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What is it that looks like magic, makes people think you’re a proper genius, and elevates your fiction from the humdrum?

No, it’s not signing with JK Rowling’s agent — thought that probably wouldn’t hurt — it’s foreshadowing. 1,278 more words


In the dead of night

The city of Venice doesn’t have a very big nightlife. By 11pm, all live music events must end. By 2am, the few popular “late night” bars dispersed throughout the city close. 127 more words

Study Abroad


In honor of Halloween, I thought it apropos to talk about a genre of film I normally don’t give two hoots for – the horror film or “scary movie.” Not that there’s anything wrong with a good spooky flick, it’s just not what floats my particular celluloid boat. 490 more words


Daphne du Maurier's "Don't Look Now and Other Stories"

Daphne du Maurier is one of those weird fiction authors who you can’t help admiring despite glaring flaws in their writing style. At least, this is the impression I’ve gathered from her collection… 996 more words


Horror Movies For October #29

Nicolas Roeg‘s 1973 masterpiece “Don’t Look Now” is a movie I often revisit. It is one of my all time favorites. That’s not hyperbole. 130 more words


Top 20 Horror Films

With Halloween just around the corner, cinephiles unite to celebrate by watching horror movies. It’s my opinion that the genre of horror has diluted in recent years and generally lost the atmosphere which makes it special. 2,899 more words

Best Horror Films

Donald Sutherland: The "O Canada" Blogathon

This is my entry in the “O Canada” Blogathon, hosted by Kristina (Speakeasy) and Ruth (Silver Screenings). Enjoy!

Nearly an hour into  4,776 more words