Evaluating ALL the visual adaptations of Charlotte Brontë’s novel Jane Eyre and celebrating the appeal and endurance of this beautiful story.

Images sourced from IMDb / collage created by author


The beauty in the collision of fandom, creativity, music, and social media.

Screencapture of musical (c/o O&M)


The latest Netflix releases of “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” and “The Prom” remind me of why movie musicals are perfect for the holiday season.

Image source — Netflix


Visiting the Los Angeles Zoo during a pandemic.

Los Angeles Zoo front gate (Image taken by the Author)


Just like the second Mrs. de Winter, this film endeavors to shine from under the shadow of its predecessor — Hitchcock’s great 1940 adaptation.

Credit: Kerry Brown/ Netflix


And it has everything to do with this awful year.

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Exploring the life and work of legendary African American tap dancers, Fayard and Harold Nicholas.

Copyright Internet Movie Database


Embracing the love for Tolkien’s original story in the films and letting go of Hollywood cynicism — if only for a little while.

Copyright New Line Cinema & Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)


Ten unusual words we should bring back into common usage.

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Bombilate: to loudly hum or buzz continuously


Ideas for socially distant and interesting things to do or see in Southern California, besides hiking and a trip to the beach.

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Charlene DeKalb

I’m a research scientist who still likes to write for fun. Looking for adventure in the great wide somewhere. Reader, traveler, & Disney enthusiast. @chardekalb

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