Jennifer Egan

In Praise of Complicated (Read: Badass) Women

I’m part of a film club and we choose our movies by theme—a chase, for example, or notable art direction. Recently we picked badass females as our theme and found that beyond the handful of obvious action films, we were in new territory. The women we admired in more realistic filmmaking genres were truly multifaceted—tough… Read More »

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Got ’80s Nostalgia Thanks to Stranger Things? Then Read These Books.

For those of us who lived through the ’80s the first time, Stranger Things, Netflix’s smash sci-fi series, hit the nail on its nostalgic head. The hair, the clothes (the glasses!), the fonts and music…even the film quality itself felt authentic and familiar. And for those who may not remember (or weren’t even born during)… Read More »

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Name That Tune: Fiction for Music Lovers

Art begets art, right? So it just makes sense that music inspires writers to write about music. Aside from the scores (!) of amazing non-fiction and music memoirs out there, there is also a good amount of fiction that feeds heavily on the inspiration of music. And it’s not just one genre of music that… Read More »

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