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9 Outfits in J.D. Salinger's Nine Stories, Ranked

By Rosa LysterSeptember 19, 2017
Some writers speak the language of clothes, and some do not. J.D. Salinger speaks it fluently. Clothes, in Salinger, are used to define character, to move the plot along, to add depth and weight to a scene.... More  →
9 Outfits in J.D. Salinger's <i>Nine Stories</i>, Ranked

How Well Do You Know Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone?

By Chelsea DaggerSeptember 19, 2017
So far, Sparklers, you've aced every Harry Potter test we've Accio'd your way, and you're probably feeling prettttty good right about now. You might be sassin' professors right and left. You might even be strutting through the halls just like... More  →
How Well Do You Know <em>Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone</em>?

How to Kiss, According to Shakespeare

By ElodieSeptember 18, 2017
Kissing is pretty neat. Let’s not dive too deeply into the haunted crypt that is my love life, but suffice it to say I have kissed a person or two in my time. No one's good at it right away; it takes practice. Learning to kiss... More  →
How to Kiss, According to Shakespeare

This Is the Harry Potter Question That Keeps Me Up at Night

By ElodieSeptember 15, 2017
Maybe you’re a normal, well-adjusted, self-actualized human being who doesn’t spend every waking moment analyzing the finer points of Harry Potter. If that’s the case, you might as well move along. Go on, clear out. There’s nothing here for you. If you’re not one More  →
This Is the <em>Harry Potter</em> Question That Keeps Me Up at Night

6 Books That Were So Much Better Than the Movie It's Ridiculous

By ElodieSeptember 14, 2017
I try not to be that guy who gets upset when the movie is different from the book. Everyone hates that guy, particularly people who didn’t read the book and just want to enjoy the movie. But sometimes the adaptation is so god-awful that it turns us ALL into that guy, wh More  →
6 Books That Were So Much Better Than the Movie It's Ridiculous

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, As Told in a Series of Texts

By ElodieSeptember 13, 2017
Wizards can teleport, brew lucky potions, and shoot fire out of their wands, yet their primary method of communication is still “just tie a letter to an owl and hope for the best.” I know they also make frequent use of fireplaces, two-way mirrors, and Patronus Charms, bu More  →
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, As Told in a Series of Texts

6 Hilariously Problematic Moments in Shakespeare's Plays

By Taylor NolesSeptember 13, 2017
Shakespeare is the original scoundrel. Sure, standards were different back then, blah, blah, blah— but there are a few moments in his plays that, even back then, must have had audiences dropping their popcorn and WTF-ing to their dates. More  →
6 Hilariously Problematic Moments in Shakespeare's Plays

25 More Questions You Should Definitely Ask in Your English Class

By ElodieSeptember 12, 2017
There are many reasons you might ask a question in class, the most obvious being that you would like to know the answer. But sometimes, raising your hand is a strategic maneuver. You need the participation points, for instance, or you’re trying to get a... More  →
25 More Questions You Should Definitely Ask in Your English Class

Muggle Studies 101: Important Terms and Vocabulary

By Maddy AaronSeptember 12, 2017
During your weeks in this course you will find that Muggles, just like Wizards, have their own language of sorts to describe the objects and actions of their everyday lives. And, just as a Muggle would find it entirely befuddling to hear you talk of... More  →
Muggle Studies 101: Important Terms and Vocabulary

The Book Report: There's a Dog That Only Responds to Harry Potter Spells, Bram Stoker's Descendant is Writing a Dracula Prequel, & More

By ElodieSeptember 11, 2017
Welcome back to the Book Report, where I bring you the latest in book-related news. This is something I do because I love talking about books, but the only people who will listen are my significant other and that one guy at the... More  →
The Book Report: There's a Dog That Only Responds to Harry Potter Spells, Bram Stoker's Descendant is Writing a Dracula Prequel, & More