Faced with a choice between wine or bread, which would it be? Wine: intoxicating, sensual, an unnecessary indulgence. Bread: nourishing, sustaining, a part of life’s daily menu. That juxtaposition, based on the poem “Decade” by Amy Lowell, def. . .
The holiday season keeps us busy thinking about others—buying gifts for loved ones, cooking for family and friends, and bringing a little extra cheer to those who need it. All that is exactly as it should be. But The Snail has a gift th. . .
Girls in literature are a complicated bunch. Some of our oldest stories—from Eve in the Bible to Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty in fairy tales—cast girls in a bad light, as weak, submissive, romantic, or fata. . .