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20+ Hilarious Snapchats That Are Too Good To Disappear Forever

Snapchat. There's a right way to use it, and there's a wrong way to use it, and as you can see from these brilliant examples, these people have …

Fiction Affliction: July Releases in Fantasy

32 fantasy novels arrive to grace your shelves this month, including a new young adult novel from Victoria Schwab; Max Gladstone’s fifth Craft …

A new Xbox One is coming next year — and it’s going to blow the PlayStation 4 out of the water

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are about to get replaced by newer, more powerful versions of themselves.<p>Maybe you've heard of them referred to as "Project Scorpio" and PlayStation 4 "Neo" — these are the two code names given to the projects by Microsoft and Sony, respectively.<p>Both are capable of …

Game of Thrones: how will Winds of Winter regain the suspense stolen by the show?

For those reading George RR Martin’s fantasy series, HBO’s dramatisation has been thrilling – but now it’s ahead of the books, it will be hard work to surprise us<p><i>Spoiler alert: this blog assumes you’ve seen episode ten of Game of Thrones season six</i><i>. Do not read on unless you have</i><p>Another year, …

See J.K. Rowling’s American Hogwarts in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Trailer

Ahead of the fall release of <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i>, author J.K. Rowling has started to preview the magical extension of the <i>Harry</i> …

You’re Not Yourself On Instagram, According To This Short Horror Film

Or at least that certainly seems to be the case in the sobering new short, <i>Me2</i>.<p>Written and directed by Alex J. Mann, who is fast becoming the Wes …

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F*ck it. Let's Just Put All the Superheroes Into One Movie

Marvel and Fox are reportedly in talks to combine universes.<p>Here's an idea: Put Professor X, Magneto, Wolverine, Mr Fantastic, The Thing, Deadpool, Captain America, Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor, Ant Man, Spider-Man, Black Panther, Hawkeye, Mystique, Cyclops, Falcon, Jean Grey, Gambit, Black Widow, and …

My Favorite Dark and Twisted Summer Reads

I’m a voracious reader, but sometimes I don’t have the attention to read something really hefty and literary. One of my favorite book categories is …

Genevieve Cogman - The Invisible Library - Book Review

The Invisible Library<p>By Genevieve Cogman<p>Roc<br>$15.00<br>ISBN 9781101988640<br>Published 06/14/2016<p>Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Fantasy / Mystery & …

Books

The Characters Of Harry Potter In The Play Vs. The Films

Nineteen years later...

Is the future going out of print? Why we’re confident books will survive the digital age

The philosopher Francis Bacon, looking out at the future from his vantage point in the English 17th century, said that everyone should consider the …

10 Things That Will F*ck With Your Mind Forever

Sometimes, all it takes is a little change of perspective to fuck with your mind indefinitely...<p>1. The state of Kentucky is a piece of Kentucky Fried …

16 New Releases to Read for Summer 2016

I work in a public library, so I start thinking about summer reading as I ring in the new year, because that’s when we start planning for all the …

Books

Looks like Batman: Arkham Knight is getting a Game Of The Year edition

Looks like the predictions of our forums were staggeringly on point, because <i>of course</i> this was going to happen. Batman: Arkham Knight, the <i>best</i> Batman …

Here’s a closer look at Overwatch’s ‘Play of the Game’ mechanic

How does Overwatch's play of the game mechanic work? Rowan Hamilton, the game's lead software engineer, shared some insight in a recent interview …

Overwatch

Boys who grow up around books 'earn more as adults'

Children who had access to books were able to expect a higher adult income than those who grew up with few or none at all, according to new research …

Ghostbusters: Melissa McCarthy responds to Internet haters

Melissa McCarthy and her <i>Ghostbusters</i> castmates have heard all the horrible things, including the misogynist comments, fans have made about the film. …

My Fetish Is So Weird I Had To Invent A New Type Of Porn

Our source for this article, "Tim," has a pretty specific fetish, which we'll let him describe in his own words: "I've always been, since puberty, …

Boys who live with books ‘earn more as adults’

Italian economists find access to books can materially affect earnings compared with those who grew up with few or none<p>“A room without books is like a body without a soul,” observed the Roman philosopher, Cicero. It can also be a sign of financial hardship to come.<p>New research has uncovered a …

Quiet revolution: Is it better to be an introvert?

In the opening page of her new book, Quiet Power, author Susan Cain is introduced as someone who ‘prefers listening to talking, reading to socialising, and cosy chats to group settings.’ Yet Susan’s first book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Won’t Stop Talking, became a New York …

Books are back: Printed book sales rise for first time in four years as ebooks suffer decline

For years, book-lovers have been lamenting the inevitable demise of the printed book in the face of competition from a digital behemoth.<p>But reports of the death of the traditional book have been greatly exaggerated, according to the definitive annual survey of the industry.<p>The Publishers …

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10 Super Nintendo Games Everyone Should Play

The Super Nintendo is one of the most popular video game systems of all time. Find out which 10 SNES games are ones everyone needs to play on the …

19 books that librarians say changed their lives

Who better to take book advice from than a librarian?<p>In a recent blog post, the librarians of the New York Public Library revealed the books they're most thankful for.<p>The NYPL team rounded up the 19 books that made them laugh, cry, and everything in between. The list includes something for …

Books

Here’s the problem with both Captain America: Civil War and Batman v Superman

Pitting superheroes against each other certainly sounds like a great idea.<p>That way, comic book movies have another way to acknowledge the world isn’t …

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Will Introduce A New Threat After The Credits

The X-Men movies have shown a tendency to reward sticking around for the credits. <i>The Wolverine</i> had a post-credits sequence foreshadowing <i>X-Men: Days of Future Past</i>, and in turn that movie set up <i>X-Men: Apocalypse</i> after the credits rolled. And it appears <i>X-Men: Apocalypse</i> will be setting up not just</i> …

The Five Stages of Writing a Novel

Few things in life are more daunting than attempting to write a novel. Leaving aside the amount of words you have to write (novels are usually around …

Creative Writing