Are shows like “Made in Chelsea” and “The Only Way is Essex” the modern versions of Anthony Trolllope’s works?
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Are shows like “Made in Chelsea” and “The Only Way is Essex” the modern versions of Anthony Trolllope’s works?


Reality T.V. seems to be a love/hate genre. There are those who think that it is completely beneath them and, then the idea of watching rich people fight and argue with each other on Semi-scripted sets ignites peoples passions. The general consensus about reality T.V. though, seems to be that it is vapid, soul-crushing, and … Continue reading

Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet: there is something rotten in Denmark, but it isn’t his acting.
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Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet: there is something rotten in Denmark, but it isn’t his acting.


Hamlet is a play that you know even if you have never seen it or read it. So much of the play is dispersed throughout modern English speaking culture that it is not hard to find yourself quoting the play, many times unbeknownst to you. Hamlet is the kind of role that most stage performers … Continue reading

Sylvia Plath’s “The Bell Jar” still speaks to the modern struggles of academia and the pressures to succeed
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Sylvia Plath’s “The Bell Jar” still speaks to the modern struggles of academia and the pressures to succeed


I recently re-read The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. The book has been a favourite of mine, but this time around I really felt the book spoke to me in a way. Academia and I have a complicated relationship. I love to study and learn, and I also love to share that knowledge with fellow … Continue reading