7 Movie Adaptations Made by People Who Apparently Didn't Read the Book
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7 Movie Adaptations Made by People Who Apparently Didn’t Read the Book

Adapting a book into a movie is no picnic. You have to try and please 1) people who haven’t read the book and are just looking to have a fun time, as well as 2) …

The 10 Most Brutal Punishments in Greek Mythology, Ranked
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The 10 Most Brutal Punishments in Greek Mythology, Ranked

In Greek mythology, the punishment hardly ever fits the crime. It would be like your mom punishing you for stealing a cookie from the cookie jar by chucking you into an active volcano. Not everyone …

QUIZ: Which Coming-of-Age Trope Will You Experience This Summer?

QUIZ: Which Coming-of-Age Trope Will You Experience This Summer?

If books and movies have taught us anything, it’s that summer is the perfect time to grow as a person. Some of us will go on road trips and learn a little something about ourselves …

7 of the Most Disappointing Endings in Literature
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7 of the Most Disappointing Endings in Literature

Not every literary ending is a home-run. Sometimes you will be enjoying a book immensely, only to have it all go horribly wrong in the last few pages. Bottom line: there is a right way …

Shakespeare Quotes That Describe What Summer is Like
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Shakespeare Quotes That Describe What Summer is Like

Summer today isn’t THAT different from summer in the time of Shakespeare. There are more iPhones now and fewer plagues, sure, but everything else has remained largely the same. For instance, it’s still very hot …

The Worst Break-Ups in Literature, Ranked
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The Worst Break-Ups in Literature, Ranked

Look, no one likes to read books about people breaking up with each other with grace and maturity. We like to read books where people take a loving, stable relationship and burn it to the …

Every Shakespeare Play Summed Up in a Quote from The Office
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Every Shakespeare Play Summed Up in a Quote from The Office

I know a lot of stuff about exactly two things: Shakespeare, and The Office. That’s it. That’s my entire pool of knowledge. I majored in the first one, and I’ve rewatched all 9 seasons of …

QUIZ: Is This a Regina Spektor Lyric or a Quote from <i>Jane Eyre</i>?
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QUIZ: Is This a Regina Spektor Lyric or a Quote from Jane Eyre?

Either you had a Regina Spektor phase, or you are a liar. But could you pick out some of her poetic, quirky, and sometimes gothic lyrics from the poetic, quirky, and exclusively Gothic writings of …

7 Things Writers Always Get Wrong About Being in High School

7 Things Writers Always Get Wrong About Being in High School

Books, movies, and TV shows about high school are the greatest. I don’t want to BE in high school anymore, necessarily, but did someone say “a story where the quirky thespian girl has a crush …

How Fictional Characters Would Break Up With You Over Text
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How Fictional Characters Would Break Up With You Over Text

Breaking up can be tough. One minute you’re in love, the next minute you’re returning his letters and he’s plotting to murder his uncle. I think we, as a collective society, have come to the …

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