Source: The Boston Globe
Learn about a secret society of MIT pranksters and their quest to show their excitement over the release of the new Avengers movie.
Source: The Chicago Tribune
Watching movies doesn’t just affect our brains; it also affects our bodies. Find out how the effects of horror movies compare with those of other genres.
Source: Emily Dickinson Museum
Explore a virtual exhibit of Emily Dickinson’s bedroom. Be sure to click on the information icons to learn more about the objects and surroundings in the author’s life.
Source: Mental Floss
Has someone ever asked if you had a trick up your sleeve? The answer can literally be yes if you learn any of the 15 tricks detailed in this article.
Source: The Guardian
Shirley Jackson, author of “The Lottery,” was largely overlooked by critics during her lifetime because she was viewed only as a horror writer. According to this article, she is finally being recognized as an important figure in American literature.
This article remembers the life and literary accomplishments of science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin, author of “The Wife’s Story,” who learned from her father the importance of being curious about others who are different from ourselves.
Source: Lit Hub
Great thinkers can change how we see the world. In 1994, Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez wrote a tribute to Julio Cortázar, author of “The Night Face Up.” The piece begins with the story of a memorable night on a train to Prague. Click this link to read.
Source: Electric Literature
Learn about some of the literary offspring of one of the earliest horror stories.
Source: CBS News
How did a young African American boy from Oakland become a featured performer in Chinese opera? Find out what the cultures share.
Source: The Conversation
Read about Campbell’s theory of the hero’s journey and its affect on modern cinema.