We’ve had plenty of great posts this March, from a rundown of the portrayal of witches through pop culture, to a manifesto on finally reading those books you keep telling yourself you’ll get to one day.

Here’s a few of our favorites this month:

The Economics and Humanity of Instagram Poetry


“Even if this trend of poetry isn’t conducive to spurring interest in more traditional, classical poets, it is definitely helping to define a moment. Maybe the question shouldn’t be whether Instagram Poetry is helping poetry sales or not, but rather whether it is helping sustain poetry as an art form. ” by Caitlin Smith

How Call Me By Your Name Needs to be Called by its True Name: Problematic


“There are lots of gay/bisexual stories that are worthy of a read or a watch, and which broke new ground for queer representation. This includes the film Moonlight by Barry Jenkins, the book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, or the film adaption Love, Simon, or the play Angels in America by Tony Kushner.” by Jeff Rose

The Problem with Antigone: A Martyr’s Motivations


“No matter one’s opinion of Antigone as a person, analyzing her as a problematic hero leaves readers with the important question: is a noble act still noble if one does it for the wrong reasons? Perhaps the only one who knows the answer is Antigone herself.” by Emily Ogden

Korean Thriller Novels on the Rise: Overturning the Scandinavian Reign


“Despite the opinions surrounding the genre in Korea, the promise of these novels to be translated into the western publishing world offers a new set of conventions to thriller novels that will hook readers into its realm.” by Kiran Gokal

American Shakespeare Center’s Macbeth: A Review


“While I stood in line on the night of February 28th waiting to be let into Hogg Auditorium for the American Shakespeare Center’s performance of Macbeth, Dr. Cullingford, a University Distinguished Teaching Professor and the Chair of the English Department, luxuriously slinked down the line asking after her Oxford Program students. As her sharp figure sweeped past, I thought to myself: Yeah, she’d make a pretty great Lady Macbeth.” by Kylie Warkentin

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