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Everything I Know About Dating, I Learned from Romeo and Juliet

By ElodieMay 1, 2017
People will say, "But Elodie, Romeo and Juliet was supposed to be a cautionary tale, not a romantic how-to guide." And I hear you. I do. But how do you explain the fact that I have, since reading it, gone from being a... More  →
Everything I Know About Dating, I Learned from Romeo and Juliet

The 7 Most Savage Moments in Shakespeare

By ElodieMay 1, 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

If Shakespeare Characters Had Tinder

By Klara Steeves and Chelsea AaronApril 28, 2017
It was Shakespeare who first said, “ONLINE DATING, UGH” and we couldn’t agree with him more. Looking for love on the latest apps has often left us shaking our fists at the sky, screaming, “A PLAGUE ON BOTH YOUR HOUSES, BUMBLE!”, and we suspect that even the suavest More  →
If Shakespeare Characters Had Tinder

Would You Rather...THE HARDEST ONE YET

By ElodieApril 28, 2017
We discovered last time that there are some unexpected perks to going on every date wearing the ham costume from To Kill a Mockingbird. Ice breaker? CHECK. Impenetrable safeguard against spaghetti sauce stains on white T-shirts? DOUBLE CHECK. Would-you-rather questions t More  →
Would You Rather...THE HARDEST ONE YET

Salt Houses Author Hala Alyan on Finding a Home, Airport Detention, and The Role of Art in Talking About Palestine

By Janet ManleyApril 27, 2017
Picture your childhood home. Your parents might still live there. A new family might have moved in. It might exist only in the background of family photos. What does it mean when you can't go back to that house? Debut novelist Hala Alyan has taken... More  →
<i>Salt Houses</i> Author Hala Alyan on Finding a Home, Airport Detention, and The Role of Art in Talking About Palestine

Famous Playwrights Summed Up in a Single Stage Direction

By ElodieApril 27, 2017
If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that everything in the world can be summed up in a single solitary quip, including classic authors, literary genres, and Harry Potter. But playwrights? Playwrights are a different beast entirely. They have to put together ent More  →
Famous Playwrights Summed Up in a Single Stage Direction

Macbeth As Told in a Series of Texts

By ElodieApril 25, 2017
"But Elodie, they didn’t have texting in Shakespeare’s day," I can hear you saying. But I’ll tell you right now: you cannot read this article with an attitude like that. You simply can’t. For the purposes of this slideshow, Macbeth had an iPhone 6s, Lady Macbeth had More  →
Macbeth As Told in a Series of Texts

Snapchats from Shakespeare

By Taylor NolesApril 25, 2017
This slideshow was originally published in September 2016 More  →
Snapchats from Shakespeare

7 Fictional Characters Who Deserved So Much Better

By ElodieApril 24, 2017
Nothing in life is as certain as this one salient truth: your favorite character is going to die. They are the only pure thing left in this godforsaken world, but they are going to die as surely as the sun is coming out tomorrow.  Here’s to all the characters we knew wer More  →
7 Fictional Characters Who Deserved So Much Better

Would You Rather... Featuring the Worst of the WORST

By ElodieApril 24, 2017
Last time, we were basically all in agreement that it's better to live out the rest of your days as a one-spell wonder than to get your Hogwarts on for one single, glorious year of magical mischief and Snape-related sleuthing. NOW, however, we're going to test your decisio More  →
Would You Rather... Featuring the Worst of the WORST