The Unique Artistry of Childish Gambino

“Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different. –T.S. Eliot There’s been a lot of hubbub lately about Childish Gambino (Alter Ego: Donald Glover) and his apparent plagiarism of underground rapper Jase Harley’s “American Pharaoh” in his nation-sweepingContinue reading “The Unique Artistry of Childish Gambino”

Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits, by David Wong

Walking through the library, I happened to glimpse, out of the corner of my eye, a book with a picture of a cat flying through the air, surrounded by high tech-looking weaponry.  I was intrigued.  I strode over and turned to the back cover, where I was greeted by a robotic hand in disrepair holdingContinue reading “Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits, by David Wong”

My Top 11 Favorite Young Adult Books/Series

11. Fever Crumb By Phillip Reeve: While arresting and bizarre, Fever Crumb manages to provide a story that, despite its other-worldliness and  unfamiliar steampunk vocabulary, is extremely intriguing and fun to read. 10. The Grey Griffins Series by Derek Benz and J.S. Lewis: The Grey Griffins series follows a group of friends that discovers a secretContinue reading “My Top 11 Favorite Young Adult Books/Series”