There’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the way entertainment is created and produced. Rarely, however, do we talk about the pandemic’s impact on what kind of content is being created. Most readers turn to books filled with more individual-level struggles like love triangles or relationship woes…
Entertainment has not escaped the pandemic’s grasp, leaving every kind of creative field in some kind of disarray. Could the work of some artists, such as writers, have only sustained minimal damage in all the chaos?
While there’s no doubt that some types of poetry have been heavily influenced by older, structure-heavy forms like sonnets and soliloquies, the work of many modern poets has transformed the industry into one that is much more accessible for audiences who are younger, or simply less acquainted with the poetry genre.
While victories small and large are being won as a direct result of the Black Lives Matter protests, it is imperative that members of the non-Black community make their support a life-long commitment even after the protests become less frequent. Educating oneself is one of the most important parts of long-term activism, so here is a list of books related to the BLM movement to get you started:
This gripping and exciting story narrates the life of Shahrzad, a young sixteen-year-old girl who falls victim to Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan who marries women every night and kills them the next morning.
Every avid reader has at least one book or book series they find themselves reading over and over again. Sometimes these books remind us of our childhood or mark the discovery of a new genre; sometimes they simply give us comfort in a way we can’t quite explain. This week, I’ll be talking a little bit about my “go-to” books, and what makes them so significant to me.
The book switches back and forth between point of views in order to tell the story of what is happening to Mark Watney, the stranded astronaut, and NASA officials on Earth trying to save him, but the language is always accessible and adds to the urgency.
Three Women tells the very separate, yet strikingly similar stories of three women: Lina, Maggie, and Sloane. Despite being different ages, living in different states, and being from starkly different socio-economic backgrounds, each woman’s narrative is tied together by one common disruption.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is an amazing story that constantly activates emotion and engages the mind. Chbosky’s writing is artfully simple as he tells Charlie’s story through letters, but he holds back no detail.
Published in 2006, Sharp Objects has all the character complexity and mystery of her later work, but ventures even further into exploring the gruesome acts some people are capable of.