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The Wonderful Things You Will Be

The Wonderful Things You Will Be

by Emily Martin

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal a parent's musings about what a child will become, knowing that the child's kindness, cleverness, and boldness will shine through no matter what, as will ... Read More

Zero K

Zero K

by Don DeLillo

Jeffrey Lockhart's father, Ross, is a billionaire in his sixties, with a younger wife, Artis Martineau, whose health is failing. Ross is the primary investor in a remote and secret compound where ... Read More

The Sympathizer

The Sympathizer

by Viet Thanh Nguyen

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016 It is April 1975, and Saigon is in chaos. At his villa, a general of the South Vietnamese army is drinking whiskey and, with the help of his trusted ... Read More

Performance

Performance (1970)

directed by Donald Cammell, Nicolas Roeg
featuring James Fox, Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg, Michele Breton, Ann Sidney

Even in an era of cinematic experimentation, Performance stands out as a visually daring major-studio film that deals with questions of sanity and identity rarely touched on in mainstream filmmaking. ... Read More

Joy

Joy (2015)

directed by David O. Russell
featuring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper

Biopic of entrepreneur Joy Mangano (Jennifer Lawrence), a divorced mother of two who risks her life's savings to produce and market her invention, the Miracle Mop. Joy faces opposition from her ... 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

'Spark Your Wanderlust with these Travelogues!'

It?s the time of year when the days get a little longer, the weather a little nicer, and the urge to break out of your usual routine takes hold. Many people experience serious wanderlust. Whether you dream of visiting a foreign land, going on an adventure trek, or even exploring[…] Read More

'Earth Day, Every Day: It starts with you!'

Spring is a time of renewal and regeneration, not just for the human spirit but for nature as well. A time to begin anew? As you take a look around, ask yourself what you can do to make your environment and the planet a better and healthier place to live.[…] Read More