My name is Elizabeth Periale. I am an artist, blogger, and culture critic. I write about movies, books, television, pop culture—old and new—with a feminine/feminist perspective.
Viewers will enjoy the great attention to period detail and history in Garrow's Law, based on real-life barrister William Garrow.
John Nettles is wonderful in Barnaby's last four cases in Midsomer Murders, Set 20.
BBC America's first original scripted series, Copper, is off to a great, atmospheric start.
To celebrate America's bicentennial in 1976, these three hokey at times, but still entertaining television miniseries dramatize the first three books in John Jakes's popular Kent Family Chronicles.
A rollicking read, full of laughs and lots of fun for readers who can spot the literary in-jokes.
Casting the Runes is an entertaining, spooky story. If this is the viewer's first encounter with the work of M.R. James, they will be sure to want to check out the author's classic ghost stories as well.
A nice introduction to Rothko's work, and fans of abstract painting will undoubtedly want to visit the Chapel.
Skios is a fun summer read, but may leave one wishing for more than just a few good jokes and great pacing.
Not your typical police procedural, Murdoch Mysteries is a clever twist on CSI-style shows, set in Victorian Canada and starring Yannick Bisson as the brilliant and innovative Detective Murdoch.
Although the reader knows in general how the story of the Central Park Five will come out, author Sarah Burns still tells a compelling, suspenseful story.