Category: Multimedia

From William Shakespeare to Jackson Pollock, multimedia is basically a discussion of the arts—from pens to paints, and probably some cameras in between.

Still from Dunkirk. Courtesy of Warner Brothers and Syncopy

Dunkirk review: a story that emerged through the apparent chaos

Christopher Nolan’s latest film is a masterpiece that draws its strength from its multiple perspectives, non-linear narrative, and its relative lack of dialogue.

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Boku no Hero Academia review: thoughts and themes

Boku no Hero Academia tells the story of world where most people have superpowers, and about a boy who just happens not to have one.

Notebook and Books

Do authors’ opinions on their own books even matter?

In the age of fanfiction, literary conspiracy theories and all the rest, do authors’ still have the final say in how their books should be interpreted?

Netflix’s new interactive shows are a great idea—but the idea isn’t new

As part of their attempt to edge out competition, Netflix is introducing shows where viewers can dictate the plot. But what does that mean, and will it work?

Books and a Lamp

5 of the most unexpectedly evil characters from literature

Not all villains are simply black and white, and in fact, many of the worst villains seem innocuous at first glance. But among those, who are the worst?

Books

A guide to judging books by their covers

We’re always told not to judge books by their covers, but how else do we decide how to buy them? (I mean, besides the obvious of asking someone who has read it).

5 children’s books that Disney should make into movies

There are many great children’s stories waiting for a bigger audience. But which ones should be sent to the big screen?

The difference between children’s and adults’ books

Writing for children and writing for adults is different. But what are the differences?

Drink, Kindle and Notebook

The importance of “show, don’t tell” in writing

Storytelling is about transporting a person to another world. That’s why showing, not telling, makes better stories.

Still of Piper. Courtesy of Pixar Studios

The short films nominated for Oscars

While there are certainly many good shows being nominated for Best Picture, there are also many great film shorts nominated for Oscars this year. Here are my takes on 10 of them.