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How Strong Is Your Text Game?

By Emily BrownJune 24, 2016
Find out now or forever hold your ✌🏽 [viralQuiz id=94] ... More  →
How Strong Is Your Text Game?

Is Matilda the Early Draft of Harry Potter?

By Emily BrownJune 14, 2016
Matilda and Harry were both significant parts of my childhood, in that I'd spend hours watching those movies from the floor of the living room while I knocked back thirty tiny boxes of raisins. But it really never occurred to me that their stories had so many parallels until a couple of weeks ... More  →
Is Matilda the Early Draft of Harry Potter?

I Swear By These Weird Skincare/Beauty Hacks

By Emily BrownJune 13, 2016
I'm a real sucker for beauty tips, in that I click on every single article beginning with "Hacks," "Skincare," and "You'll NEVER Believe What This Common Pantry Item Did to My Pores." So far, I've read about three hundred of these. Seeing as I'll probably never stop (/will continue to look ... More  →
I Swear By These Weird Skincare/Beauty Hacks

SPARKNOTES EXCLUSIVE: The Lonely Island Talk High School, Harry Potter, and Snapchat

By Emily BrownJune 1, 2016
If you got laughter abs from watching Hot Rod, unironically enjoyed This Is Us, or have an affinity for turtles and/or Adam Levine, we are urging you spelunk out of your basement and into a movie theater to watch Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping with a giant box of raisinets. The Lonely Island ... More  →
SPARKNOTES EXCLUSIVE: The Lonely Island Talk High School, Harry Potter, and Snapchat

A Tribute to the Mums of Harry Potter

By Emily BrownMay 5, 2016
What would J.K. Rowling's brainchild be if not for all its moms? Let's explore. Molly Weasley — Harry's proxy parent from the very moment he realizes that Hagrid conveniently omitted directions to Platform 9 3/4. If you'll recall, Mrs. Weasley is the one who pushes Harry trolley-first into a brick wall; she is the ... More  →
A Tribute to the Mums of <i>Harry Potter</i>

Which Hamilton Character Are You?

By Emily BrownApril 25, 2016
We were not about to throw away our shot at making this quiz. [viralQuiz id=26] ... More  →
Which <i>Hamilton</i> Character Are You?

Which Harry Potter Are You?

By Emily BrownApril 5, 2016
There's a Harry in each and every one of us. [viralQuiz id=17] ... More  →
Which Harry Potter Are You?

Jesse Andrews' Latest Novel, The Haters, Is Everything We Dreamed Of and MORE

By Emily BrownMarch 31, 2016
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl took a pickaxe to my heart last summer. I was a popsicle, and that book was the heat of the summer sun beating down onto my unsuspecting soul. You can imagine, then, the EXTREME PALPITATIONS I had when I found out about the ... More  →
Jesse Andrews' Latest Novel, <i>The Haters</i>, Is Everything We Dreamed Of and MORE

How to Be Alone Without Being Lonely

By Emily BrownMarch 18, 2016
Truth: If given the choice between eating at a restaurant alone and casually prancing into the hellscape of their nightmares, I'm going to guess 80% of society would choose the hellscape. The taboo on doing things all by our lonesome makes me sad, guys. I partially blame the outcast/loner character trope, but I mostly ... More  →
How to Be Alone Without Being Lonely

Everything We Learned at a Q&A With Lin-Manuel Miranda Was Beyond Our Wildest Dreams

By Emily BrownMarch 9, 2016
When my neighbor told me Lin-Manuel Miranda was coming to a private middle school near our town in New Jersey to give a talk that was FREE TO THE PUBLIC, my first thought was, Why in god's name??????? Until I saw: Bout to talk at my nephew's school ... More  →
Everything We Learned at a Q&A With Lin-Manuel Miranda Was Beyond Our Wildest Dreams
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Emily Brown

Emily likes breakfast, history, Canada, walking around, and most other things besides cilantro. Follow her on Twitter @em_jbrown

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