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25 Signs You Grew Up in the Nineties

In response to the popular “Child of the eighties” lists floating around the Internet, I present you with my personal “Teen of the nineties”…

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Monsters: From Our Hearts to the Screen

“Every kid knows who Freddy is. He’s like Santa Claus or King Kong.” This line from Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994) refers, of course,…

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Star Wars Episode III Pitches

Disclaimer: These mock pitches were written before Episode II was released, so they don’t follow its continuity, you big nerd. In the summer of…

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Posted in Book Review Verdict: 5.0

Diamond Grill (1996)

An American couple adopts a one-year-old baby from Canada. In the months that follow, they spend all their time trying to teach the baby to say

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A Room of One’s Own (1929)

Written in 1928, Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own deals with the relationship between women and literature: how women are perceived in the field, what it means

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Posted in Book Review Verdict: 4.5

The House of Mirth (1905)

Aristotle defines the literary genre of tragedy as “an imitation of serious subjects in a grand kind of verse”. According to the Greek philosopher

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Posted in Book Review Verdict: 5.0

As I Lay Dying (1930)

Words are merely symbols for the notions they designate. Depending on our respective experiences and imagination, they can be interpreted in a number of ways, rendering our individual perspectives

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The Great Gatsby (1925)

Inevitable and indomitable, death is the ultimate expression of human frailty. We cannot escape its judgment, and we cannot share its experience. Death leaves us

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Posted in Book Review Verdict: 4.5

The Children of the Night (1897)

Here’s what you need to know about Edwin Arlington Robinson’s The Children of the Night. The 1897 collection includes “Richard Cory”, the poet’s most

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Posted in Book Review Verdict: 3.5

The Stronger (1889)

When speaking of people and personalities, it’s difficult to assess who is stronger or better. We all express our emotions and our values so differently. In his short play The Stronger

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