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If Famous First Lines Were Written in 280 Characters Instead of 140

By ElodieNovember 9, 2017
Twitter has recently changed its longstanding character limit from 140 to a whopping 280, throwing our world into unrestrained chaos. We’re just not ready for that kind of power. Imagine what would happen if all the authors on your English syllabus were forced to spend... More  →
If Famous First Lines Were Written in 280 Characters Instead of 140

Macbeth As Told in a Series of Texts

By ElodieNovember 9, 2017
"But Elodie, they didn’t have texting in Shakespeare’s day," I can hear you saying. But I’ll tell you right now: you cannot read this article with an attitude like that. You simply can’t. For the purposes of this slideshow, Macbeth had an iPhone 6s, Lady Macbeth had More  →
Macbeth As Told in a Series of Texts

QUIZ: Are You Getting Too Old for This?

By ElodieNovember 9, 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?

November 2017 Horoscopes!

By Jon_SkindzierNovember 8, 2017
Be aware, Aries, that guys are liable to immediately eat whatever Sadie's proposal you put in front of them, whether it's a pizza message or any other kind, and in fact you should ask from safely across the room if you have even handled pizza recently. In honor of it being N More  →
November 2017 Horoscopes!

Auntie SparkNotes: I Told Someone About My Friend's Eating Disorder and Now She Won't Speak to Me

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 8, 2017
If you or someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder, you can visit the National Eating Disorder site for help and support. You can also call their helpline at (800) 931-2237, click here to live-chat, or text "NEDA" to 741741 to... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Told Someone About My Friend's Eating Disorder and Now She Won't Speak to Me

The Most Iconic Meet-Cutes in Literature, Ranked

By ElodieNovember 8, 2017
Personally, I have never experienced a meet-cute. I’m not convinced that it actually happens in real life. The closest I have ever come is that one time I bumped into a guy at Starbucks. I spilled my scalding hot coffee into his lap, he cried,... More  →
The Most Iconic Meet-Cutes in Literature, Ranked

The 25 Worst Ways to Start Your College Essay

By ElodieNovember 8, 2017
Writing a good college admissions essay is a mixture of luck and just straight-up sorcery. If you're having a hard time, you're not alone. Nobody is banging out an essay in twenty minutes and doing a celebratory backflip out their bedroom window just to bring it... More  →
The 25 Worst Ways to Start Your College Essay

If Holden Caulfield Could Text

By ElodieNovember 7, 2017
We all have opinions about Holden Caulfield. Is he just some obnoxious rich kid? Is he a lonely teenager who’s also depressed? The answer is likely closer to “actually he’s both,” but today I think we should set aside those questions in favor of what are, to my mind, More  →
If Holden Caulfield Could Text