The beauty of Arcane

Netflix: S1 Ep7 (Delord & Charrue, 2021) Spoiler warning: This article contains spoilers of the serie Arcane.  When I tell people that I don’t watch films or series for their plot, they look at me weirdly. For a lot of my friends, the plot is the most important aspect of a story: it’s the unexpectedContinue reading “The beauty of Arcane”

The Homes and Houses of Memorial

This article contains spoilers of the novel discussed. Through the university’s English program and the Crossing Border Festival, I had the pleasure to interview Bryan Washington, author of the best book I’ve read this year: Memorial. The novel had been on my to-be-read list for a long time already, having heard of it for theContinue reading “The Homes and Houses of Memorial

The Post-Covid Action Hero

It is a little presumptuous to say we are in the post-covid period. New variants still sprout up quicker than we can weed them out; we are not out of the woods yet, but I naively hope we can see the forest’s edge emerging from between the distant dark-leaved birches. Culturally, what covid’s lasting effectsContinue reading “The Post-Covid Action Hero”

Just Kids: A Book Review

All credits in the image Patti Smith had been on my to-be-read list for ages when, by chance, I found a French exemplary of Just Kids in a bookcase next to my workplace. I picked it up and added it to my forever-growing stack of unread books. I forgot about it for a few months,Continue reading “Just Kids: A Book Review”

Cheap Thrills: the Unsettling Nature of Portal

I would like to preface this article by imploring that you play Portal, as my summary of the events and descriptions do not do the game justice, and the full experience can only truly be attained as a player. Recently I found myself unable to stop thinking about a 4-hour long puzzle game developed byContinue reading “Cheap Thrills: the Unsettling Nature of Portal”

Book Review – Normal People by Sally Rooney

This January, I picked up a copy of the novel Normal People by Sally Rooney whilst visiting my family back home in hopes to get out of my reading slump that was lasting longer than I care to admit. I had heard from several friends who read it that they loved it, and although IContinue reading “Book Review – Normal People by Sally Rooney”

The Top 15 Best James Spader Performances

James Spader started his long acting career as a teenager in a minor role in the 1978 film Team-Mates, received his first big role as Brooke Shield’s brother in the 1981 film Endless Love, and has acted non-stop in a wide variety of film and television productions since 1984. For an actor with nearly 40Continue reading “The Top 15 Best James Spader Performances”

Kanye West – Reanimator

  The waiting was gruesome, but Kanye never faltered. Every now and then he applied his ear to the chest of the specimen, and bore the negative results in typical Kanye fashion: by throwing a non-sequitur rant. He’d wax hyperbolic about breadth and width of his art, claiming that it couldn’t be contained by mereContinue reading “Kanye West – Reanimator”

Writer’s Block #32

This newest issue of Writer’s Block Magazine is as all-round as ever! In it you can find interviews, short stories, essays, poems, reviews and columns. And moreover, it reveals the winner of our short story competition! Click on the cover below, and take a look inside! Would you like to see your piece published inContinue reading “Writer’s Block #32”

Sanderson in Review

A reader’s job these days is hard. More books get published in a single year than any of us could read in a lifetime – and that’s without even taking into account petty complications like school and jobs and family that seek to diminish our precious reading time. Today, I’m hoping to convince you thatContinue reading “Sanderson in Review”