If Literature's Biggest Romantics Could Text
classic lit

If Literature’s Biggest Romantics Could Text

Nobody is good at texting. I myself have sent thousands of texts over the course of my life, and all of them were a mistake. Mostly it’s a lot of people saying “Hey, are you …

If Candy Hearts Used Literary Quotes
classic lit

If Candy Hearts Used Literary Quotes

Can you think of anything more romantic than receiving a box of candy hearts that taste like chalk and say things like “BE MINE” or “I HEART YOU” or “YOU ROCK”? I sure can’t! Well, …

Who Said It: Lady Macbeth or Lady Gaga?
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Who Said It: Lady Macbeth or Lady Gaga?

One of them goads her husband into killing the king of Scotland for political gain. The other wore a meat dress once. Do you know which is which? Can you tell the difference between a …

QUIZ: How Single Are You?

QUIZ: How Single Are You?

You probably thought singleness was an easily definable quality. “It’s complicated” requires explanation, but “I’m single” is pretty straightforward. I mean, you’re either single or you’re not, right? Wrong. Are you slightly single? Shockingly single? …

Valentine's Day Cards from Fictional Characters
classic lit

Valentine’s Day Cards from Fictional Characters

Valentine’s Day was easier in elementary school. Everyone got 25 cards no matter what, and you could eat half your weight in Dove chocolates without giving it a second thought. Nowadays, things aren’t so cut-and-dry. …

18 of the Most Brilliant Lines of Foreshadowing in Literature
classic lit

18 of the Most Brilliant Lines of Foreshadowing in Literature

It could be a throwaway comment, a weird dream, a madman babbling dire warnings that don’t make sense until later.  No matter what form it comes in, really good foreshadowing will give you a sense …

Classic Novels Explained in Taylor Swift Lyrics
classic lit

Classic Novels Explained in Taylor Swift Lyrics

Characters in classic literature face many issues: drama, unrequited love, isolation, loss of innocence, misunderstandings both major and minor. Coincidentally, you’ll also see these things popping up in Taylor Swift songs, so today we’re going …

Great American Novels That Other Famous Authors Hated
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Great American Novels That Other Famous Authors Hated

What is a Great American Novel, anyway? Basically, a Great American Novel is born when someone says, “I think this book is the next Great American Novel,” and everyone else says, “Sure, I guess.”  That’s …

QUIZ: Is This a <i>Hamlet</i> Quote or a My Chemical Romance Lyric?
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QUIZ: Is This a Hamlet Quote or a My Chemical Romance Lyric?

You may think you know your way around the My Chemical Romance discography, but I am here to tell you that I could slip a Hamlet quote past you and you would be none the wiser.

7 Books by Black Authors That Should Be Required Reading
classic lit

7 Books by Black Authors That Should Be Required Reading

When I was in high school, we got to read books about white people in 1920s America, or white people in 18th-century America, or sometimes we’d mix it up and read about white people in …

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