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10 Questions That Will Seriously Impress Your English Teacher

By Kelly HoffmacherNovember 17, 2016
Even when you've dutifully read the book AND the SparkNote (honest to Mom, they're not mutually exclusive), sometimes you need a little extra inspiration to ace the all-important—and sometimes terrifying—participation portion of your classes. If you think about these 10 questions while you're reading, and pose them in discussions, you're... More  →
10 Questions That Will Seriously Impress Your English Teacher

We Sorted The Force Awakens Characters Into Hogwarts Houses & Created the Hottest Fandom EVER

By Little ChmuraNovember 17, 2016
Was the Resistance the original Dumbledore's Army? All signs point to YASSSS. Think about it: both have a courageous leader with an unruly head of hair, a fierce, brilliant woman who cares deeply for her friends and gets maaaad sh*# done, and a lovable, loyal goof with a bra More  →
We Sorted <em>The Force Awakens</em> Characters Into Hogwarts Houses & Created the Hottest Fandom EVER

7 Forgotten Defense Against the Dark Arts Teachers

By Vitoria BasNovember 16, 2016
The stories that are TOO REAL for Hogwarts: A History. More  →
7 Forgotten Defense Against the Dark Arts Teachers

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: February 21, 1978

By Nicole DiekerNovember 16, 2016

Dear Diary,

Professor Dumbledore is worried again.

I suppose, if I were honest, he’s been worried since that day he called us all into a secret meeting to discuss Tom Marvolo Riddle. It’s aged him, in a way that’s hard to notice unless you

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From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: February 21, 1978

Snapchats from Odysseus

By ElodieNovember 15, 2016
I understand that there are people who use Snapchat, and use it well. I am not one of those people. This is largely because I never go anywhere or do anything, but what do you want from me? You want me to put on pants? Leave my house? Odysseus did that, and look where it More  →
Snapchats from Odysseus

If Hogwarts Had RateMyProfessors.com

By ElodieNovember 15, 2016
Hogwarts may have the Sorting Hat, flying broomsticks, and a forest full of stuff that can totally kill you, but where magic school fails and where we succeed is that we have RateMyProfessors.com. RateMyProfessors is hands-down the best way to find out what's up with your More  →
If Hogwarts Had RateMyProfessors.com

Blogging 1984: XI, The END (of the World As We Know It)

By Janet ManleyNovember 15, 2016
Previously in Blogging 1984, we went inside Room 101 and it was the biggest letdown since we saw the Red Room of Pain in the 50 Shades of Grey film adaptation (there was a cage of rats that almost got strapped to Winston's... More  →
Blogging 1984: XI, The END (of the World As We Know It)

The 7 Best Times Men Were Terrified of Women in Classic Literature

By ElodieNovember 14, 2016
"Woman does a thing, society freaks out" is one of my favorite things that can happen in a book. Obviously "villains monologuing unnecessarily" is my second-favorite thing, and it’s a close second, but terrifying ladies striking fear into the hearts of men will always win More  →
The 7 Best Times Men Were Terrified of Women in Classic Literature

Feminist Hogwarts House Mood Boards

By Emily BrownNovember 14, 2016
First, we brought you feminist posters for every Hogwarts house. Then came the ways in which each house hexes the patriarchy. And now, to calm the nerves and soothe the mind, click through our curated feminist-themed mood boards for each Hogwarts house, print them out More  →
Feminist Hogwarts House Mood Boards

The 11 Most Awkward Moments in Fiction

By ElodieNovember 14, 2016
Awkward moments are awful enough to behold in real life, where you can’t really do anything about them (and where, more often than not, they're happening to you). But awkward moments in books or on film are just nightmare fuel. There are ACTUAL PEOPLE (directors and actors More  →
The 11 Most Awkward Moments in Fiction