By Killarney Traynor Word Count: 1839 Rating: G Summary: A review of various Jane Eyre adaptations though the years. “The book is always better,” someone said to me one day. “I don’t know why you even bother watching film versions. They are never as good.” She was referring, of course, to my Jane Eyre movie collection and... Continue Reading →
By Isabella Summitt Word Count: 1042 Rating: PG Summary: A review of the horror classic The Bride of Frankenstein. Everything about this movie is halved—in my opinion, most of the good juicy horror moments and the acting. The movie is praised as being the best in the classic Frankenstein Universal cycle. It is a technological step... Continue Reading →
By Beregond Word count: 608 Rating: G Summary: How we should really celebrate October 31—and by extension, November 1. In just a few days now, all kinds of random kids will be knocking on your door asking for candy, dressed up as just about anything imaginable. Halloween is a big deal here in the US... Continue Reading →
For the longest time, people thought that you could only see five planets in the sky. They thought that Saturn was the farthest planet that you could possibly discern. But then, in 1781, Sir William Herschel discovered Uranus when he thought he was actually identifying a new comet.
When Rebecca receives a mysterious note from an unknown source, she has no idea how it will change her life.
By Ian Wilson Word Count: 757 Rating: PG Summary: Ian Wilson summarizes some facts about real-life pirates. So I just recently watched Pirates of the Caribbean: The Black Pearl for the first time. Yes, I know, where have I been? Well, that’s a very long story, one which I don’t have time for. It got... Continue Reading →
ANNE, PRINCESS OF VARIOLATION By Catherine Curzon (alias Madame Gilflurt) Word count: 669 Rating: G Summary: The introduction of variolation to the Western World Whilst writing my book, Life in the Georgian Court, smallpox was never far away from my research notes (metaphorically, of course). In fact, it was a royal brush with smallpox that... Continue Reading →
By Avellina Ballestri Word Count: 3304 Rating: G Summary: Editor in chief Avellina Ballestri dissects the historical context of Professor Snape. One of the first things that struck me about the character of Professor Severus Snape as portrayed by Alan Rickman in the Harry Potter film series was how in sync it tended to be... Continue Reading →