Booknotes: The Inheritance of Loss

The main action of Kiran Desai’s 2007 Booker-winning novel is set during that 1986-1988 Gorkhaland movement in Kalimpong, part of the Darjeeling District, on the banks of the Teesta River. However, the narrative reaches back into colonial times, extends to present-day New York, and jumps and cuts back and forth both time and geographical boundaries.

TV Review: The Hollow Crown (Richard II)

[Richard II, first play in The Hollow Crown series, aired on PBS on September, 20th, 2013] While I love reading Shakespeare for his stories and language, I am rarely able to sit through an entire play performance unless it's Kenneth Branagh doing something weird and wonderful with them on film. So the main reason I … Continue reading TV Review: The Hollow Crown (Richard II)