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How to Go on a Date, According to Beowulf

By ElodieMay 27, 2016
If you’re anything like me, your dating life is a lot of hot garbage, and you need help. Fortunately, there are experts on hand to handle this sort of thing. One of those experts is Beowulf. I don’t know why you’re looking at... More  →
How to Go on a Date, According to Beowulf

Here's What Would've Happened if Hermione Had Been the Protagonist of the Harry Potter Series

By ElodieMay 27, 2016
Statistics show that you are probably not Hermione, and thus are doomed to fail. Fail what? Doesn’t matter. All of it. You’re going to fail all of it. Harry knows that game. He bumbled his way through seven whole books knowing full and damn well... More  →
Here's What Would've Happened if Hermione Had Been the Protagonist of the <em> Harry Potter </em> Series

Get Matched With Your Perfect Summer Read

By Janet ManleyMay 27, 2016
Maybe you will make out with Devon Sawa this summer, maybe not. Either way, we guarantee you an epic adventure with this test, which detects your underlying hunger for fantasy, freakiness, murder, or shirt-ripping romance and matches you with your PERFECT SUMMER READ. Of... More  →
Get Matched With Your Perfect Summer Read

OPINION: Snape Is Actually the Worst

By Andrew TavinMay 26, 2016
I believed that Severus Snape was a genuine asshat for years of my life, as did Harry and gang. YEARS. But of course (it's here that I warn you of major spoilers, but... c'mon:) we learn that Snape was in love with Harry's mom, and that he's actually a decent guy.... More  →
OPINION: Snape Is Actually the Worst

From The Ministry of Magic's Archives...

By Vitoria BasMay 24, 2016
Wizarding world bureaucracy: just like muggle bureaucracy, but with more animation! Oh, and instead of waiting in line at the DMV, you have to enter through the toilet. If you glean one lesson from this treasure trove of official Ministry documents, let it be that the des More  →
Official Ministry of Magic Documents

Harry Potter Deaths: Ranked

By Elaine AtwellMay 20, 2016
We all think of J.K. Rowling as the benevolent ruler of our hearts and kind-hearted steward of our childhoods, but in fact, she is really a MASS MURDERER.  According to (infallible) Wikipedia, over 158 characters died over the course of the Harry Potter books, and... More  →
Harry Potter Deaths: Ranked

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: July 14, 1955

By Nicole DiekerMay 20, 2016
Dear Diary, You'll never guess who I saw today: Professor Dumbledore! He came into the Ministry to take a meeting with somebody. Elphinstone says they want Professor Dumbledore to be Minister of Magic someday. I like that idea; it would be lovely to work under him. He'd probably give... More  →
From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: July 14, 1955

What is Free Verse?

By Emma W.May 19, 2016
If you missed our previous Poetry 101s, check them out here! FREE VERSE! I can picture it in block letters on handmade signs held up by politically-conscious protestors eager to "free verse" from the formal constraints of metrical patterns and rhyme schemes, in the... More  →
What is Free Verse?

Feminist Posters for Every Hogwarts House

By Louise ReimerMay 19, 2016
As much as we love JK Rowling and the blessings of this gif forever more, the world of Harry Potter isn't without the patriarchal trappings of Muggle society.* Still, two of the House founders are women (Helga Hufflepuff! Rowena Ravenclaw!), and JK herself is something More  →
Feminist Posters for Every Hogwarts House

We Would Read These Literary Spin-Offs

By Kalina CiokMay 19, 2016
Publishers are always looking to squeeze some extra juice out of a successful book by cranking out a spin-off. Wherefore did Four: A Divergent Story Collection appear in our lives, if not for the nerve-wracked publishing executive sitting in their office screaming, "We are running out of Theo... More  →
We Would Read These Literary Spin-Offs