Chuck Out All You Know with Chuck Klosterman’s “But What If We’re Wrong?”

Alyssa Buzby There are many books in my personal library that I have not been able to read. Some,  I’ve only touched once: to put it on the shelf. Yes, I am one of those readers who buy books just so my reading list can pile into one big mess. One of these books is Joseph Heller’s Catch 22. The truth is, I know this … Continue reading Chuck Out All You Know with Chuck Klosterman’s “But What If We’re Wrong?”

Tommy Wiseau’s “The Room”, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the (Box Office) Bomb

Adrian Belmes Spoons. Spoons everywhere. There are spoons in my hair. There are spoons at my feet. There are spoons soaring overhead, like graceful murmurations of plastic starlings. A spoon lands directly in my lap. This is my spoon now. I must throw it. Record scratch. Freeze frame. Actually, I should start this off by saying that I didn’t mean to end up here at … Continue reading Tommy Wiseau’s “The Room”, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the (Box Office) Bomb

The Times We Live in With Michael Ian Black’s”A Child’s First Book of Trump”

Khadeeja Ali Professional comedy can be found mostly anywhere in our day to day lives. Social media, online, television and film. Comedy has become an avenue for open social discussion. Politics and social critiques oftentimes make people uncomfortable but that does not mean certain topics should fly under the radar only to be forgotten. Michael Ian Black, comedian, actor, and writer is an exemplary embodiment … Continue reading The Times We Live in With Michael Ian Black’s”A Child’s First Book of Trump”

Words of Wisdom in Anne Lamott’s Ted Talk

Khadeeja Ali Anne Lamott participated in a 2017 Ted Talk entitled 12 Truths I Learned From Life and Writing. She is an author, a political activist, a public speaker, and a teacher. This segment was exceptionally powerful because Anne Lamott is a long time reputable author. Her speech was balanced between comedy and tackling real life issues including death. However, the most inspiring part was what … Continue reading Words of Wisdom in Anne Lamott’s Ted Talk

Exploring Hypertext Literature

Joseph Baker One thing shared among both casual and avid readers is the occasional desire for a favorite character to make a different decision or for the book to go in a different direction. The traditional method of reading a book is straight through from cover to cover. This method is great, sure, but not all narratives must be told in a linear manner. As … Continue reading Exploring Hypertext Literature

An Interview with Alex Cline, Creative Writer and Professor

Alicia Leon When you go into creative writing, rhetoric and writing or English during college, you might do so because you have a passion for it. You may know that you love to meticulously craft poetry, essays, or even screenplays but you might not know about the myriad of careers available to you when you pursue these interests. If you enjoy writing but also enjoy … Continue reading An Interview with Alex Cline, Creative Writer and Professor

An Interview with Anna Culbertson, A Collections Librarian

Alyssa Cockrell Anna Culbertson is the Assistant Head of Special Collections and University Archives at California State University, San Diego. I had the privilege of attending a lecture of hers recently in the San Diego State University Library, and felt her interests in chapbooks and zines fell in line with The Freeform Review’s pursuit of exploring non-traditional works of literature. Below is my interview with … Continue reading An Interview with Anna Culbertson, A Collections Librarian