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Today In Harry Potter Controversy: Was S.P.E.W. Secretly Awful?

By Lanie NajjabJune 24, 2016
We're all familiar with Hermione’s quest to guarantee the rights of house elves through the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare, right? Many of us admired—nay, applauded—her humanitarians efforts. But is there a darker side to this seemingly upstanding organization? Could Hermione's intentions, so pure on the... More  →
Today In <em>Harry Potter</em> Controversy: Was S.P.E.W. Secretly Awful?

Blogging Lord of the Flies: Part 6 (The One Where Human Beings Are Apparently Just Falling From the Sky Now)

By ElodieJune 24, 2016
To catch up on chapters 1-5, click here! Last time, Ralph called a family meeting and made some suggestions for the good of society, like not pooping on the food, to which everyone unanimously said, "Nah." This time the chapter opens in a rather... More  →
Blogging <em>Lord of the Flies</em>: Part 6 (The One Where Human Beings Are Apparently Just Falling From the Sky Now)

5 of Our Fave Harry Potter Characters Get Modern Makeovers

By Klara SteevesJune 23, 2016
Prior to this slideshow, if someone had asked us to name one thing we'd do to make the Weasley twins even better, we would have slapped them grandly across the face and declared, "PERISH THE THOUGHT, YOU UNMITIGATED DUNDERHEAD. THOSE GINGER HOODLUMS ARE PERFECTION." But afte More  →
5 of Our Fave Harry Potter Characters Get Modern Makeovers

The Top 9 Unhealthiest Relationships in Fiction

By Maddy AaronJune 22, 2016
Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, Princess Buttercup and Wesley, Haymitch and Effie (we all know it was happening): to the thirsty reader, these lovebirds are the epitome of romance, the relationships we live vicariously through while waiting for our own Gilbert Blythe to r More  →
The Top 9 Unhealthiest Relationships in Fiction

If Fictional Characters Had Twitter: "A Novel By Me"

By ElodieJune 20, 2016
Mankind is a diverse, fickle beast, but the thing that unites us is that we all love a good relatable tweet. It's relatively easy to do. You simply say something like "How do I talk to people," or "Pushing a door clearly labeled 'pull' is the worst thing ever," or "MY JOKES More  →
If Fictional Characters Had Twitter: "A Novel By Me"

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: September 20, 1955

By Nicole DiekerJune 17, 2016
Dear Diary, I am on the train back from my holiday in Scotland. Trains are always good spots for diary-writing; they put me in a contemplative mood that is only spoiled if I'm stuck with a chatty compartment-mate. Today I am across from an elderly couple who... More  →
From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: September 20, 1955

Blogging Lord of the Flies: Part 5 (The One Where This Whole Thing Got Out of Hand Really Quickly, Jeez)

By ElodieJune 17, 2016
To catch up on parts 1-4, click here! Last time, Jack finally killed a pig. In unrelated news, our survivors failed to flag down a passing ship. I’m kidding. Those things are totally related. Jack let the signal fire go out so he could embark on... More  →
Blogging <em>Lord of the Flies</em>: Part 5 (The One Where This Whole Thing Got Out of Hand Really Quickly, Jeez)

Pinterest Boards of Our Fave Fictional Heroines

By Cindy MangominiJune 17, 2016
Ever wondered what Hermione's Pinterest account would look like? Rhetorical question, OF COURSE YOU HAVE.  Cindy Mangomini answers that question for eight  of our fave fictional heroines in this gorj slideshow, saving you from ever again having to ask yourself, "But how do More  →
Pinterest Boards of Our Fave Fictional Heroines

Literary Characters I Was Not Supposed to Find Attractive But Whom I Did, Inexplicably, Find Attractive

By ElodieJune 16, 2016
You don’t choose who you love. You also don’t choose who makes you feel some special sort of way after you read about their various fictional capers. This is a safe space, right? Free of judgment and ridicule? I like to think so. I like... More  →
Literary Characters I Was Not Supposed to Find Attractive But Whom I Did, Inexplicably, Find Attractive