“Defending Jacob”: An Addictive, Engrossing Read

Defending Jacob by William Landay tells the story of a fourteen-year-old boy named Jacob Barber who is accused of murdering a classmate. If you enjoy crime fiction or psychological drama this a high-quality and addictive yarn. This is also a story that is hard to discuss without any spoilers so first I’ll provide my general […]

Re-watching A “Room With A View” Twenty Years Later

“Wait, is this a parody?” That was one of my first surprising thoughts when rewatching a much beloved cinematic experience. Let me explain. I first saw “A Room With A View” as a college undergrad. It was my first foray into British period pieces and I was enchanted. Such romance! Such beauty! I don’t recall […]