Weird but true: turns out that the stars of Harry Potter did not in fact major in "Looking Good" and "Getting Money." There are lots of ways to decide a major, but probably the best way is to just do whatever Hermione did. More →
Ah, here they are. Here are 8 scenes which have RUINED MY LOVE LIFE by creating unrealistic standards. Currently, after careful reflection, I've decided to save myself for a romantic pursuer who spells out my name in fireworks before parachuting out of a plane and delivering More →
Everyone's got a technique. More lip. Less tongue. In the rain, mid-sentence, while proclaiming love, while proclaiming hatred, while bleeding, just before being devoured by a shark... we called up our resident kissing expert (translation: I put on my straw hat and ate a ban More →
J. K. Rowling created an airtight, deeply imagined, wholly immersive universe for us to inhabit. And she didn't do that by being sloppy with the English language, thank you very MUCH.
The author's Twitter feed has been a source of awe for us for years. During that time s More →
Graduating from Hogwarts is an honor that requires all types of skills and smarts, plus the ability to survive the various death traps hidden around campus and the occasional take-over by Death Eaters and Voldemort. Do you have what it takes?
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Shakespeare is the original scoundrel. Sure, standards were different back then, blah, blah, blah— but there are a few moments in his plays that, even back then, must have had audiences dropping their popcorn and WTF-ing to their dates.
The physically and mentally ill generally get treated like garbage in classic literature, and no one gets a worse deal than women accused of madness. At one point, the default medical opinion was that all women were insane by nature. (COME ON.) Here are 7 women who really More →
Hey, you know what would be fun? Let's make a few light-hearted predictions about which literary classics might have their storylines play out in some way through 2018! For example, maybe I could win the chance to visit a chocolate factory because some eccentric CEO goes bon More →
In an alternate version of the world, we're probably all talking about how sweet it was that Old Yeller successfully fought off that wolf and went on to live a long and happy life. Here are a few more possible endings to our fave fictional stories—if someone could get J.K. More →
Taylor has very strong feelings about Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Her first name is actually Delaney, and her writing has appeared on VICE, NPR, and elsewhere. You can follow her on twitter @delaney_nolan