literature

Reading is more than just escapism. For some people, it's a key component of their mental wellbeing.

The #OCDame: Why Reading Is So Important To My Mental Health

Book therapy is not a new concept, though its recent emergence in more mainstream counseling practices and treatment programs has made it something Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   02.1.17   |   SHARE

5 Reasons Why I Can't Stand Shakespeare

The hell with his elaborate metaphors and rhetorical phrases. Iambic pentameter is cruel and unusual punishment. Read...
Catherine Gigante-Brown    |   07.20.15   |   SHARE
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Literary Life Lessons From 5 Extraordinary Black Female Protagonists

Literature provides space for Black women to see happiness and triumph. Read...
Evette Dionne    |   03.27.15   |   SHARE
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Poll: When Do You Give Up On A Book?

To paraphrase those who are in the business of writing about books: Life is too short to read anything you do not enjoy. Read...
Sara Habein of Persephone Magazine    |   01.30.15   |   SHARE
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Fiction Friday: Never Read The Comments

Alone in your apartment at three o’clock in the morning, you find yourself agreeing: you are a stupid bitch; you can’t write worth shit. Read...
Kathleen Barber of Luna Luna Magazine    |   01.30.15   |   SHARE
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6 Literary References In Popular Songs You Probably Never Knew About

Only literature nerds understand the exquisite joy that comes from hearing a book reference in a popular song. Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   11.28.14   |   SHARE
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UPenn Offers "Wasting Time On The Internet" Class

Before decrying the state of education, hear us out: This course makes a lot of sense. Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   10.29.14   |   SHARE
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The Crazy Sex Life Of Oscar Wilde

Happy birthday to the wild Wilde! Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   10.16.14   |   SHARE
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