Jillian L.

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'She's the Man' is the greatest modern Shakespearean remake

The 2006 movie stars Amanda Bynes as Viola Hastings — a high school soccer player with a twin named Sebastian. When her soccer team gets cut and Sebastian ditches school to play music in London, Viola decides to pose as her twin brother and join the rival high school's soccer team.<p>While wearing her …

Styley Star Trek stamps will deliver your mail at warp speed

The US Postal Service wants your letters and packages to boldly go to addresses where others have certainly gone before, but definitely not with the on-point new Star Trek 50th anniversary forever stamps that go on sale next week.<p>The postal service unveiled the stamps several months ago, and the …

Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare Will Be Live Streamed to the World

The U.K.-based ensemble Forced Entertainment will live stream their performance from Switzerland next month.<p>U.K.-based theatre company Forced …

A veteran magazine editor says this is the most glaring mistake writers make when applying for jobs

"In every interview process, there's usually one candidate who goes the extra five miles and laps the rest of the field," he writes.<p>They do this by avoiding some crucial mistakes, one of which is <b>giving the hiring manager exactly what he or she asks for</b>— and nothing more.<p>Phillips, who's been a …

Harry Potter Tickets Cost Over $10,000 in London

The theater show <i>Harry Potter and the Cursed Child</i> has seen a magical amount of success. So much so that tickets to see just half the show are now …

Ten rules for writing fiction

Fiction,Elmore Leonard,Diana Athill,Margaret Atwood,Roddy Doyle,Neil Gaiman,PD James,Books,Culture,Helen Dunmore,Jonathan Franzen,Richard Ford<p>Get an accountant, abstain from sex and similes, cut, rewrite, then cut and rewrite again – if all else fails, pray. Inspired by Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of …

How to cultivate winning writing habits | Articles | Writing & Editing

As many professional writers will tell you, good habits are everything.<p>If procrastination or writer’s block sets in, the writer’s bank account might …

Best-Selling Author Sloane Crosley Shares Her Best Advice for Aspiring Young Writers

"Everybody occasionally feels like the worst version of what they do."<p>Following two <i>New York Times</i> best-selling essay collections (<i>I Was Told There'd Be Cake</i> and <i>How Did You Get This Number</i>), Sloane Crosley's first novel, <i>The Clasp</i>, tracks three friends who've drifted apart in the years since their …

This Voltron Art Gallery Is the Perfect Way to Prepare for the New Netflix Show

<i>Voltron</i> fans have been waiting to see their favorite property resurrected for a long time. Rumors of movies have come and gone, but finally, on June …

5 Books to Read This Summer

Here in Seattle, summer is a gift you earn by gutting out nine months of rain and gloom. The skies are clear, there’s hardly any humidity, and the …

Best Romantic Comedies on Netflix

The 10 Best Romantic Comedies on Netflix<p>In the last couple of decades, the romantic comedy has slowly morphed into one of the most maligned genres in …

Love Stories

5 Ways Travel can Relieve your Depression

Traveling is a good method to release depression because it gets you away from your problems. Just planning a vacation keeps your mind off things …

Quitting Your Day Job to Go Full-Time

The jump from hobbyist or part-time to full-time photographer can be a daunting experience. About three years ago, I took the plunge into full-time …

A Collection Of Comics That Introverts Will Totally Relate To

(Comic via Gemma Correll)<p>When Myers-Briggs came up with their test to categorize people as either introverted or extroverted they couldn't have known …

Personality

10 Summery Short Stories You Can Read on Your Phone This Weekend

Perfect for boring barbecues, lazy beach days, and saying you celebrated short story month.<p>If you’re lucky, you’ll be spending this long weekend …

You'll Want to Read This Moving Fairy Tale From Charles Yu

We love Charles Yu’s short deeply meta stories, and he’s just published a new one in this week’s edition of The New Yorker. It’s a brilliant, moving …

Hugh Howey Has No Patience for Book Lovers Who Don’t Read Books

When the topic of e-books comes up, one writer tends to get called on to speak for the new industry of books that go straight to their audiences, …

Selling

These Comics Provide Hilariously Abridged Summaries of Classic Novels

Who needs Spark Notes when you can read John Atkinson's abridged summaries of some of the greatest works of literature? The cartoonist, from Ottawa, …

Alaska volcano spews ash cloud stretching 400 miles, grounding flights

Strong winds have sent an ash cloud from Pavlof volcano soaring, forcing Alaska Airlines to halt flights and delay travel for thousands of passengers<p>One of Alaska’s most active volcanoes has emitted a 37,000ft (11,300-metre) ash cloud that has grounded flights, affecting thousands of travelers and …

Camera Pointed Upwards Captures the Mesmerizing Ceilings of Iran’s Ornate Architecture

Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji has an affinity for capturing the breathtaking nature of Iran's grand architecture. His series of photographs showcase the mesmerizing details built into the ceilings of the nation's beautiful palaces, historic houses, cathedrals, bazaars, and mosques. Flipping through …

The London Underground Has Its Own Mosquito Subspecies

In any given year, over 1.3 billion passengers zip beneath London on its fabled Underground—the world’s first subway system. But something else lurks …

Miyazaki Meets Warhol in Reimagined Soup Can Series

If Andy Warhol grew up on Totoro and 'Spirited Away,' he might have made these colorful prints.<p>Andy Warhol's childhood was defined by Campbell's soup. “I used to drink it. I used to have the same lunch every day, for 20 years, I guess, the same thing over and over again," he once said. This …

Cartoonist Shows Why You Should Say 'Thank You' Instead of 'Sorry'

If you're anything like me, you might find yourself apologizing for everything, even when it's not your fault. While often portrayed as a female …

How to Read Dante in the 21st Century

<i>già volgeva il mio disio e ’l velle,</i> <i><br>sì come rota ch’igualmente è mossa,</i> <i><br>l’amor che move ’l sole e l’altre stelle.</i>now my will and my desire were …

7 Embarrassing Mistakes Even Advanced Writers Make

Your writing is a measure of your professionalism. Use these tips to ensure yours remains on point.<p>In the world of business, the quality of your writing is a large part of how others judge you--both individually and institutionally. Avoid these mistakes often committed by even advanced writers:<p><b>1.</b> …

Artist creates stunning Chinese opera versions of ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel characters

Hong Kong artist Tik Ka has reimagined characters from <i>Star Wars</i> and <i>The Avengers</i> as you’ve never seen them before: as characters from Chinese …

The first Muslims in England

<b>Sixteenth-century Elizabethan England has always had a special place in the nation's understanding of itself. But few realise that it was also the first time that Muslims began openly living, working and practising their faith in England, writes Jerry Brotton.</b><p>From as far away as North Africa, the …

How to go from the couch to running 5K in eight weeks

My biggest piece of advice for anyone who wants to start running is "just start" – lace up your running shoes and go.<p>The hardest part of any exercise program – especially running – is getting started. When I first started to run, each step was torture. Now running is my bliss.<p>Your first workout …

Exercise

5 Essential Steps to Re-Learn a Language You've Forgotten

Psychologists have also stated that even after years without using the foreign language, it’s possible to learn a language again once you’ve …

Language Learning

22 reasons why it’s good to be a millennial | Daisy Buchanan

Don’t believe the naysayers – being young has never been so good. From better tech, TV and travel, to knowing what we want from the world and our place in it<p>Priced out of London, we will create new cultural centres that will make Britain much more interesting.<p>Related: MPs – don’t ignore social …