Lauren Glover

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Dear America: Reading Through History

In the aftermath of 9/11, the young-adult historical fiction series showed me how people move forward after earth-shattering moments.<p>The morning of my fourth day of third grade, my teacher read Betty MacDonald’s <i>Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle</i> out loud to the class. At some point another adult came in and …

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The funniest 'West Wing' season 2 moments

As I continue my watching <i>West Wing</i> for the first time, I’m not only continually surprised by the emotional depth of the show, but also just how …

50 thoughts I had rewatching ‘Star Trek: The Original Series’

Oh no, I forgot there are 30 episodes in season 1 that are all nearly 50 minutes long.<p>The theme song never gets old. Never. Even if it makes it seem …

‘Our heroes are not what we think they are’: J.K. Rowling is no longer the god of the Harry Potter Universe

Ron Weasley’s “patronus” is a Jack Russell terrier. Moaning Myrtle’s full name is Myrtle Elizabeth Warren. Harry Potter’s uncle loves Top Gear. …

Stories To Remember Gawker By

As the site shuts down after almost 14 years, here are the stories BuzzFeed can't forget.<p>For those of us who came of age in the early to mid-2000s with vague aspirations to work in media, <i>Gawker</i> pulled the curtain back on a world that seemed at once alluring and opaque. When I was offered a job …

These Are the 10 Best Workplaces in Advertising and Marketing

We asked the workplace culture experts at Great Place to Work, the longtime partner for <i>Fortune’s</i> list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, to …

21 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Fall

Turn over a new (autumn) leaf with these exciting reads.

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Dear J.K. Rowling: Make pen and paper your priority again

I’m not saying that J.K. Rowling could single-handedly keep independent booksellers in business, except that’s kind of what I’m saying.<p><i>This article</i> …

How to see everything you've ever watched on Netflix and Amazon

Streaming is a curious beast. One minute you'll be enjoying the 80s vibe of <i>Stranger Things</i> (go watch it if you haven't already) and the next you'll be struggling to pick something from that overwhelming catalog. Sometimes, though, you'll stumble on something that you'd normally never choose -- a …

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Tearling trilogy, 'The Fate of the Tearling' excerpt

Long before the Red Queen of Mortmesne came to power, the Glace-Vert was already a lost cause. It was a forgotten taiga in the shadow of the …

How The World's Greatest Gymnast Became Inevitable

<b>At 9 a.m. on</b> <b>a Wednesday</b> in January, 18-year-old Simone Biles was dancing in the middle of World Champions Centre in Spring, Texas, but no music was playing. Clad in black spandex shorts and a hoodie — all Nike, her corporate sponsor — the three-time world gymnastics champion was going through the …

Finally, a New Harry Potter Story Worth Reading

Of the various devices common to fantasy series, the one that most quickly binds a reader to a story is the sorting of characters into a handful of neatly defined groups. Lev Grossman’s “The Magicians” trilogy divides the students at its school of magic by discipline; in Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” …

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We’d tell you how to get to Sesame Street, but that road is paved with horror and the tears of children

We’d tell you how to get to Sesame Street, but that road is paved with horror and the tears of children.

This Theory About Lily Evans' Parents In 'Harry Potter' Will Break What's Left Of Your Heart

Of all the things J.K. Rowling has gone back and added details to on Pottermore, one big question for fans remains: What happened to Lily Evans' …

President Barack Obama: The feminist

<b>(CNN) —</b> For almost eight years, President Barack Obama has juggled many hats: he's a father to two, a husband and the leader of the United States.<p>As he nears the end of his presidency, he has taken on a new role: feminist.<p>In an essay published in Glamour magazine Thursday, Obama talks about the …

The Case Against Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

It’s a return to the wizarding world that has charmed millions for nearly two decades. But is an eighth story really necessary?<p>This weekend, <i>Harry Potter and the Cursed Child</i> officially debuted on London’s West End. Hours later, its text—written not by <b>J.K. Rowling</b> but by playwright <b>Jack Thorne</b>—was …

Science fiction publishing has a major race problem, new report shows

More than half of all science fiction magazines failed to publish fiction from black authors in 2015<p>Speculative fiction magazine <i>Fireside Fiction</i> has commissioned and released a report detailing an unwelcome revelation: speculative fiction magazines and online fiction sites are failing to publish …

Book Review - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

<i>Ricky Church reviews Harry Potter and the Cursed Child…</i><p>Undoubtedly one of the biggest franchises ever made, <b>Harry Potter</b> has captivated audiences …

Shut Up! Anne Hathaway Remembers 'Princess Diaries' 15-Year Anniversary With Sweet Instagram

All the feels.<p>Fifteen years ago, an 18-year-old Anne Hathaway stole our hearts as Princess Mia, the rightful heir to Genovia’s throne.<p>Hathaway marked the “Princess Diaries” milestone with a sweet Instagram post on Wednesday paired with one of Mia’s favorite phrases, “Shut up!”<p>“To all the fans who …

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"What The Hell Is A Panju?" And Other Questions I, A Brown Potterhead, Have For J.K. Rowling

Ask everyone around you to name their favourite Harry Potter character. You’ll hear more names of imaginary creatures than you will of people of colour.<p>There are only seven mornings in my life when I’ve woken up earlier than 6am and not been grouchy about it. I remember them all.<p>Crossword didn’t …

Like Magic, Muggles Make New Harry Potter Play Disappear From Bookstores

As the rain poured down, a man with a Harry Potter phoenix feather tattoo on his forearm waited patiently on a Brooklyn sidewalk.<p>The man, Robert Saulter, a lawyer in Boston for the United States Air Force, was in New York for the weekend and said he just had to be at Saturday’s midnight …

How Evangelicals are Losing an Entire Generation

This morning I want to throw in the towel.<p>The morning hustle began as it always does on Friday mornings. I walked the dog, drank the coffee, cleaned …

The Curious Rise of Scientology in Taiwan

A church facing setbacks elsewhere finds an unlikely foothold.<p>At the end of 2013, in the low-slung, industrial Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, a bevy of officials came to attend the ribbon cutting of a huge former hotel that had undergone a top-to-bottom, multimillion-dollar renovation. Speaking …

Thinking About Hillary — A Plea for Reason

Thinking About Hillary — A Plea for Reason<p><i>“In the course of a single conversation, I have been assured that Hillary is cunning and manipulative but</i> …

During a chaotic night, Dallas Morning News forced to deliver updates in unconventional ways

Amid an unfolding crisis, Dallas’s largest news source faced a crisis of its own.<p>An hour or so after shots were heard Thursday night in downtown Dallas, the Dallas Morning News’s website crashed. That left thousands of readers from around the world unable to access its coverage of the shooting that …

Real Problem The City Has With Homeless Is That They Just Won't Die

Years ago, after the city first made begging illegal, the homeless people persisted in living anyway, making it necessary for the city to come up …

Are Disney Princesses Hurting Your Daughter's Self-Esteem?

Snow White, Cinderella and the rest of the Disney Princess gang have some explaining to do.<p>A new study from Brigham Young University found that …