Hindu Epics: Are They Myths?

Is it okay to refer to sacred Hindu stories as myths? An examination of the labeling of Hindu epics and why these distinctions are important.

Racism in the Dewey Decimal System

Racism in the Dewey Decimal System? Unfortunately, it's true. Despite attempts to decolonize it, problems remain.

Authors and Parasocial Relationships

What is a parasocial relationship? Where are the boundaries between following someone on social media and believing them to be a friend?

Who Is Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine?

Who is Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, what are her powers, and what is she doing in the MCU? This guide covers it.

How to Find Themes in Books

A handy guide to how to find themes in books, whether you're doing it for school or for your own reading enhancement.

What You Should Know About The Brontës: 10 Facts About The Most Interesting Literary Family

There's probably plenty about literature's most interesting family that you don't yet know. And I'm here to tell you about the Brontës.

A Brief History of Botanical Illustration

A look at the history of botanical illustration, from pharmacopoeia dating back to 50–70 CE to more modern renderings of the earth's plants.

Kishōtenketsu: What It Is and 8 Books That Use It

A guide to kishōtenketsu, the classic East Asian four-part narrative structure, with examples in popular media and a reading list to explore.

The Long History of Little Golden Books

The Poky Little Puppy is anything but: a history of Little Golden Books and their impact on children's literature.

The Golden Library of the Moscow Tsars That No One Can Find

In the 16th Century, Ivan the Great supposedly built a library unlike any other. Centuries later, we're still looking for it underground.