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Strange Happenings in March

March 2nd Monique Oliver: Accessory to Evil streaming on Netflix. “From 1987 to 2003, Michel Fourniret became France’s most infamous serial killer. This documentary seeks to understand the role his wife played in these murders: pawn or participant?” March 7th Full Moon Monstrilio by Gerardo Sámano Córdova on shelves. “A thought-provoking meditation on grief, acceptance, and the monstrous sides of love and loyalty, Gerardo Sámano Córdova blends bold imagination and evocative prose with deep emotional rigor. Told in four acts that span the globe from Brooklyn to Berlin, Monstrilio offers, with uncanny clarity, a cathartic and precise portrait of being human.” From From by Monica Youn on shelves. “A kaleidoscopic personal essay explores the racial positioning of Asian Americans and the epidemic of anti-Asian hate. Several poems titled “Study of Two Figures” anatomize and dissect the Asian other: Midas the striving, nouveau-riche father; Dr. Seuss and the imaginary daughter Chrysanthemum-Pearl he invented while authoring his anti-Japanese propaganda campaign; Pasiphaë, mother of the minotaur, and Sado, the eighteenth-century Korean prince, both condemned to containers allegorical and …

Strange Happenings in February

February 3rd Knock at the Cabin in theaters. While vacationing, a girl and her parents are taken hostage by armed strangers who demand that the family make a choice to avoid the apocalypse. February 5th Full moon February 7th Couplets: Love Story on shelves. “Maggie Millner’s captivating, seductive debut is a love story in poems that explores obsession, gender, identity, and the art and act of literary transformation. In rhyming couplets and prose vignettes, Couplets chronicles the strictures, structures, and pitfalls of relationships―the mirroring, the pleasing, the small jealousies and disappointments―and how the people we love can show us who we truly are.” All that Breathes streaming on HBO “Amidst the darkening backdrop of Delhi’s apocalyptic air and escalating violence, two brothers devote their lives to protect one casualty of the turbulent times: the bird known as the Black Kite.” February 9th Stolen Youth: Inside the Cult at Sarah Lawrence Streaming on Hulu. “A group of bright Sarah Lawrence College students fall under the dark influence of a friend’s father, Larry Ray. With unprecedented access …

Strange Happenings in January

Whether you make big plans and resolutions each New Year or look at January 1st as just another day, 2023 has many books, shows, movies and Natural Events to look forward to. Happy New Year! January 1st Frankenstein was published on this day in 1818. January 5th Death in the Dorms streaming on Hulu. “Death in the Dorms” tells the stories of six young women from six different colleges who were murdered” January 6th Full Moon M3GAN in theaters. A brilliant toy company roboticist uses artificial intelligence to develop M3GAN, a life-like doll programmed to emotionally bond with her newly orphaned niece. But when the doll’s programming works too well, she becomes overprotective of her new friend with terrifying results.” January 10th Bad Cree by Jessica Johns on shelves “In this gripping debut tinged with supernatural horror, a Cree woman’s dreams lead her on a perilous journey of self-discovery that ultimately forces her to confront the toll of a legacy of violence on her family, her community and the land they call home.” The Hatchet …

Strange Happenings in December

December brings us the longest nights of the year, but also some of the brightest celebrations. No matter what religion or practice you follow, the onset of winter highlights the importance of having stories to enjoy while while we wait for longer days and warmer temperatures. December 1st Violent Night in theaters. “An elite team of mercenaries breaks into a family compound on Christmas Eve, taking everyone hostage inside. However, they aren’t prepared for a surprise combatant: Santa Claus is on the grounds, and he’s about to show why this Nick is no saint.” December 2nd Freddy streaming on Disney+ Hotstar. If you’ve got the Disney+ bundle, this Indian thriller is available for you to enjoy. If you suffer from dentophobia, be warned. “The lines between love and obsession blur in this romantic thriller packed with unpredictable twists and sharp turns.” December 5th Krampusnacht Holiday. Not much is known about the origins of the European holiday Krampusnatch, but we do know that it is celebrated the night of December 5th, before the feast of Saint …

Strange Happenings in June

June 3rd Watcher in theaters. “Watcher is a thriller movie directed by Chloe Okuno. Watcher follows Julia (Maika Monroe), an American woman who moves to Bucharest with her boyfriend, Francis (Karl Glusman). As she doesn’t speak the language, she becomes isolated while Francis is at work, and in fear of a local serial killer, Julia starts to feel she’s being constantly watched and followed by a suspicious neighbor.” June 7th A Botanist’s Guide to Parties and Poisons by Kate Khavari on shelves. “The Lost Apothecary meets Dead Dead Girls in this fast-paced, STEMinist adventure. Debut author Kate Khavari deftly entwines a pulse-pounding mystery with the struggles of a woman in a male-dominated field in 1923 London.” June 8th World Oceans Day. Celebrate virtually with the United Nations, take a beach walk if you live near the ocean, or enjoy some ASMR ocean waves. June 14th Full moon. June 19th Juneteenth. Also known as Freedom Day and Liberation day, the holiday marks the 1865 announcement of General Order No. 3 in Galveston, TX. June 20th Summer …