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

The 8 Most Underrated Ships of All Time

By ElodieDecember 7, 2016
This post was originally published in January 2016, and we're putting it in front of your lucky eyeballs today in case you... More  →
The 8 Most Underrated Ships of All Time

Every Shakespeare Play Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieDecember 7, 2016
Shakespeare wrote a lot of plays. 37 of them, in fact, and that’s a conservative estimate. Dude just didn’t know when to... More  →
Every Shakespeare Play Summed Up in a Single Sentence

7 Fictional Characters Whose Names Give Away the Story

By ElodieDecember 6, 2016
My parents gave me my name for no reason other than they heard it somewhere and said, "Yep, that’ll do." But if... More  →
7 Fictional Characters Whose Names Give Away the Story

How to Tell if You're About to Be in a Love Triangle

By ElodieDecember 5, 2016
Fictional characters always seem to be caught off-guard by love triangles, but you and I? We could see one of those things... More  →
How to Tell if You're About to Be in a Love Triangle

Is the Wife of Bath Feminist?

By ElodieDecember 1, 2016
I’ve come to believe that "Wife of Bath: feminist or no?" is an essay question every English teacher must ask at least... More  →
Is the Wife of Bath Feminist?

The 7 Most Savage Moments in Shakespeare

By ElodieNovember 30, 2016
Look, I get it. On the surface, Shakespeare's works might seem difficult. Some of them are quite sad. People die. But beneath all... More  →
The 7 Most Savage Moments in Shakespeare

The Best Books of 2016

By SparkNotesNovember 28, 2016
Whether or not you're feeling like 2016 went down as a garbage fire of malcontent, it was a banner year for fiction,... More  →
The Best Books of 2016

11 MORE Awkward Moments in Fiction

By ElodieNovember 25, 2016
Remember that time we talked about awkward moments in fiction, and it was pretty much awful? Well, we’ve all collectively... More  →
11 MORE Awkward Moments in Fiction