The Great Gatsby

Notes by Erika Assabayeva   Living through a global pandemic for two years certainly wasn’t the way many of us envisioned experiencing the 21st-century equivalent of the Roaring Twenties. Instead of lively social gatherings and exuberant celebrations, our only “roar” came through binge-watching Tiger King. However, amidst the challenges of isolation, I found solace in…

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Summer is for Shakespeare

Reading Shakespeare goes hand in hand with summer. Plays are short, for one thing, and it’s also the season of festivals and outdoor theatre events. It’s easy to brush up on plot and characters before heading to the park with your picnic and low-backed chairs. The pressure is entirely off when reading Shakespeare on your…

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