‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 5, Episode 9: “Drama Queens”

Six sickening contestants were left to duke it out this week on RuPaul’s Drag Race, with their acting skills and ability to do a believable Spanish accent as their only weapons. That’s right: the main challenge had the girls in teams of three, with each group filming its own episode of a telenovela. Between the hilarious fake tears and the heartbreaking real ones (Detox opened up for the first time about the death of her ex-boyfriend), this episode was as dramatic and suspenseful as the faux TV shows the queens made. Let’s see which lovely se├▒oritas┬ámanaged to stay on top. … Read More

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Your Favorite Children’s Books Translated Into Latin

Everything’s better in Latin. Including, or maybe especially, things you already pretty much know by heart in English, like your favorite children’s books. As sometime Latin scholars ourselves, and as general lovers of word play, we enjoy these translations for both their entertainment and academic value. But if you are a student of Latin, don’t forget the most important rule, passed down through generations of Latin scholars: Semper Ubi Sub Ubi. Click through to see your favorite children’s books translated into Latin — though many of these have been around for a while, we find them endlessly charming. … Read More

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