Book Review: “A Darker Sea” by James L. Haley

I am embarrassingly behind on reviewing the ARC's I've received. But, book junkie that I am, I can't seem to stop requesting them. I received a copy of A Darker Sea by James L. Haley from First to Read. Because their books are downloaded through adobe and expire within a month, I dropped everything to read it while... Continue Reading →

Book Review: “The Atlantic Sound” by Caryl Phillips

This was another book I read for my Readings in Global Literature class last semester. This one isn't a novel. It's part travel, part history book, and covers several trips the author made in order to study the African diaspora and look for global community among blacks. Even if that topic is of no interest to you,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi

My "Readings in Global Literature" class was not at all what I expected it to be. The literature chosen for class focused mostly on the transatlantic slave trade. There is nothing wrong with this at all, and I learned so much, but when I read the course description I thought we would be reading novels from... Continue Reading →

So Long, and Thanks for All the Myths

On January 23, 2003 Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman aired the first episode of a show called Mythbusters. This wild ride of science, hilarious hijinks, and massive explosions, lasted fourteen glorious years. They set out with the goal of testing folklore scientifically, seeing if you could really make your stomach explode from eating poprocks and... Continue Reading →

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