Thanksgiving Throwdown: Stuffing vs Dressing (vs Pie)

I hate to take issue with Nancy Kelley’s assertion that pie is the best food on the table for Thanksgiving. But I’m afraid I’m going to have to side with stuffing. Stuffing is buttery and full of carbs. What’s not to love about butter and carbs? (As Melissa Buell pointed out, butter is an integral […]

Emma: Worst Heroine, Best Moral

Emma is one of my least favorite of Austen’s heroines, but not for the reasons listed in this article on lithub, namely that she is handsome, clever, and rich. We still have complicated responses to women who have more, look better, and do more, and worst of all, don’t seem all that apologetic about it. […]