It is night and you have turned on no lights, yet moonlight still filters in through blinds and glances upon your pacing figure. As you turn towards the window it glints on the knife you’re turning over and over in your hands, wondering, wondering. The color in the room had bled out, and everything is repainted in shades of dull grey. Your stomach feels hard when you press the metal up… View Post

The girl, she does not know. She is new to the school, and doesn’t yet know of the rules. Her well-worn shoes plod against the sidewalk pavement, and she readjusts the straps of her faded purple polka dot backpack, a well-intended yet undeniably hideous hand-me-down from her elder sister. As she nears the front gate of her high school, she lets out a huge sigh. She hasn’t slept for two days, and you… View Post

Summary: Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016. It was always difficult being Harry Potter… View Post

Emirates Airline is by far my favorite airline! The food is pretty good, save for the dessert. All connecting flights are free, which was different from Europe, where we had to pay for each connecting flight. The movie and music selection made the 15 hour flight go by very fast! Immediately, the airport was freaking gorgeous. They had ROLEX CLOCKS in the airport and glass etched windows and a two… View Post

Summary: A wry, witty, often tender memoir by a former New Yorker editor, magazine writer, and book publisher who offers great tales of a life in words Daniel Menaker started as a fact checker at The New Yorker in 1969. With luck, hard work, and the support of William Maxwell, he was eventually promoted to editor. Never beloved by William Shawn, he was advised early on to find a position… View Post