I know you don’t want to hear this right now, but beauty does exist. Continue reading Betty Smith, Coffee, and the Existence of Beauty.
Some of us have anxiety, René. Continue reading Who’s Afraid of René Descartes?
“I have decided to go insane,” Mary announced. Continue reading Mary’s Room
Where do Native Americans go when their land is stolen from them? Well, in 1969, Alcatraz. Continue reading When Native Americans Took Alcatraz
Especially right now, when we feel like we’ve got to care all the time about everything, the sociopath’s nonchalance is both the most evil and enchanting thing about them. Continue reading The Evil Appeal of Sociopaths in Literature
Whether viewers realized or not, “The Munsters” was an allegory for race in America. Continue reading The Munsters: When the Real Horror is Racism
Mirrors are a potent image whichever way they turn and twist and distort (and they often do). Continue reading Terrible Fish: Women and Mirrors in Literature
It is vital that we emphasize that there is a place for Black women in history, in art, and in religion. Continue reading The Mysterious History of the Black Madonna
How the once celebrated allegory falls short in 2020. Continue reading Is Harry Potter a White Savior Story?
The Turn of the Screw is an excellent book to read if you enjoy feeling confused and upset: for a comparable experience you can take LSD or sit in a tub of spiders. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Continue reading “The Turn of the Screw”: Sex, Ghosts, and… Feminism?