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Weekly Reads: Almond

November 28, 2022 0

“I have almonds inside me. So do you. So do those you love and those you hate. No one can feel them. You just know they are there. This story […]

Weekly Reads: The Union of Synchronized Swimmers

October 16, 2022 0

‘The swimming suits hung from the branches like crows—like fateful omens, people would say, but only afterwards.’ – Cristina Sandu, “The Union of Synchronized Swimmers” “The Union of Synchronized Swimmers” […]

Re:Zero: A Genre-Defining Fantasy Anime

July 17, 2022 0

Fantasy stories almost always reach the same inevitable conclusion of good triumphing over evil and bringing peace and prosperity to whatever world they reside in. It’s textbook escapism, which is […]

Weekly Reads Classics: Fahrenheit 451

June 5, 2022 0

“A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon.” — Ray Bradbury, “Fahrenheit 451” Most people read “Fahrenheit 451” in […]

Anime Review: Love Live! Superstar!!

May 22, 2022 0

“Idols” function as the Japanese equivalent to pop stars or boy bands, scouted to sing and dance on stage and create parasocial relationships with their fans. They’ve been growing as […]

Musical Review: Sweat

May 15, 2022 0

After its original debut was sidelined due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the highly coveted, award-winning production “Sweat” premiered at Seattle’s A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) on April 29. Tickets are available […]

Weekly Reads: Death in Disguise

May 8, 2022 0

“Maybe she had, Paniatowski agreed silently, though her gut was telling her that the killer — for reasons of his own that she couldn’t even begin to guess at yet […]

Weekly Reads: Pillow Thoughts

May 8, 2022 0

“I know who you are, I love who you are…” — Courtney Peppernell, “Pillow Thoughts” “Pillow Thoughts” is a collection of heartfelt poetry by Courtney Peppernell.​​ This collection is perfect […]

Weekly Reads: Alcatraz from Inside

April 24, 2022 0

“I believe that my life proves no man is beyond rehabilitation, regardless of how far he has fallen from respectability in the eyes of society.” — Jim Quillen, “Alcatraz from […]

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