It’s Time for Strawberry Rhubarb Pie!

Rejoice, for rhubarb season is upon us! Well, at least that’s what I was thinking when I saw rhubarb in the grocery store for the first time this spring. Why the excitement over rhubarb, you might ask? Because that means it’s time for strawberry rhubarb pie! Read More It’s Time for Strawberry Rhubarb Pie!

A Modest Proposal in Defense of Sucker Punch

The other day, my brother and I went to see Sucker Punch. I’d promised him we’d go together long before I’d heard all the terrible reviews. Despite the warnings of La Belle Amelie and others, I was disappointed. This is not because it was bad or offensive ““ which it was! ““ but because it could have been so much worse. Read More A Modest Proposal in Defense of Sucker Punch

A Prison of One’s Own: Emma Donoghue’s “Room”

In order to write “Room”, author Emma Donoghue created a monster. Inspired by real world events (it’s not difficult to guess which), Donoghue cobbled together bits and pieces of the evils she researched, constructing a person capable of  the horrific deeds which precipitate the situation in which we find our two heroes; Jack and his mother, known by him simply as Ma. But “Room” is not about this monster – in some ways, he couldn’t matter less. “Room” is about the resilience, strength, and enduring love between a mother and child; and about the world(s) they inhabit. Read More A Prison of One’s Own: Emma Donoghue’s “Room”