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Best Play Taught in High Schools (Poll)

Shakespeare, Hansberry, Williams, and Miller—these are the names many of us fondly recall from our high school days. The list certainly doesn’t stop with these named remarkable talents. Ibsen, Wilder, and Beckett are just a few...
Book Lists

10 September Books Worth Anticipating

Through websites like Goodreads, NetGalley and Edelweiss, I get a bit of a sneak peek at some of the biggest titles set for release in upcoming months. Here are ten of the books being published this September that I’m most look...

World Book Night 2014

For booklovers, discussing our passion with non-readers can be a little unsettling. Non-readers just don’t understand why nothing smells better to us than a freshly printed novel. They cannot fathom how we look at paper cuts ca...

What Should I Read Next

Review: Layla by Nina de la Mer

Nina de la Mer is a Scottish novelist now based in Brighton, England. Her previous novel, 4 a.m., about a pair of young British army chefs posted to Germany, was published in 2011. She earned praise for capturing the slang-fill...
New Reads

What’s in a Name? Judging Books by their Titles

You’ve heard that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but what about judging books by their titles? Despite the perennial admonitions from good-natured and tolerant book-lovers, I daresay we all do it all the time: take on...

Lost Classics

Reading Shakespeare Plays

Shakespeare can be intimidating upon first approach because the language is so different from the way we speak now, but the stories told through the plays transcend time. Despite being written during a different era, plays such...
New Reads

Hey Lolita, Hey: Bands Named After Literary Characters

Hey Lolita, hey Hey Lolita, hey I know what the boys like I’m not gonna play These are the lyrics to the refrain of Lana Del Rey’s song “Lolita.” Del Rey has been a polarizing musical figure bringing out...
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I was a Pre-teen Book Nerd in the 90s

And, apparently, that meant loving books written ages before I was born, with a big emphasis on the 80s. I was a huge bookworm and had large, unfortunate glasses that kind of made me look like those cartoons of bookworms, which...

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Much Ado About Whedon

  So, does anything Joss Whedon touches not turn to gold? The man behind the best thing to happen to TV ever (aka Buffy the Vampire Slayer) has brought one of Shakespeare’s best plays, Much Ado About Nothing, back to...
Interesting Books

S**t Happens in the Great American Novel: Scatological Literature

I have a little theory that all of the new contenders for the title of ‘Great American Novel’ are required to include an episode of scatological humor. Think of Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom (2010), in which a young man must sift ...