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Snapchats from Jane Austen

By Taylor NolesSeptember 13, 2018
If our girl Austen had had a Snapchat back in the day, you KNOW she would've been using it to eviscerate her snobbiest relatives. But since she didn't, we took a few guesses at what she would have done. Your spirit lives on through us and our snaps, Jane. More  →
Snapchats from Jane Austen

How Well Do You Know Your Shakespeare Villains?

By Taylor NolesSeptember 4, 2018
One may smile, and smile, and be a villain! One may also read, and read, and take this quiz, and check thy knowledge of villains! How ready are you to be the bad guy in Shakespeare's plays? [viralQuiz id=368]     ... More  →
How Well Do You Know Your Shakespeare Villains?

The 5 Craziest Plot Twists in Classic Literature

By Taylor NolesAugust 29, 2018
Some plots are as plain as a potato (lookin' at you, Paradise Lost), while others are twistier than a Game of Thrones episode high on PCP-soaked pretzels. To find out our top 5 favorite plot twists in classic lit, READ ON. More  →
The 5 Craziest Plot Twists in Classic Literature

6 Hilariously Problematic Moments in Shakespeare's Plays

By Taylor NolesAugust 2, 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 NolesJuly 20, 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

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

By Taylor NolesJuly 2, 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

Harry Potter's 8 Luckiest Breaks

By Taylor NolesJune 8, 2018
Harry Potter may have had a little trouble with that whole his-parents-getting-murdered-by-evil-incarnate thing, but generally? That boy is #blessed. All I can say is that we are lucky we live in the timeline wherein EVERYTHING goes Harry's way, or else the entire HP series More  →
Harry Potter's 8 Luckiest Breaks

What You Thought These Famous Literary Quotes Meant VS. What They Actually Mean

By Taylor NolesJune 8, 2018
Forget everything you thought you knew about classic lit—okay, no, remember like 95% of it, but the other 5% IS TOTALLY WRONG. You've probably been going about your life completely misunderstanding these famous quotes—but don't panic, because we're here to help. Click th More  →
What You Thought These Famous Literary Quotes Meant VS. What They <em>Actually</em> Mean

QUIZ: What Should You Text Your Crush?

By Taylor NolesJune 7, 2018
Put on your courage pants (wait, are we the only ones who have those?), because it's time to do one of the most frightening things known to humankind...text your crush. The truth is, texting your crush is a lot like bungee jumping: it's scary to ... More  →
QUIZ: What Should You Text Your Crush?

Snapchats from Shakespeare

By Taylor NolesMay 30, 2018
This slideshow was originally published in September 2016 More  →
Snapchats from Shakespeare
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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