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QUIZ: What's Your Homeric Epithet?

By ElodieMay 24, 2017
If you were a character in Greek mythology, odds are Homer called you "lion-hearted Achilles" or "Ares, sacker of cities" or "Hector, breaker of horses" at least once every three sentences. And if you are not a character in Greek mythology, now you can find... More  →
QUIZ: What's Your Homeric Epithet?

The Graduation Test

By Kelly HoffmacherMay 22, 2017
I remember having conflicting feelings as my high school graduation neared. I mostly couldn’t wait to get the hell out of Atlantic City, New Jersey and move to NYC. There I would let my freak flag fly, find people who were into the same (old)... More  →
The Graduation Test

QUIZ: Is This a Catcher in the Rye Quote or a Lana Del Rey Lyric?

By ElodieMay 19, 2017
If you want to write a Lana Del Rey song, you’re going to need some sadness, a bit of angst, and whole lot of 1950s Americana. Presumably, this is also how J.D. Salinger wrote The Catcher in the Rye. Can you tell them apart? ... More  →
QUIZ: Is This a <i>Catcher in the Rye</i> Quote or a Lana Del Rey Lyric?

How to Deal with Imposter Syndrome

By France CorbelMay 19, 2017
Do you feel like you just got away with something when you get a term paper back with an "A" on it? Do you sometimes hear yourself speak and think "UCH, I DON'T SOUND LIKE I KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!" Are you nervous that someone, somewhere will eventually leap out of th More  →
How to Deal with Imposter Syndrome

QUIZ: Which Classic Novel Sums Up Your School Year?

By ElodieMay 18, 2017
It’s the end of the school year. Time to torpedo your sleep schedule and rely primarily on Cheetos for sustenance. But before you drop off the grid completely, take a few moments to reminisce. Think of all the tests you didn’t study for, all the... More  →
QUIZ: Which Classic Novel Sums Up Your School Year?

QUIZ: Are You Fluent in Shakespeare?

By ElodieMay 16, 2017
To the modern reader, Shakespeare’s plays often look like just a bunch of unrelated words mashed together. This is because 1) language is a fluid, constantly evolving beast, and also 2) Shakespeare is an implacable devil host who KNEW that his works would be... More  →
QUIZ: Are You Fluent in Shakespeare?

Can You Identify These Authors By Their Pen Names?

By ElodieMay 16, 2017
Writers sometimes use pen names. This could be because 1) they're writing something radical under a totalitarian regime, 2) they are a woman living in 18th-century England, or 3) they wish to write about things like Jay Gatsby's provocative sin wagon under the cover of relative anonymity, like... More  →
Can You Identify These Authors By Their Pen Names?

QUIZ: Can You Guess Which of These College Majors Are Real?

By ElodieMay 15, 2017
Back in my day—which sounds like it was in the 1940s since I phrased it that way but I’m still young and relevant, I SWEAR—you had to major in things like econ or biology or English. The chance to major in BOWLING or COMIC BOOK ART or... More  →
QUIZ: Can You Guess Which of These College Majors Are Real?

QUIZ: Is This a Bon Iver Lyric or a Cormac McCarthy Quote?

By ElodieMay 12, 2017
Bon Iver songs and Cormac McCarthy books are both just vehicles for talking about sadness and trees. Can you tell them apart? ... More  →
QUIZ: Is This a Bon Iver Lyric or a Cormac McCarthy Quote?

QUIZ: Are You Getting Too Old for This?

By ElodieMay 5, 2017
There’s nothing quite like the terrifying realization that you are GETTING OLDER. Quick, delay the oncoming existential ennui by taking this fun online quiz! ... More  →
QUIZ: Are You Getting Too Old for This?