Let’s Play Spot the Fake Clickbait Headline!

If Poe’s law deals with the impossibility of creating a parody of extremist beliefs that at least one person won’t think is true, what’s the equivalent for not being able to pick real clickbait headlines from the satiric ones? The other day I was blissfully reading an article online and in the sidebar saw a link titled, “A White Person Asks Other White People About Race. Their Answers Are Astounding.” I started cracking up, assuming it was a ClickHole post. Nope. It was a real post on Upworthy. Sigh. Let’s see if y’all can tell which of these recent headlines are real, and which ones are making fun of how absurd the real ones are. Read More Let’s Play Spot the Fake Clickbait Headline!

How Many Middlemarch Madness-Nominated Books Have You Read?

Middlemarch Madness IV has ended with a victory for Pileofmonkeys Lyra Belacqua, but we’re curious — how many of the books whose badass heroines were nominated have you actually read? And which ones are you adding to your reading list before next year’s bracket rolls around? Read More How Many Middlemarch Madness-Nominated Books Have You Read?