All posts tagged: WHAT TO WATCH THIS MONTH

the best poetry-themed movies, based on real-life and fictional poets and poems and those who turn to poems

The 17 Best Movies about Poetry and Poets to Watch Right Now

During this fraught moment in the world, with so many events out of our control, many people are searching for ways to stay calm and purposeful. Given that April is National Poetry Month, how about watching a movie featuring poetry and poets? For an at-home film festival or movie marathon, our resident cineaste Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the best poetry-themed movies, based on real-life and fictional poets and poems and those who turn to poems for solace and inspiration. Further proof, if any was needed, that we should never underestimate the power of a great poem.

The best Nordic Noir Easter crime books and thriller movies of 2022, including streaming TV shows, to join the Norwegian holiday tradition.

10 Nordic Noir Books and Thrilling Movies Best for Easter 2022

Easter is approaching, and with it come some unusual traditions around the world. For example, did you know a Nordic Easter involves crime solving? In Norway, it’s a beloved annual holiday activity. If you want to join in the fun, read on. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the best Nordic Noir Easter crime books and movies of 2022, including streaming TV shows.

Explanation of the Norwegian Easter Crime tradition of reading Nordic Noir fiction and watching crime shows, with 10 classic recommendations.

Why Nordic Noir Crime Novels are a Beloved Easter Tradition

Easter is approaching, and with it come some unusual traditions around the world. For example, did you know a Nordic Easter involves crime solving? In Norway, it’s a beloved annual holiday activity. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen fills us in on the true origin story of the Norwegian “Easter Crime” tradition of reading Nordic Noir fiction and watching crime shows, along with 10 classic book and streaming TV show recommendations. Dark chocolate goes rather well with all of them, by the way. Watch your back, bunnies.