Art & Culture

Viktor Tsoi

Revisiting Soviet Counterculture through the Visionary Eyes of Viktor Tsoi

Wonka Wilder

The Lives and Parallels of Gene Wilder and Willy Wonka

Welcome to Night Vale

A friendly desert community where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and mysterious lights pass overhead while we all pretend to sleep

The Nostalgia Effect of Stranger Things

With allusions to classic 80’s movies like E.T. and Stand by Me, Stranger Things came swooping in during a time when the world’s weariness of modernity was at its peak and stole our hearts with the nostalgia effect.

Polish Literature Meets HBO’s Westworld

Bridging the divide between Polish literature and a TV show about artificially intelligent robots is, I know, a strange connection to make; then again making unorthodox connections is one of my brain’s specialties.

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Literature

Long Live the King

Perhaps the most significant—and often overlooked—reason for Stephen King’s success is the heartwood of his stories. At their core, King’s novels are not about the monsters; they’re about the people.

The Space Between the Stars

Anne Corlett's book takes a unique approach to the pandemic theme, in taking the destruction from a worldwide event to a galaxy-wide phenomenon.

To…

I am here. Unashamed of my crystalline skin - So thin that one can hear the howl of blood through my veins

Polish Literature Meets HBO’s Westworld

Bridging the divide between Polish literature and a TV show about artificially intelligent robots is, I know, a strange connection to make; then again making unorthodox connections is one of my brain’s specialties.

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Travel & Adventure

To Catch a Thief in Casablanca

Arriving to Casablanca, I could not have known that it would be precisely here, in this place of cinematic myth, that I would participate in a film of my own, but of an altogether different sort and quite unlike the masterpiece of Michael Kurtis. And yet, for me at least, it was equally memorable.

Coastal Getaways: Shark Dive in Jupiter

There, about twenty feet away, was a large, bulky bull shark swimming directly toward me. It swam up from the depths, a calm specter who seemed purposeful… eager… hungry.

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Style du Monde

Ivan Donev

A Modern Philosopher in the World of High Fashion

The Red Dress

The red dress is femininity, temptation, seduction, magnetism, provocation, and a fiery temperament - all wrapped up into one

The Blue Dress

Colors bear their own code of associations, triggering an emotional reaction.

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Guest at the Pub

Ivan Donev

A Modern Philosopher in the World of High Fashion

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Behind the Curtain

Wonka Wilder

The Lives and Parallels of Gene Wilder and Willy Wonka

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Noteworthy

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