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10 Questions That Will Seriously Impress Your English Teacher

By Kelly HoffmacherNovember 17, 2016
Even when you've dutifully read the book AND the SparkNote (honest to Mom, they're not mutually exclusive), sometimes you need a little extra inspiration... More  →
10 Questions That Will Seriously Impress Your English Teacher

The Crucible, Act Four Recap: Is It Too Late To Say Sorry?

By Elaine AtwellNovember 8, 2016
Hello and welcome to the final act of The Crucible, the play that proves that early Americans were almost as hysterical as... More  →
The Crucible, Act Four Recap: Is It Too Late To Say Sorry?

The Crucible Act 3 Recap: The Yellow Bird of Satan

By Elaine AtwellOctober 27, 2016
Hello and welcome back to The Crucible, the play that takes the song "Thank Heaven For Little Girls," and says "that, but the... More  →
<i>The Crucible</i> Act 3 Recap: The Yellow Bird of Satan

Blogging The Catcher in the Rye: Part 9 (In Which Holden Anticipates the Off-the-Grid Lifestyle)

By Emma W.October 26, 2016
Last time, Holden got drunk and went to find the ducks in Central Park. They weren't there. Then he went... More  →
Blogging <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i>: Part 9 (In Which Holden Anticipates the Off-the-Grid Lifestyle)

Which Shakespeare Quote Describes Your Life?

By Taylor NolesOctober 25, 2016
Whether you're a witty handmaiden or the ghost of a Danish King bent on revenge, we've all identified with a Shakespearean character at... More  →
Which Shakespeare Quote Describes Your Life?

Blogging The Catcher in the Rye: Part 7 (In Which Holden Falls In and Out of Love Twice in One Chapter)

By Emma W.October 11, 2016
Last time, Holden set up a date with Sally Hayes, a sort-of girlfriend, met some nuns in Grand Central Station,... More  →
Blogging <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i>: Part 7 (In Which Holden Falls In and Out of Love Twice in One Chapter)

Blogging The Crucible: Part One-"Stand Close in Case She Flies."

By Elaine AtwellOctober 10, 2016
Hello and welcome to The Crucible, the play that makes Mean Girls look like My Little Pony. Arthur Miller's The Crucible is beloved by high school English... More  →
Blogging <i>The Crucible</i>: Part One-"Stand Close in Case She Flies."

Blogging The Catcher in the Rye: Part 6 (In Which We Get the Song that Inspired the Title and Are TOTALLY Mystified)

By Emma W.October 5, 2016
Last time, Holden thought about Jane Gallagher, went to a bar called Ernie's that was filled with phonies, walked back... More  →
Blogging <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i>: Part 6 (In Which We Get the Song that Inspired the Title and Are TOTALLY Mystified)

7 Literary Quotations, Rewritten by Donald Trump

By Jessie GaynorSeptember 29, 2016
  1. “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy because they're losers. My family is happy—the best. Winners. All happy... More  →
7 Literary Quotations, Rewritten by Donald Trump

Blogging The Catcher in the Rye: Part 5 (In Which Holden Admits He Loves Frozen Daiquiris)

By Emma W.September 29, 2016
Last time, we learned that novels are very contrived. On the train into New York City, Holden sat next to the... More  →
Blogging <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i>: Part 5 (In Which Holden Admits He Loves Frozen Daiquiris)