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Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, and MORE talk Me Before You, Garlic Breath, and Badass Female Characters

By Jessie GaynorJune 2, 2016
Prior to Saturday afternoon, when I attended the junket for Me Before You, the movie adaptation of Jojo Moyes' novel of the same name, my sole (second-hand) experience of press junkets was the scene in Notting Hill wherein Hugh Grant—LA Looks Hair Styling... More  →
Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, and MORE talk <i>Me Before You</i>, Garlic Breath, and Badass Female Characters

Blogging Lord of the Flies: Part 3 (The Continued Adventures of Jack the Serial Killer)

By ElodieJune 2, 2016
To catch up on Parts 1 and 2, click here! Sometimes I like to think that I could survive in the wilderness, but this is laughable. I require indoor plumbing and refrigeration at all times, I can’t rip a log apart with my bare... More  →
Blogging <em>Lord of the Flies</em>: Part 3 (The Continued Adventures of Jack the Serial Killer)

Blogging 1984: I (Part I, Chapter 1)

By Janet ManleyJune 1, 2016
I first "read" 1984 in maybe grade eight, and the main memories are of my English teacher writing "BIG BROTHER" and "NEWSPEAK" up on the blackboard, lest we miss the \subtlety/ of George Orwell's writing. As the saying goes, behind every book with a one or... More  →
Blogging 1984: I (Part I, Chapter 1)

How to Go on a Date, According to Beowulf

By ElodieMay 27, 2016
If you’re anything like me, your dating life is a lot of hot garbage, and you need help. Fortunately, there are experts on hand to handle this sort of thing. One of those experts is Beowulf. I don’t know why you’re looking at... More  →
How to Go on a Date, According to Beowulf

Here's What Would've Happened if Hermione Had Been the Protagonist of the Harry Potter Series

By ElodieMay 27, 2016
Statistics show that you are probably not Hermione, and thus are doomed to fail. Fail what? Doesn’t matter. All of it. You’re going to fail all of it. Harry knows that game. He bumbled his way through seven whole books knowing full and damn well... More  →
Here's What Would've Happened if Hermione Had Been the Protagonist of the <em> Harry Potter </em> Series

Get Matched With Your Perfect Summer Read

By Janet ManleyMay 27, 2016
Maybe you will make out with Devon Sawa this summer, maybe not. Either way, we guarantee you an epic adventure with this test, which detects your underlying hunger for fantasy, freakiness, murder, or shirt-ripping romance and matches you with your PERFECT SUMMER READ. Of... More  →
Get Matched With Your Perfect Summer Read

OPINION: Snape Is Actually the Worst

By Andrew TavinMay 26, 2016
I believed that Severus Snape was a genuine asshat for years of my life, as did Harry and gang. YEARS. But of course (it's here that I warn you of major spoilers, but... c'mon:) we learn that Snape was in love with Harry's mom, and that he's actually a decent guy.... More  →
OPINION: Snape Is Actually the Worst

From The Ministry of Magic's Archives...

By Vitoria BasMay 24, 2016
Wizarding world bureaucracy: just like muggle bureaucracy, but with more animation! Oh, and instead of waiting in line at the DMV, you have to enter through the toilet. If you glean one lesson from this treasure trove of official Ministry documents, let it be that the des More  →
Official Ministry of Magic Documents

Harry Potter Deaths: Ranked

By Elaine AtwellMay 20, 2016
We all think of J.K. Rowling as the benevolent ruler of our hearts and kind-hearted steward of our childhoods, but in fact, she is really a MASS MURDERER.  According to (infallible) Wikipedia, over 158 characters died over the course of the Harry Potter books, and... More  →
Harry Potter Deaths: Ranked

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: July 14, 1955

By Nicole DiekerMay 20, 2016
Dear Diary, You'll never guess who I saw today: Professor Dumbledore! He came into the Ministry to take a meeting with somebody. Elphinstone says they want Professor Dumbledore to be Minister of Magic someday. I like that idea; it would be lovely to work under him. He'd probably give... More  →
From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: July 14, 1955