Turn the Page Thursday: The Empire Comes Back

The Restoration of Rome: Barbarian Popes and Imperial Pretenders, by Peter Heather Dr. Heather is one of the most intelligent people currently exploring history, and The Restoration of Rome is a reflection of his knowledge. The book is a great example of how sound research can offer a new perspective on the past, and while … More Turn the Page Thursday: The Empire Comes Back

Turn the Page Thursday: Darth Shakespeare

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope, by Ian Doescher A short while ago at a desk not far from here, Ian Doescher created one of the cleverest pop culture and literature mashups of the modern era. In all seriousness, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars is a comical, tongue-in-cheek approach to a well-known story. Much … More Turn the Page Thursday: Darth Shakespeare

Short Story Spotlight: “The Triple Warning,” by Arthur Schnitzler

Three pages are all that Arthur Schnitzler requires to challenge his reader’s thoughts on multiple topics. With them, he deeply examines humankind’s relationship with the cosmic “powers that be,” but he avoids dry philosophy. Instead, “The Triple Warning” entertains its reader with a tense, emotional dialogue between characters. It represents the entire spectrum of human … More Short Story Spotlight: “The Triple Warning,” by Arthur Schnitzler