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By Jani Anandh: Columnist


In the 16th century, the word ‘swagger’ was introduced to the English language. And the mastermind behind this neologism was none other than William Shakespeare. 939 more words


The Memorable Last Words of Literary Characters

Today, we’re celebrating literature’s first detective story, which became a prototype for the greatest modern mystery tales and the analytical sleuths that investigated them. This weekend marks the 173rd publication anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s… 557 more words


Hello darkness.

The thing that is killing me the most is your indifference. I would rather be hated by you than face your total apathy.
Shakespeare once said, “Love me or hate me, both are in my favour… If you love me, I will always be in your heart… If you hate me, I will always be in your mind.” 37 more words


Halcyon Days

Halcyon Days (C) 2013 by Debi Bradford

Not from successful love alone,
Nor wealth, nor honor’d middle age, nor victories of politics or war;
But as life wanes, and all the turbulent passions calm, 313 more words

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Book Review: William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back, by Ian Doescher

When I read Doescher’s first installment in this series, there is a distinct possibility I was too geeked-out to give it proper consideration.  As I approached book two, however, I had a better idea of what to expect and most certainly a higher standard.   756 more words


Moved On

I’m sitting on my patio with a cigarette dangling between my index and middle fingers, yet somehow I’ve trained myself to be able to type just as fast as I normally do like that.   656 more words

If it wasn't for Shakespeare...great quotes

From Disney to Star Trek, Shakespeare is quoted second only to the Bible. And even some who think they are quoting the Bible are actually quoting Shakespeare. 520 more words