Category: Media

  • My Gripe with Movie Musicals

    My Gripe with Movie Musicals

    I love musicals. I was in my high school’s production from Year 8 to Year 12 and loved every minute of it. It’s always exciting when you learn that your favourite story is being made into a movie. But as many of us know, film adaptations often leave a lot to be desired. In my […]

  • Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

    Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

    Madeline Miller’s Circe is a book that I enjoyed so much that I wrote my honours thesis on it. It is a feminist retelling of the character Circe from Greek mythology, which is a topic that Miller is very acquainted with. If you’re not familiar, Circe appears in the Odyssey as another trial for Odysseus […]

  • The Dark Side of Peter Pan

    The Dark Side of Peter Pan

    J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan is a classic that has inspired many adaptations, including animated and live-action movies, sequels, and spin-offs. It’s a fantastical story that inspires millions of children, but the version you’re familiar with probably softens the grimmer aspects. Written in 1911, Peter Pan plays out the fantasy of children remaining happy and innocent […]

  • Book Review: Gideon the Ninth

    Book Review: Gideon the Ninth

    You’ve never read a book like this before, I can guarantee. Described as a science-fantasy, Gideon the Ninth transcends genre in its whirlwind narrative and utterly enthralling setting.  Synopsis: “The Emperor needs necromancers. The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman. Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit. Brought up […]

  • Books I Hated in High School but Love Now

    Books I Hated in High School but Love Now

    Ok, strictly speaking, I didn’t “hate” any of these books – but my classmates certainly did! It will come as a surprise to no one that I was a huge bookworm all through school. Even after I finished high school and studied journalism, I always packed a book with me on the train.  Whether you […]

  • 2 of the Best Queer Shows Out Now!

    2 of the Best Queer Shows Out Now!

    As I’m posting this, it’s IDAHOBIT Day (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia), and Pride Month is just around the corner! So I wanted to talk about two LGBT+ shows that I’ve really enjoyed recently. I’m grateful to live in a time where people of all genders and sexualities are shown on screen […]