The Grand Budapest Hotel
film / Pop Culture / Review

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson’s film The Grand Budapest Hotel hardly needs another glowing review, as it is already a critical darling. It boasts all the signature Anderson touches–but exceeds, in crucial ways, its most recent counterparts. Unlike Moonrise Kingdom, the film that preceeded it, The Grand Budapest Hotel avoids being sickly sweet and twee. Or rather, it balances out that signature saccharine … Continue reading

Chasing Texts
literature / Pop Culture

Chasing Texts

I’ve recently checked out what feels like half the books on Mark Twain in the University of Virginia’s main library (so…a lot). One of the most interesting things about reading/buying/using books that have fallen into other people’s possession is, of course, the marginalia. I have the strange feeling, at times, that someone else is writing … Continue reading