Topic: Shakespeare

Plagiarism Isn’t So Bad

Plagiarism Isn't So Bad

I am going to say a fairly controversial thing: if you are a writer, I think you are going to want to steal lines from other writers.

If you are an aspiring writer, I think wanting to steal lines from other people is a very, very good sign. It is a good sign because it means you recognize what good lines are. Because, be clear, there are a lot of people out there who simply can’t tell. More »

The Editors Discuss: Is Game Of Thrones A Good Show?

The Editors Discuss: Is Game Of Thrones A Good Show?

The second season of HBO’s smash hit Game of Thrones airs this Sunday and TheGloss‘ editors Jennifer Wright and Ashley Cardiff have decided to air out a long-standing debate: is the show actually any good? EIC Jennifer is hooked (because she loves conversations about power) while deputy editor Ashley isn’t so impressed. Ahead, they debate gratuitous sex scenes, pulp fiction, and Shakespeare. Then things get surprisingly personal. More »

The Editors Discuss: Anonymous & The Problem With Shakespeare’s Identity

The Editors Discuss: Anonymous & The Problem With Shakespeare's Identity

Do you guys know about Shakespeare? The Bard? Well, what you may not know is that he was a glovemaker’s son and therefore too stupid/poor to write the complete works supposedly attributed to him. You know who wasn’t too poor? The Earl of Oxford. He had enough eyeliner to write all the plays! Anyway, the people behind the movie Anonymous knew that what the American viewing public wanted was two solid ill-conceived hours of outrageous conjecture about Shakespeare’s real identity and they fucking gave it to us. Editors Jennifer Wright and Ashley Cardiff saw it so you don’t have to. More »

Friday Style Icon: Judy Funnie From ‘Doug’

Friday Style Icon: Judy Funnie From 'Doug'

Judith Anastasia Funnie–or “Judy”–was Doug Funnie’s older sister. Judy was an occasionally pretentious straight-A student at the Moody School For the Gifted (thanks to her talents in the arts) and a wannabe actress obsessed with William Shakespeare. She also had her own personal style on lockdown and, at the end of the day, was a reliable older sister who always took Doug’s side. Also, jazzy theme music. Thanks to her ever-present beret and memorable beatnik looks, Judy Funnie is today’s Friday Style Icon. More »

TheGloss Counts Down The 10 Best Princes of All Time

TheGloss Counts Down The 10 Best Princes of All Time

We’re* celebrating the impending royal wedding at TheGloss in our own special way, by which I mean Princess Week. I have to admit I have dreaded Princess Week (and its wall-to-wall princess coverage) because I knew we’d inevitably hurt a lot of feelings by overlooking one of the most victimized, put upon groups in history: male aristocrats. So, just to remind everyone how great princes are too, we’ve put together a slideshow of our ten favorite princes of all time. Well, practically eleven. More »