Dissertation Days (17): Headaches

Much as it pains me to admit it, this has not been a very productive day on any front. I managed to eke out some progress on Chapter 3, though I did nothing at all on Chapter 4. I had a bit of a pet emergency (Beast, my kitty, had an asthma flare, so a … Continue reading Dissertation Days (17): Headaches


Queer Classics: “Moonlight” (2016)

After waiting impatiently for several weeks for Moonlight to make its way to Syracuse, it finally arrived, and I have to say:  this is one hell of a film. Though it was not what I expected, that does not mean that I didn't enjoy it. Indeed, it's probably the best film that I've seen this year (as cliché as … Continue reading Queer Classics: “Moonlight” (2016)

Book Review: “The Sorcerer’s Daughter” (Terry Brooks)

Though I finished Terry Brooks's most recent book some time ago, I've just now got around to writing my review of it. This book, The Sorcerer's Daughter, focuses on two parallel plots:  one traces the adventure of Leofur, the daughter of the malevolent sorcerer Arcannen, as she attempts to rescue her friend Chrysallin. The other, unsurprisingly, follows … Continue reading Book Review: “The Sorcerer’s Daughter” (Terry Brooks)

“American Horror Story: Freak Show” Review: “Pink Cupcakes”

The Agony and the Ecstasy After finally getting the chance to watch last week's episode of American Horror Story, I have to admit that I was a little worried.  The infamous clown was dead, the townspeople seemed to have finally accepted the freaks, and all seemed right with the world.  And then tonight's episode happened, and all of … Continue reading “American Horror Story: Freak Show” Review: “Pink Cupcakes”