How to Tell if You're About to Die in a Shakespeare Play
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How to Tell if You’re About to Die in a Shakespeare Play

The chances that you’ll one day find yourself in a Shakespeare play are very small. However, the chances that you’ll SURVIVE being in a Shakespeare play are smaller still.  “How exactly,” one might ask, “can …

Literary Protagonists Summed Up in a Single Sentence
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Literary Protagonists Summed Up in a Single Sentence

As human beings, we all like to think we’re pretty complicated, but the truth is most of us could be summed up in a single sentence. Take me, for example. I’m a twenty-something flesh vessel just …

QUIZ: Can You Guess Which Classic Novel This Movie Was Based On?
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QUIZ: Can You Guess Which Classic Novel This Movie Was Based On?

I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t read every classic novel out there. Some of them are too much. The Aeneid, for instance— I’ve never read the Aeneid in its entirety. And since …

6 of the Most Messed-Up Books We All Had to Read for School

6 of the Most Messed-Up Books We All Had to Read for School

We have all read our share of messed-up books in the name of school. Every single one of us has experienced an In Cold Blood, a Lolita, maybe a Clockwork Orange or two. It’s simply …

How to Tell If a Guy Likes You, According to Classic Literature
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How to Tell If a Guy Likes You, According to Classic Literature

As near as I can tell, men are an unfathomable conundrum. I know this not from personal experience (the last time I had a successful interaction with a guy was probably circa 2012), but from …

Greek Mythology as Told in a Series of Texts
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Greek Mythology as Told in a Series of Texts

It’s easy to forget that life is short, that our time here is precious, that every moment should be cherished because we’re that much closer to dying. It’s easy to forget these things because we …

Shakespeare Quotes That Would Make Great Tinder Bios
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Shakespeare Quotes That Would Make Great Tinder Bios

Anyone who has ever used Tinder has agonized over what to put in their bio. It needs to communicate that you are witty and brilliant and also a good listener who works out a lot and …

Pick a Greek God and We'll Tell You Your Biggest Flaw
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Pick a Greek God and We’ll Tell You Your Biggest Flaw

I myself am perfect and have no discernible flaws. I do everything right on the first try, and I have never spilled spaghetti sauce on myself, not even once. (Certainly not a second time after …

28 Rejected Titles Shakespeare Considered Before Finally Settling on <i>Hamlet</i>
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28 Rejected Titles Shakespeare Considered Before Finally Settling on Hamlet

Coming up with titles for things is hard, which I know from the 72 combined hours I’ve spent thinking of names for the paranormal space opera I haven’t yet written and, in all likelihood, will …

The 20 Best Insults in Fiction, RANKED
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The 20 Best Insults in Fiction, RANKED

You know the feeling of not being able to think of a witty comeback until the middle of the night two weeks later? These authors don’t. That, friends, is because they are literary ~masters~ of …

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