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Harry Potter-Force Awakens Ships We're Pining For

By Elaine AtwellJanuary 5, 2016
One of the best parts of letting The Force Awakens into our hearts is that it can now frolic around in there with all the other denizens. Specifically, we can’t resist mashing up the Potterverse and the galaxy far, far away and imagining the sparks... More  →
<i>Harry Potter</i>-<i>Force Awakens</i> Ships We're Pining For

Badass Women Aren't a Trend (And SURPRISE! Neither Is the Female Point of View)

By Maddy AaronJanuary 5, 2016
Nothing says wrap me in a Slanket and put me to sleep like a movie without any interesting female characters, yet Hollywood keeps making them. And, for the most part, they keep hiring MEN to write and direct them, though it's a myth that "that's... More  →
Badass Women Aren't a Trend (And SURPRISE! Neither Is the Female Point of View)

The Best Movies to Watch With Your Sister(s) Over the Holidays

By Nicole DiekerDecember 30, 2015
One moment you're annoyed at your sister's science project taking up the entire dining room table, and the next you've gone off to college and miss her mad little face like crazy. If you're home for the holidays, here's how to make the most of... More  →
The Best Movies to Watch With Your Sister(s) Over the Holidays

7 Burning Questions We Had After Seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens and ALL THE THEORIES THAT EXPLAIN THEM

By Janet ManleyDecember 29, 2015
If you've gotten your Jedi butt to a theater to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you likely a) want to see it again, b) want to see Oscar Isaac again, and c) have SO MANY QUESTIONS now that J.J. Abrams has picked up the... More  →
7 Burning Questions We Had After Seeing <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> and ALL THE THEORIES THAT EXPLAIN THEM

Definitive Swooniness Ranking of the New Star Wars Characters

By Elaine AtwellDecember 29, 2015
6. Captain Phasma: Billed as the new trilogy's Boba Fett, the good Captain (played with withering sarcasm by Gwendoline Christie) was long on mystery, but a little short on—dare we say—competence? Most Swoonworthy Attributes: Dry wit, Woman in Power, v. Shiny and Chrome Not So Muchiness: Actual face... More  →
Definitive Swooniness Ranking of the New Star Wars Characters

#GOALS: Katniss, Loki, & Dumbledore Lay Out Their New Year's Resolutions

By Maddy AaronDecember 28, 2015
Once a year, we all pretend that we will be entirely new people next year! We will STOP always ordering TWO cupcakes instead of ONE! We will START running 3 miles a day! We will ask the boy wearing the stormtrooper helmut out for coffee;... More  →
#GOALS: Katniss, Loki, & Dumbledore Lay Out Their New Year's Resolutions

Centaurs, Ranked

By Janet ManleyDecember 24, 2015
Part-man, part-horse, centaurs are popular with fantasy fanatics and people who aren't good at drawing realistic human legs (also popular: mermaids). They are a staple of mythology, the O.G.s of archery, and riddikulously muscular. Personally, I like that they won't let just anyone ride around... More  →
Centaurs, Ranked

The Sound of Music, SparkNoted

By Janet ManleyDecember 22, 2015
Meet Maria, the worst nun of all time. After catching her with her hair out again, Mother Superior tells her to go be a governess for a bit.  The Von Trapp family seem okay other than the tassles on the uniforms. Maria wins over the kids with song.  It... More  →
The Sound of Music, SparkNoted

This Is What Happens When Pokemon Meet Your Perfect Christmas

By Kirsten CrawfordDecember 21, 2015
Think getting your teacup chihuahua into his reindeer costume on Christmas is hard? Put away your vision of a perfect Christmas, and take in the chaos that is Pokemon characters in Christmas sweaters. Lesson: The cuteness isn't always worth the cost. (That goes for you, too, More  →
This Is What Happens When Pokemon Meet Your Perfect Christmas

Behind-the-Scenes Look at Brooklyn Starring Saoirse Ronan Has Us DESPERATE For an Irish Accent and an Italian Beau

By Maddy AaronDecember 18, 2015
Did that tidal wave of homesickness the first few weeks of college knock you off your feet and right into a pile of dining hall waffle sundaes (NOT waffle cone sundaes—ice cream, whipped cream, and sprinkles placed on top of waffles)? If you've been feeling... More  →
Behind-the-Scenes Look at <em>Brooklyn</em> Starring Saoirse Ronan Has Us DESPERATE For an Irish Accent and an Italian Beau