Book Review: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Go Set a Watchman | by Harper Lee | 278 pgs. | Rating: 5/5 Summary from the dust jacket: “Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch – “Scout” – returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming…

Lawrence soars as the Mockingjay in Part 1

Is there anything Jennifer Lawrence can’t do? It’s no secret I love The Hunger Games franchise and Lawrence’s work as Katniss Everdeen. In this franchise I believe she’s been her strongest, ever. Forget Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle – neither movie has given us the emotional range, character depth, or beautiful restraint The Hunger Games has. I honestly believe the Academy gets…

#CharmApe, a visceral and transformative experience (review)

Last night I attended Charm Ape, a “one night only” exhibition hosted by artist David Wolk.  A sizable crowd packed into an abandoned loft – filled only with Wolk’s paintings, sculptures and trapped summer air. Click here to view a Storify of my tweets from Charm Ape Outside, the busy corner of Cherokee and Iowa…

Best Body 2013: Check-In

Hello y’all, Just thought I’d revisit those goals I set on July 1 (though, I know, I’m a day late!). Goal #1:  Run a mile in 9 minutes Goal #2:  Lose 6-8 pounds It’s been a challenge to stay focused the last couple weeks, I’m not going to lie – and the [mixed] results show…

Man of Steel (review)

Blitz Review:  Henry Cavill is the best Superman ever! Zack Snyder’s direction makes this a one-of-a-kind visual Superman experience.  It’s gorgeous and has a fantastic Hans Zimmer score and some awesome sound mixing.  Story could have been condensed or expanded – and maybe could have been a little more dramatic. Click here for my full…