5 Poets to Remind You Poetry Isn’t Boring

5 Poets to Remind You Poetry Isn’t Boring

Poetry is always around but never really fore frontal in the literary community. Poetry seems to be deemed as sort of the bastard child of the writing world, and you may be thinking.. well yeh, why should folks be paying attention to poetry anyway? Here’s why: poetry is everything we do in life, the beauty, the heartbreak, the frustration, the anxiety, the ugly.. all of it, literally all of it.  Poetry captures and encapsulates the human experience in whimsy and word play, in language and love. If you are adverse to poetry, ask yourself why? What turns you off to …

When I See the Oxford Comma

When I See the Oxford Comma

Book Culture

Look, I get it. This is the modern world. This is the internet. Punctuation and spelling are fluid and evocative. The linguistics of the internet are fast moving and instinctive, and I love that. But let’s talk about Oxford comma. I know we’re not passionate about actually using punctuation here. Every time I see someone use a period at the end of a text, I feel the kind of primordial fear I thought was reserved for life or death situations. And don’t get me started on the most ominous punctuation choices of all…..   Sure, it’s the serif font of …

7 Of The Greatest Film Adaptations Of All Time!

7 Of The Greatest Film Adaptations Of All Time!

Pop Culture

But rather than watching any new movies that might be a complete waste of your money and time, why not watch some older movies that have stood the test of time as some of the best films to be made? For all you movie and book lovers out there, here are some of the best book to film adaptations of all time…

Here’s What to Read if You Can’t Stop Listening to Ariana Grande’s ‘Sweetener’

Here’s What to Read if You Can’t Stop Listening to Ariana Grande’s ‘Sweetener’

Book Culture

This past August, Ariana Grande released her newest album, Sweetener, and it is a masterpiece. I have streamed the album a number of times that shouldn’t be possible. Now, there are people in this world who disagree with the fact that Sweetener is one of the best albums of the year, but here’s the thing: those people are— objectively— wrong.   The album has been out for a few weeks now, so it’s about time to start thinking of new ways to enjoy it. Books and music are like wine and food: they complement each other. This list includes several works that will …

The Five Books I Really Hated Reading in School

The Five Books I Really Hated Reading in School

Can I be honest for a second? I absolutely loved school. I loved learning and more than anything, I loved reading. English class was always my favorite. I rarely hated any of the books I got assigned, that is until high school. At the time, I felt the content got boring and dense. I felt the professors purposefully chose junk just to make us hate ourselves. I grew to even slightly dislike reading. However, I realized when I got out of school and I was able to reread them for my own enjoyment, most of the books were actually wonderful. Here is …