Monthly Archives: February 2013

Double-Feature Review: The Buddha in the Attic meets The Joy Luck Club

I read a stunning book recently called The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka. Wonderful, wonderful book. And short. There were 129 pages in total. I started it in the morning, finding myself very absorbed, finished it by 3:36 PM. (Having many bus rides to catch also helped). The first thing about this book is… Continue Reading


Double-Feature Review: J.D. Salinger and Wes Anderson

Dear Reader, Out of all of the Wes Anderson films that I have seen so far (Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Hotel Chevalier, The Darjeeling Limited, and Rushmore—in that order), The Royal Tenenbaums remains my favorite. Now, perhaps this was because it was my first exposure to Wes Anderson and I didn’t have any expectations… Continue Reading


Is My Style Distracting You?

Dear Reader, I don’t know if you are familiar with either Wes Anderson or J.D. Salinger’s fictional worlds. If you know one, chances are you have heard of the other. For those who do not have that level of familiarity, Wes Anderson is an American filmmaker best known for his films Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums.… Continue Reading