Herman Melville’s classic Moby Dick was published in 1851. The notorious white whale that compelled Captain Ahab to dedicate his life to finding it was famously described by Melville as being the […]
Santa clearly knows who has been naughty and who has been nice, but what if he had the power to snap his fingers and wipe those on the Naughty List out of […]
One of the more curious titles of any literary work is G.K. Chesterton’s poem “Plakkopytrixophylisperambulantiobatrix.” The meaning of the title and the reason for its choice is unclear. The poem appears in The […]
If your attention span for poetry only extends to the length of time it takes to read a limerick, you may find yourself challenged if you try to read the Mahābhārata.
Venture for long in the world of social media and you will learn what it means to “unfriend.” You will realize a former social media follower has chosen to turn his or […]
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Bleeding hearts of the world unite! Whether you’re a fan of the original TV special or the newer 2000 movie starring Jim Carrey, Christmas just isn’t…
A good writer knows how to grip the imagination of the reader in such a way that the words leap from the page and burn themselves in the reader’s mind. Reading the […]
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Hello internet, Nate here. So the last poll for this series in my 50 Facts about Deadpool, I asked you guys if you wanted to see 50…
Rest in peace, Stan Lee!
One of President Theodore Roosevelt’s favorite poems was written by Senator John James Ingalls of Kansas. He kept a copy of the poem, “Opportunity,” in his office at the White House, and […]
Good triumphs over evil. Anyone who reads comic books knows this. That’s why, no matter how terrifying Spider-Man’s circumstances are, the reader can rest assured that all will turn out ok in […]
Mark Gruenwald was best known for his work with Marvel Comics and serving as Executive Editor of Captain America and Iron Man. After a fatal heart attack in 1996, an interesting request […]
Librarians have long fought against three primary antagonists: people who talk too loudly, those who not return their books on time, and book-eating bugs. Stern words and fines can take care of […]
Who can imagine The Wizard of Oz without Dorothy’s faithful canine friend, Toto? Apparently, the author, L. Frank Baum, could envision such a thing. In the original stage production in 1902, Baum replaced […]