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No Capes: Graphic Novels for People Who Don’t Like Superheroes

Picking courses for the summer semester had me thinking: it’s summer—I want to take something fun! As I scoured the course catalog with this in mind, the course Comic Books and Graphic Novels jumped out at me. I’d read a couple graphic novels before, but I embraced this course as an opportunity to expand my horizons while taking an enjoyable summer course in [...]

By Jamaica Stuart|2018-10-18T10:08:19+00:00November 6th, 2018|

Beyond Plymouth Rock: Your Guide to America’s Hometown

I grew up right outside of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and know that the town is a haven for tourists, especially around Thanksgiving. If you plan to take a trip to “America’s Hometown” this holiday season, I recommend checking out Plimoth Plantation and Edaville Family Theme Park! With its historical sights and interactive exhibits, Plimoth Plantation is perfect for people of all ages. If the [...]

By Angela Haas|2018-11-01T10:29:34+00:00November 1st, 2018|

Brain Candy: Spooky Literary Treats for Halloween

It’s October, and that means Halloween is approaching! When I was a kid I focused my energy on trading candy with my friends, but more recently I’ve been reading spooky books in order to get into the Halloween spirit. Here are a few of my favorites: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. This classic of horror literature invites its readers to explore the distinction between [...]

By Jamaica Stuart|2018-10-18T10:29:30+00:00October 30th, 2018|

Read On! Why Bookworm Habits Are Healthy

Want to start a new book but can’t find the inspiration to actually sit down and read it? Would it help if you knew there was scientific evidence that said reading is beneficial to your health and wellbeing? Reading is an excellent brain workout. It has been proven to not only increase intelligence, but can also prevent neurological disease and slow mental decline [...]

By Monica Petrucci|2018-10-18T10:23:42+00:00October 25th, 2018|

The Netherlands’ Most Prolific Art Forger

In 1945, Han van Meegeren was arrested for selling priceless artwork to a high-up Nazi official. His only defense was that he had actually sold a forgery painted so well that the police didn’t even believe him. Johannes Vermeer was one of the most celebrated painters of the seventeenth century, well known for his painting the Girl with a Pearl Earring. Unexplained gaps [...]

By Alison Bellarosa|2018-10-18T09:48:50+00:00October 23rd, 2018|

PSG’s Recent Favorites: Book Edition

Has the colder weather left you in a reading slump? I’ve found that the best way to get out of a literary drought is to pick up a well-written book. One of the best books I’ve read recently was Paper Towns by John Green; I loved Green’s characters! Here are some suggestions for your next read from the PSG staff: Annette: Scythe by [...]

By Angela Haas|2018-10-18T10:33:55+00:00October 18th, 2018|

Writers at Heart . . . and at Brain?

If you’re a writer, you might have always thought that your mind works in a unique way. Well, science may have proved that to be true. In 2014, German scientist Martin Lotze and his team of researchers studied the brain activity of writers and non-writers as they wrote to compare their brain functions. With the help of fMRI scanners to see which parts [...]

By Monica Petrucci|2018-10-16T11:54:05+00:00October 16th, 2018|

Destination Literature: The White Cliffs of Dover

The end of Shakespeare’s King Lear finds its characters situated atop the striking cliffs of Dover, England, a setting suitably dramatic for the climax of one of drama’s great tragedies. The blinded Earl of Gloucester asks his son, Edgar, to bring him to the edge of the cliffs saying, “There is a cliff, whose high and bending head / Looks fearfully in the [...]

By Jamaica Stuart|2018-10-11T11:59:23+00:00October 11th, 2018|

A Taste of the Renaissance: King Richard’s Faire

If you’re looking to time travel and are intrigued by all things Renaissance, then look no further than King Richard’s Faire! The Faire is located in Carver, Massachusetts, just under two hours from Boston and is running until October 21. I recently attended this annual Renaissance-style fair, and it has attractions for all ages, including the following: Shows/Entertainment singing performances jousting mud show [...]

By Angela Haas|2018-10-09T11:08:38+00:00October 9th, 2018|

Fall for Foliage: Colorful Autumn Trips in New England

Growing up in New England makes it easy to take for granted that the leaves change colors in the fall. It was only recently that I began to fully appreciate the ephemeral beauty of the yellows, reds and oranges that decorated my neighborhood each fall. Many people travel to New England to witness the beauty of peak foliage season, which ranges from mid-September [...]

By Jamaica Stuart|2018-10-04T09:05:30+00:00October 4th, 2018|
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