Joined: Jun 2, 2015
Jeff Wells is a freelance writer and English teacher. He’s a warrior of the casual sports league circuit, with titles in soccer and volleyball and a host of nagging injuries to boot. He also has a softer side that includes writing poetry and walking his French bulldog, Ruby. His current fascinations include the Civil War, German beer, and making the perfect omelet.
Philip Pullman's modern retelling of 'Paradise Lost,' which is now an HBO series, has weathered its fair share of critics.
They might not have the name-recognition of apple or cherry pies, but perhaps these pies could stage a comeback.
Bacon is everywhere these days: You can find it in ice cream, coffee, cupcakes, chewing gum, candles, lip balm, and even deodorant. As it now saturates every corner of the market, it’s worth looking at the origins of this smoky, salty food.
Leo Tolstoy's epic novel is the literary equivalent of a marathon and features a battle scene that goes on for more than 20 chapters.
White Castle may not be the largest burger chain, but it might just have the fast food world's most devoted following.
Nathan's hot dogs are as American as, well, Nathan's hot dog eating contest.
It is one of the most enigmatic stories of all time, with an opening sentence that’s unparalleled in literature. 'The Metamorphosis' is the novel that birthed the adjective 'Kafkaesque.'
These apples didn't fall far from the tree, professionally speaking.
For one, Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel was based on a true story. She also didn't read it until 2014.
The colorful King Cake is primarily associated with Mardi Gras and Big Easy revelry, but its history reaches back centuries.
The beloved character actor—who is fully aware that his characters often die—is turning 60 today.
Twenty years ago, moviegoers watched as a cast of no-name actors (plus Neil Patrick Harris) went to war against a planet of giant bugs.