Anne Enright’s The Gathering is about family, guilt, alcoholism, love and death. Enright follows the troubles of a large Irish family, specifically 39 year-old Victoria, as they deal with the death of their brother, Liam. Victoria tries to uncover the reasons behind her brother’s suicide, and in the process has to deal with hard truths about her family and childhood. . . .
Since fall break, Hollywood has released more than ten different films. Most of these films will probably entertain the intended audience, but I encourage growth and diversity as intellectual film viewers. Why pay nine bucks to sit through mindless dribble like Beverly Hills Chihuahua, when there is such an incredible variety! . . .
On Sunday, October 12, 2008, the Millersville University Music Department held their faculty recital called “Paris and the Prairie.” The crowded Lyte Auditorium was filled with audience members showing their support for Dr. Debra Lessen as well as other faculty members of Millersville University. . . .
I have known the guys in Slimfit for a number of years now, and have had the pleasure of sharing beers and having a good time with them enough times to feel comfortable in describing them as “good people.” . . .
While many Millersville students spent their summers lounging by the pool, Owen Byrnes was involved in an Indie film production. Byrnes began his summer teaching children the basics of documentary filmmaking at camp. . . .
Battle Royale is a horrifying, bloody, and completely wonderful book. Koushun Takami’s highly controversial, and violent, first novel was translated into English by Yuji Oniki in 2003 and has since seen much success. . . .