Best of the Web 2/16/16

Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.


The New Yorker shares the story of author Brian Evenson in this article about growing up in the Mormon faith, leaving the church, and writing through it all. 

"The Dark Fiction of an Ex-Mormon Writer."


Good things comes in twos, including art. LitHub's Drew Smith explores the phenomenon of dualism in popular culture.

"Why Does Art Always Happen in Pairs?"


Ancient textbooks for Latin language learners, recently translated by a British professor, provide advice on haggling, planning parties, and dealing with drunk family members. 

"Ancient Greek manuscripts reveal life lessons from the Roman empire."


"My dog ate my homework" gets old. Here are some fresh, sassy, honest excuses for not doing your assignments. 

"Eight excuses I have told my son to use for his failure to hand in English homework, excuses I have learned are acceptable during a thirty-year career in journalism, books, and film."

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