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Blogging Hamlet: Part 9

By ElodieFebruary 22, 2017
In Act 4, Scene 4, a wild subplot appears, and it’s one I’ve completely forgotten about. You’ll remember that Hamlet is being shipped off to England because of that whole thing where he accidentally killed Polonius by stabbing him through a curtain. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern,... More  →
Blogging <em>Hamlet</em>: Part 9

Everything I Know About Dating, I Learned from The Great Gatsby

By ElodieFebruary 22, 2017
I won’t pretend I used to know a single thing about the mystifying swampland that is dating. I’ve tried everything to be a better dater—reading magazines, taking online quizzes… I even tried saying hi to someone once, and it went terribly. But it wasn’t until... More  →
Everything I Know About Dating, I Learned from <em>The Great Gatsby</em>

12 Lingering Questions I Have About the Harry Potter Series

By ElodieFebruary 22, 2017
The Harry Potter series "ended" nine years ago, except that’s debatable because we’re getting more backstories and spin-off trilogies and two-part plays than we know what to do with. You know what we’re not getting, though? ANSWERS. I have some questions about your ser More  →
12 Lingering Questions I Have About the <em>Harry Potter</em> Series

The Hogwarts Class of '78 Yearbook Photos

By Vitoria BasFebruary 21, 2017
Has there ever been a graduating class as skilled in the art of Harry Potter Protection than the Hogwarts Class of 1978? We submit that there has not! And so, for your viewing-while-sobbing pleasure, we present yearbook photos from a simpler time. A time when Wormtail's only More  →
The Hogwarts Class of '78 Yearbook Photos

Our Fave Classic Lit Characters Get a Modern Makeover

By Lila Selle & Steffi LynnFebruary 20, 2017
This slideshow was originally published in April 2016, but we're putting it up again because...WELL, NEED WE EVEN EXPLAIN?! Look at it. It's a gourddamn masterpiece. ENJOY.—the edsBook nerds, if ever there was a time to rejoice, THIS IS IT, for Lila Selle and Steffi Lynn h More  →
Our Fave Classic Lit Characters Get a Modern Makeover

If Fictional Characters Could Text: THE LONG-AWAITED SEQUEL

By ElodieFebruary 20, 2017
As we mentioned in the glorious first installment of If Fictional Characters Could Text, calling people on the phone is the death rattle of a bygone era. Nowadays it’s all about TEXTING. It’s about EMOJIS. It’s about getting a message from your crush and NOT RESPONDIN More  →
If Fictional Characters Could Text: THE LONG-AWAITED SEQUEL

Every Literary Genre Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieFebruary 16, 2017
Back in the olden days, there were only like three types of book: 1) epic poetry, 2) Latin prose, and 3) ancient Greek plays where the gods were constantly punishing people for things like "stealing stuff" and "being prideful one time." Over the years, we’ve accumulated m More  →
Every Literary Genre Summed Up in a Single Sentence

The 7 Creepiest Outfits In Flannery O'Connor

By Rosa LysterFebruary 16, 2017
Like J.D. Salinger, Flannery O’Connor speaks the language of clothes. She nailed the art of extracting MAXIMUM value from a simple description of a coat or a hat or a dress. But while Salinger's characters are generally rich New Yorkers who shop at department stores with assistants... More  →
The 7 Creepiest Outfits In Flannery O'Connor

Blogging Hamlet: Part 8

By ElodieFebruary 15, 2017
Maybe Shakespeare is not your thing, and that's fair. In high school, he sure wasn’t mine. But I must say, "Elizabethan plays where the main character kills a man and then MAKES PUNS ABOUT IT" should ALWAYS be your thing, because that’s just good sense. Last time,... More  →
Blogging <em>Hamlet</em>: Part 8

QUIZ: Which Underrated Literary Heartthrob Is Your Soulmate?

By Maddy AaronFebruary 15, 2017
Oh, everyone has pictures of Harry Potter, Gale Hawthorne, and Laurie (aka Teddy aka Theodore Laurence) plastered across the walls of their room, but some of us like to show a little chill in the characters we self-ship; literary buffs are,... More  →
QUIZ: Which Underrated Literary Heartthrob Is Your Soulmate?