We Have Always Lived in the Castle: The Ideal Halloween in Lockdown Read

Because Shirley Jackson never disappoints when it comes to specializing in chilling tales detailing the macabre nature of existence and humanity itself, it is almost impossible to choose a favorite work of hers for the purposes of “celebrating” Halloween. Of course, for many, celebrations of this pagan holiday have been essentially cancelled due to, well, you know. But because this year is so specific with … Continue reading We Have Always Lived in the Castle: The Ideal Halloween in Lockdown Read

Sexism & Cowardice in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Or: Maybe Ichabod Crane Got What Was Coming to Him

It’s never easy to be “the new boy in town,” especially a small one like Sleepy Hollow–which probably felt even smaller before Washington Irving put it on the map with his classic short story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” And yet, this is what Ichabod Crane must be as he comes to town to fulfill an instructing position at the schoolhouse. It doesn’t take him … Continue reading Sexism & Cowardice in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Or: Maybe Ichabod Crane Got What Was Coming to Him