i’m yeLLING

One of the more common critiques of the rise of technology and social media is that it stunts human connection. “Put down your phone and have a real conversation with someone.”
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Reasons why rapper Nelly is an artistic genius

We rarely recognize a great work of art when we see it for the first time. For instance, Moby Dick was published in 1851, but it took more than half a century for critics to realize that the novel is a literary masterpiece. In the same way, it’s taken me
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(D)evolving language

I can’t recall reading any acronyms in the works of Chaucer or Shakespeare. How has this rapid creation of new words become so common?
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Lit with Lindsay: A field guide to historical literature

I’ve always struggled with reading “historical” literature — basically, anything that takes place before the 20th century. And while I have friends who consume copious amounts of Victorian literature, Chaucer and Old English translations, I think plenty of people feel the same as I do. It’s just not as common
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Putting the BOO in books

Millennial Meltdown

So your third-favorite English-major friend walks in and gets in line. He has that look in his eyes that says, “I’m going to order a Blonde Roast coffee and work on my screenplay,” and you happily interrupt that look with a wave.
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