Is Your Dad’s Mid-Life Crisis like Don Quixote?

Is Your Dad’s Mid-Life Crisis like Don Quixote?

Happy birthday to Miguel de Cervantes! The Spanish author wrote one of the world’s most famous comedic novels back in 1605. To honor him and his work here is a quiz on Don Quixote that is hopefully as amusing as the book itself is.     feature image via “Don Quixote and Sancho Panza at a crossroad,” by Wilhelm Marstrand, 1847, Nivaagaard Museum, Denmark

The Marginalia Controversy

The Marginalia Controversy

Book Culture

What a topic. People will get MAD about this, but they’re all wrong. Only I’m right, so listen to me. Don’t tell me where you land. People I very nearly respect believe in writing in books. But let’s actually talk about this, book lover to book lover. Marginalia used to mean really crazy drawings around hand illuminated passages from really crazy books. And all those snails. Look it up, what weird stuff. Image via Twitter   Me either, medieval knight. These days, margin notes are mostly something students do to try and avoid losing their minds. And maybe pass some …

Dev Patel in Talks to Star in ‘Green Knight’ Adaptation

Dev Patel in Talks to Star in ‘Green Knight’ Adaptation

Dev Patel, star of such films as Slumdog Millionaire and Lion, is reportedly in talks to star in A24’s adaptation of the famous 14th century Arthurian story Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The tale tells of Sir Gawain, a Knight of the Round Table, accepting a challenge from the mysterious Green Knight. The Knight tells Gawain he will allow him to strike him with an axe if Gawain accepts a similar blow in turn. Gawain beheads the Green Knight but the Knight picks up his head and ominously promises to return in a year and a day to strike a similar blow as promised. Filled with romance, …