My Seven Top Five Thoughts After Watching All of “Game of Thrones” in One Week

Since Game of Thrones just ended, and I've been working from home for a week due to some office renovations, I thought it was the perfect time to sign up for a 7-day free trial of the HBO Amazon Prime Channel and binge the entire series (while working, of course!). Game of Thrones has reached … Continue reading My Seven Top Five Thoughts After Watching All of “Game of Thrones” in One Week

My Seven Top Five Unexpected Picks for the Great American Novel

It's an idea that's been around for as long as Americans have been writing novels: that one work that perfectly encapsulates the American experience, whether in a very particular time and place, or across the sweep of centuries and span of the continent. The former tends to be the focus in the novels that I … Continue reading My Seven Top Five Unexpected Picks for the Great American Novel

My Seven Top Five Favorite Modern Day Adaptations of Shakespeare Plays

Is there really anything left to be said about the work of Shakespeare? We can’t seem to get enough of this guy, and all the stuff he wrote. He basically is English literature. While the academic study and theatrical staging of Shakespeare both require close reading of the texts, I (and every English teacher and … Continue reading My Seven Top Five Favorite Modern Day Adaptations of Shakespeare Plays