The 13th Floor


How Dante’s INFERNO Shaped the Modern Image of Hell

A recent article encountered in the Washington Post, studying adult reading habits from 1982 to 2015, found that there has been a steady decline of literative reading in the United States. That’s not to say that people aren’t reading, but it does say that American adults, when looking for a book to read, are less […]


The Violent Vengeance of Felipe Espinosa

There’s a super awesome super old saying from Confucius that goes “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” The meaning, if you missed it, is that a person who looks for revenge kills themselves as well as their target. We discuss if Confucius meant that in a literal sense or if […]