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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

The 12 Best Harry Potter Tumblr Posts That You've NEVER SEEN

By Chelsea DaggerNovember 11, 2016
Sparklers, I've attempted many difficult feats in my lifetime. I've tried to run a mile in under 20 minutes. I've tried to make drop-crotch pants look cool. Once I even tried to flirt with a living human being using words (it was 3 years ago, and I am still cloaked in More  →
The 12 Best <em>Harry Potter</em> Tumblr Posts That You've NEVER SEEN

Blogging The Odyssey: Part 11 (The Red Wedding, Basically)

By ElodieNovember 11, 2016
Last time on Blogging The Odyssey, Penelope decided to let the suitors battle it out for the honor of her hand in marriage, which, you know, I get. Book 21: Odysseus Strings His Bow Penelope retrieves her husband’s bow. You’ll remember that Odysseus is like... More  →
Blogging <em>The Odyssey</em>: Part 11 (The Red Wedding, Basically)

Can You Guess the Harry Potter Pantone?

By SparkNotesNovember 10, 2016
Tiffany blue, Kermit green, Gryffindor red... there is a Pantone for every hue in the worlllllld. And no one has thought about color more than JK Rowling. Oh, she has thought about it: "Shocking pink, as sported by the likes of Nymphadora Tonks, conveys a certain punky 'yes, More  →
Can You Guess the Harry Potter Pantone?

The Crucible, Act Four Recap: Is It Too Late To Say Sorry?

By Elaine AtwellNovember 8, 2016
Hello and welcome to the final act of The Crucible, the play that proves that early Americans were almost as hysterical as the ones alive today. As you probably know from you history class, The Crucible does not end with everyone apologizing and buying each other... More  →
The Crucible, Act Four Recap: Is It Too Late To Say Sorry?

How to Be an Adult, According to Shakespeare

By ElodieNovember 8, 2016
I am an adult, technically, but I don’t know how to compromise, iron my pants, or do my taxes— usually I just staple a bunch of papers together, put them in an envelope, and throw it into the sea. I’m sure William Shakespeare knew all the... More  →
How to Be an Adult, According to Shakespeare

11 Characters Who Never Asked to Be Part of This Narrative

By Maura Barry-GarlandNovember 7, 2016
It’s tough being a fictional character. You have to DO things, constantly, and you don't even get a say in the way your story plays out. Rather than putting themselves back in the narrative (à la Eliza Hamilton), these characters would rather be excluded from it... More  →
11 Characters Who Never Asked to Be Part of This Narrative