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All the Times Nick Describes Gatsby's Smile, Ranked in Order of How Platonic They Are

By ElodieOctober 9, 2018
A common motif in The Great Gatsby is Gatsby smiling, which is immediately followed by Nick swooning so hard he just about dies. I learned this... More  →
All the Times Nick Describes Gatsby's Smile, Ranked in Order of How Platonic They Are

If Classic Authors Had Tinder

By ElodieAugust 7, 2018
Considering the impact it’s had on our society, it’s amazing to think that Tinder has only existed for something like .0000001% of... More  →
If Classic Authors Had Tinder

The Great Gatsby As Told in a Series of Texts

By ElodieJuly 24, 2018
The Great Gatsby has it all—romance, jazz, general disillusionment with the American Dream. What it doesn’t have is texting, and I think... More  →
<em>The Great Gatsby</em> As Told in a Series of Texts

Popular Novels Explained by the Characters of The Great Gatsby

By ShahzodaJuly 16, 2018
How would you explain the plot of Pride and Prejudice? “Elizabeth is one of five unmarried daughters, there’s a dance, Darcy is... More  →
Popular Novels Explained by the Characters of <i>The Great Gatsby</i>

How to Go on a Date, According to Jay Gatsby

By ElodieJuly 10, 2018
I recently blogged every last single "old sport!"-laden sentence of The Great Gatsby, and if there’s anything I learned from it,... More  →
How to Go on a Date, According to Jay Gatsby

Snapchats from The Great Gatsby

By ElodieJune 20, 2018
There was a lot going on in the 1920s. Mostly it was just a booze-fueled, decade-long party, which is why it’s a... More  →
Snapchats from <i>The Great Gatsby</i>

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... More  →
If <i>The Great Gatsby</i> Had the Internet

QUIZ: Is This a Beyoncé Lyric or a Quote from The Great Gatsby?

By ElodieApril 17, 2018
Picture a self-made billionaire from humble origins who plucked themselves from obscurity to become an illustrious, borderline mythical figure in our cultural zeitgeist. Am I... More  →
QUIZ: Is This a Beyoncé Lyric or a Quote from <i>The Great Gatsby</i>?

The Great Gatsby Test

By ElodieApril 5, 2018
I like to think I'm something of an authority on The Great Gatsby, as someone who read it once and took... More  →
The <em>Great Gatsby</em> Test

Every Chapter in The Great Gatsby Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieMarch 21, 2018
We’ve all been there. You put off the reading for as long as you possibly could, and now it’s the night before... More  →
Every Chapter in <i>The Great Gatsby</i> Summed Up in a Single Sentence