Scandals and Snobbery at Downton Abbey

Why this period drama is worth binging on— in style, of course I knew I was watching too much Downton Abbey when my thoughts started to acquire a British accent. I’m sure other pretentious non-Brit Downton fans experienced the same. Downton Abbey is a multi-awarded British TV series that ran from 2010 to 2015. Written by […]

Angels and Demons and Popes

Why Rome should be on your bucket list Recently I watched Angels and Demons (2009), Ron Howard’s adaptation of Dan Brown’s bestselling novel. It’s tolerable. Tom Hanks as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is bland — but then we don’t really care, because Langdon isn’t the reason Angels and Demons is remarkable: it’s the fact that the story is […]