Are You Qualified for Sainthood?: The Margery Kempe Test

You’ve all heard of the Turing Test– the test of a machine’s ability to imitate human behavior. A machine that passes the test can generate responses indistinguishable from those of a human. Here I present to you a similar concept with a slightly different execution: the Margery Kempe Test. This short little quiz will analyze … Continue reading Are You Qualified for Sainthood?: The Margery Kempe Test

Hey Gays, Here’s Truman Capote’s Hardcore Gay Screenplay of The Great Gatsby (For Real This Time)

Note added 10-26-17: I feel that I should clarify in order to spare readers potential disappointment that this screenplay is gay in the sense that Capote was a gay writer and inflected his gay aesthetic and political subject positions onto the story, but on the surface level of the text this screenplay is no more gay … Continue reading Hey Gays, Here’s Truman Capote’s Hardcore Gay Screenplay of The Great Gatsby (For Real This Time)

Titles for Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill a Mockingbird that Start with “The”

Aaron Sorkin wrote a Broadway version of To Kill a Mockingbird. You may know Aaron for his works that start with "The": The West Wing, The Newsroom, The Social Network. By contrast his works that lacked the "The" haven't taken off as much: Sports Night? Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip? I guess Moneyball was a success … Continue reading Titles for Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill a Mockingbird that Start with “The”

Excerpts From Truman Capote’s Original Hardcore Gay 1974 Script for ‘The Great Gatsby’ That Baz Luhrmann Has Read But No One Else

From Baz Luhrmann: Interviews, edited by Tom Ryan: “There’s a screenplay for it written by Truman Capote, which I got my hands on. Bob Evans, whom I now know very well and who was running the studio at the time, rejected it. Because, basically, Jordan is gay and Nick is gay and the script is too hardcore.” … Continue reading Excerpts From Truman Capote’s Original Hardcore Gay 1974 Script for ‘The Great Gatsby’ That Baz Luhrmann Has Read But No One Else

I’ll Eat When I’m Dead: A Niche Interview with Author Barbara Bourland

Have you ever had one of those totally magical experiences when you're killing time at Barnes & Noble and you spot a book with an intriguing cover and you pick it up and you read the first goddamn sentence and you immediately have to stand in one place and hoover up as much of the story as … Continue reading I’ll Eat When I’m Dead: A Niche Interview with Author Barbara Bourland

We Asked Seven Famous Female Authors to Review Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator

Presently topping the charts of the Steam Store, Dream Daddy is the game of the year, and we have the distinct honour of welcoming seven lions of the feminist literary canon to review each Dream Daddy's storyline. Keep scrolling to read fresh takes from Jane Austen, Judith Butler, Anne Carson, Sylvia Plath, Warsan Shire, Virginia Woolf, and … Continue reading We Asked Seven Famous Female Authors to Review Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator

Nine Plucky Tomboy Heroines Who Made You the Butch Lesbian or Transmasc Icon You Are Today

If you're reading this article, you've probably known from a young age that you were... different. While your peers gravitated like heat-seeking missiles toward Britney and Disney princesses and the Spice Girls, you persistently sought out books about girls who spurned femininity and rolled about in dirt. Sometimes it was subtle - our heroine is … Continue reading Nine Plucky Tomboy Heroines Who Made You the Butch Lesbian or Transmasc Icon You Are Today

Tell Us How You Ended Up Marrying Your Way Into A Creepy Mansion That Definitely Has A Haunted Attic And We’ll Guess Which Malevolent Spirit Is Haunting It!

The cold sick dread that wakes you in the middle of the night is not "just in your head." No matter how many times he insists to the contrary you do not bolt upright, drenched in sweat because you "just consumed too much of the 1961 Bordeaux with the duck confit tonight, darling."  The terror-filled howls echoing through … Continue reading Tell Us How You Ended Up Marrying Your Way Into A Creepy Mansion That Definitely Has A Haunted Attic And We’ll Guess Which Malevolent Spirit Is Haunting It!