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And We're Off: The Genius Behind @GuyInYourMFA Makes Her YA Debut

By Emily BrownMay 25, 2017
The literary debut of Dana Schwartz, genius behind parody twitter accounts @GuyInYourMFA and @DystopianYA, is out on the buckshelves this month✨ And We're Off's protagonist is Nora Holmes, a smart, self-aware seventeen-year-old who pines after the career of her famous artist grandfather. It's he, actually, who finances her summer... More  →
<i>And We're Off</i>: The Genius Behind @GuyInYourMFA Makes Her YA Debut

How Fictional Characters Would Break Up With You Over Text

By ElodieMay 25, 2017
Breaking up can be tough. One minute you’re in love, the next minute you’re returning his letters and he’s plotting to murder his uncle. I think we, as a collective society, have come to the conclusion that breaking up with someone over text is typically Not Good. Bu More  →
How Fictional Characters Would Break Up With You Over Text

Twin Peaks Spoke to Me

By Vitoria BasMay 25, 2017
Starting with the theme song... More  →
Twin Peaks Spoke to Me

Every Harry Potter Book Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieMay 25, 2017
I know that you have read all the Harry Potter books. At this point, everyone in the world who is going to read the Potter books has already read them. You don’t need me to tell you what happens; you don’t need my pithy one-sentence summaries. I get that. But some More  →
Every Harry Potter Book Summed Up in a Single Sentence

Auntie SparkNotes: I Joined the Alt-Right 'Cause I'm Mad at My Ex

By kat_rosenfieldMay 24, 2017
Dear Auntie, I'm a 19-year-old college student with a bone to pick with the millennial sex life. Or the millennial political environment. Or really anything my professors tell me I'm supposed to like. The last girl I dated was an ardent feminist, which I also followed along... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Joined the Alt-Right 'Cause I'm Mad at My Ex

QUIZ: What's Your Homeric Epithet?

By ElodieMay 24, 2017
If you were a character in Greek mythology, odds are Homer called you "lion-hearted Achilles" or "Ares, sacker of cities" or "Hector, breaker of horses" at least once every three sentences. And if you are not a character in Greek mythology, now you can find... More  →
QUIZ: What's Your Homeric Epithet?

The Stars of Harry Potter Share Their Favorite Lines From the Films

By ElodieMay 24, 2017
Two-part question for you guys: 1) what is the greatest quote in all of the Harry Potter universe, and 2) why is it most definitely that part where Harry tells Snape that Roonil Wazlib is his nickname? "This is the copy of Advanced Potion-Making that you purchased fro More  →
The Stars of <em>Harry Potter</em> Share Their Favorite Lines From the Films

50 Rejected Nicknames for Harry Potter

By ElodieMay 23, 2017
As nicknames go, "The Boy Who Lived" seems like a no-brainer. But just as Sean Parker had to tell Mark Zuckerberg to drop the "the," lest he doom us to a world where people say "The Facebook" unironically, I’m betting it took wizards a couple of... More  →
50 Rejected Nicknames for Harry Potter