On Fandom and the Dangerous Allure of Book-to-Film Adaptations

Since its announcement a few months ago, Hulu’s upcoming adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale has been greeted, at least in those corners of the pop-culture-junkie Internet I haphazardly frequent, with a lot of excitement. It’s easy to see why. Margaret Atwood’s novel has long been cited as a formative text for the legions of budding … Continue reading On Fandom and the Dangerous Allure of Book-to-Film Adaptations

Five Quirks of Highly Effective Writers

Five Quirky Daily Habits of Famous Writers Number four might just make you rich! Vladimir Mayakovsky— The co-founder of Russian futurism and creator of long-running animated TV show, The Simpsons—Mayakovsky had many habits that we today might view as a bit weird. Most notably was his morning routine. After rising at six AM sharp and … Continue reading Five Quirks of Highly Effective Writers

Library of Ba-Ba-Babel

That guy right there is Jorge Luis Borges—Argentinian, short storyist, poet, part-time philosopher, and speaker of phrases such as, “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” This is a phrase I’m sure most of us would agree with. For me, paradise would be a library with lots of natural light, floor cushions, … Continue reading Library of Ba-Ba-Babel