If you need to buy a gift for a teenager or young adult this Christmas, pick up Far from the Tree by Robin Benway. The novel won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature in mid-November, but don’t buy it because a gold sticker adorns the book’s front cover. Buy it because the story … Continued
A Michigan native, Katherine studies French and journalism at Hillsdale College, where she serves as associate editor and graphic designer of the Hillsdale Collegian. Her work has appeared in The Federalist, The Tennessean, Verily Magazine, and Liberty Headlines.
As stores cram their shelves with Stove Top stuffing and Ocean Spray cranberry sauce, my mother drags a chair in front of our kitchen counter, climbs up, and reaches far into the top shelf of the cabinet where we keep our cookbooks. She pulls out a small box stuffed with cards and a photo album … Continued
Roald Dahl enchanted readers of his 1964 classic, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, with tales of Oompa-Loompas, everlasting gobstoppers, and snozzberries, but buried inside the story was also a strong warning about the dangers of television. I thought of this warning when I noticed that the 2005 film version of the book was now available … Continued
When English broadcaster Michael Parkinson interviewed actress and singer Julie Andrews and her husband Blake Edwards in 1974, he observed an annoying tendency common to the film industry, one Andrews had just experienced when she lost out on the lead role in the film version of My Fair Lady: “It’s a very curious system, isn’t … Continued
When I turned twelve, I boasted to my friends that I had celebrated my birthday over dinner with the beer-brewing, gun-loving, stage-shaking badass known as Kid Rock. Obviously, the “Rock N Roll Jesus,” as he called himself in his 2007 album, hadn’t really helped me ring in my tweenage years. But he had been sitting … Continued