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QUIZ: Which Greek Deity Should You Date? (All-Goddess Edition!)

By Elaine AtwellDecember 10, 2016
Aphrodite broke Tinder for 36 hours; Demeter's holding it down on eHarmony. ... More  →
QUIZ: Which Greek Deity Should You Date? (All-Goddess Edition!)

You've Been Waiting Your Whole Life for this Slideshow: It's...TEXTS FROM INSIDE HOGWARTS

By ElodieDecember 9, 2016
We originally published this slideshow in November 25, and we're putting it in front of your lucky eyeballs today in case you missed it the first time around!—the edsHarry Potter had pretty much everything you could ask for in a book (magic, dragons, a yearly death-defyin More  →
You've Been Waiting Your Whole Life for this Slideshow: It's...TEXTS FROM INSIDE HOGWARTS

The BEST Gift Ideas of 2016 (Everyone Is Getting a Book)

By SparkNotesDecember 9, 2016
Look, you *could* get everyone on your list pyramid shelves and a succulent this holiday season (our backup plan, tbh), but nothing says "I know and get you" like a well-chosen book.  The gift of a book also says, "You're more than a hat rack" and "given the choice betw More  →
The BEST Gift Ideas of 2016 (Everyone Is Getting a Book)

It's Finals Season at Hogwarts

By Emily BrownDecember 9, 2016

This post was originally published on December 8, 2015, but we're bringing it back because #finals.

Meanwhile, conversations overheard in the halls of a snowy, caffeinated Hogwarts...

Dumbledore: A small Christmas treat as a token of my gratitude for... More  →

It's Finals Season at Hogwarts

QUIZ: Can You Guess Which Descriptions of Female Characters Were Written By Male Authors?

By ElodieDecember 8, 2016
Look, it's not as if all the women are writing things like "She possessed not only great beauty but also a fine countenance" while all the men are writing, "SHE HAD SUCH A GREAT BUTT THAT IT WAS ABOUT THREE DAYS BEFORE I REALIZED SHE ALSO... More  →
QUIZ: Can You Guess Which Descriptions of Female Characters Were Written By Male Authors?

Anatomy of a Star Wars Fangirl

By Vitoria BasDecember 8, 2016
Welcome back to Anatomy of a Fangirl! Today's fangirl was made possible by our resident fandom expert Vitoria Bas, who you can follow on Tumblr here! ✨ This one goes out to the fangirls who... Know in their heart of hearts that Han shot first Get giddy on May fourth At least... More  →
Anatomy of a <i>Star Wars</i> Fangirl

Writing a Paper on The Scarlet Letter? Here's Your Custom Thesis Topic

By Emily BrownDecember 8, 2016
If you are here, it's because you finished The Scarlet Letter. First, congratulations—you just got through a forty+ page introduction, thirty mentions of scaffolds, unnecessarily long descriptions of woodland creatures, and the insufferable entirety of Arthur Dimmesdale. (Somewhere in there was some superb humor and poignant commentary, I swear.) Now, presumably, you're being asked... More  →
Writing a Paper on The Scarlet Letter? Here's Your Custom Thesis Topic
The 10 Most Popular Pieces of Fan Art from 2016

The 10 Most Popular Pieces of Fan Art from 2016

By Chelsea DaggerDecember 8, 2016
Imagine, if you will, a world without fan art, a world where Bill Weasley's indecently sexy man-bun didn't exist, and we had no idea which Hogwarts house Poe Dameron belonged to, and Lin Manuel-Miranda's genius Hamilton lyrics had no hope of being immortalized as gorgeous ty More  →