Category: Culture

The Dystopic Villainy of Book Clubs

I was recently informed that someone out there on the interwebs has a serious problem with the “Classics Club Spin.” Now, normally, this sort of thing wouldn’t phase me. Different people like and appreciate different things. So it goes and who cares? But then I…

Reading Literature Causes Misogyny?

Recently, Electric Lit published an essay by Erin Spampinato titled, “The Literary Roots of the Incel Movement.” In it, the author argues that a culture of reading and privileging “white male” (para. 5) texts has resulted in the modern-day incelmovement (note: the term “incel”…

We Should All Be Feminists

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a powerful and articulate essay that was adapted from the author’s December 2012 TEDx Talk. It serves as both a personal investigation and interpretation of what it means to be a woman today, but…

Review: White Noise by Don DeLillo

White Noise by Don DeLillo Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 51 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful (socially, academically, etc.)  “This is the language of waves and radiation, of how the dead speak to the living.” White Noise is the story…

Review: Eeeee Eee Eeee by Tao Lin

Eeeee Eee Eeee by Tao Lin Final Verdict: 3.25 out of 4.0 YTD:  7 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful The title of this novel, Eeeee Eee Eeee, should be enough to tip off the reader that the book is going to…

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