Category Archives: Literature/Pop Culture

Lost Girl’s Hybrid Heritage

Lost Girl’s Hybrid Heritage I recently discovered the Showcase Show Lost Girl and binged watched it on Netflix. The Canadian Urban Fantasy show ran from 2010-2015. It also ran on the SyFy Channel, but I never caught it. While I … Continue reading

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Shameless

Shameless I read that Shameless is the most watched series on Netflix in America. Sherlock Holmes is the most watched Netflix show in England.  This sparked my curiosity and so I binged watched Shameless this week—all 7 Seasons. The first … Continue reading

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Joan Didion: Conversations and Essays

Joan Didion: Essays and Conversations Edited by G. Friedman, 1984 Introduction: Play It As It Lays shows a preoccupation with existentialism. She examines the nothingness of the void as in Sartre and Camus—particularly The Myth of Sisyphus.  Kierkegaard She does … Continue reading

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From Beast to Blonde

From Beast To Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers Mariana Warner, 1994 This is an entrancing, multi-layered and as wittily subversive as fairy tales themselves, this beautifully illustrated work explores and illuminates the unfolding history of famous fairy tales … Continue reading

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GenMe

Generation Me Jean M Twenge, 2006 Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans are more confident, assertive, entitled and more miserable than before. Millennials, Net Generation, iGeneration, GenMe. Gen X are born in the 1960s and 1970s. GenMe was born in … Continue reading

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13 Reasons Why

April 28, 2017 Thirteen Reasons Why 13 Reasons Why is a Novel by Jay Asher. It came out in 2007.  Netflix released it as a 13 Episode Series on March 21, 2017. Since then, it has created much controversy.  While … Continue reading

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The Age of American Unreason

The Age of American Unreason By Susan Jacoby, 2009 Jacoby writes about anti-intellectualism in America. She was inspired by the book Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter, which was published in 1963. Jacoby points out that more than half … Continue reading

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