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BREAKING: We've Got the PIPING HAWT New Fantastic Beasts Trailer!

By ElodieApril 11, 2016

Last night at the MTV Movie Awards, something magical happened that had nothing to do with Alexander Skarsgard not wearing any pants: Warner Bros. released a new trailer for Fantastic Beasts! Unlike the teasers they've been taunting... More  →

BREAKING: We've Got the PIPING HAWT New <em>Fantastic Beasts</em> Trailer!

Who Is Your Shakespearean Alter-Ego?

By Kalina CiokApril 11, 2016
It’s inevitable. You *WILL* study Shakespeare at some point in your education. If you’re already past that point, hopefully you had a lovely teacher who made it awesome for you and helped you unlock that "I Understood a Shakespeare Joke" achievement (thanks, Teach!).... More  →
Who Is Your Shakespearean Alter-Ego?

Boss B*tch Book Club: The Handmaid's Tale

By Emma W.April 8, 2016
The people have voted: it's Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale by a landslide (or 14 votes, to be exact, because that idiom's always kind of annoyed me)! So, get thee to Barnes & Noble or your local library for a copy. I'll be reading from... More  →
Boss B*tch Book Club: <i>The Handmaid's Tale</i>

40 Questions You Should Definitely Ask In Your English Class

By ElodieApril 7, 2016
Contrary to popular belief, the worst thing ever is not spiders, or even death. The worst thing ever is required class participation. It’s terrifying. Look, some of us can’t just make mouth-words on the fly, okay? Some of us need at least three days’ notice... More  →
40 Questions You Should Definitely Ask In Your English Class

12 Lingering Questions I Have About the Harry Potter Series

By ElodieApril 6, 2016
The Harry Potter series "ended" nine years ago, except that’s debatable because we’re getting more backstories and spin-off trilogies and two-part plays than we know what to do with. You know what we’re not getting, though? ANSWERS. I have some questions about your ser More  →
12 Lingering Questions I Have About the <em>Harry Potter</em> Series

Mockingjay Is Not Just Another YA Dystopia; Here's Why

By Janet ManleyApril 6, 2016
Somehow Mockingjay Part 2 came and went quietly; we, the loyal Hunger Games fans, watched it expire beneath our feet last November, dropping a bloom of fire down on top of it that it may live on, frozen in our memories, smiling, holding its triton, topless, eating... More  →
<i>Mockingjay</i> Is Not Just Another YA Dystopia; Here's Why

In Honor of National Poetry Month, We're Becoming Poetry Insurgents

By Jessie GaynorApril 5, 2016
I, too, dislike it. Reading it, however, with a perfect     contempt for it, one discovers in it, after all, a place for the genuine.  —Marianne Moore, "Poetry" Poetry is the worst, right? Despite the fact that I spent two years getting an MFA in poetry, I'm not even pandering when I... More  →
In Honor of National Poetry Month, We're Becoming Poetry Insurgents

YA Author Amy Spalding On Genre, Music, and The New Guy (And Other Senior Year Distractions

By Nicole DiekerApril 5, 2016
How do YA authors choose what genre to write in? Is it possible to write about what you love? What advice do published writers have for people just getting started? I got the chance to chat with YA author Amy Spalding—whose newest novel, The New... More  →
YA Author Amy Spalding On Genre, Music, and <i>The New Guy (And Other Senior Year Distractions</i>

Blogging The Great Gatsby: Part 6 (The One Where I Wish Tom Was Narrating This Thing)

By ElodieApril 4, 2016
When last we spoke, Gatsby and Daisy were reunited at last, and it was terrible. This time, Gatsby's going to get punched in the face by life itself and then fall butt-first into a love triangle. Let’s proceed! You know that scene in Tangled where rakish... More  →
Blogging <em>The Great Gatsby</em>: Part 6 (The One Where I Wish Tom Was Narrating This Thing)

Be a Boss B*tch: Join the SparkLife Bookclub

By Emma W.April 1, 2016
Calling all readers! You are invited to join The *Exclusive* SparkLife Book Club. Think of it as a smaller, more intimate version of Emma Watson's Feminist Book Club, moderated by yours truly, your very own Emma W., and, well, without Karlie Kloss (we can't have it... More  →
Be a Boss B*tch: Join the SparkLife Bookclub