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The Summit of the Gods takes animation to new heights

(Pixabay) Directed by Patrick Imber, The Summit of the Gods is a French-animated film that follows Japanese reporter Makoto Fukamachi who believes that Joji Habu, an elusive mountain climber, may have the evidence that could answer one of mountaineering’s greatest mysteries. Although Eedmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first officially summited Mt. Everest in 1953, the


The Stranger: A Subversion of Morality and Meaning

(Pixabay) Albert Camus’s 1942 novella The Stranger is considered a literary classic of the 20th century and remains one of his most famous works. The novel follows Frenchman Meursault in Algeria and his indifference to the world around him as he attends his own mother’s funeral and is nearly emotionless during it. Weeks later under


The Alchemist: Following One’s Dreams

(Wikimedia Commons) The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, details the journey of Andalusian shepherd Santiago. After having recurring dreams, Santiago consults a fortune teller who tells him that his dreams are a prophecy of him finding treasure at the Egyptian pyramids. Later, an old man tells him he must find his “personal legend.” The shepherd then


Crime and Punishment Still Stands the Test of Time

(Flickr) Crime and Punishment, written by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky in 1866, remains a classic in literature, and rightfully so. Set in St.Petersburg, the novel introduces Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, an impoverished law student struggling to pay for his studies. He devises a plan to murder and rob a pawnbroker for her money. Leading up to the