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The Most Important Square
Ask a dozen chess players what their favorite square is, and quite likely you'll get a dozen of different answers. I suspect all four central squares (d4, d5, e4, and e5) will be on the list. While it is difficult to dispute the importance of the central squares, they are far from a guarantee of…
‘The Queen’s Gambit’ is the best series ever made, critics say
Netflix subscribers have been raving about the streaming service’s newest hit original that is putting a whole new face to the dark and twisted world of professional chess. According to those who have stumbled upon the seven-episode services, it is one of the most well-crafted shows the platform has ever seen. But what is it…
The Queen’s Gambit and What It Means to Be a Prodigy
Listen to The Queen's Gambit and What It Means to Be a Prodigy from Low Key. The Queen's Gambit stars Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth Harmon, an orphan who becomes a 1960s chess prodigy — and addict. In this episode we talk about whether child prodigies are real or an exaggerated phenomenon, nature v. nurture, and…
7 Bucket List New Netflix Movies & Series To Watch This Weekend
Who doesn't love a good movie night? This weekend, you can plan to stay inside, cozy up by the fire and binge an entire list of new Netflix movies and tv shows that were just added to the streaming service.
THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT: TV Show Review
Who would've thought that chess could be this suspenseful and thrilling? The Queen's Gambit follows the journey of Elizabeth Harmon as she's going through her rise to stardom as a prodigy chess player. What has this show shown is that Anya Taylor-Joy is an absolute queen on screens. Her performance has far surpassed all of…
Beth Harmon and her independence
Beth Harmon is a very independent person. She exemplifies this traitseveral times throughout the story. Did she learn to...
The untold truth of Anya Taylor-Joy
Anya Taylor-Joy's acting career is an impressive one: In the span of five years, she went from playing an English settler in the 1600s to the heroine in an M. Night Shyamalan flick to the star of an adaptation of a beloved classic novel. Suffice to say, Anya Taylor-Joy's story is an interesting one.
The life and times of Elizabeth Harmon – The Citizen
Lyle Kruger Anya Taylor-Joy plays Beth Harmon in The Queen’s Gambit. A word of warning to not start this mini-series late at night as you’ll find yourself watching it all in one go and you might be late for work the next day. During my lockdown sentence I decided to watch the Netflix mini-series ‘The…
5 times The Queen’s Gambit gave us a lesson in elegant dressing
The must-watch Netflix series, which explores identity, addiction and feminism against the backdrop of the 1960s counterculture revolution, sees Anya Taylor-Joy’s formidable performance matched by an ingenious custom wardrobe.