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Game of Thrones Recap: Episode 8, “No One”

Game of Thrones Recap: Episode 8, “No One”

GoT seems to be teaching us, as an audience, that its myriad plots are about character development and not (always) about how they play out. Take Arya, who opens this week’s show running away from the Waif and bleeding copiously from her stab wounds. Arya leads the Waif right to her sword, Needle, and shows off her training when she […]

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Game of Thrones, Episode 7 Recap: The Broken Man

Game of Thrones, Episode 7 Recap: The Broken Man

In “The Broken Man,” the GoT writers once again rose the stakes without bothering to tie up even one of this season’s many storylines. The episode’s biggest surprise had to be the appearance of Sandor Clegane. We haven’t seen the Hound since Arya Stark left him for dead after what looked like a fatal duel with Brienne. We find Clegane seeking atonement, or […]

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Game of Thrones, Episode 6 Recap: Blood of My Blood

Game of Thrones, Episode 6 Recap: Blood of My Blood

Just when it seemed things were coming together, “Blood of My Blood” introduces new storylines and tugs at our heartstrings in new ways. The title of this week’s episode points to its powerful closing scene, which finds Daenerys atop a dragon telling her vast army of bloodriders that she is at last ready to march her armies onto “wooden horses” […]

Game of Thrones, Episode 5 Recap: The Door

Game of Thrones, Episode 5 Recap: The Door

Lots of jaw-dropping this week: the ladies take control, the Whitewalkers rear their ugly, ice-blue-eyed heads, and secrets from the past are revealed, mainly, “Hold the door!” Finally, in the sixth season of Game of Thrones, “The Door,” Hodor’s namesake and destiny are revealed: to hold the door closed and keep the Whitewalkers away from […]

Game of Thrones, Episode 1: Recap, Spoilers, and Fan Theories

Game of Thrones, Episode 1: Recap, Spoilers, and Fan Theories

Last Sunday, fans of the much-loved epic-fantasy series, Game of Thrones, cried out in joy as their long fast ended and season six premiered. As we did with The Magicians, every week we’ll be giving you episode recaps, sprinkled with book insights and fan theory. The season premier was dedicated to catching up with most […]

Three Books to Read if You Like The Revenant
By January 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Three Books to Read if You Like The Revenant

So you saw The Revenant, did you? It’s possible you showed up for latest cocktail-swirling stylings of Leo DiCap (that’s what I call him; he calls me “Krazi K”) only to be walloped by nearly three hours of bear attacks, gushing wounds, head scalpings, guts-extractings, extremity-severings, mud-writhings, snow-freezings, and, you know, whatnot. The Revenant treated you like dirt and you liked […]

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Readers Remember Alan Rickman

Readers Remember Alan Rickman

It wasn’t only movie buffs who lost a legend when actor Alan Rickman passed away on January 14, 2016. He will be forever linked with some of literature’s most compelling characters. Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll (Blue Caterpillar) The Barchester Chronicles, by Anthony Trollope (Obadiah Slope) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (et al), by J.K. […]

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Revenge on the Range: More Westerns for fans of The Revenant

Revenge on the Range: More Westerns for fans of The Revenant

Based on Michael Punke’s historical novel of the same name, Leonardo DiCaprio is stunning audiences in the new movie The Revenant. Subtitled A Novel of Revenge, the book is a fictionalized account of frontiersman Hugh Glass. While trapping for Captain Andrew Henry, Glass suffers a near-fatal bear attack. Captain Henry assigns two men to remain with Glass […]

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A Dark End to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2

The final installment of the Hunger Games films, based on the enormously popular trilogy by Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games, 2008; Catching Fire, 2009; Mockingjay, 2010), follows its source material faithfully and takes us right to the front lines of conflict at the Capitol. Bringing the sprawling dystopian story to a close, Mockingjay, Part 2 again immerses audiences in […]

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By November 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

There Is No Outside: A Wrenching, Redemptive Film Adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s Room

In many ways, the verdict is already in. This film-festival darling boasts a 95% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with much of that praise heaped upon its two leads (Brie Larson as Ma, and Jacob Tremblay as five-year-old Jack), both of whom have already garnered some Academy buzz—and that’s all before the wide release tomorrow, […]