Review: Literary

Book Review: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

This review will contain no more spoilers than you will find in the official description—though, I must warn you, the description gives away the events of more than half the book. However, if you're looking for a book that keeps you reading for the plot, then this may not be the book for you. This… Continue reading Book Review: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Review: Memoir

Book Review: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

An autobiography of the comedian Trevor Noah, this book tells stories of his childhood, adolescence and early adulthood in South Africa, during and after apartheid. Born a Crime opens with the text of the law that forbade white men and black women from having intercourse during apartheid. After that, this autobiography is segmented into 18… Continue reading Book Review: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Review: Science Fiction · Review: Thriller

TV Show Review: Altered Carbon (Season 1)

This review will be relatively spoiler-free: events of the first episode will be revealed, and theme discussions will be kept vague. Summary In the future, death has become a tragedy belonging only to the past, the religious, and the poor. There is a new tragedy: the decreasing humanity of the wealthy ruling class, who have… Continue reading TV Show Review: Altered Carbon (Season 1)

Review: Fantasy · Review: Mythology · Review: Thriller

Book Review: The Devil’s Lieutenant by Shervin Jamali

This review will be relatively spoiler free, only revealing the basic plot elements of the novella in question. Summary Michael has tragically lost his family. Learning that the souls of his dead wife and son might be trapped in hell, he enters into a deal with the Devil to save them: a deal that may… Continue reading Book Review: The Devil’s Lieutenant by Shervin Jamali

Artist · Author · Interview

Interview: Carmen Kern, Author & Photographer

Carmen Kern is a writer and photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona. Her work tends to be infused with mythological creatures, the immortal and most things unexplainable. When she's not writing, Carmen is usually lurking in alleyways and barren landscapes taking pictures and foraging for story ideas. Almost every story she's written has come from an… Continue reading Interview: Carmen Kern, Author & Photographer

Artist · Author · Interview

Interview: Kwinn Mitchell, Author (& Artist)

This week, Kai is interviewing Kwinn Mitchell. Kwinn is an author (and artist, as you'll see!) based in Phoenix, AZ with a sci-fi trilogy in the works. He runs a podcast (Sci-Fi Happy Hour) that talks about sci-fi and geek culture. The podcast is on hiatus at the moment, but he has plans to resume… Continue reading Interview: Kwinn Mitchell, Author (& Artist)

Artist · Interview

Interview: Kelly Tinker, Artist Extraordinaire

  Introducing a new corner: Kai's interviews! Kai's first interviewee is Kelly Tinker, the artist who did the cover art and maps for Kai's fantasy novel, These Lies That Live Between Us. But this is only a drop in the ocean of art that Kelly creates. She has a BA in art (specializing in metalsmithing),… Continue reading Interview: Kelly Tinker, Artist Extraordinaire