Author: Archana


Racist Hullabaloo in “Harry Potter”

There’s been some brouhaha in the Harry Potter fanbase surrounding Hermione Granger, one of the series’s central characters. J.K. Rowling collaborated on a sequel play, titled “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” which follows various characters into middle age. The play is set to premiere in London next summer. The buzz […]


Archana’s World: “The Imitation Game” Entertains with Cumberbatch’s Depiction of a Tortured Genius

The Imitation Game, directed by Morten Tyldum, is a dramatic biography (keep in mind many Hollywood biographies’ creative liberties often make for historically inaccurate films) detailing British mathematician Alan Turing’s attempt to break the Nazi code, Enigma, during World War II. Turing, considered a father of computer science and artificial […]


Archana’s World: Discovering Ultimate Truth

The definition of “ultimate truth” is, for the purposes of this piece, “a fact universal in nature, undoubtedly true across spacetime and individual interpretation(s).” For example, an ultimate truth could be, “It rained 22 inches on October 4th, AD 2004 in New York City, NY, USA, Planet Earth.” Such a […]


Archana’s World: The Bell Jar Book Review

This is the first post of Archana’s World – a new blog for The Rebellion in which Archana Apte will write about anything and everything.  Her column will inform readers about literature, social issues, philosophical/editorial commentary, and more.   The Bell Jar is Sylvia Plath’s only novel, published in 1963. First […]


A.S. King’s “Ask the Passenger” Explores the Coming-of-Age Complexities of the Adolescent Homosexual

Ask the Passengers is a YA realistic fiction novel by A.S. King. The story follows Astrid Jones’s small-town existence as she navigates high school, her dysfunctional family, the bigotry in the community, and her own internal confusion over sexuality. The book is notable for its integration of philosophy, a subject Astrid loves and […]