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If you’re anything like me, you absolutely love wintertime. Waking up to a quiet, glistening snowfall, sipping a peppermint hot chocolate while curled up with a good book, watching an endless number of holiday-themed movies–; I could go on. Or, you could be the complete opposite. Maybe you absolutely hate this time of year, and […]

Winter is often referred to as a time of quiet reflection; for some, the season can evoke melancholy, and for others, hope. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey perfectly captures this haunting ambiance of winter in which characters grapple with both love and loss.         “She knew the snow and it carried her gently… She […]

Close your eyes and imagine you’re a refugee. Your home — what you’ve known as a safe, familiar place — is no longer safe anymore. You will face violence and persecution if you don’t leave soon. When you finally make that tough decision to uproot your life, you arrive in an unknown place, burdened with […]

When Scottish playwright and novelist J.M. Barrie created the enchanting story of Peter Pan, it captured the hearts of audiences everywhere. This December, viewers can escape to the magical world of Neverland and rediscover the power of imagination as Wharton Center showcases the Broadway musical Finding Neverland. Based in 1903 London, Finding Neverland tells the […]

A 1920 short film shows a janitor and cartoonist playing around with a Ouija board. Fast forward to 1944, and the board made another appearance in the horror film “The Uninvited,” and then of course in the 1964 classic “The Exorcist.” The game seems pretty straightforward; on the board are the letters of the alphabet, […]