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Analysis of “Love Me” by Lil Wayne From a Feminist Standpoint

Music Analysis By Lea Toubian “Love Me” is a song by the American rapper Lil Wayne, released on his 2013 album I Am Not a Human Being II. In this track, featuring popular artists Future and Drake, the rappers describe being surrounded by women who...

Double Standards in “Short Skirt/Long Jacket”

Music Analysis By Caroline Bamberger California-based alternative rock band CAKE is known for its sarcastic, satirical music and their hit single “Short Skirt/Long Jacket” certainly lives up to this standard. The single was released in 2001 and...

The Ballad of Mulan

Music Analysis By Sophia Eberlien Nestled in the mountains of Northern China during the Sui Dynasty, a young woman named Hua Mulan would grow to defy her prescribed role in Chinese society. When officials demanded that citizens become soldiers...

I Am Malala - Book Review

By Biniyam Asnake In the novel, I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, the main character Malala is a Pakistani human rights activist for children and women. From a young age, her father, also a strong proponent of education encouraged her to...

A Review of Olive Kitteridge

By Grace Spanbock Henry Kitteridge is a gentle, good-hearted husband, father, and pharmacist. Angela O’Meara is a quiet alcoholic who has let the world around her slip away but is shaken by a memory. Harmon is a workingman who lives vicariously t...

An Honorable Knight - A Review of The Hedge Knight

By Ariela Hekmat Throughout history, knights have been painted in both positive and negative light as various people received them differently. George R.R. Martin writes about one specific hedge knight in his work titled A Knight of the...

Middlesex Reviewed

By Dante Moreno Middlesex , written by Jeffrey Eugenides, is a coming of age story that chronicles the life of a hermaphroditic child. The main character is a hermaphroditic person, who was pronounced a girl at birth, and named Callie, but...

The Glass Castle - Book Review

By Sophia Lambrecht In order to share the astounding life she has led, admirable writer Jeanette Walls writes her controversial memoir The Glass Castle (2005) to reveal her thoughts that despite the hard-edges of life there is always something...

Celie’s Companionship - A Review of The Color Purple

By Kevin Rosen Moving from abusive home to abusive home, losing her children and later her sister, Celie’s life has been far from ideal. Alice Walker’s novel, The Color Purple tells Celie’s story through an array of letters and journal entri...

The Shipping News Review

By Pilar Petropoulos-White This story of heroic quest that is E. Annie Proulx’s Shipping News follows one man’s voyage toward self-discovery when he returns to his ancestral homeland of Newfoundland. Her prose style makes it difficult for...

Literary Review: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

By William Higgins The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Oakland-based author Michael Chabon is the expansive and epic winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize. The entertaining story is nominally about the cousins Sammy Clay (née Klayman) ...

Book Review of The Old Man and the Sea

By Brynn Lowry Ernest Hemingway’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Old Man and the Sea , examines the struggles between youth and age, prey and predator, and love and hate. The story opens on an aging fisherman Santiago, who has gone m...

Rogue Lawyer Book Review

By Christian Fong Although a novel about lawyers is nothing new for John Grisham, who has made his claim to fame writing several fictional books about court cases and the struggle of lawyers’ lives, Grisham puts a whole new spin on Rogue L...

Review of Jane Smiley’s A Thousand Acres

By Zoe Stutman Since the dawn of mankind, patriarchal societies have been prevalent, especially in the American midwest. In her novel, A Thousand Acres , Jane Smiley, an American Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, depicts the inequitable gender...

Life of Pi Book Review: Exerting Control in Uncontrollable Situations

By Jacob Kelly Countless works of fiction have explored the emotional trials an individual goes through after disaster strikes and his attempts to persevere despite all hardship. Typically, in most of these narratives, it is human emotion...

Young Adult Literature Recommendations

By Daryn Longman The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins In the distant future, society has always predicted more advancements and scientific discoveries, slowly approaching a utopian universe. However, in Suzanne Collins’ best-selling series T...
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