Faux-topia: The Gift of The Giver (Film Review) by Alison Ross
Faux-topia: The Gift of The Giver (Film Review) by Alison Ross

When it comes to literature, I tend to be an elitist reader. I like tomes that are philosophical in nature, that have complex themes and scintillating, lyrical writing. I no longer indulge in much “light reading.” I need my books to challenge me intellectually and emotionally. So bearing that in mind, it’s for this reason […]

Femmehood: The Unexpected Feminist Subtext of Boyhood (Film Review) by Alison Ross
Femmehood: The Unexpected Feminist Subtext of Boyhood (Film Review) by Alison Ross

In conversation with the Village Voice, director Richard Linklater said of “Boyhood,” his critically revered recent release: “… it could be Girlhood or Motherhood or Familyhood.” While I disagree that the movie could also have been called “Girlhood,” I do agree it could have been called “Motherhood,” for the film focuses almost as intensely on the mother, played by Patricia Arquette […]

Old Souls, But Just Kids (Book Review) by Alison Ross
Old Souls, But Just Kids (Book Review) by Alison Ross

I am chagrined to confess that Patti Smith has only very recently become one of my favorite musicians – she wasn’t even really on my radar until the past few years. I had known of her, obviously, and had heard few of her tunes, but her bohemian-punk aesthetic did not really appeal to me until […]

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