Ms Kanta

Voracious reader and DPhil candidate blogs about books and scholarly life.

Category Archives: English

Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

Midnight releases, broken sales records, cosplaying wizards: the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was a flashback to the summer of 2007, when Harry Potter and the Deathly … Continue reading

01/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Review: ‘George and the Blue Moon’ — The Oxford Culture Review

In 2007, Lucy Hawking teamed up with her superstar physicist father Stephen to write a popular science trilogy for children. The George series, aimed at readers aged 8+, turned out … Continue reading

23/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Review: Tom Stoppard on text and performance — The Oxford Culture Review

How much “Shakespeare” is there in a Shakespeare play? A facetious question, perhaps. But it’s a question that is peculiarly specific to the theatre — how much of the author … Continue reading

21/05/2016 · 1 Comment

Review: ‘The Marriage of Kim K’ — The Oxford Culture Review

The Marriage of Figaro, and Kim Kardashian. If this combination sounds incongruous, it is perhaps because of the cultural value attached to opera in the twenty-first century, fitting into a … Continue reading

06/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Review: ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ — The Oxford Culture Review

Twenty seconds was all it took for the Sunday matinee of The Phantom of the Opera to sell out, after Milk & Two Sugars Productions announced this last-minute addition to … Continue reading

04/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Exhausting Star Trek parody

It is a surprising move, to say the least. Steven Erikson, author of the world-famous high fantasy series The Malazan Book of the Fallen, has written a science fiction parody. … Continue reading

05/07/2015 · 2 Comments

Intense pre-university course that should’ve been properly updated

Introducing Quantum Theory: A Graphic Guide to Science’s Most Puzzling Discovery J.P. McEvoy and Oscar Zarate One wonders why popular physics books do not come with illustrations more often. In … Continue reading

08/04/2015 · Leave a comment

Surprisingly educational one-minute reads

AsapSCIENCE Mitchell Moffit and Greg Brown AsapSCIENCE is an immensely popular YouTube channel, with over three million subscribers and over 300 million views. Its owners, Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown, … Continue reading

22/03/2015 · Leave a comment

Watch out, the author was previously known as Pittacus Lore…

Endgame: The Calling James Frey and Nils Johnson-Seton Do not judge a book by its cover, they say. It is true that a book will usually need more research before … Continue reading

10/03/2015 · Leave a comment

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