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Classic Lit: Mansplained!

By Jessie GaynorJune 8, 2017
Actually, intros are the lowest form of art. Stendhal said that. Are you familiar with Stendhal?   Moby Dick Have you heard of Infinite Jest? It's really a seminal book, but sometimes women have a harder time getting it. That's just something I've observed. Anyway, speaking of seminal, Moby Dick is about ... More  →
Classic Lit: Mansplained!

Which SAT Vocab Word Describes Your Personality?

By Jessie GaynorApril 27, 2017
Try not to be churlish if you disagree with the results. [viralQuiz id=171] This quiz was originally published in October 2016 ... More  →
Which SAT Vocab Word Describes Your Personality?

How Wise Are You?

By Jessie GaynorNovember 9, 2016
We really need a little wisdom right now. [viralQuiz id=181] ... More  →
How Wise Are You?

Which Literary Device Are You?

By Jessie GaynorOctober 31, 2016
Are you advancing the plot or are you more of a showpiece? [viralQuiz id=176] ... More  →
Which Literary Device Are You?

7 Literary Quotations, Rewritten by Donald Trump

By Jessie GaynorSeptember 29, 2016
  1. “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy because they're losers. My family is happy—the best. Winners. All happy families are winners. My son—he's tremendous at happy.”  —Donald Trump, Anna Karenina   2. “My courage always rises with every attempt to intimidate me. I ... More  →
7 Literary Quotations, Rewritten by Donald Trump

Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, and MORE talk Me Before You, Garlic Breath, and Badass Female Characters

By Jessie GaynorJune 2, 2016
Prior to Saturday afternoon, when I attended the junket for Me Before You, the movie adaptation of Jojo Moyes' novel of the same name, my sole (second-hand) experience of press junkets was the scene in Notting Hill wherein Hugh Grant—LA Looks Hair Styling Mousse personified—must pretend to be ... More  →
Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, and MORE talk <i>Me Before You</i>, Garlic Breath, and Badass Female Characters

In Honor of National Poetry Month, We're Becoming Poetry Insurgents

By Jessie GaynorApril 5, 2016
I, too, dislike it. Reading it, however, with a perfect     contempt for it, one discovers in it, after all, a place for the genuine.  —Marianne Moore, "Poetry" Poetry is the worst, right? Despite the fact that I spent two years getting an MFA in poetry, I'm not even pandering when I ... More  →
In Honor of National Poetry Month, We're Becoming Poetry Insurgents

Elena Kampouris, Young Star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Talks Embarrassing Parents and Fangirl Moments

By Jessie GaynorMarch 23, 2016
Elena Kampouris is such an Athena. She told me herself, when I asked who her favorite Olympian was, but I could totally have guessed. Quoth Wikipedia—the Athena of the internet—she's the goddess of "wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, mathematics, olive cultivation [!!] [citation needed], strength, war strategy, the ... More  →
Elena Kampouris, Young Star of <i>My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2</i>, Talks Embarrassing Parents and Fangirl Moments

Suggestions For What 2016 Can Be The Year Of

By Jessie GaynorDecember 23, 2015
-Year of #DogGoals -Year of Disney's #DogGoals -Year of Disney's #DogGoals 2: Boondoggoaled! -Year of the Diving Horse -Year of the Handerpant -Golden Age of SnapChat -Golden Age of Being Very Rich -Year of The Other Taylor Swift -These Were Not The Hoverboards We Were Promised -Year of the Soup Cleanse -Year of the Casual ... More  →
Suggestions For What 2016 Can Be The Year Of

Happy Holidays from Lord Voldemort!

By Jessie GaynorDecember 21, 2015
December 2, 1994 Dear friends*, *LOL JK What a year it's been for us in the Quirrell headhold! Quirinus has welcomed me to the back of his head with characteristic good cheer. Or should I say good fear? :) As for me, after my long sabbatical in the ... More  →
Happy Holidays from Lord Voldemort!
About the Author
Jessie Gaynor

Jessie is a Sparkitor and poet who has written fan letters to both Christian Slater and Queen Elizabeth. Thanks, she'd love an omelette right about now!

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