Praise for “Hunger Games” Prequel

Many fans were dismayed when it was revealed that the novel would follow Coriolanus, who is considered to be the main villain of the Hunger Games trilogy. I disagree, however. I believe that all monsters were once men, and “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” reveals Coriolanus’s tumultuous relationship between his humanity and his brutality as he struggled to survive in the brutal social sphere of the Capitol.

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A Love Letter to Barbie

Growing up, I watched Barbie movies religiously. We’re going on a road trip? Great, let me slap my scratched DVD of Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper in my portable DVD player. Since the lock-down started, my sister and I have been rewatching all of the old Barbie movies, and although I am now an adult, I still remember the magic and joy these movies provided for me all the way back in 2005.

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