Tag: literature

The #FirstFolio: The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare

The #FirstFolio: The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare

The First Folio: The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2016 The First Folio of Shakespeare, published in 1623, is one of the most famous books in the world—and for good reason. Published seven years after Shakespeare’s death, the First Folio was the first collected edition of William Shakespeare’s plays. […]

E.L. James and The Twitter Lynch Mob That Descended Upon Her

E.L. James and The Twitter Lynch Mob That Descended Upon Her

Not so long ago, a literary phenomenon took place. Perhaps it was one that many writers and would be writers couldn’t understand but it was a phenomenon nevertheless. A woman wrote some “Fan Fiction”, presumably for her own amusement, and published it on her blog. It was so popular that someone — or perhaps many […]

“All Of Us With Our Pointless Worries and Inconsequential Dramas: Short Stories” by Garry Crystal plus An Interview With The Author

“All Of Us With Our Pointless Worries and Inconsequential Dramas: Short Stories” by Garry Crystal plus An Interview With The Author

Coming off the heels of his brilliant novel Leaving London, author Garry Crystal presents this new work, a collection of short fiction and plays. Some of these works have been available for some time, via short story eBooks or in various literature websites around the internet but here you can get a taste of Garry’s […]

By October 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
“Hurricane: A Collection of Poems” by Dean Walker plus An Interview With The Author

“Hurricane: A Collection of Poems” by Dean Walker plus An Interview With The Author

It’s been a long while since I’ve read any poetry so it was with great interest (and pleasure) that I happened to read poet/activist Dean Walker’s debut poetry collection Hurricane: A Collection of Poems. According to the author, these poems were written over the course of dealing with his divorce so many of the poems […]

Fascinating Transformation: Visual Artist Billy Martin

Fascinating Transformation: Visual Artist Billy Martin

It’s been more than two decades that artist Billy Martin released his first novel Lost Souls starring Steve and Ghost, the indomitable partners in adventure. I understand why the book achieved cult status. Martin is known for looking at these ‘little things’ that make life important: the character reading old love letters, the music playing on […]

By February 13, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
I Went to see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and…

I Went to see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and…

    This isn’t a film review. It’s more of an observation of what happened when I watched The Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug. I have to warn you there are excerpts from comments I heard at the backseat. It’s not a crazy event as Catching Fire which left me no seat to my discomfort. This time, […]

By December 21, 2013 8 Comments Read More →
Woman Taken by the Wind: The Story of the Coven

Woman Taken by the Wind: The Story of the Coven

If you are keen on watching the FX channel than I am sure you have been seeing the third season of American Horror Story: The Coven. The plot revolves round the story of the witches. It touches on the Salem witch trials for the past 300 years and its legacy to the modern witches.. They are in […]

Tippi Hedren: The Birds-Marnie-Hitchcock-Activism

Tippi Hedren: The Birds-Marnie-Hitchcock-Activism

I watched Marnie again on Saturday, exceeding more than 100 times. It inspired me to pull out this post I starting writing just after I saw the made for TV film The Girl, about the relationship between Tippi Hedren and Alfred Hitchcock during the making of the films The Birds and Marnie. A superb depiction […]

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