When I was growing up, my mother told me that true stories inspired fairytales. My imagination went wild, ecstatic that my beloved Cinderella, Ariel, and best of all, Bellel existed. That the magical world of Disney was our reality, and everyone received their happily ever after. When I was a little older, I understood her... Continue Reading →
By Veronica Leigh Friendships are often born in the unlikeliest of places. How they endure the test of time is another matter entirely. For Charlotte Brontë and Ellen Nussey, their friendship lasted for over two decades. They often relied on letters to cope with their distance from one another. Charlotte Brontë, future author of Jane... Continue Reading →
Following WWI, during the Roaring Twenties, the economy and America thrived. Then, the Great Depression hit.
By Veronica Leigh The Urban Diction describes the term kindred spirits as: two people that make a special connection by sharing a bond that has joined them by the means of an experience that has drawn them together on a higher level of consciousness. We often spend our lives searching for that one special person who understands us and whose... Continue Reading →
Out of all the songs from the beloved classic The Wizard of Oz, one carries the most notoriety and forever defined Judy Garland's career.
“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” The second Mrs. de Winter opens the mysterious novel of Rebecca with that single, dramatic line. Over the years, readers have drawn parallels between the novels Rebecca and Jane Eyre, another romantic gothic tale of an innocent young woman and a worldly older man. Similarly, the... Continue Reading →
Anne Frank's diaries reveal an intimate look into a girl's heart, during one of the saddest times in history.
How might have this classic love story played out differently if its heroine had made a different choice?