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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

Why Does Everyone Love Mercutio?

By Emily BrownMarch 4, 2016
Last week I chatted about why I think Juliet Capulet is a total badass. In this week's installment of Emily's Overbearing Opinions About Shakespeare Characters, I bring you some thoughts about my favorite low-key genius in sixteenth-century literature: Mercutio. What we know: He's not a member of either feuding family We don't meet him until ... More  →
Why Does Everyone Love Mercutio?

Can Kanye West's Tweets Be Explained by The Alchemist?

By Emily BrownFebruary 26, 2016
Kanye West's Twitter feed is a cultural phenomenon. The whole world has eyes on his rants (he knows it), and just about everything he posts gets tens of thousands of likes and retweets within seconds. But Kanye's account is isn't just another celebrity showcase of fame through numbers. It's ... More  →
Can Kanye West's Tweets Be Explained by <i>The Alchemist</i>?

OPINION: Juliet Capulet Is a Total Badass

By Emily BrownFebruary 22, 2016
Romeo and Juliet is the greatest tragedy in all of history—a play that has withstood the test of time, yearly high school curriculum revisions, and my best friend almost barfing on stage as Benvolio. I have fond memories of my high school English teacher getting up on her desk and ... More  →
OPINION: Juliet Capulet Is a Total Badass

I Cannot EVEN With These U.S. Presidents

By Emily BrownFebruary 15, 2016
The first thing you learn in Nineteenth-Century Dueling 101 is that when you're challenged to a duel, the person challenged is the one who gets to pick the weapons. Most people back then shrugged and chose a pistol. Abraham Lincoln was once challenged to a duel. Abraham Lincoln thought duels were silly, ... More  →
I Cannot EVEN With These U.S. Presidents

QUIZ: Which Harry Potter Are You?

By Emily BrownFebruary 11, 2016
The amount of "Which Harry Potter Character Are You?" quizzes I've taken in my lifetime is pathetic, or amazing, depending on who I'm talking to. But what's possibly sadder than me having taken all these quizzes is that all they've done is confirmed that my personality is just sad combination ... More  →
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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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