Book Review: Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender

Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender is more than just a murder mystery with a link to the French Revolution.  It follows a young girl as she navigates through friendship, love, and… Continue reading

Why the World Needs Zombies

Everyone needs a zombie. That flesh-eating individual, trying to get by in a pre-apocalyptic world, will mindlessly perform ordered tasks, take out your garbage, clean your garage, or gladly eat your noisy neighbor.… Continue reading

Captured: True Blood Season 6

*There are SPOILERS below* Horror is manifested through the racism and extreme hatred towards supernatural creatures in HBO’s True Blood’s Season 6. For those unfamiliar with the premise of the show, True Blood follows… Continue reading

Book Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling by J. K. Rowling

Horror in the form of deceit and revenge is revealed in J. K. Rowling’s The Cuckoo’s Calling. Rowling chose to use the pen name Robert Galbraith because, as an article from BBC News… Continue reading

Interview: James Matlack Raney, author of Jim Morgan and the King of Thieves

James Matlack Raney is a self-published author of Jim Morgan and the King of Thieves. He advocates for self-publishing, noting that it is a great option for authors unable to get beyond the… Continue reading

Book Review: Ichiro by Ryan Inzana

Ryan Inzana’s second graphic novel is the story of Ichiro, a teenaged boy, struggling to find his place in this world. He lives in New York City with his Japanese mother, having never… Continue reading

Event Review: Joyce Maynard Reading at Warwick’s, La Jolla

For those of you book lovers who have not been to Warwick’s in La Jolla, California, you are missing out on a community worth treasuring. It is rare to find quaint, clean, physical,… Continue reading

Book Review: The Dead Run by Adam Mansbach

“Duérmete mi niño, duérmete me ya… Que viene el Coco y te comerá.” “Sleep child, sleep now… Or else the Coco will come and eat you” El Cucuy or El Coco, depending on… Continue reading

Event Review: Pireeni Sundaralingam at Living Writers Series

The Living Writers Series opened its fall program September 18, 2013 at 7 p. m. in the Love Library, room 430 at San Diego State University. Pireeni Sundaralingam shared her work and read… Continue reading

Book Review: Project Cain by Geoffrey Girard

Project Cain, by Geoffrey Girard is digestible horror, compartmentalized and managed in such a way that young readers can enjoy.  It reads like an encyclopedia of serial killers full of photographs, stats, and… Continue reading

Book Reviw: First Aide Medicine by Nicholaus Patnaude

First Aide Medicine is Nicholaus Patnaude’s first published work. It won the International Emergency Press award from Emergency Press. Nicholaus Patnaude did social work before moving to Istanbul, where he teaches, and travels… Continue reading

Book Review: The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison

Susan Angela Ann Harrison’s latest novel The Silent Wife is a mysterious psychological horror about an unofficial marriage that goes awry after 20 years. The reader plunges into the mind of passive psychologist,… Continue reading

Event Review: Halina Duraj at Living Writers Series

It was that time of the semester again when students, professors, and others came together to attend Hugh C. Hyde Living Writers Series at the San Diego State University Love Library. Twice a… Continue reading

Costuming Culture

Earlier this year on May 1, the Walt Disney Company filed an application to patent and trademark the phrase “dia de los muertos,” leading to a religious and cultural controversy with the various… Continue reading

Interview: Mario Alberto Zambrano, author of Loteria

Mario Alberto Zambrano started as a contemporary ballet dancer for seventeen years. He travelled and danced around the world with a variety of dance companies like Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Nederlands Dans Theater, Ballett… Continue reading