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8 Books You Won't Believe Got Banned

By ElodieSeptember 28, 2017
Good, important books get banned all the time. It’s dumb, sure, but unfortunately it’s nothing new. For instance, you probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that The Catcher in the Rye has been banned for being “obscene,” that Are You There God? It’s Me, Marg More  →
8 Books You Won't Believe Got Banned

6 of the Most Messed-Up Books We All Had to Read for School

By ElodieSeptember 28, 2017
We have all read our share of messed-up books in the name of school. Every single one of us has experienced an In Cold Blood, a Lolita, maybe a Clockwork Orange or two. It’s simply inevitable. Let’s talk about them. Now, I could not include EVERY disturbing, godfors More  →
6 of the Most Messed-Up Books We All Had to Read for School

Ginny Weasley Is Not as Great as You Remember

By Vitoria BasSeptember 28, 2017
We’ve all fallen for the irresistible charms of Ginny Weasley. To borrow a chant: she’s pretty, she’s cool, she dominates [that] school! She’s almost too good to be true, which is actually my number one complaint about her characterization. HOT TAKE: Ginny is not actually that great. Let me break it... More  →
Ginny Weasley Is Not as Great as You Remember

The Harry Potter Books, Summed Up in Pie Charts

By ElodieSeptember 27, 2017
Odds are you will never be asked to describe the Harry Potter books. This is mostly because everyone already knows what they are, and anyone who DOESN’T is very likely a space alien, which presents its own set of problems. (Are they friendly? Do they mean us harm? What’s More  →
The Harry Potter Books, Summed Up in Pie Charts

7 Fictional Characters Who Didn't Deserve to Have a Happy Ending

By ElodieSeptember 26, 2017
Sometimes you hate a fictional character so passionately that it almost feels like a betrayal when you reach the end of the book and they DON’T wind up being eaten by wolves or something. You were forced to watch them being terrible for roughly 52 chapters; the least the a More  →
7 Fictional Characters Who Didn't Deserve to Have a Happy Ending

Feminist Posters for Every Hogwarts House

By Louise ReimerSeptember 26, 2017
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

The Book Report: There's a Harry Potter Documentary (& Two New Books!) Coming in October

By ElodieSeptember 22, 2017
Welcome back to the Book Report, where I scour the Internet for book-related news so you don’t have to! This week we’ll take a look at the ever-present conveyer belt of new Harry Potter lore, John Green’s first book in five years, and what is... More  →
The Book Report: There's a Harry Potter Documentary (& Two New Books!) Coming in October

8 Books That Actually SHOULD Be Banned

By ElodieSeptember 21, 2017
Generally, I think we should be reading everything all the time, and it’s ridiculous to me that schools have banned books for reasons like "it uses swear words" or "it’s too sexy" or "it has boys who kiss other boys on the mouth." Like who's actually banning these books More  →
8 Books That Actually SHOULD Be Banned

The 7 Most Savage Moments in Shakespeare

By ElodieSeptember 21, 2017
Look, I get it. On the surface, Shakespeare's works might seem difficult. Some of them are quite sad. People die. But beneath all that fancy jargon and easily preventable tragedy, it's just one hilarious verbal smackdown after another. Seriously, if all you know about Sha More  →
The 7 Most Savage Moments in Shakespeare

These Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them Illos Are Simply MAGICAL

By Lila SelleSeptember 21, 2017
As you surely know by now, we're lowkey obsessed with FBAWTFT (or as we pronounce the acronym, "fuh-baw-tuh-fut." IT ROLLS OFF THE TONGUE). We even went to so far as to rank the characters by their hair (it would have been a crime not to, considering that Newt Scamander's ra More  →
These <i>Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them</i> Illos Are Simply MAGICAL