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Why a 1947 Opera About Susan B. Anthony Feels Right Now

History comes around again in surprising ways. Places fall apart and are put back together. People come together, go away, and come back again....

Advice and Consent: Nia Vardalos Finds “Tiny Beautiful Things”

Nia Vardalos adapts and stars in a theatrical retelling of pain and survival.

For Medieval Scholars, “Game of Thrones” is Bittersweet

GoT has drawn new interest to medieval times while also furthering misconceptions.

3 Movements That Prove There is a Demand for More Diverse...

In recent years, there has been a call for more diverse characters in novels.

Melville on the Menu, Bukowski in the Bathroom

A dining establishment in Atlantic Beach, NY does everything by the book.

Bookends: How Shakespeare Embodies Popular Culture

Shakespeare began as pop culture and has remained ever defined and shaped by pop culture.

In Election Season, Americans Choose Their Own Adventure

In literary terms, we're gambling on America’s sequel.

“Vinegar Girl”: Anne Tyler Tames the “Shrew”

American novelist determined to remake outmoded Shakespeare.

Brexit, Pursued by a Bear

Brexit reveals a flawed story being told about British national identity.
Game of Thrones

Forget Drugs and Booze, I’m Addicted to “Game of Thrones”

They feed on my addiction. I feed on them.

A Literary Melting Pot Celebrates Five Years

The independent bookstore isn't dead. It has evolved.

Sanders, Trump and the Politics of Hokum

It's the politics of woo-woo, from sea to shining sea.

The Book as We Know It Is Dead. Here’s Why.

The thing that we typically call a book is a relatively new phenomenon.

An Open Letter (Regarding Letters)

If the letter did so much to birth modern literature, where has it gone, and is it ever coming back?

Behind the Veil of “Crimson Peak”

Fear, like desire, may foster empowerment or corruption. But it is also the mother of ghosts.

Dearest, Loveliest Adaptation!

The BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice was a watershed event for Jane Austen in popular culture.

The Unexpected Literary Charms of Social Media

The environment that social media creates is one tailored to storytelling.

Writing Literature, Inventing History

It is because of history—not in spite of it—that we attach ourselves so intrinsically to fiction.

A Prelude to a Palimpsest

What do we talk about when we talk about literature and pop culture?