• Amanda Googe

    Stellar Sights

    interstellar’s dazzling view of the universe

    November 13, 2014
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    By earthly definition, a hole indicates an absence. Yet as director Christopher Nolan’s stunning visuals in Interstellar demonstrate, the wormholes and black holes in outer space above us are anything but empty. They glow with a blazing white heat. They mercilessly writhe and contort themselves. And they appear as alive as the humans bravely pursuing […]

    lost in adaptation

    gone on the big screen

    October 23, 2014
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    When Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl came out in 2012, I, like millions of other readers, fell in love with it. It is a gloriously clever, twisted mystery-thriller that fully deserved the #1 spot it held on top of both bestseller lists and critics’ best-of-the-year lists. So, when it was announced that Gone Girl was being adapted […]

    memorable meals

    family-friendly dining in providence

    October 23, 2014
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    Nick’s, Cook & Brown, and North. These are my three favorite places to dine in Providence, and my enjoyment of their food only seems to improve during Family Weekend when I (like a lot of Brown students) can eat there on my parents’ dime. Now, none of these places are cheap. If I were always […]

    everything changed when the fire nation attacked

    sagas, endings, and waterbending

    October 1, 2014
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    I have never been good with endings, so naturally the end of high school was shaping up to be a disaster. Almost all of my friends were leaving for the summer, check I had three months before I would leave everything I knew for a campus I could barely picture, and my part-time minimum wage job […]

    reading while watching

    from hogwarts to westeros

    September 24, 2014
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    After being constantly chastised by friends for not watching Game of Thrones despite being a film-and-fantasy enthusiast, I finally binge-watched all four seasons of the show in the span of a week during the summer. I had been meaning to watch the show ever since it first premiered on HBO in 2011 and everyone started […]