Tag: classics

  • The Misselthwaite Archives: A Secret Glade in Portland

    The Misselthwaite Archives: A Secret Glade in Portland

    We had a trio of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s books on the shelf from as early as I can remember – A Little Princess, Little Lord Fauntleroy, and The Secret Garden. I read all three when I was pretty young, and saw at least two movie adaptations of each one. All three books feature child protagonists […]

  • Social media guilt: Speculation on the fall of Selfie

    Selfie, the ABC sitcom remake of My Fair Lady starring Amy Pond as Eliza Doolittle and Mister Sulu II as Henry Higgins, has already been canceled. I’m sad to see it go, because I feel like it never got a chance to meet its full potential. I’m not going to pretend to know why it’s being canceled. […]

  • Postmodern Songs of the Summer

    Postmodern Songs of the Summer

    So, now that summer’s been officially over for a week, what was the Song of the Summer? What song will bring us back to the summer of 2014 whenever we hear it on whatever platform we’re listening to years and decades from now? Whatever your answer is, I guarantee the original can’t beat Postmodern Jukebox’s cover. […]

  • 10 Books That Made An Impression On Me

    You’ve probably seen this challenge on Facebook already – list 10 books that have made an impression on you. When one of my friends tagged me last weekend, I decided to narrow it down to ten by focusing on books that I feel have influenced me as a writer. Here’s what I came up with, […]

  • Frankenstein, MD – It’s Aliiiiiiiive!

    I read Frankenstein about six years ago when I was discovering steampunk. I was expecting to like it in a so-bad-it’s-good way akin to the B-movie neckbolt cliches. I ended up loving it for its engaging characters (including the philosophical, articulate Monster), its thoughtful exploration of enduring themes like familial responsibility and ethics in scientific […]

  • Green Gables Fables: Anne Shirley, Vlogger

    It seems The Lizzie Bennet Diaries has started a trend. Vlogs based on classic literature and starring cute redheaded girls seem to be popping up everywhere. The latest one to suck me in is based on the series that pretty much defined my adolescence, Anne of Green Gables. It’s remarkable how very little about the […]

  • Thug Notes Be All Up In Y’alls Librizzle. Word.

    Yo. This here Sparky Sweets, PhD. Join me as I drop some of da illest classical literature summary and analysis that yo ass ever heard. Educate yo self, son. ~ Thug Notes Facebook Page Gentle readers, this week it is my pleasure to introduce to you a charming and insightful program devoted to bringing classic literature […]

  • The Lizzie Bennet Diaries: PC Done Right

    I’m obsessed with The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. If you haven’t gotten hooked on this multimedia web entertainment project yet, go watch the first video. Now. I’ll wait. Back? Okay. SPOILERS ahead.