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Before the Fall

Before the Fall

by Noah Hawley

'A searingly told, multi-layered portrait of celebrity in the modern world with a tantalising mystery at its heart ...Hawley's sublime prose glows on every page in this literary thriller of the ... Read More

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

by Phil Knight

In 1962, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost athletic shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes ... Read More

The elements of style

The elements of style (1920)

by William Strunk, Jr.

You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. The revisions to the ... Read More

Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

directed by Stanley Kubrick
featuring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, James Earl Jones

In 1964, with the Cuban Missile Crisis fresh in viewers' minds, the Cold War at its frostiest, and the hydrogen bomb relatively new and frightening, Stanley Kubrick dared to make a film about what ... Read More

Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2 (2013)

directed by Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
featuring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Ken Jeong, Steve Coogan

Once upon a time, Gru (voice of Steve Carrell) dreamt of stealing the moon - these days he's a single adoptive father of three precocious girls. Having given up his spectacular life of crime, Gru now ... Read More

'Summer Music Festivals!'

The summer music festival season is in full swing! There is nothing quite like dancing in the great outdoors with friends, listening to your favorite bands or discovering some new act or music genre? music festivals have become a staple of summer. It may be your favorite oldie band at[…] Read More

'Understanding through Literature'

Why do we as humans fear what we don’t know? Why do we try to tear down what our own experiences have not allowed us to understand? Why don’t we respond to fear and misunderstanding with a search for knowledge? Could it be that equipped with knowledge instead of arms[…] Read More

'In Memoriam: American War Fiction'

Memorial Day began as Decoration Day, a remembrance of fallen soldiers in the US Civil War. It celebrated the memory of the thousands of Union and Confederate warriors who’d fought and lost all, regardless of their reasons or the ultimate outcome. By the late 1800’s the day became generalized as[…] Read More