The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin I have come across a number of references to Stepford Wives in popular culture, mostly to talk about a woman who is some sort of a domestic goddess. I never fully understood the reference; safe to say I understand … Continue reading A somewhat frightening recap
I may have been getting a bit too serious with my reading material, so I decided to get something fun from the library. Jessica Jones Vol. 1: Uncaged! I am not a fan of the superhero(ine) universe, but Jessica Jones is possibly the only superhuman … Continue reading Yet another recap
Don't tell anyone, he whispers, as Victor touches him. Impatient, cautious. Victor has known men like him before. They meet online, then in person. They leave their wife and children at home. Men attempting to live preordained lives, in a country that aims to persecute.
Doing Style: Youth and Mass Mediation in South India by Constantine V. Nakassis I have been wanting to read this book for a long time now, and I might not be able to tell you why. This books tries to explain style, within the context of … Continue reading Youth and Style
Reel World: An Anthropology of Creation by Anand Pandian Infrequently, you come across a book that makes you think it was written for you. You are the reader the author had in mind, the reader that was wished for as the book was written. Anand … Continue reading Reel World
As I settle into a comfortable reading position, legs up on the bench, book in hand, and phone at a considerable distance away from me, three young women approach me. “We’re taking a survey for our class. Would you be interested in answering a few … Continue reading Introspection at the park
I started reading, and finished the same day, Ayya's Accounts: A Ledger of Hope in Modern India by Anand Pandian and M. P. Mariappan (the eponymous Ayya). I spent a few hours at the park outside the library I frequent, bought some noodles from a food … Continue reading Ayya’s Accounts