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The Surprising College Majors of 8 Harry Potter Stars

By Taylor NolesMay 24, 2018
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  →
The Surprising College Majors of 8 <em>Harry Potter</em> Stars

The 8 Most Romantic Confessions of Love in Fiction

By Taylor NolesMay 18, 2018
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  →
The 8 Most Romantic Confessions of Love in Classic Lit

Famous Fictional Kisses, RANKED

By Taylor NolesApril 17, 2018
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  →
Famous Fictional Kisses, RANKED

Shakespeare Couples, Ranked from Most to Least Dysfunctional

By Taylor NolesApril 2, 2018
I mean...let's be honest. There are some really cute pairings, and then a whole lot of dumpster fire couples. Agree/disagree? More  →
Shakespeare Couples, Ranked from Most to Least Dysfunctional

13 Times J.K. Rowling Schooled Her Twitter Followers on Language, Grammar, & Everything Else

By Taylor NolesMarch 13, 2018
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  →
13 Times J.K. Rowling Schooled Her Twitter Followers on Language, Grammar, & Everything Else

QUIZ: Could You Graduate from Hogwarts?

By Taylor NolesFebruary 27, 2018
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? [viralQuiz id=394] ... More  →
QUIZ: Could You Graduate from Hogwarts?

6 Hilariously Problematic Moments in Shakespeare's Plays

By Taylor NolesFebruary 23, 2018
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. More  →
6 Hilariously Problematic Moments in Shakespeare's Plays

7 "Crazy" Women in Literature Who Were Actually Being Totally Reasonable

By Taylor NolesFebruary 15, 2018
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  →
7 "Crazy" Women in Literature Who Were Actually Being Totally Reasonable

Classic Lit Plots Most Likely to Happen in 2018

By Taylor NolesFebruary 12, 2018
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  →
Classic Lit Plots Most Likely to Happen in 2018

8 Alternate Endings We Would LOVE to Read

By Taylor NolesFebruary 7, 2018
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  →
8 Alternate Endings We Would LOVE to Read
About the Author
Taylor Noles

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

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