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How to Flirt, According to Shakespeare

By ElodieMay 18, 2018
If you’re anything like me, your idea of "flirting" involves both parties making eye contact for far too long and then simultaneously barfing out the romance words. For your sake, I hope you’re not like me. The world doesn’t need more of us. I hope... More  →
How to Flirt, According to Shakespeare

The Hogwarts Houses Summed Up in Graphs and Charts

By ElodieMay 17, 2018
Nothing says more about you than your Hogwarts house—not your Zodiac sign, not your Myers-Briggs personality type, not whether you peel your string cheese or bite it. (That said, if you bite your string cheese, you’re a psychopath.) So we thought we’d throw together so More  →
The Hogwarts Houses Summed Up in Graphs and Charts

Every Author on Your English Syllabus, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieMay 17, 2018
I’m just going to say it: in the past, there were too many people writing books. Now it’s the twenty-first century and it feels like I’m expected to know every struggling bard or wayward scribe who ever picked up a pen. I mean sure, I’ve heard of Jane Austen, and I More  →
Every Author on Your English Syllabus, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend's Dad Died and I Said the Wrong Thing

By kat_rosenfieldMay 16, 2018
Dear Auntie, I have a friend who we'll call "Andrew." Andrew and I have been best friends since 6th grade. He's been with me through everything and is always so supportive and kind... which is why this particular event weighs on me so much. I've never been... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend's Dad Died and I Said the Wrong Thing

QUIZ: Is This a Holden Caulfield Quote, or Something a Guy Actually Said to Me on a First Date?

By ElodieMay 16, 2018
I've done some online dating in my time, which means I've been on dates with guys who were just one red hunting hat away from being Holden Caulfield. Not that there's anything wrong with Holden, but he's not someone I would particularly want to date. Look, I like... More  →
QUIZ: Is This a Holden Caulfield Quote, or Something a Guy Actually Said to Me on a First Date?

Harry Potter Posters That Just Get You

By Madeline GobboMay 16, 2018
For as long as there have been Hogwarts houses, the Marauders, and the Order,* people have found a society of like-minded people in the Pottersphere. Haven't found your crew yet? Take a look at these fab posters by the incomparable Madeline Gobbo and you just might have your More  →
Harry Potter Posters That Just <em>Get</em> You

Hamlet As Told in a Series of Texts

By ElodieMay 16, 2018
Hamlet is a complex tragedy about revenge and the human condition, which means it's PERFECT for taking the original source material and summing it up in a sequence of emoji-riddled texts. I recently recapped Hamlet and enjoyed it immensely, but when I wasn't busy enjo More  →
Hamlet As Told in a Series of Texts