Cry-laughing at ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’

Slapstick doesn't normally get a big laugh from me. The whole mallet-on-the-head routine makes me cringe and don't even get me started on The Chuckle Brothers. So, when I found myself wiping away tears of laughter watching The Play That Goes Wrong, I was very happily surprised.


Review: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

The word Commonwealth is charged. It can mean an independent state or community, or it can mean the common good. In Ann Patchett's latest novel, the term commonwealth has a wealth of meaning. Themes of fraternity, fate, and fatality converge in this spectacular novel, leaving readers to question what it means to be a family without common ground.


Review: The Dust that Falls from Dreams

The Dust that Falls from Dreams, by Louis de Bernières, is set in Kent during the First World War. It follows the lives of the McGosh sisters, as they simultaneously enter war and adulthood. Under the roof of an excentric, entrepenurial father and pompous mother, the girls must come to terms with a changing world. The… Continue reading Review: The Dust that Falls from Dreams


Why James Corden’s Jokes About Harvey Weinstein Were Too Soon

Cheap jokes about creepy men are nothing new. So why did James Corden's limp jokes about Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and assault charges land so flat? At a charity gala (yes...for charity) Corden joked, ""It's a beautiful night here in LA. So beautiful, Harvey Weinstein has already asked tonight up to his hotel to give… Continue reading Why James Corden’s Jokes About Harvey Weinstein Were Too Soon