Category: Review

5 Word Reviews

Bad News, Margaret Atwood;  Solid case to not reproduce. Southern Horrors, Ida B. Wells; Historical accounts of American monsters. There Was Once, Margaret Atwood; Quick and quippy and fun.

The 10 Best Things to Do in Bend

Bend may be a little town nestled in the foothills of the Cascades, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in experiences. Outdoor adventures are definitely one of the best things...

5 Word Reviews

Hills Like White Elephants, Ernest Hemingway; Dialogue-driven. Relationship on the brink. Beware of “Feminism Lite,” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; Diet nobody should be on. The Wasteland, T.S. Eliot; First paragraph decent. Otherwise, long.

5 Word Reviews

The House Behind the Cedars, Charles Waddell Chesnutt; Spotlights chosen and discarded identities. Letting Go, David Sedaris; Funniest way to experience cigarettes. Why I Write, Joan Didion; All hail the queen. Period.

Morbius: Marvel’s Latest in Review

“Morbius” is the latest film in Sony’s shared universe of “Spider-Man” spinoffs, and the third film overall after the 2018 “Venom” and last year’s sequel “Venom: Let There Be Carnage.” While not a complete...

5 Word Reviews

Snake Stories, Lauren Groff; Mostly symbolic. Some bite anecdotes.  Coming Attractions, Tobias Wolff; Perfectly odd details compacted together. Girls, At Play, Celeste Ng; Innocent and messy. Like adolescence.