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QUIZ: Would You Last As a Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor?

By ElodieDecember 2, 2016
Defense Against the Dark Arts professors at Hogwarts have worse job security than the cast of Game of Thrones. If you take up the post, there’s a very real chance you’ll wind up dead or locked in a trunk or carried away by a herd ... More  →
QUIZ: Would You Last As a Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor?

Here's Everything You Need to Know About Dumbledore & Grindelwald

By ElodieDecember 1, 2016
Disclaimer: There will be Fantastic Beasts spoilers GALORE.  Second disclaimer: I'm not kidding about this. Seriously, you've been warned.  (If you haven't seen the movie and you're still here, I can only assume you're sussing out spoilers deliberately, and that's fine. You know what you're about. I can respect that.) At the ... More  →
Here's Everything You Need to Know About Dumbledore & Grindelwald

Is the Wife of Bath Feminist?

By ElodieDecember 1, 2016
I’ve come to believe that "Wife of Bath: feminist or no?" is an essay question every English teacher must ask at least once, lest they invoke the ancient magic that swallows our world in darkness. I was an English major with a focus on medieval ... More  →
Is the Wife of Bath Feminist?

The 7 Most Savage Moments in Shakespeare

By ElodieNovember 30, 2016
Look, I get it. On the surface, Shakespeare's works might seem difficult. Some of them are quite sad. People die. But beneath all that fancy jargon and easily preventable tragedy, it's just one hilarious verbal smackdown after another. Seriously, if all you know about Sha More  →
The 7 Most Savage Moments in Shakespeare

How Well Do You Know Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince?

By ElodieNovember 29, 2016
We all make mistakes. Sometimes we say things that are, in the fullness off time, ultimately revealed to be just flat-out incorrect. For example: "That Quirrell guy seems normal, let's put him in charge of schoolchildren"—Dumbledore in Sorcerer's Stone, probably "I sure am glad I have such ... More  →
How Well Do You Know <em>Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince</em>?

11 MORE Awkward Moments in Fiction

By ElodieNovember 25, 2016
Remember that time we talked about awkward moments in fiction, and it was pretty much awful? Well, we’ve all collectively done about 17,000 awkward things since then, so it seems like the time is ripe to remind ourselves that fictional characters have it so much worse tha More  →
11 MORE Awkward Moments in Fiction

Neil Patrick Harris is the Count Olaf We All Deserve in the Official A Series of Unfortunate Events Trailer

By ElodieNovember 23, 2016
I’m just going to say it: Neil Patrick Harris is the Count Olaf we've all been waiting for. Jim Carrey, while iconic, was too goofy for me to take seriously. I never really believed him. If you’re going to be Count Olaf, here is a ... More  →
Neil Patrick Harris is the Count Olaf We All Deserve in the Official <em>A Series of Unfortunate Events</em> Trailer

The Characters from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Ranked in Order of Hair

By ElodieNovember 22, 2016
I'm not saying I have my priorities completely in order; I am saying my enjoyment of a movie depends largely, if not solely, on how good everyone's hair is looking. This is why any movie with Emma Stone in it is the best movie I've ever seen, and this is why Taylor Lautne More  →
The Characters from <em>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</em>, Ranked in Order of Hair

Shakespeare Quotes for When Your Relatives Ask What You're Doing With Your Life

By ElodieNovember 21, 2016
If your family's anything like mine, they come to Thanksgiving dinner armed with a veritable tsunami of questions you don't want to answer. Why don't you have a boyfriend yet, Elodie? What's up with your hair, Elodie? POLITICS, ELODIE, LET US DISCUSS THEM AT LENGTH. The ... More  →
Shakespeare Quotes for When Your Relatives Ask What You're Doing With Your Life

6 Spoiler-Free Reasons You Should See Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

By ElodieNovember 18, 2016
Most of us have about ten dollars to our name at any given time—we can’t just go around seeing movies willy-nilly. So why should you throw your hard-earned Hamiltons at Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them? We could have written a list where items ... More  →
6 Spoiler-Free Reasons You Should See <em>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</em>
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Elodie

In real life, she goes by the name Courtney Gorter. This is a closely guarded secret, and you're the only one who knows about it, so be cool. You can follow her on tumblr or Twitter if you want, but it's just going to be a lot of complaining.

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