Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Overview: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ***This review contains light spoilers, proceed at your own risk*** In 2007, Potterheads thought “All was well.” were the last words in the story of their beloved boy wizard. The announcement of the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was the 8th Potter story cause widespread rejoicing. The story…

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Book Review: Trigger Warning

Overview: Trigger Warning Neil Gaiman is a master of modern fairy tales, folk tales, and mythology. All of his signature storytelling conventions are on display in Trigger Warning. Short stories, poems, and love letters showcase the usual Gaiman stand-bys: magical realism, sci-fi, and fantasy. This collection has more than a few points of interest for people…

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Book Review: Blackout

Overview: Blackout Sarah Hepola, writer and editor, established herself as the party-girl friend in college. Stories of Hepola’s crazy antics filled every post-party recap. Hepola rarely had any memory of what she had done. She binge-drank and experienced frequent en bloc blackouts, where the drinker loses hours of memories. In college, Hepola’s drinking problem made her the…

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Book Review: Shrill

Overview: Shrill When a friend of mine sent me a photo of Shrill and told me it was amazing, something about the cover gave me a sense of deja-vu. Then it clicked: Lindy West, the author, regularly blogs on Jezebel about feminism, reproductive rights, body positivity, and media’s compliance in the Internet troll culture. These issues are at…

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Book Review: Dead Wake

Overview I’ve mentioned my fanatical love for all things Titanic in previous posts. As a pre-teen in 1997, I was ripe to pledge my undying fealty to Leomania. In addition to my attraction to Leonardo DiCaprio’s non-threatening good looks, the stories of the Titanic‘s passengers and the ship itself engaged my interest. This interest extended to…

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Book Review: The Feminist Utopia Project

The Feminist Utopia Project Overview The Feminist Utopia Project, edited by Alexandra Brodsky and Rachel Kauder Nalebuff, begins with a short but powerful declaration: “We want more.” In the fifty-seven pieces that follow, feminists present their views on the components of a feminist utopia. These views are expressed through art, poetry, photos, interviews, short fictional…

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Book Review: Turning the Tables

Turning the Tables Overview Teresa Giudice has gone from being famous for her table-flip in Season One of The Real Housewives of New Jersey to notorious as a convicted felon. After spending six seasons throwing money around to build and furnish her lavish home and buying her four daughters everything they could ever want, Teresa was sentenced to fifteen months…

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