Julia Quinn - Making period dramas light and hearty

TeamCitymapia | Nov 13, 2021

American writer Julia Quinn is most popular for the Bridgerton series, which was adapted to the screen by Netflix last year. She is a best-selling historical romance author who made it to the New York Times Bestseller List 19 times over the years. Her novels have been translated into 29 languages, and are widely loved for their light nature. Quinn's plots are in contrast with the grim mood that usually shadows periodical dramas. Some of her other series are Splendid trilogy, Lyndon Sisters, and Agents of the Crown.

Horror novels that celebrate LGBTQ+ representation

TeamCitymapia | Nov 11, 2021

Fans of the horror genre are happy to acknowledge that there are sub-genres like horror-comedy. But the most interesting one has to be LGBTQ+ haunted horror. In this category, characters are often haunted by their pasts, prejudice, and the world. Some such books are 'Carmilla' by Sheridan Le Fanu, 'Plain Bad Heroines' by Emily M. Danforth, 'Yellow Jasmine' by Caitlin Starling, 'On Sundays, She Picked Flowers' by Yah Yah Scholfield, 'To Break a Covenant' by Alison Ames, and 'Sorrowland' by Rivers Solomon.

'Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani': a relevant must watch film

TeamCitymapia | Nov 10, 2021

Author Srishti wrote that Shah Rukh Khan - Juhi Chawla starrer 'Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani' is a relevant film in today's time. The film predicted the media circus and trial by media that is being seen a lot today. Juhi and SRK were casted as TV anchors and journalists Ria and Ajay respectively, who are working for rival news channels. Film shows issues like politicians manipulating people's emotions to gain sympathy votes, wrongly accusing people of being terrorists, and fake news that defames people.

Movies that captured mental health issues the right way

TeamCitymapia | Nov 09, 2021

Movies tend to cater to what the audience is expecting. But when it comes to mental health, society does not have the right idea because of the stigma attached to it. There are some movies that have managed to show mental health issues for what they are. Some of them are Mind Mera Mind, What About Bob, The Skeleton Twins, Silver Linings Playbook, and Inside Out. These movies talk about depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, isolation, toxic masculinity, and phobias without skipping their complex nature.

Women showrunners who are taking over the world

TeamCitymapia | Nov 04, 2021

Being a showrunner is no easy task because the entire show rests on their shoulders. Multitasking is key to successful production, and that is why women are doing so well as showrunners. Recently, big studios are banking more on women showrunners because of the successful shows they have produced. Some of them are Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Nahnatchka Khan, Marti Noxon, Ilene Chaiken, Kerry Ehrin, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Yvette Lee Bowser, Shonda Rhimes, Gloria Calderon Kellett, Jill Soloway, and Marta Kauffman.

Audiobooks you should listen to for fall recipes

TeamCitymapia | Nov 04, 2021

Cooking and audiobooks pair well because one does not interrupt the other. Even if you don't live in a region blessed with autumn, you can enjoy the mood by cooking up some fall recipes. Some audiobooks with such recipes, food histories, and memories are 'Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation' by Michael Polla, 'Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir' by Ruth Reichl, 'High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America' by Jessica B. Harris, and 'How Chefs Holiday' by Dana Cowin.