The shiny American Dream: the core of The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby nurtures a pessimistic view of the American dream, exposing underlying issues of racism, misogyny, and immobile socioeconomic classes in post World War one American society that have prevented people from reaching their “green light across the bay. James Gatz had every nook and cranny of his life planned out from the very … More The shiny American Dream: the core of The Great Gatsby

The Chemist: Please don’t let anyone glitter in the sun

I can still remember that day I decided to give the heartache inducing and sometimes friendship splitting vampire romance series a try. It was fifth grade and I was dead set on never reading a gooey romance book. After all, boys are gross and all they do is run around while flicking gross stuff at … More The Chemist: Please don’t let anyone glitter in the sun

JAWS in concert. Think twice before you head to the beach on Memorial day!

With two ominous repeating notes and a foamy whirl of blood comes a rendition of the classic shark movie JAWS and accompanying music performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Symphony center. Directed by Steven Spielberg and featuring Academy Award winning music by composer John Williams, the twisting plotline and jump scares in this … More JAWS in concert. Think twice before you head to the beach on Memorial day!