When approaching the subject of graphic novels (or more colloquially known as “comic books”), one often infers that their sole purpose is the mindless entertainment of youths with little to no literary or artistic merit. There are many reasons that this stereotype of graphic novels exists, and one of them pertains to the idea that… More The Graphic Novel: Art and Literature Worthy of Merit by Theresa Kurzawa
The announcement of a movie adaptation of a favorite book is always an exciting one. It is the wonderful convergence of my love of reading and my firm standing as a movie geek. However, movie adaptations always come with risk: many times filmmakers get it right, but for every hit there is a miserable failure.… More When Movie Adaptations Fail
I’m the kind of person that doesn’t really have a favorite author or a favorite book because that status is always changing. That being said, my current flavor of the month is Ian Doescher, an only recently published author, known for his bestselling debut novel, “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope.” It’s pretty… More Writer Crush Wednesday – Ian Doescher
Movies and books have a lot in common: they bring stories to large audiences, they are meant to transport us somewhere new or highlight something old, they entertain us, and they can have profound effects on all manner of people. What’s one thing that movies always have that we almost never see with books, however?… More Soundtracks to Literature
Answers at the bottom. Good luck. We swaggering here For now I get around Life is but a dream to me I hit it right She’s too low for a high I flow too many ways These clothes are good enough to drink in I’ll teach you how to flow Fresh and fragrant Holla, holla!… More Lines From the Works of William Shakespeare, or Jay-Z Lyrics?
Seems like a bizarre sort of juxtaposition, right? Especially with all of the media attention surrounding video games lately. But, as a twenty-one year old English student who has been an avid fan of video games since I could first hold a gameboy, I find this form of entertainment to be just as valid as film or… More Literature and…video games!?