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Hogwarts Houses Hex the Patriarchy

By SparkLifeOctober 12, 2016
Wizards have always appeared to have a better track record than Muggles in terms of gender equality. Evidence: Hogwarts has an equal number of men and women on its staff, gender is irrelevant on Quidditch teams, and women have been prominent in politics for CENTURIES More  →
Hogwarts Houses Hex the Patriarchy

If Our Favorite Harry Potter Characters Had YouTube Channels

By Lila SelleOctober 12, 2016
In a perfect world, Hogwarts would have wi-fi, Fred Weasley would be my Facebook-official boyfriend, and Sleekeazy's Hair Potion would have long ago transformed the unholy catastrophe on top of my head into a flawless coif capable of melting the heart of every tank-topp More  →
If Our Favorite <em>Harry Potter</em> Characters Had YouTube Channels

Blogging The Catcher in the Rye: Part 7 (In Which Holden Falls In and Out of Love Twice in One Chapter)

By Emma W.October 11, 2016
Last time, Holden set up a date with Sally Hayes, a sort-of girlfriend, met some nuns in Grand Central Station, and then walked through Central Park to the Natural History Museum, because he wanted to see the glass cases that haven't changed since he... More  →
Blogging <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i>: Part 7 (In Which Holden Falls In and Out of Love Twice in One Chapter)

We Need to Talk About Delphi

By Emily BrownOctober 10, 2016
SPOILERS BELOW. You've been warned. For years I genuinely thought that J.K. Rowling had little more to squeeze out of her billion-dollar toothpaste tube than the theme park in Orlando. Friends, how ignorant I was. Enter: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a two-part play and accompanying script that follows our beloved... More  →
We Need to Talk About Delphi

Blogging The Crucible: Part One-"Stand Close in Case She Flies."

By Elaine AtwellOctober 10, 2016
Hello and welcome to The Crucible, the play that makes Mean Girls look like My Little Pony. Arthur Miller's The Crucible is beloved by high school English teachers for hitting two birds with one stone (or hanging two witches with one rope, as the case may be): it's both a classic... More  →
Blogging <i>The Crucible</i>: Part One-"Stand Close in Case She Flies."

9 YA Ships You Didn't Know You Needed

By Wendy XuOctober 10, 2016
When one of my friends gets carried away with their feelings re: Ross + Rachel, I tell them, LOOK, I GET IT. It's hard when the couple you ship more than life are kept apart. No one gets this more than a YA fanatic, because, oh, your OTP can't get it together? Try hoping for More  →
9 YA Ships You Didn't Know You Needed

Blogging The Odyssey: Part 6 (The Five People You Meet in the Underworld)

By ElodieOctober 7, 2016
Last time on Blogging The Odyssey, Odysseus blinded a vengeful Cyclops and bragged about it because, I don’t know, I guess he just couldn’t contain himself. Now then. Book 10: The Bewitching Queen of Aeaea Having successfully gouged out someone’s eye with a giant toothpick,... More  →
Blogging <em>The Odyssey</em>: Part 6 (The Five People You Meet in the Underworld)

Blogging 1984: IX (Part 2, Chapter 10, OH NO)

By Janet ManleyOctober 7, 2016
Previously in Blogging 1984, Winston and Julia dove into Goldstein's manifesto, and I would rather date a poli-sci student than go through that again. Winston wakes in the bed in Mr. Charrington's shop after a long post-Goldstein nap to hear the washer woman keeping on with... More  →
Blogging 1984: IX (Part 2, Chapter 10, OH NO)

What Kind of Girl Are You? Nina Cosford Knows!

By SparkLifeOctober 6, 2016
If you've ever asked yourself: Is today the day I finally manage to be my #bestself? What exactly was I thinking when I purchased a silk kimono and combat boots off the internet? What is *with* me? Is this topknot cutting off the blood supply to my brain? Then you... More  →
What Kind of Girl Are You? Nina Cosford Knows!

5 of Our Fave Harry Potter Characters Get Modern Makeovers

By Klara SteevesOctober 6, 2016
Sparkitor Note: Some of you dorks were on summer break when this slideshow was originally published, but we just couldn't abide the thought of you missing out on Neville in a shawl-collar cardigan, so HERE IT IS AGAIN. More  →
5 of Our Fave Harry Potter Characters Get Modern Makeovers