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okay u need to know some more about folklore

avidly posted some conclusive folklore information on friday, but a surprise taylor swift album is the kind of major avidity event that often requires...

Scholars for Puerto Rico Relief

Two weeks after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, conditions are still dire and in some regions actually worsening. In the wake of Hurricanes Irma...

“Why Oh, Why Oh”: At Home in Ohio

Songs about Ohio are songs about home. It was the early 2000’s. Jam bands were a thing. I went to undergrad in Granville, Ohio about...

Western Civilization: A Retrospective

As we all now know, Western Civilization is apparently coming to an end. This isn’t entirely a bad thing (um, slavery? genocide?), but it’s...

This Week in Ferrante

This week in Ferrante, all men should stop talking forever. Or, at least for this week. Stop talking for a week, all men. This...

51 Things To Do Instead of Writing that Think Piece About Gender

1. Make the drinks. 2. Take a nice walk. 3. See if you forgot to pay any bills. 4. Call HR to ask about parental leave policy. 5....

Looking Backward

More than most movies, Back to the Future (1985) begs to be revisited: the movie and its two sequels (released in 1989 and 1990) are...

Dick The Game

When Dick: A Card Game Based on the Novel by Herman Melville appeared for sale, Avidly sent a few questions to the game’s creators at...

Essays that we, as ladies of early middle age, would like to see written*

  “Witty Meeting Comebacks that Indicate Your Displeasure While Concealing the (Professionally Discrediting) Whirling Dervish of Your Rage” "Throwing Money at Problems: A Justification" “Is This Sex...

Ferguson’s Literary History

If much else is murky, one thing is clear: you cannot understand #Ferguson without hitting the books. Though the continued relevance of many of our best...

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