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Ginny Weasley Is Not as Great as You Remember

By Vitoria BasJanuary 20, 2017
We’ve all fallen for the irresistible charm of Ginny Weasley. To borrow a chant: she’s pretty, she’s cool, she dominates [that] school! She’s almost... More  →
Ginny Weasley Is Not as Great as You Remember

Literary Dystopias, Ranked by How Likely You'd Be to Survive Them

By ElodieJanuary 20, 2017
As long as literature has existed, people have been writing books about what would happen if our world was pretty much the... More  →
Literary Dystopias, Ranked by How Likely You'd Be to Survive Them

Instagram Dispatches from Hogwarts

By Vitoria BasJanuary 19, 2017
We've already explored the small tragedy of the wizarding world: in exchange for MAGIC(K), wizards and witches give up the... More  →
Instagram Dispatches from Hogwarts

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: August 3, 1980

By Nicole DiekerJanuary 19, 2017
Dear Diary, I got to meet baby Neville today. The Longbottoms have taken him home from the hospital, and Alice invited me to... More  →
From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: August 3, 1980

Nine Phrases You Should Never Use In a College Essay

By Kelly HoffmacherJanuary 19, 2017
Little things count for a lot in your college essay. You only get about 500 words to knock the socks off an... More  →
Nine Phrases You Should Never Use In a College Essay

Blogging Hamlet: Part 4

By ElodieJanuary 19, 2017
I have a question about Hamlet, one that has plagued me for years, and until I know the answer I will never... More  →
Blogging <em>Hamlet</em>: Part 4

Auntie SparkNotes: What's the Best Way Out of This Relationship?

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 18, 2017
Dear Auntie, I am a high school junior and I have had a boyfriend for about a year and a half now. At... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: What's the Best Way Out of This Relationship?

QUIZ: Would You Survive a Shakespeare Play?

By ElodieJanuary 18, 2017
If you’re in a Shakespeare play, you have a better chance of getting stabbed by accident than you do of living past... More  →
QUIZ: Would You Survive a Shakespeare Play?