‘I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl’ Explores Identity, Stereotypes and, of course, Manic Pixie Dream Girls!

  |  Topic: Books, Identity, Reviews

When her boyfriend breaks up with her for a girl easily defined as a Manic Pixie Dream Girl, Beatrice reinvents herself as Trixie Giovanni, a sunflower-loving, French-speaking, bubbly young girl with an affinity for mismatched shoes in order to win him back.

‘This Savage Song’ Author Victoria Schwab Discusses Creating Monsters and Magic

  |  Topic: Books, Entertainment, Reviews
Cat interviews YA Author Victoria Schwab

Victoria Schwab’s book deals with humans and monsters, and sometimes they’re interchangeable, depending on the character. The power of music was a good theme to approach, so I did. “I’ve always found people who play an instrument to be vaguely supernatural. Music is how August nourishes himself, but for Kate, it represents a fear of silence.”

‘In The Heights:’ Visionary Play Leaves Atlanta with Life Lessons

  |  Topic: Entertainment, Reviews, Theatre

As everyone is hopping onto the “Hamilton” bandwagon, people must not forget the magnificence of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first notable work, “In the Heights,” which won four Tony Awards in 2008 and was actually the first hip-hop style musical introduced to the Broadway stage.