Waiting for Life to ‘Clique’

Several tall, muscular guys grab their lunch trays and instinctively head towards their usual table. Although they collectively look like a pack of lions, they tug at their delicate, wine-colored sweaters as they… Continue reading

The GIRL on Fire: Burning Past Male Heroes

Since the 1960’s, America has become spidey-crazed. Between Marvel’s Amazing Spider-Man comic, the Spider-Man TV series, the first, second, and third Spider-Man movies, and the Amazing Spider-Man movie, a person has multiple opportunities… Continue reading

Ignorance is Bliss

Young. Blameless. Innocent. Popular media depicts children as the white snow of the world. TV and movies show children as clever and energetic. The construction of our school system educates normal kids with… Continue reading

Fictional Teenage Love

As a teenager, my relationship with reading could be described as hit or miss. In middle school, all students were required to take reading classes. Although I did not like the reading classes… Continue reading

Living a Literate Life

Literacy in the 21st century has become bizarre; nowadays praise gets thrust upon a person who takes the time to spell out a word, instead of writing in shortened “text talk.” Our culture… Continue reading

“You don’t have…

‘You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.’ -Ray Bradbury