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Fictional Characters Who Should've Died

By Jennifer GrudzieckiFebruary 28, 2012
Love 'em or hate 'em, there are just some fictional characters who should've dropped into the fictional afterlife...but didn't. There's nothing we admire more in an author than the ability to kill off the right characters and keep them dead.(George R. R. Martin, we're looking... More  →
Fictional Characters Who Should've Died

Dear Albert: Book on Head

By Emily WinterFebruary 24, 2012
“Anna is so brave,” I say, with perhaps too much admiration in my voice. Me and Braden are alone in the newspaper room with Anna’s letter. I love that she wrote it, but I keep staring at it like it’s a dead body. “Bravery is an... More  →
Dear Albert: Book on Head

The Coolest Fictional Black Characters

By ContributorFebruary 24, 2012
dac213 shouts out the characters who make black nerds proud! —Sparkitors There's a little more to the month of February than cold weather, love, and prom preparation: namely, Black History Month. In honor of that, I’d like to present this list of the bravest, coolest, smartest,... More  →
The Coolest Fictional Black Characters

Why I Fell in Love with The Great Gatsby

By ContributorFebruary 24, 2012
DinatheDinasaur didn't expect to like this literary legend; read on to find out what made her change her mind!–Sparkitors Everyone looks at The Great Gatsby as just another typical American novel thrown into the high... More  →
Why I Fell in Love with The Great Gatsby

What Will JK Rowling's Next Book Be About?

By Dan_BergsteinFebruary 23, 2012
By now you’ve heard that JK Rowling has a deal to write a new book. Instead of throwing her words at the YA crowd, her next novel will be aimed at adults. A grown up Harry Potter? Maybe. A sexy Harry Potter? Probably... More  →
What Will JK Rowling's Next Book Be About?

The Worst Fictional Significant Others

By Melissa AlbertFebruary 23, 2012
With Valentine's Day in the rear view, you're off the hook for state-mandated romance for a whole year! What better time to offload a dangerous, jerky, or otherwise undesirable SO? For inspiration, here's a gallery of some of the worst romantic partners... More  →
The Worst Fictional Significant Others

Heyo, Residents of Girl Land: What's Your Opinion?

By Chrissie GruebelFebruary 21, 2012
The latest release from controversial author Caitlin Flanagan is out—and the subject is YOU. Chrissie gets her reviewin' boots on and breaks the book down, one outdated Seventeen reference at a... More  →
Heyo, Residents of Girl Land: What's Your Opinion?

Blogging Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Part 8

By Dan_BergsteinFebruary 17, 2012
Chapter Twenty-Two: St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries Better Title: Cell Phones! Use Cell Phones! Cell phones would cause this chapter to be a scant two sentences. And those two sentences would be: Dumbledore called the hospital, and then called Mrs. Weasley, and then called Sirius,... More  →
Blogging Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Part 8

Scott Free's Farewell to The Rules!

By Scott GreenstoneFebruary 16, 2012
UPDATE: We didn't realize Scott had WRITTEN a final post in addition to his vlog. Read his last chapter below! —Sparkitors It’s the final chapter. The end. It started here, and it got a little weird here, but it ends here. This is the... More  →
Scott Free's Farewell to The Rules!

154 Reasons Why You Should Never Get Married

By Chelsea DaggerFebruary 14, 2012
Last week, you brilliant butts gave me 154 comments on wedded bliss gone awry—and I now feel 154% better about being single on Valentine's Day. Thank you for preventing a dangerous Ben&Jerry's binge on my end, Sparklers. And in celebration of your fabulous... More  →
154 Reasons Why You Should Never Get Married