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15 Acceptable Ways to Respond When You Receive a Terrible Gift

By ElodieDecember 20, 2017
You know what’s just the worst? Opening gifts in front of people. I don’t understand why we do this to each other. You run the risk of opening a present that simply sucks and then having to engage in the longstanding social charade of acting... More  →
15 Acceptable Ways to Respond When You Receive a Terrible Gift

The 7 Harshest Insults in Fiction

By Taylor NolesDecember 20, 2017
I've received a lot of weird put-downs in my life. I've been called a vending machine of lies. I've been told my hands smell like cabbage. I even, once, upset a taxi driver who then cried, "May your wife give birth to a centipede so you have to work for shoes for the rest of More  →
The 7 Harshest Insults in Fiction

The 7 Worst Gifts in Fiction

By ElodieDecember 19, 2017
What’s the worst gift you’ve ever gotten? Mine was a calendar for the year 2008, which I received in the year 2013. My aunt and I have also been giving each other the same re-gifted DVD copy of Ratatouille for half a decade, so I suppose that counts. We all have at le More  →
The 7 Worst Gifts in Fiction

The 8 Most Romantic Confessions of Love in Fiction

By Taylor NolesDecember 18, 2017
Ah, here they are. Here are 8 scenes which have RUINED MY LOVE LIFE by creating unrealistic standards. Currently, after careful reflection, I've decided to save myself for a romantic pursuer who spells out my name in fireworks before parachuting out of a plane and delivering More  →
The 8 Most Romantic Confessions of Love in Classic Lit

Headlines From the Wizarding World

By Taylor NolesDecember 18, 2017
There's a lot of stressful news out there lately, but here's a fun fact: putting "muggle" in front of a headline INSTANTLY makes it better. "Teens Trapped in Shopping Mall" becomes "Muggle Teens Trapped in Shopping Mall." "Prince Harry Engaged" becomes "Muggle Prince Engag More  →
Headlines From the Wizarding World

Snapchats from The Great Gatsby

By ElodieDecember 15, 2017
There was a lot going on in the 1920s. Mostly it was just a booze-fueled, decade-long party, which is why it’s a shame Snapchat wasn’t invented until 90 years after the fact. Doing cool stuff and showing off all the cool stuff you’re doing is practically what Snapchat More  →
Snapchats from <i>The Great Gatsby</i>

You've Been Waiting Your Whole Life for this Slideshow: It's...TEXTS FROM INSIDE HOGWARTS

By ElodieDecember 15, 2017
Harry Potter had pretty much everything you could ask for in a book (magic, dragons, a yearly death-defying rendezvous with the forces of evil), but there was one thing missing: twenty-first-century technology. There is no aspect of these novels that could not have been imp More  →
You've Been Waiting Your Whole Life for this Slideshow: It's...TEXTS FROM INSIDE HOGWARTS

If Our Favorite Harry Potter Characters Had YouTube Channels

By Lila SelleDecember 15, 2017
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

How to Tell if You're in a Coming-of-Age Novel

By ElodieDecember 13, 2017
In real life, coming of age isn’t as simple as reaching the end of your story and knowing you’ve grown as a person. More often than not, you simply wake up one day and taxes are happening to you. It is then, and only then,... More  →
How to Tell if You're in a Coming-of-Age Novel

5 Disturbing Morals of Popular Christmas Stories

By ElodieDecember 13, 2017
It’s that time of year—time once again to learn the true meaning of Christmas by watching Elf every day for a month. We get a lot of our morals from holiday movies, songs, and stories. They teach us to be kind, selfless, and giving. Or at least, some of them do. Other More  →
5 Disturbing Morals of Popular Christmas Stories