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Auntie SparkNotes: My BFF Will Dump Me if I Date Her Crush

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 25, 2017
Hi Auntie! This must be very repetitive, as I know you get billions of drama letters a day (Okay, maybe not A BILLION, but about 40). But, alas, there is a male love interest and a best friend involved. Let us refer to the male as... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My BFF Will Dump Me if I Date Her Crush

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Police My White Friend's Language?

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 24, 2017
Dear Auntie, I was Skyping with a very dear (white) friend of mine the other day and it seemed that he had no problem saying the n-word. Now, the two times he said it were in the context of 1) reading a meme out loud and... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Police My White Friend's Language?

Every Harry Potter Book Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieFebruary 24, 2017
I know that you have read all the Harry Potter books. At this point, everyone in the world who is going to read the Potter books has already read them. You don’t need me to tell you what happens; you don’t need my pithy one-sentence summaries. I get that. But some More  →
Every Harry Potter Book Summed Up in a Single Sentence

Sex Ed at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

By Janet ManleyFebruary 24, 2017
Part of the appeal of Hogwarts is the coursework: instead of AP chemistry, you get potions; instead of biology, you get to tear around the Forbidden Forest on a Hippogriff as you learn about "Care of Mystical Creatures." Although Hogwarts' academic curriculum was rigorous, s More  →
Sex Ed at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

If Fictional Characters Could Text, PART THREE

By ElodieFebruary 24, 2017
In the last installment of If Fictional Characters Could Text, we learned that no matter who you are or where you’ve been, it is a truth universally acknowledged that everyone goes through a phase when they use WAY too many emojis—even Mr. Darcy. (Perhaps especially  More  →
If Fictional Characters Could Text, PART THREE

Romeo and Juliet As Told in a Series of Texts

By ElodieFebruary 23, 2017
If we’re being honest here, Romeo and Juliet is a bit of an excessive read considering the entire plot can be boiled down to "Boy and girl fall in love, six people die, it’s a wild ride from start to finish." The play may be a masterpiece of poetic dramatic structure a More  →
<em>Romeo and Juliet</em> As Told in a Series of Texts

Every "Blogging the Classics" Post Is Now RIGHT HERE

By Chelsea DaggerFebruary 23, 2017
POP QUIZ:  1. In The Great Gatsby, how did Jay Gatsby acquire his wealth? Choose one: Ponzi schemes Befriending a rich and lonely widow whose death was ruled an accident, but questions still linger Whatever he was doing in that Wolf of Wall Street movieHorcruxes More  →
Every "Blogging the Classics" Post Is Now RIGHT HERE