Lost by Adam Zagajewski Lost, lost in gray hallways. At night the lightbulbs hiss like signals of sinking ships. We read books forgotten by their authors. There is no truth, wise men repeat. Summer evenings: festivals of swifts, peonies erupting in the suburbs. Streets seem abbreviated by the heat, the ease of seeing. Autumn creeps […]

Review of Whiteout

Film Review – Whiteout by Ben MacNair ‘Whiteout’ is one of those films that borrows so heavily from other films you remember what it borrows, and forget any originality. It borrows a lumbering, quite predictable murder story line from a middling episode of Midsummer Murders, the Antartic setting of ‘The Thing’, the never ending sunlight […]

The Fall

The Fall by Ankur Shrivastava It wasn’t that your beauty was lost on me though you were full of craters, and bubble-wrapped astronauts were diligently scarring you with angry fire-engines and cold-hearted rovers. Nor had your radiant aura diminished when an obscure telescope-yielding scientist theorized that you were 200 million years too young, yet perhaps […]

Banned books week starts today.

September 24−October 1, 2011 Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.  Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of […]