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Every Shakespeare Play Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieDecember 7, 2016
Shakespeare wrote a lot of plays. 37 of them, in fact, and that’s a conservative estimate. Dude just didn’t know when to quit. Now, most people have probably read a handful of those. Maybe you’re one of the special ones—you’ve read a handful and a half. The probl More  →
Every Shakespeare Play Summed Up in a Single Sentence

7 Fictional Characters Whose Names Give Away the Story

By ElodieDecember 6, 2016
My parents gave me my name for no reason other than they heard it somewhere and said, "Yep, that’ll do." But if you’re a fictional character, there’s a good chance your name is so symbolic and meaningful it may as well be Remus McSecretWerewolf. (It’s also entirely More  →
7 Fictional Characters Whose Names Give Away the Story

Quiz: Which Book Title Best Describes You?

By Kelly HoffmacherDecember 6, 2016
Not that we're judging by covers or anything... ... More  →
Quiz: Which Book Title Best Describes You?

How to Tell if You're About to Be in a Love Triangle

By ElodieDecember 5, 2016
Fictional characters always seem to be caught off-guard by love triangles, but you and I? We could see one of those things coming a mile away. Most of us, anyhow. Maybe you’re a little unsure. Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve read a book... More  →
How to Tell if You're About to Be in a Love Triangle

The Secret to Decoding Every Single English Text Ever

By Janet ManleyDecember 5, 2016
At some point in English class, no matter how smart and perceptive you are, you will find yourself shaking your head at a book, saying, "I'm just finding it very hard to get invested in a plot low-key centered around an architectural dance-off, Jeanine." Sometimes a... More  →
The Secret to Decoding Every Single English Text Ever

Here's Everything You Need to Know About Dumbledore & Grindelwald

By ElodieDecember 1, 2016
Disclaimer: There will be Fantastic Beasts spoilers GALORE.  Second disclaimer: I'm not kidding about this. Seriously, you've been warned.  (If you haven't seen the movie and you're still here, I can only assume you're sussing out spoilers deliberately, and that's fine. You know what you're about. I can respect that.) At the... More  →
Here's Everything You Need to Know About Dumbledore & Grindelwald

Is the Wife of Bath Feminist?

By ElodieDecember 1, 2016
I’ve come to believe that "Wife of Bath: feminist or no?" is an essay question every English teacher must ask at least once, lest they invoke the ancient magic that swallows our world in darkness. I was an English major with a focus on medieval... More  →
Is the Wife of Bath Feminist?

The 7 Most Savage Moments in Shakespeare

By ElodieNovember 30, 2016
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

Did NaNoWriMo Slay You? READ THIS

By Sara BenincasaNovember 30, 2016
National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is about to draw to a close. But this particular November, after a fractious and often devastating campaign season concluded, many folks had a difficult time writing anything at all.  The stress, the sadness, the fear for the rights... More  →
Did NaNoWriMo Slay You? READ THIS

Study Tips for Every Zodiac Sign

By Kelly HoffmacherNovember 29, 2016
Your zodiac sign can be a helpful guide for making decisions of pretty much any size, from where to go to college to how to play Pokémon Go (hey, remember Pokémon go?). Even if you're a skeptic (ahem, Virgo), these study tips will come in handy for strivers of any sig More  →
Study Tips for Every Zodiac Sign