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Auntie SparkNotes: I Have a Hopeless Crush on My Friend, Who's Dating My Other Friend

By kat_rosenfieldMay 25, 2018
Dear Auntie, I've liked a guy ever since the beginning of this school year, and so has one of my friends (I'll refer to her as 'T'). We both knew that we liked the same guy, but were pretty oblivious to the mountain of issues that this... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Have a Hopeless Crush on My Friend, Who's Dating My Other Friend

If The Great Gatsby Had the Internet

By ElodieMay 25, 2018
I waver between “The Internet is the greatest invention known to man” and “The Internet was a mistake,” which is something I find myself thinking whenever I come across some really out-there fanfiction (think Snape x Dobby) or see a meme that is just entirely too muc More  →
If <i>The Great Gatsby</i> Had the Internet

All the Novels on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Relatable Headlines

By ElodieMay 25, 2018
There is objectively nothing funnier than taking a relevant headline from The Onion and slapping it on a still from a TV show or movie. And since there's no reason this same principle shouldn't also apply to books, we figured we'd combine a few of the greatest literary cl More  →
All the Novels on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Relatable Headlines

Jimmy Kimmel Asked People on the Street to Name Any Book & It Went About As Well As You Would Expect

By ElodieMay 24, 2018
This week in books news: Jimmy Kimmel asked people to name a book—any book—and it went about as well as you would expect, which is to say it went terribly. Hardly anyone could name anything even resembling a book, and those that COULD... More  →
Jimmy Kimmel Asked People on the Street to Name Any Book & It Went About As Well As You Would Expect

QUIZ: What's Your Shakespearean Pick-Up Line?

By ElodieMay 24, 2018
Do pick-up lines actually work? I wouldn’t know. I’ve never tried one myself, and whenever someone tries one on me I naturally just assume they’re trying to steal my wallet. Maybe pick-up lines would have a better overall success rate if they were SHAKESPEAREAN as opposed... More  →
QUIZ: What's Your Shakespearean Pick-Up Line?

The Surprising College Majors of 8 Harry Potter Stars

By Taylor NolesMay 24, 2018
Weird but true: turns out that the stars of Harry Potter did not in fact major in "Looking Good" and "Getting Money." There are lots of ways to decide a major, but probably the best way is to just do whatever Hermione did. More  →
The Surprising College Majors of 8 <em>Harry Potter</em> Stars

Auntie SparkNotes: My Mom Doesn't Support My Writing Ambitions

By kat_rosenfieldMay 23, 2018
Dear Auntie, I've always wanted to a be a writer, but recently, I've been receiving a lot of negative feedback in the form of rejections—this week alone, I've received 6 rejections from journalism camps, literary magazines, and writing competitions. This school year, I've received over 20. At... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Mom Doesn't Support My Writing Ambitions