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Men and women can never be friends - but sex has nothing to do with it

Can men and women ever be just friends? It is the eternal question that <i>When Harry Met Sally</i> set out to answer in 1989, and endless romcoms have continued to debate in the decades since (<i>Friends with Benefits, 13 Going on 30</i> and so on).<p>According to one new survey, the answer is a straight no. Social …

15 best children's books of all time

Philip Pullman unveils epic fantasy trilogy The Book of Dust

Author’s new novel series is set in London and Oxford and overlaps with hugely popular His Dark Materials<p>Philip Pullman has ended years of speculation by announcing that The Book of Dust, an epic fantasy trilogy that will stand alongside his bestselling series, His Dark Materials, will be published …

Books

Read These 16 Powerful, Important Books Written By Immigrant Authors

Stories of humanity that have come from all over the world.<p>For the moment, justice has put a hold on Donald Trump's executive order preventing people from seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from entering the United States. That this order showed prejudice and unwarranted fear of outsiders …

Oops! How The BBC Purged All Of Their Old Doctor Who Episodes

With the ubiquity of the Doctor Who Christmas Special in modern pop culture, it seems like a great time to reflect on the history of the good Doctor, …

A YouTube star with 7.5 million subscribers explains how she makes money — and how the industry is changing

But fast forward less than five years, and Gutowski's YouTube channel MyLifeAsEva has over 7.5 million subscribers, she's coming out with a book, and has an upcoming TV show on YouTube's premium "Red" tier, with Emmy-winning actress Rhea Perlman.<p>And Gutowski isn't the only one.<p>A crop of top YouTube …

Social Media

Are you meant to be a writer? Ask yourself these 12 questions

You may or may not have wanted to become a writer from an early age. Perhaps you only felt the urge to begin writing much later in life. Fortunately, …

The ultimate guide to the 104 new emoji in iOS 10.2

While the #1 internet treat is Beyoncé dropping a new album, Apple dropping new emoji comes as a pretty close second.<p>iPhone users are now able to …

The Best Horror Books of 2016

This year was an interesting one for horror. Not only did genre fans see new books from established heavy hitters, they welcomed a grandmaster’s …

‘Harry Potter’ Once Had Another Female Weasley Who Was A Slytherin Spy

Throughout the years, we’ve found out a lot about J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world that wasn’t in the <i>Harry Potter</i> books. Whether it’s background on our favorite characters (Dumbledore was revealed as gay after the final book was published, for instance) or things that changed along the way (Dean …

Books

The Definitive Harry Potter Gift Guide - Riveted

A trip to Diagon Alley might not be in the cards for you this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give gifts as magical as what you’d find in …

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Director David Yates Confirms Johnny Depp’s Role And Gives Details On The Sequel

<i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i> director David Yates has decided to remove the suspense from Johnny Depp’s casting and confirm who he’s playing. The rumors were true; he’s playing Gellert Grindelwald. The <i>Harry Potter</i> character’s involvement in this new series was theorized after his name …

Movies

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: JJ Abrams reveals the two changes Steven Spielberg made to the film

Despite <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> having hit cinemas last year (plus the DVD and Blue-ray coming out months ago) new snippets of information about …

J.K. Rowling keeps her cool during election, calmly destroys Twitter trolls

LONDON — J.K. Rowling has been incredibly vocal throughout the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, and the night of the election was no exception.<p>As a …

Stan Lee has made 44 cameos in the Marvel universe — here they all are

Marvel may include multiple universes across TV and film, but one thing unites them all: the Stan Lee cameo.<p>Lee is an unrivaled legend in the comics world and the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. The icon's comic career started back in 1939 before Marvel existed. He's responsible for …

Marvel Universe

15 Banned Books you need to add to your bookshelf

Judging by the sheer number of books sold every year, as well as the number of films, television shows, and stage plays — not to mention the …

What the List of Most Banned Books Says About Our Society's Fears

For as long as humans have printed books, censors have argued over their content and tried to limit some books’ distribution. But the reasons for …

Books

Doctor Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch says character is 'incredibly arrogant'

<i>Doctor Strange</i> star Benedict Cumberbatch describes his titular character as “incredibly arrogant” in a new promotional video released by Marvel …

Move over, Sorting Hat—a Patronus quiz is coming to Pottermore

<i>Harry Potter</i> fans are about to get one step closer to realizing their Hogwarts dreams.<p>Though fans can already take Sorting Hat quizzes for Hogwarts …

Books

Is there a secret Horcrux hiding in the pages of ‘Harry Potter’?

Short of time travel, Horcruxes remain one of the most perplexing parts of Harry Potter’s world. They’re the very vessels that kept Voldemort alive …

Books

The Best Character in Suicide Squad Will Get Her Own Movie

But will Method Actor Jared Leto make an appearance?<p>Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn is getting the solo outing she deserves.<p>Robbie has signed an overall development and production deal with Warner Bros., and one of her first projects will be a spinoff movie for the Joker's better half.<p>Despite being …

Comic Books

The complete guide to every single new emoji in iOS 10

Amidst all the crazy news at Apple's iPhone event last week, the announcement of new emoji may have gotten lost in the shuffle. (Remember the …

This illustrator is creating beer mat homages to famous movie bars

LONDON — If you've ever secretly yearned to sip butterbeer in the Hog's Head Inn or rest your legs alongside some hobbits in the Prancing Pony, …

This New Harry Potter Fan Theory About the Deathly Hallows Actually Checks Out

Lots of us here at <i>Glamour</i> are massive Harry Potter fans. But with the release of <i>Harry Potter and the Cursed Child</i> and J.K. Rowling’s promise that it meant the end of the road with this particular group of characters, we’ve been relying on some theories from our fellow Harry Potter fans to keep the …

Film Industry

Over 30 superhero movies are coming out in the next 5 years — here they all are

In the next five years, there are well over 30 superhero movies that have been announced to hit theaters.<p>We'll see Marvel complete "Phase 3" of the cinematic universe while finally launching its first solo superheroine, Captain Marvel. DC is giving Wonder Woman her own solo outing and will build on …

Comic Books

This Taiwanese teacher's anatomical chalkboard illustrations are unreal

A Taiwanese teacher has become a mini celebrity at the school he teaches at after pictures of his lifelike anatomical chalkboard drawings went viral …

The 12 most visually arresting games on Xbox One

From the scenic grandeur of The Witcher and Rise of the Tomb Raider, to the handcrafted beauty of Ori and the Blind Forest, here are some of the most evocative visual experiences on Microsoft’s latest console

Tomb Raider

Bill Gates Thinks You Should Read These 5 Books This Summer

Sporting the same reading list as Bill Gates won’t make you a billionaire. But, hey, it’s a start.<p>Gates—the richest person in the world by <i>Forbes</i>‘ …

Bill Gates

12 bookstores every reader should visit in their lifetime

Are you someone who refuses to believe the theory that “print is dead”? Who always makes room in a suitcase for a paperback? Who finds it easy to …

What I’ve been reading lately: the new and the notable

Welcome to Quick Lit, where we share short and sweet reviews of what we’ve been reading lately.I’ve been reading so much in preparation for this …

Books