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Luna Lovegood Is the Patron Saint of Weird Girls

By Elaine AtwellFebruary 15, 2016
Do you remember the first time you met Luna Lovegood? She was reading The Quibbler upside-down onboard the Hogwarts Express, and Harry Potter, our selfless boy wonder, was embarrassed to be seen with her. But, in one of J.K. Rowling's effortless sleights of hand, we are... More  →
Luna Lovegood Is the Patron Saint of Weird Girls

7 Things That Are Ironclad in All Our Headcanons

By Kalina CiokFebruary 15, 2016
We all have our own headcanons, great tablets upon which it is writ that Donna will remember the Doctor. She will. We have these gigantic stone monuments that say so. That said, headcanons can be destroyed, so you must defend them with your blood, sweat, keyboards, and fangirl tears.... More  →
7 Things That Are Ironclad in All Our Headcanons

First Drafts of Love Letters From Our Favorite Fictional Characters

By Maddy AaronFebruary 11, 2016
Writing a love letter can rattle even the savviest of conversationalists. It's all the stress of drafting a text to your crush, with the added pressure of expressing your true feelings honestly, sincerely, and with minor usage of puns. Are exclamation points appropriate or too... More  →
First Drafts of Love Letters From Our Favorite Fictional Characters

To Understand Samuel Beckett and Waiting for Godot, Watch Seinfeld

By Janet ManleyFebruary 10, 2016
It's a cruel trick of the universe that right when you are in the midst of an existential crisis (i.e., the entirety of your adolescence, ending around age 22), you will be called upon to study the Theater of the Absurd, or Beckett, or both.... More  →
To Understand Samuel Beckett and <i>Waiting for Godot</i>, Watch <i>Seinfeld</i>

BREAKING: Harry Potter & the Cursed Child is Being Published in Book Form!

By ElodieFebruary 10, 2016
It finally happened, Sparklers. Since last we spoke, I dropped enough hints, sent enough tweets @jkrowling, and ritually sacrificed enough mere mortals to the wizarding gods to secure us the honor of experiencing JK Rowling’s new two-part play. We may never know which of... More  →
BREAKING: <em>Harry Potter & the Cursed Child</em> is Being Published in Book Form!

Gorgeous Valley of the Dolls Covers to Celebrate the Book's 50th Anniversary

By SparkLifeFebruary 10, 2016
Valley of the Dolls came out this day in 1966, and almost instantly became a best-seller. Everyone read the book; it became a film inside a year; for whatever reason, the story of three girls who found their way into showbiz in the '40s, rose to fame, and came to rely on "u More  →
Gorgeous <i>Valley of the Dolls</i> Covers to Celebrate the Book's 50th Anniversary

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: December 10, 1947

By Nicole DiekerFebruary 9, 2016
Dear Diary, Today was my first Transfiguration exam: turning a mouse into a snuff box. Professor Dumbledore gave us all three tries, and I was worried that I wouldn't pass on my first go. You still pass, even if it takes you three times, but I didn't... More  →
From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: December 10, 1947

10 Thoughts We Had While Watching Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

By Maddy AaronFebruary 8, 2016
Oh the trials of being a woman! One must not only find a suitable man to marry, but also slay the thousands of zombies ravaging the country—thank goodness for our handy fainting couches! There's no shortage of deadly women in Pride and Prejudice and... More  →
10 Thoughts We Had While Watching <em> Pride and Prejudice and Zombies </em>

We Asked, You Answered, & Reid Illustrated: Here Are 18 Ideas for the Next Harry Potter Spinoff!

By reidfaylorFebruary 5, 2016
Last week, Reid (aka the inventor of the world's greatest venn diagrams and brilliant mind behind these these Potterverse memoirs) asked you what the next Harry Potter spinoff should be, and you answered him with a fervor not seen since Dean Thomas watched the 1991 Hogwarts More  →
We Asked, You Answered, & Reid Illustrated: Here Are 18 Ideas for the Next Harry Potter Spinoff!

THIS IS NOT A DRILL: J.K. Rowling Just Dropped a Whole Lot of Info About 4 New Wizarding Schools Around the World!

By ElodieFebruary 5, 2016
There are lots of things I want to know about the wizarding world, and #1 is outerspace wizards. Wizarding schools around the world, however? That comes in a very close second. We already knew about Beauxbatons, which is somewhere in the Pyrenees, and Durmstrang, which is More  →
THIS IS NOT A DRILL: J.K. Rowling Just Dropped a Whole Lot of Info About 4 New Wizarding Schools Around the World!