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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 April

April 1st NaPoWriMo begins today. If you want to join in on this month long challenge, visit the unofficial homepage. Creator Maureen Thorson provides daily prompts and ideas for participating poets. April 5th Under Her Skin, ed. Lindy Ryan and Toni Miller on shelves “Black Spot Books’ inaugural poetry collection spotlights women in horror poetry, centering on the concept of body horror, and featuring work from Bram-Stoker award-winning and nominated authors, as well as dozens of poems from women (cis and trans) and non-binary femmes in horror.” April 7th April 16th Full Moon April 17 International Haiku Poetry Day Dedicated by the Haiku Foundation to celebrate the ancient poetry form. National Bat Appreciation Day. A great reason to watch Netflix’s Night on Earth docu-series, in which bats pop up in more than one episode. April 29th Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the evening sky. Mercury will appear low in the western sky just after sunset. …