Ruskin Bond is India’s most celebrated writer of children’s literature. Coinciding with the celebration of his 83rd birthday is The Black Cat. Based on his story of the same name, it’s one of the many titles being screened at the ...Read More »
Something Wicked This Way Comes: My Journey Into Darkness: More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (1984).
For many in my age group, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was much more than a series of books. They were essential reading that helped cultivate a generation obsessed with horror. I was first introduced to them at ...Read More »
On November 9th, 2004, author Iris Chang was found dead. After suffering an agonizing bout with depression, she decided to take her own life. It was a tragic end for someone who had accomplished so much in such a short ...Read More »
Winston Churchill once described Russia as, “A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.” This same analogy could be used to describe western attitudes about Japan for many years. Until admiral Matthew Perry opened its gates to foreigners in ...Read More »
Reflections of an Artist: Consumerism, Complacency, and Catholicism in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Porcile
Salò, o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (Salò, or The 120 days Of Sodom, 1975) is necessarily associated with director Pier Paolo Pasolini. His interpretation of The 120 Days of Sodom by the Marquis de Sade is considered to be ...Read More »