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The Road Always Taken—The Fall of YA Movie Franchises

The rise in popularity of Young Adult fiction novels and series has been influencing the film industry for many years. While some adaptations of books and their sequels have seen box-office success, others have not been quite as favoured. This article explores the reasons behind the failure of these franchises giving way to the success of others.

Looking into Hip-Hop’s Soul

Hip-hop is about translating real-life scenarios into music and is just like any other expression of creativity. However, since its inception, there has been a social stigma attached to the genre. In this article, we challenge that misconception.

The Fray—How To Save A Life

If heartfelt lyrics coupled with a slow piano ballad is your idea of a good song, then The Fray might just become your favourite band. Here’s a look at their debut, considered by many to be as fine an entry as possible.

Bechdel—When Tests Fail

The Bechdel Test, a popular test for analysing the portrayal of women in movies, falls short of being the ideal parameter to judge movies by. The importance of the issue calls for a closer look at the test and efforts to improve on it.

Object

This week in iambic instincts, we present a poem about looking at an object and talking about it while implicity drawing parallels to being hurt as a human being.

Melinda

This week, iambic instincts presents the tragic tale of a boy separated from his guitar. Bonds of love need not only be formed between living things.