Suspension of Disbelief

Encryption in Literature: Dancing Men (Spoilers)

Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1903 “The Adventure of the Dancing Men” (text here), like most Sherlock Holmes stories, features Holmes lecturing Watson about how much he can deduce.  This particular story also introduces a character who is a “fine creature”  of the English soil, and an evil murderous American. That’s not important.  What …

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FeaturedFeminismReligion and Spirituality

The Narnia Dilemma

I, like many generations of children before me, grew up reading The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of high fantasy novels by C.S. Lewis. I absolutely loved them – Narnia was a world much more weird and wonderful than our own. To imagine that such a universe existed just behind …

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ActivismPolitics

Literary Alphabet Soup: Denied?

The Alphabet Soup movement. The LGBTQ movement. Gay rights. Whatever you want to call it, getting equality and public acceptance of homosexuality is a big focus politically and socially right now. It’s also one that’s fairly close to my heart; since coming to college, I’ve made several good friends who …

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Skepticism

Macbeth Directed by Teller and Aaron Posner!

Elles has been hassling me recently—okay, she sent two messages and asked very nicely!—about posting to Teen Skepchick, and who am I to refuse a request? I posted recently about this at my blog (I don’t do comments, but @kf me on Twitter!), but I’m not a fan of cross-posting. …

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