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Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

Since it was first published in 1954, William Golding's classic debut novel has remained a stark allegory of civilization, survival, and human nature. As dystopian stories like Hunger Games and... Read More

A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety

A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety

by Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter, thirty-ninth President, Nobel Peace Prize winner, international humanitarian, fisherman, reflects on his full and happy life with pride, humour, and a few second thoughts. At ninety,... Read More

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

by Atul Gawande

In "Being Mortal," bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed... Read More

Whiplash

Whiplash (2014)

directed by Damien Chazelle
featuring Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser, Austin Stowell, Nate Lang

A talented young jazz drummer experiences a trial by fire when he's recruited by a ferocious instructor, whose unyielding search for perfection could destroy both of them. Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller... Read More

American Sniper

American Sniper (2014)

directed by Clint Eastwood
featuring Bradley Cooper, Luke Grimes, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Ben Reed, Elise Robertson

Biopic of Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), the most-celebrated sniper in American military history. In the aftermath of 9/11, Kyle decides to serve his country by becoming a Navy SEAL. But with each tour... Read More