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Marginalia: Grownup Fiction with Child Protagonists

I read Emma Donoghue’s Room entirely over a weekend. For a story with just 2 main characters who spend most of the the duration in a 12x12 locked room with only 1 visitor, it is quite the drama-filled page-turner and covers an almost-full gamut of human experience. So, I am really liking this list of other similar-themed … Continue reading Marginalia: Grownup Fiction with Child Protagonists

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Marginalia: Malala Yousafzai’s Sweet Sixteen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRh_30C8l6Y [Full speech transcript] We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced. In the same way, when we were in Swat, the north of Pakistan, we realized the importance of pens and books when we saw the guns. Most people know of Malala Yousafzai by now. She was shot by the Taliban … Continue reading Marginalia: Malala Yousafzai’s Sweet Sixteen

Movie Review: Hyde Park On the Hudson (2012)

Sometimes, the whole is not greater than the sum of the parts. Instead, the “whole” may even subtract from that “sum”. This movie was such an experience for me when I finally watched it on video this weekend. Bill Murray played a different note from his ever-expanding range -- one that earned him a Golden … Continue reading Movie Review: Hyde Park On the Hudson (2012)