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QUIZ: Is This a Regina Spektor Lyric or a Quote from Jane Eyre?

By ElodieJune 7, 2017
Either you had a Regina Spektor phase, or you are a liar. But could you pick out some of her poetic, quirky, and sometimes gothic lyrics from the poetic, quirky, and exclusively Gothic writings of one Charlotte Brontë? ... More  →
QUIZ: Is This a Regina Spektor Lyric or a Quote from Jane Eyre?

Which 19th Century British Poet Are You?

By Cassidy GrahamJune 2, 2017
If you strip away the male-specific middle class lifestyles of the 1800s, the sometimes-disturbingly strong preoccupations with man and nature, the ever-present threat of tuberculosis, the opium addictions, and the intense visions about Mongol emperors, then 19th century British poets are just like you and me! ... More  →
Which 19th Century British Poet Are You?

QUIZ: How Will You Come of Age This Summer?

By ElodieMay 29, 2017
If books and movies have taught us anything, it’s that all of us will come of age this summer. Some of us will go on road trips. Others will have their first kiss. Still others will lead armies into battle and take back the kingdom in... More  →
QUIZ: How Will You Come of Age This Summer?

QUIZ: Can You Identify the Harry Potter Movie By Hair?

By ElodieMay 26, 2017
There are many things I am passionate about. One of them is the hair in Harry Potter, and the others don’t matter. Look, I just have a lot of opinions about Harry’s tidy Chamber of Secrets coiffure versus whatever was going on in Goblet of... More  →
QUIZ: Can You Identify the Harry Potter Movie By Hair?

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?