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To Understand Much Ado About Nothing, Watch When Harry Met Sally

By Janet ManleyFebruary 23, 2016
What's the difference between a Shakespearean comedy and a tragedy? In one everyone gets married at the end, in the other, everyone dies. I mean, there are some qualifications regarding fatal, ironic character flaws, but basically it comes down to whether the story ends with the mournful... More  →
To Understand <i>Much Ado About Nothing</i>, Watch <i>When Harry Met Sally</i>

Election Merchandise from the Presidential Campaigns of PANEM

By Steffi LynnFebruary 23, 2016
In light of the whole Grillary Clinton thing, we couldn't help but ask our lovely illustrator, Steffi Lynn, to imagine the merch that would've come out of the infamous Hunger Games presidents' campaigns. FEAST YOUR EYES. —Eds. More  →
Election Merchandise from the Presidential Campaigns of PANEM

Thanks for the Trouble Is the Ageless YA Novel of Your Teen Dreams

By Janet ManleyFebruary 23, 2016
Last year, there was a mini explosion of excitement for We All Looked Up, Tommy Wallach's novel about four Seattle high schoolers who wake up one day to a small green dot in the sky, discovering that a meteor may or may not obliterate... More  →
<i>Thanks for the Trouble</i> Is the Ageless YA Novel of Your Teen Dreams

OPINION: Juliet Capulet Is a Total Badass

By Emily BrownFebruary 22, 2016

Romeo and Juliet is the greatest tragedy in all of history—a play that has withstood the test of time, yearly high school curriculum revisions, and my best friend almost barfing on stage as Benvolio.

I have fond memories of my high school English teacher getting up... More  →

OPINION: Juliet Capulet Is a Total Badass

Why We Will Miss Harper Lee Forever

By Janet ManleyFebruary 19, 2016
I don't know whether to quietly go hide a stick of gum in an oak tree or run out into the street and yell "CECIL JACOBS IS A BIG WET HE-EN." Nelle Harper Lee has passed away at age 89, and it feels ... More  →
Why We Will Miss Harper Lee Forever

Blogging The Great Gatsby: Part 1 (The One Where Nick Is a Robot Just Learning to Love)

By ElodieFebruary 19, 2016
There are some things we simply have to do, like assigned reading, taxes, and dying. I can’t do anything about two of those, but the first one? I can’t really do anything about that, either. What I CAN do is read The Great Gatsby and... More  →
Blogging <em>The Great Gatsby</em>: Part 1 (The One Where Nick Is a Robot Just Learning to Love)

Exclusive Post-Wizarding War Interview Transcript with Draco Malfoy Leaked

By Maddy AaronFebruary 19, 2016
The transcript from a 1998 interview with Draco Malfoy published in Details magazine has been leaked by an anonymous source, and gives us an exclusive look at the unedited thoughts of Mr. Malfoy on what happened in the Deatheater camp leading up to Voldemort's defeat,... More  →
Exclusive Post-Wizarding War Interview Transcript with Draco Malfoy Leaked

The 15 Most Important Slashfic Pairings of Our Time

By ElodieFebruary 18, 2016
Let’s take a hot second to talk about why slash fiction is important. If you’re outside the cultural milieu on this one, slash fiction is a sub-genre of fanfiction that focuses on same-sex relationships, and it’s a result of a society that’s largely heteronormative. More  →
The 15 Most Important Slashfic Pairings of Our Time

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: July 21, 1948

By Nicole DiekerFebruary 16, 2016
Dear Diary, I wish we were allowed to practice magic over the summer. It seems unfair that I could do as much magic as I wanted as a child, as long as I kept it secret from the other Muggles, and now I have to put... More  →
From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: July 21, 1948