The Valley of Amazement is a novel of two halves: the first, written from the point of view of Violet, the abandoned daughter of a courtesan house owner mother who abruptly leaves Shanghai to fly to San Francisco where she is able at last to meet...

Tim Burton's 2010 film Alice in Wonderland is an adaptation of Lewis Carroll's original novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, with some elements of the novel that followed, Through the Looking Glass, serving as additional inspiration. In Alice's...

Ross Gay is a prolific young writer that gained prominence in the poetic circles of America. He published several books and recently started teaching at the University of Indiana. He is further known for his outspoken opinions on social...

Malone Dies was first published in French in 1951 under the title Malone Meurt. Samuel Beckett the author of the novel native to Ireland, later translated the book into English so that it could reach a wider audience. Malone Dies is the second of...

Don't Let Me Be Lonely is a multi-media book of poetry and photography by Claudia Rankine. It was originally published in September 2004. Rankine is a contemporary poet who is known for her idiosyncratic, politically-charged, and multimedia...

Bad Feminist is a collection of essays by Roxane Gay. It was published in 2014 by Harper Perennial in English. The book confronts feminist ideologies, what a good feminist is and what a person can and can’t do, even though they love doing it....

I Love Dick is a book written by the American author named Chris Kraus. The book was published in 1997 by Semiotext(e) and republished in 2006. The book is written from the writer’s perspective (Chris Kraus), as her marriage falls apart when she...

Get Out is a satirical horror film written and directed by Jordan Peele. Prior to making Get Out, Peele was best known as a comedian, and half of the sketch duo Key & Peele, beloved for entertaining and sharp satirical sketches on Comedy...

Blaine Harden is a reporter with a particular interest in North Korea and its politics. In 2008 he met a young man named Sin In Geun. The young man had defected from North Korea, no mean feat considering it is one of the most repressive and brutal...

The Emperor Jones premiered on November 1, 1920 at the Provincetown Playhouse in New York’s Greenwich Village. The play marks a significant turning point in the career of Eugene O’Neill, routinely regarded as America’s greatest playwright. In...

By the time Pearl S. Buck published “The Enemy” in 1942, the United States had officially been at war with Japan for nearly a year, she had won a Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Good Earth and had become the first (and for more than a half a...

Robin DiAngelo's book White Fragility, subtitled 'Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism', was met with very polarizing reactions when it was published in 2018. In her book, DiAngelo, an academic, unveils the reasons why white...

Whitman published some of his earliest poetry in the New York Mirror, but it wasn't until years later that he decided to leave his career as a newspaper editor and become a full-time poet. Around 1850, he began to write what would become Leaves of...

Published in 2008, The Sky Inside is a science fiction novel by American author Clare B. Dunkle. The book is the first in the two part The Sky Inside series, and was received with moderate reviews upon release. The book follows the story of main...

"Recitatif" is Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison’s only short story. It was published in 1983 in Amiri and Amina Baraka’s Confirmation: An Anthology of African American Women. Though race is a central component of the story about two...

In 1984, George Orwell presents his vision of dystopia, a world consisting of three massive totalitarian states constantly at war with each other and using technological advancements to keep their respective Party members and masses under careful...