Christine Elliott

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Like many of the people you know in real life, Christine breathes oxygen and drinks water on a fairly regular basis. Unlike the people you know in real life, Christine spends approximately 57 hours a week on YouTube watching user-generated fan videos of obscure television shows. A native of Normal, IL, she loves hearty dinners, big breakfasts, and pie. Non-edible interests include feminist geography, fairy tales, and Russian literature.

Teen Dream, Merch Machine: A Quiz

Christine Elliott revisits Teenage Confidential: An Illustrated History of the American Teen in this quiz that helps you pick the perfect piece of DA merch.

On Memes and Movements and Moving Home

Christine Elliott on memetic structures, digital literacy, and the in-joke quality of OK Boomer.

Radically Different: A Conversation With Anayvette Martinez

An interview with Anayvette Martinez, co-founder of Radical Monarchs–a scouting troop that centers the experiences of young girls of color

He Said, She Said

All the quotes you learned in middle school are wrong! Take this quiz; get the facts.

Watch Your Language: A Quiz

Learn your Love Language & buy stuff!

Sign of the Times: 1 Year of Trump

Take this quiz to figure out what type of protest sign you should make for President Trump’s one year paper anniversary!

Name Game: Puritan Edition

The Puritans basically invented the “pious ejaculation.” Take this quiz!

PINTIMIDATION: which Madeleine Albright pin should you wear to your salary negotiation?

Take this quiz to determine which of Secretary Albright’s statement pieces is right for you next salary negotiation.

There’s Something About the Intro to Orange Is the New Black

The formal qualities of the images used in Orange is the New Black‘s title sequence are thematically relevant and evocative.

Dilettante Battles

Francis Dashwood

Dilettante Battles

Earl of Middlesex

Crafty Gals: What would St. Galentine do?

There are lots of way to “girl.”

The (Final) Nail (In the Coffin)

Click below for a glorious, full-size flowchart

The Robber Bridegroom

In the hour before she left, the old woman set about putting her house in order.

The Glass Coffin

Never let it be said that a man once unceremoniously barred from the Ivy League cannot travel far and rise to great heights.

Hans In Luck

My friends I stand before you today as a horse falsely accused and fiercely wronged

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