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Blogging Lord of the Flies: Part 10 (The One Where It's Team Murder vs. Team Priorities)

By ElodieJuly 22, 2016
Last time, we lost Simon, our token good guy who’s been Marked for Death since the beginning. He was torn to pieces by the other survivors. You ever see a bunch of six-year-olds descend on a fallen piñata at a birthday party? It... More  →
Blogging <em>Lord of the Flies</em>: Part 10 (The One Where It's Team Murder vs. Team Priorities)

If Neville Had Been the Chosen One

By Maddy AaronJuly 21, 2016
Harry Potter scholars have spent countless hours of their busy Harry Potter academic schedules researching what it would have been like if the *other* baby born in July of 1980 had been the prophesied Chosen One, instead of Harry Potter. Imagine an alternate universe in which Neville Longbottom's nursery was invaded... More  →
If Neville Had Been the Chosen One

The 12 Best and Worst Leaders in Fiction

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 21, 2016
Thinking of turning over a new leaf, a better leaf this semester? Pondering a run for class president? Do you have the makings of a great leader in you? Our favorite works of fiction have no shortage of examples on both sides of the equation to really illuminate what... More  →
The 12 Best and Worst Leaders in Fiction

Email Signatures For Every Fandom

By Emma W.July 19, 2016
I was a Russian major as an undergraduate, which means that FOR YEARS my iPhone email sign-off has been....*drumroll*...."sent from my troika." A troika's an old-school Russian sleigh, like the kind Anna Karenina, who just happens to be the protagonist of one of... More  →
Email Signatures For Every Fandom

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: April 5, 1956

By Nicole DiekerJuly 19, 2016
Dear Diary, I bought my worst student a wand today. Charles still hasn't been able to successfully transfigure anything, not even in his second term. I know he's been using a hand-me-down wand, it's too large for his hand and it's got a nick on the tip and he's... More  →
From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: April 5, 1956

Every "Blogging the Classics" Post Is Now RIGHT HERE

By Chelsea DaggerJuly 18, 2016
POP QUIZ:  1. In The Great Gatsby, how did Jay Gatsby acquire his wealth? Choose one: Ponzi schemes Befriending a rich and lonely widow whose death was ruled an accident, but questions still linger Cheating at high-stakes poker Whatever he was doing in that Wolf of Wall Street movie 2. List the... More  →
Every "Blogging the Classics" Post Is Now RIGHT HERE

Blogging Lord of the Flies: Part 9 (The One Where Everyone Does a Murder Dance and Things Just Go Nuts From There)

By ElodieJuly 15, 2016
To catch up one parts 1 - 8, click here! So far, Lord of the Flies has fallen exceedingly short of the death expectations I had set for it. I was expecting a bloodbath! I was expecting a murder per chapter! However, nobody has... More  →
Blogging <em>Lord of the Flies</em>: Part 9 (The One Where Everyone Does a Murder Dance and Things Just Go Nuts From There)

Blogging 1984: Chapters 6, 7 & 8

By Janet ManleyJuly 14, 2016
Previously in Blogging 1984, Winston went to work and had the Mondayest of Mondays at minitrue, then pondered proliferation of idiots under the Big Brother regime. This time: sex.  VI Winston is home Dear-Diaring again when we pick up, and ~bless~ he launches straight into a raunchy tale... More  →
Blogging 1984: Chapters 6, 7 & 8

The 12 Best Harry Potter Tumblr Posts That You've NEVER SEEN

By Chelsea DaggerJuly 13, 2016
Sparklers, I've attempted many difficult feats in my lifetime. I've tried to run a mile in under 20 minutes. I've tried to make drop-crotch pants look cool. Once I even tried to flirt with a living human being using words (it was 3 years ago, and I am still cloaked in More  →
The 12 Best <em>Harry Potter</em> Tumblr Posts That You've NEVER SEEN

The Ultimate Guide to Hogwarts House Compatibility

By ElodieJuly 13, 2016
Dating is weird, because the two of you are either going to be great together or you’re going to crash and burn right into the side of Break-Up Mountain. Online dating companies will tell you they’ve worked out a compatibility algorithm to avoid that lamentable... More  →
The Ultimate Guide to Hogwarts House Compatibility