Entertaiment – Movies & Books 2018-03-19T13:21:04+00:00

Movies & Books

Why listening to books is good for you

Do you Tolstoy on the treadmill? Christie on the commute? Kipling in the kitchen? Humanity has a long history of storytelling, with oral stories pre-dating written language by tens of thousands of years, passed down between generations. Whilst stories are universal, the way we tell them changes with technology. There's [...]

May 21st, 2018|

Cinema Manners to Live By

Nowadays, going to the cinema is a kind of luxury you want to experience once in a while because films can now be seen through Netflix and similar apps for an affordable monthly cost. Because you don’t often go there, you’d expect to just sit and enjoy the entire movie. [...]

May 16th, 2018|

Black Panther Director to Make a Movie About the Women of Wakanda

Black Panther director Ryan Coogler just co-signed the movie of our dreams: At a panel during the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday, he was asked if he'd be open to making a spinoff featuring the women of Wakanda. He was instantly into the idea—and made our hearts soar. "Oh man," Variety reports Coogler [...]

May 14th, 2018|

How to Introduce Your Kid to Studio Ghibli 

Studio Ghibli films have been a touchstone in my life for years. They’re artistic masterpieces, featuring a stunning attention to detail. The films defy stereotypes—they feature female protagonists with great depth, male leads with striking vulnerability, and unforgettable background characters. While the films are not perfect—with a few being controversial [...]

May 7th, 2018|

Book Review | Down in the Belly of the Whale by Kelly Kay Bowles

A teenager learns to cope with her loved ones’ problems in this Young Adult novel. Harper Southwood is in her sophomore year in high school. She has only one friend, Cora Perkins; is in love with a boy she’s never spoken to; and feels so different from those around her [...]

May 7th, 2018|