Salt Houses – book review

Hala Alyan’s novel Salt Houses is a thoughtful narrative of family and the destructive nature of war from a Palestinian perspective. Her deft use of imagery leaves the reader in the cool gardens of one generation to the blasting air conditioning of the next. Alyan’s characters are centralized around the feminine narratives that weave through…

Why is the mundane so exciting?

Why has the world become so interested in the mundane? While TikTok’s popularity has increased during the COVid shutdown, it is not an anomaly in social media. Take for instance the popularity of such Reddit category’s as “Mildly Interesting” or “TIL”. One could at least understand the interest if a bit of trivia is on…