Happy Birthday, Miss Austen

Dear Miss Austen, In celebration of your 240th birthday–though I suppose a lady would not like to reveal her age–my gift to you would be to tell you about your legacy. (Though it is actually a gift you gave yourself.) Through your books, you have achieved a certain type of immortality. They have become movies […]

Doctor Who and Elizabeth Bennet?

In case you’ve been living in a cave, the identity of the twelfth actor to play Doctor Who was announced: Peter Capaldi. (I like that they cast older this time.) Here’s his first interview: And I would be absolutely terrified to be Peter Capaldi. Playing an iconic hero whom audiences have adored since 1963. Talk […]

On Jane Austen, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Brooding Heroes

Yes, I can combine those three topics and make some semblance of sense. I hope. Ever since I read Wuthering Heights, I have harbored an intense dislike for brooding heroes. I like dark heroes, bad boys, anti-heroes, and the like, but give me a brooding hero and I fall out of love fast. This goes […]

Video Break!

So thanks to the gals at Indie Jane, I stayed up until 2 AM watching “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” on YouTube. And now I am passing this addiction on to you. I’m sorry. 🙂 And for you horse people out there, I found a nice little video produced by the British Museum, which is hosting […]