Ariana Goforth

The One and Only Ivan: Take it … Or Toss it?

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” – Katherine Applegate, The One and Only Ivan Ivan is a gorilla, and, as he lets us know pretty early on in the story, it’s not as easy as it looks. He has been living in a metal, glass, and concrete cage for 9,861 […]

“I, Pencil”: Diving Into Leonard E. Read’s Stunning Masterpiece

What could one essay, written in 1946, have anything to do with the present day? With me? With… you? I don’t—in fact, I couldn’t have—known Mr. Leonard E. Read personally. But that feeling of wonder, that unquenchable longing for something miraculous, the very thing that drives artists and writers on their quest for something beautiful, […]