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7 Literary Characters Who Had Absolutely No Chill

By ElodieFebruary 28, 2017
I thought about using some other, more scholarly phrase to describe these characters, but "no chill" is the only thing that feels even remotely adequate. I have no doubt that you will feel the same. I mean, look this photo of Tom "Khaki Jeggings" Buchanan from The Great Gat More  →
7 Literary Characters Who Had Absolutely No Chill

Here's What Would Happen If Voldemort Had Been the Villain In Classic Lit Novels

By ElodieFebruary 28, 2017
This post was originally published in January 2016 Remember Voldemort? That guy who got his butt kicked by a baby and was ultimately killed by his own deflected curse? Yeah. He kind of sucks, doesn’t he? But c'mon—everyone has bad days. We think it’s only fair... More  →
Here's What Would Happen If Voldemort Had Been the Villain In Classic Lit Novels

30 Shakespeare Quotes That Would Make Great Conversation Starters

By ElodieFebruary 27, 2017
I have never said a single intelligible thing in my life. I live in fear of starting conversations with people because I know I will inevitably panic and say something unnerving and not at all relatable, something like, "Hey I like your shirt, what’s your... More  →
30 Shakespeare Quotes That Would Make Great Conversation Starters

Business Cards For Your Favorite Harry Potter Characters

By Steffi LynnFebruary 27, 2017
We collaborated with our champion Weasley sweaters illustrator, Steffi Lynn, to bring you never-before-seen business cards of those we thought would be most likely to distribute them. Click on for some REAL TREATS—from Hermione's gmail, to Voldemort's striking similar More  →
Business Cards For Your Favorite <i>Harry Potter</i> Characters

Every Harry Potter Book Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieFebruary 24, 2017
I know that you have read all the Harry Potter books. At this point, everyone in the world who is going to read the Potter books has already read them. You don’t need me to tell you what happens; you don’t need my pithy one-sentence summaries. I get that. But some More  →
Every Harry Potter Book Summed Up in a Single Sentence

Sex Ed at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

By Janet ManleyFebruary 24, 2017
Part of the appeal of Hogwarts is the coursework: instead of AP chemistry, you get potions; instead of biology, you get to tear around the Forbidden Forest on a Hippogriff as you learn about "Care of Mystical Creatures." Although Hogwarts' academic curriculum was rigorous, s More  →
Sex Ed at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Romeo and Juliet As Told in a Series of Texts

By ElodieFebruary 23, 2017
If we’re being honest here, Romeo and Juliet is a bit of an excessive read considering the entire plot can be boiled down to "Boy and girl fall in love, six people die, it’s a wild ride from start to finish." The play may be a masterpiece of poetic dramatic structure a More  →
<em>Romeo and Juliet</em> As Told in a Series of Texts

Every "Blogging the Classics" Post Is Now RIGHT HERE

By Chelsea DaggerFebruary 23, 2017
POP QUIZ:  1. In The Great Gatsby, how did Jay Gatsby acquire his wealth? Choose one: Ponzi schemes Befriending a rich and lonely widow whose death was ruled an accident, but questions still linger Whatever he was doing in that Wolf of Wall Street movieHorcruxes More  →
Every "Blogging the Classics" Post Is Now RIGHT HERE

Blogging Hamlet: Part 9

By ElodieFebruary 22, 2017
In Act 4, Scene 4, a wild subplot appears, and it’s one I’ve completely forgotten about. You’ll remember that Hamlet is being shipped off to England because of that whole thing where he accidentally killed Polonius by stabbing him through a curtain. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern,... More  →
Blogging <em>Hamlet</em>: Part 9