That Dinner of ‘67 - Review
After the passing of the legendary Sydney Poiter, I came across BBC Four’s radio drama based on one of his iconic films. Kenneth Branagh, Daisy Ridley, Adrian Lester and David Morrissey star in Tracy-Ann Oberman’s new play about the making of the ground-breaking movie, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.
Ferryman (2023) - Film Review
A beautiful and reckless woman joins a secret club whose sinister but brilliant premise seems to provide the solution to her problem. But when she falls for a haunted young soldier, his desperation to keep her alive pulls him deeper into his own demons and threatens to destroy their relationship.
My First Try
Every writer starts somewhere; it’s all a matter of putting pen to paper or finger to keyboard. When I was younger, I was an avid reader, and naturally, I wanted to write a story of my own. My first attempt at being a writer was a fantasy adventure about a group of misfits who get pulled into a battered computer and go through a series of trials and quests to save a crumbling kingdom.
"Nanny, Negotiations" - Interview with Author Merry Farmer
USA Today Bestselling author Merry Farmer lives in suburban Philadelphia with her two cats, Justine and Peter. She has been writing since she was ten years old and realized she didn't have to wait for the teacher to assign a creative writing project to write something. It was the best day of her life. Her books have reached the top of Amazon's charts, and have been named finalists for several prestigious awards, including the RONE Award for indie romance.
"Act Nice" - Interview with Author Millie Cauldron
Millie Cauldron is a writer, blogger, and marketer from Eastern Europe. She currently lives in sunny and warm Montenegro near the Adriatic Sea and explores love, friendship, and love with her wife, trying to have fun and be creative in a new country, drinking coffee and eating biscuits while sitting on their balcony with a view of the mountains.
"Waves" - Interview with Author Howl Avery
Howl Avery lives in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, US. Originally from the Western Mass area, Howl studied visual art with an intent to do photography while keeping creative writing on the side. In 2017, Howl stopped fighting the inevitable and fell back into writing romance, this time with the intent of being an author. When not writing, Howl enjoys reading, watching movies with friends and family, and snuggling with an opinionated tortie cat.
"Dionysus In Wisconsin" - Interview with Author E.H. Lupton
E. H. Lupton (she/they) lives in Madison, WI, with her family. She is the author of the novella The Joy of Fishes (Battered Suitcase Press, 2014). Her poems have been published in a number of journals, including Poet Lore, 300 Days of Sun, and House of Zolo's Journal of Speculative Literature. She is also one half of the duo behind the hit podcast Ask a Medievalist. In her free time, she enjoys running long distances and painting. Dionysus in Wisconsin (Winnowing Fan Press, 2023) is her debut novel.
"Campus Life: First Term" - Interview with Author Kelvin Young
Kelvin Young is an avid reader and resides in the Midwest (US) with his husband and three dogs. Kelvin was inspired by his husband to write this story. He enjoys those passionate moments that could be and those that are. A simple look from across the room, a not-quite-graze of the leg under the table, and the simple passions that quicken the breath.
"Mistletoe & Mishigas" - Interview with Author M.A. Wardell
M.A. Wardell lives near the ocean with his husband and cats. When he isn’t writing, he’s snuggling those cats, reading all the rom-coms, walking to unravel plot points, and taking long hot baths. Teacher of the Year is his fiction debut, and he’s plotting to play matchmaker again soon.
Snow White: Princess, Damsel & Heroine
The tale of Snow White by the Brothers Grimm has been adapted for screen, stage and literature across many generations. Among other fairytales, this one has stood the test of time with readers, young and old. Most notably, Walt Disney made history with the first animated feature-length film, an adaptation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937. Entirely hand-drawn and standing the test of time, the film was the starting point for animated features.