise we, as rebellious U.S. citizens, celebrate banned books week. Breaking the rules and reading a banned book is exciting . […]

Cornbelly’s celebrates 22 years of business with laughter and fright

October 11, 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutes Celebrating its 22 years of business, Cornbelly’s picked a superhero themed Halloween celebration for this season. But, upon arrival, expect more than just a bunch of superheroes. At the ticket booth, the aroma of a fresh bakery fills the air, which is surprising considering Cornbelly’s is on a farm. According to Brett Herbst, owner and […]

Top 7 Halloween movies to watch this season

October 4, 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutes The night of the living dead will soon be upon us. In order to prepare for the madness of monsters, witches, clowns, serial killers and haunted houses galore, here are the top seven Halloween movies that will prepare you for the blood curdling screams echoing through the city on Oct. 31.: 1. Hocus Pocus (1993) […]

Zeitoun: Life of an Immigrant After Katrina

September 29, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dave Eggers, known for his self-reflective, verbose works, wrote Zeitoun, a character-driven potboiler account of a single family living in New Orleans. With the story of the Zietouns, Eggers reaches to the core of each reader’s pathos. He lets the reader know his true feelings about immigration with this great narrative of nonfiction. The protagonist […]

An allegory of 9/11: May we always remember

September 11, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes In New York City on August 1974, the sounds of the busy street slowly begin to wind down to a near silent rumble of noise. There is a man on the top of one of the World Trade Center towers looming over the city. Leaving people below to wonder if this is going to jump […]