Perrotta's "The Leftovers": Speculative Fiction and the Human Condition

Nora Durst finds herself at the intersection of something routinely normal for middle-class Americans living in the comfort of suburbia and distinctly otherworldly at the same time in Tom Perrotta’s The Leftovers, his newest novel venturing into speculative/ dystopian fiction. Visiting the mall with her sister during the Christmas season, Nora confronts the sudden disappearance […]

South Korea, Wassup with that?

You don’t tug on Superman’s cape You don’t spit into the wind You don’t pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger And you don’t mess around with Rim, da do da do…  Jim Croce © 1972 Everybody had a schoolyard bully as they were growing up and he was usually given a wide berth.  […]