the romantics

"My life closed twice before its close; it yet remains to see if immortality unveils a third event to me, so huge, so hopeless to conceive, as these that twice befell. Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need of hell."

-Emily Dickinson


You, Ellen Forney, & Me: An insight to mental illness offered through a graphic...

Rachel Luck CONTRIBUTOR “It was a relief to discover that aiming for a balanced life doesn’t mean succumbing to a boring one,” Ellen Forney writes in...

First autoerotic novel, Marcella, celebrates 40 years

Marcella, the first English book ever published that explored sexuality from taboo standpoints, will celebrate its 40th birthday this month with the release of a 40th anniversary limited edition of the classic version.


10 reasons to read a book

While packing up The Gateway office,  I came across a red and white bookmark that made me smile. On one side was a list of...

How Shakespearean are you?

Check out this wonderful tool from Oxford Press. It's a "How Shakespearean are you?" meter. In it you copy and paste some text into...

‘ The Dovekeepers’: an inspiring read

Alice Hoffman's novel  "The Dovekeepers" is a terrific, inspiring novel. It is also very complex, which makes it a bit harder to read compared to the common teen novel.


Survival of the Fittest: The Hunger Games

    In the parcel of land once known as North America, ravaged by drought, storms, floods and war, a new country is born. It is called Panem, and in it lives a teenager faced with an impossible decision. There are few other options. The government has seen to that. Every year, two children from each of the 13 districts are chosen to participate in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death. Your name is called. You go...unless someone volunteers to go in your stead.


A Note

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