Book Reviews

Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down

Nolite te bastardes carborundorum. I need to preface this review by saying I, most unfortunately, abandoned this book with about 70 pages to go. And that's not a reflection of how I felt about the book, it just turns out reading for leisure and grad school don't mix well for me. Some people have found… Continue reading Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down

Book Reviews

My Sister, the Serial Killer

Though the title of Oyinkan Braithwaite's debut novel may make you think it revolves around a woman's habit of killing, My Sister, the Serial Killer focuses more on the relationship of two Nigerian sisters. It's about their dynamic, why their dynamic is the way it is, and the events that occurred in their lives to… Continue reading My Sister, the Serial Killer

TV/Movie

The Tragic End Of An Iconic Era – Orange Is the New Black S7

I tried. I really did. After the mess that was season 6, I knew Orange Is the New Black's final season was either going to blow me away or leave me feeling empty, but I was surprised to find that it did neither of those things. It just annoyed me. I finished those thirteen episodes… Continue reading The Tragic End Of An Iconic Era – Orange Is the New Black S7

Book Reviews

The System At Work

When Ava DuVernay's Netflix miniseries When They See Us took social media by storm on its May 31st release, I initially ignored the explosive response. Though the general details of the Central Park Jogger case seemed faintly familiar to me, I'd read and seen enough material about injustice towards Black people at the hands of… Continue reading The System At Work

Book Reviews

A Crash Course In Couture

I finally got around to reading Crazy Rich Asians! Kevin Kwan's novel, the film adaptation of which took Hollywood by storm this past August (and I still haven't seen) has been on my to-read list since around October, but I kept pushing it back because my method of choosing books to read is literally eenie meenie monie… Continue reading A Crash Course In Couture

Book Reviews

To Freedom

Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Underground Railroad is a story we've heard before: an enslaved person runs away from a lifetime of forced servitude in pursuit of freedom. However, in Whitehead's adaptation, the means of escape in this novel is anything but metaphorical; the Underground Railroad is a literal railroad underneath southern soil with conductors and passage… Continue reading To Freedom