Lent is more than the waiting period between the revels of Fat Tuesday and the frills of Easter. For Christians of every cloth, it’s meant to be a period of preparation, reflection, and mindfulness. While some people practice a 40-day sacrif. . .
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. . .
As arbiters of taste and culture, tweens seem to rule our 21st-century world. They dominate media (both traditional and social), and they can easily turn an actor, musician, or writer of questionable talent into an international icon, practica. . .
I’m opening a colossal can of worms, and I know it. It’s time to take on the CLASSICS.
I am well aware of what I’m getting into. As a grad student of literature, I was a willing participant in all the usual tradition-overturning theories: The. . .
It seems fitting to honor Mansfield today, after last week’s Snail post extolling the virtues of reading short stories. Katherine Mansfield, a New Zealand native who eventually mad. . .
“Does your mother know about the new iceberg lettuce? It’s a new variety, very crisp, with wonderful keeping powers.”
Fifty years ago today, Mary McCarthy’s most well-known novel The Group was published, a controversial best-seller of the 1. . .