Monthly Archives: July 2015

Thoughts on Pluto

Once considered the furthest planet from the Sun, Pluto went from being the runt of the litter to being the first among the dwarf planets, the King of the Kuiper Belt. For some – particularly American nationalists who seem to … Continue reading

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Harriet the Spy – A Simpler But Stranger Time

While much can be (and has been) said about the novel Harriet the Spy, what stands out most to me upon rereading it as an adult is how much childhood has changed since the novel was written in the 1960s. … Continue reading

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Just What the Doctor Ordered – Spy (2015)

Spy (2015) What seemed like a silly slapstick comedy from the trailers turned out to be a hilarious and constructive film about confidence and stereotyping. Spy stars Melissa McCarthy as Susan, a desk-agent with the CIA who is the real … Continue reading

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Orphan Black – Season 3 (2015)

For a series whose seasons are only 10 episodes long, Orphan Black packs as much storytelling into those ten hours as some shows do with twice that amount of time. In the third season, the writers introduce us to a … Continue reading

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