Lit Lit: The Twilight Renaissance

twilight-u-k-quad-i4606The word “renaissance,” which is, I believe, French, means a profound rebirth. So it’s only fitting that the rebirth of Lit Lit should start with a discussion of the recently renewed interest in Stephanie Meyers’s young-adult Vampire romance novels and worldwide literary phenomenon: Twilight. Continue reading

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Kenyon Fanfiction: A Review

Jasper Hale can't get enough of the BFEC

Jasper Hale can’t get enough of the BFEC

It’s no secret that I read a lot of fanfiction. In fact, I’d even consider myself a connoisseur. Over the years, I’ve read some crazy stuff–including some stories set at Kenyon. I couldn’t tell you what compelled me to type “Kenyon college fanfiction” into Google, but I was very pleased to get three results. Continue reading

The Monday Catchup

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Amazon warehouses: the waiting room of your material needs. (via niemanlabs.com)

Good morning! Here’s what you missed while you were getting your hair cut over break:

The Lead Story: Today is Cyber Monday, the busiest online shopping day of the year. After dropping over $1 billion on Black Friday, shoppers are expected by many to spend around $1.5 billion on the web today. Here’s a guide to the ins and outs of the digital holiday.

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Thanksgiving Movies: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

The thing about Twilight is that you’re probably either already planning on seeing this thing, or you’ve sworn to never see it any cost. That second one is definitely a legitimate choice — I felt sort of dirty and ashamed as I paid for my ticket to The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (yup, that’s the full title) on Monday night. I knew what I was getting into, and Breaking Dawn delivered exactly as much wooden acting, plotlessness, unintentional comedy and childbirth-related horror as I expected it to.

I confess, I wasn’t bored for a second. If you’re not into laughing at Robert Pattinson’s hair or Kristen Stewart’s facial expressions as they cycle through the realization that she’s trapped in a terrible movie for the fourth damn time, stay away. But if you enjoy bad movies with occasionally pretty cinematography and humorous CGI wolves with voiceovers, Breaking Dawn might prove an amusing Thanksgiving week diversion. More specifics beyond the jump.

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