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The 12 Best and Worst Leaders in Fiction

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 7, 2016
Thinking of turning over a new leaf, a better leaf this semester? Pondering a run for class president? Do you have the makings of a great leader in you? Our favorite works of fiction have no shortage of examples on both sides of the equation to really illuminate what... More  →
The 12 Best and Worst Leaders in Fiction

Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 10 (Chapters 21-End)

By Emily BrownNovember 4, 2016
Buckle up. This is one hell of a finale. Chapter 21: The New England Holiday The governor's inauguration day is here, and the atmosphere is nothing shy of Coachella. Everyone is as happy as they can be without flower crowns, while still maintaining the mandated air of Puritan sobriety. Hester... More  →
Blogging <i>The Scarlet Letter</i>: Part 10 (Chapters 21-End)

Blogging The Odyssey: Part 10 (How to Tell If You're About to Die in a Greek Epic)

By ElodieNovember 4, 2016
Last time on Blogging The Odyssey, Odysseus was reunited with Telemachus, and it felt so good. Sometimes foreshadowing is subtle. Other times it is more like a very large man screaming "DEATH IS COMING" right in your face, and you can either 1) fight... More  →
Blogging <em>The Odyssey</em>: Part 10 (How to Tell If You're About to Die in a Greek Epic)

Never-Before-Seen Pix of the Marauders at Hogwarts (LE GASP!)

By Lila SelleNovember 2, 2016
Guys, not to get intense, but WE KNOW WHAT'S IN YOUR SOULS. Yep, we've been all up in that murky goodness, and once we got past the Chipotle burritos and the floating face of your AP Lang crush (he cute tho), we discovered what you truly want more than anything: ALL MARAUDER More  →
Never-Before-Seen Pix of the Marauders at Hogwarts (LE GASP!)

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: November 2, 1977

By Nicole DiekerNovember 2, 2016
Dear Diary, I try to observe my students’ romances with as much professional detachment as possible—and if they did not make their forays into first love so completely obvious, I would not have to observe them at all. However, I... More  →
From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: November 2, 1977

The Meaning of 1984 According to Feminism, Deconstructionism, Marxism + More

By Janet ManleyNovember 1, 2016
So you've read 1984. Maybe you read along with us. You found out what is in Room 101 (it's rats and I swear I did not see that coming), you've survived long-winded Marxist screeds and some nearly unbearable descriptions... More  →
The Meaning of <i>1984</i> According to Feminism, Deconstructionism, Marxism + More

Every Book in the History of Literature Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieNovember 1, 2016
The problem with literature is that there’s so much of it. Books go back a long time (like at least ten or fifteen years, I’m thinking), and if you’re a student taking an English class, you’re supposed to be familiar with basically all of them. But that’s imposs More  →
Every Book in the History of Literature Summed Up in a Single Sentence

Love Itself Weighs In On Literary Romances

By Leah KonenNovember 1, 2016
Have you ever wondered if someone was up there, pulling the strings when it comes to romance? Or marveled at how two people can meet at the right time and the right place, seemingly against the odds of chance? In my new book, The Romantics,... More  →
Love Itself Weighs In On Literary Romances

Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 9 (Chapters 18-20)

By Emily BrownOctober 31, 2016
Welcome back to Blogging The Scarlet Letter. Last time, Hester and Dimmesdale decided to flee Massachusetts. Will Pearl be cool with it? Chapter 18: A Flood of Sunshine After a about hundred and seventy pages, Hawthorne has decided to reveal the saucier parts of Hester and Dimmesdale's relationship.... More  →
Blogging <i>The Scarlet Letter</i>: Part 9 (Chapters 18-20)

Blogging The Odyssey: Part 9 (WOW OKAY, SO THE DOG DIES)

By ElodieOctober 28, 2016
Last time on Blogging The Odyssey, Odysseus arrived in Ithaca disguised as a gross hobo. I never watch movies where the dog dies because I have a delicate constitution. I didn’t even know that “the dog dies” was a thing that could happen in... More  →
Blogging <em>The Odyssey</em>: Part 9 (WOW OKAY, SO THE DOG DIES)