Cuppa Jo: A Daily Dose of Literature and Life

Trisha Jo. ‘88. Grad Student. Writer. Literature, Film, and Music Snob. Libertarian. Foodie. Culture Connoisseur.

Dr. Stan Weathers: You don’t feel normal?
Charlie Bartlett: My family has a psychiatrist on call; how normal can I be?

Film of the Week: Charlie Bartlett directed by Jon Poll

Click the photo to watch a theatrical trailer for this incredibly written dramedy. 

Dr. Stan Weathers: You don’t feel normal?

Charlie Bartlett: My family has a psychiatrist on call; how normal can I be?

Film of the Week: Charlie Bartlett directed by Jon Poll

Click the photo to watch a theatrical trailer for this incredibly written dramedy. 


"I always tell the girls, never take it seriously, if ya never take it seriously, ya never get hurt, ya never get hurt, ya always have fun, and if you ever get lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends." 

Film of the Week: Almost Famous directed by Cameron Crowe

Click the photo to stream this 2000 dramedy for free on YouTube. 

"I always tell the girls, never take it seriously, if ya never take it seriously, ya never get hurt, ya never get hurt, ya always have fun, and if you ever get lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends." 

Film of the Week: Almost Famous directed by Cameron Crowe

Click the photo to stream this 2000 dramedy for free on YouTube. 


“I’m okay with being unimpressive. I sleep better.”

Film of the Week: Garden State, directed by Zach Braff

Click the photo to stream this award-winning dramedy instantly on your computer. 

“I’m okay with being unimpressive. I sleep better.”

Film of the Week: Garden State, directed by Zach Braff

Click the photo to stream this award-winning dramedy instantly on your computer. 


"The following is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental. Especially you Jenny Beckman. Bitch."

Film of the Week: (500) Days of Summer, directed by Marc Webb

Click the photo above to watch a full theatrical trailer for this dramedy. 

"The following is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental. Especially you Jenny Beckman. Bitch."

Film of the Week: (500) Days of Summer, directed by Marc Webb

Click the photo above to watch a full theatrical trailer for this dramedy. 


"The fellow is wise enough to play the fool / And to do that well craves a kind of wit”  (3.1.60-61)

Read of the Day: Twelfth Night (What You Will) by William Shakespeare


Click the photo for a full-text version of the play


"The fellow is wise enough to play the fool / And to do that well craves a kind of wit”  (3.1.60-61)

Read of the Day: Twelfth Night (What You Will) by William Shakespeare

Click the photo for a full-text version of the play