What Disney Left Out: Gruesome Details of Your Favorite Fairytales

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The Huffington Post published a great piece on the glossed over details that Disney left out of some of their fairy tale-inspired films. The list, and details, are great and we’ve included just a few of them in the following. Check out the full list here. From THP: Below is […]

As You Wish! ‘The Princess Bride’ Is Coming To The Stage

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From The Huffington Post: As you wish! Beloved fairy tale turned cult rom com “The Princess Bride” is coming to the stage. Disney Theatrical Productions has announced plans to collaborate with William Goldman on a stage production based on his iconic 1973 novel. Describing it only as a “new theatrical […]

Martin Says ‘Game of Thrones’ Books Are Dirtier Than the Porn Version

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A recently-announced porn spoof of George R.R. Martin’s “Game of Thrones” may have seemed blasphemous to fans, but the author took a surprising stance on“Game of Bones: Winter is Cumming”: He says it’s not dirty enough. When asked about the adaptation at the Santa Fe Film Festival, Martin said, “In the porn […]

Classic Books In 35 Seconds

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From The Huffington Post: “Life in Five Seconds: Over 200 Stories For Those With No Time to Waste,” put together by the design and advertising firm H-57, came out earlier this month. It is a series of pictographs that takes on over 200 important events, inventions great lives, and cultural icons […]

Whiting Writers’ Awards Announced

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From THP: NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) — Ten emerging authors, poets and playwrights have been picked as winners of $50,000 prizes for showing “exceptional talent and promise.” Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner hosted a ceremony in Manhattan on Monday for the Whiting Writers’ Awards. Recipients include fiction writers […]

13-Year-Old Minnesota Girl, Donates 1 Million Books

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At age 8, Maria Keller, of Orono, Minn., learned that not all children own a book. Determined to do something about it, she declared she would donate 1 million books to kids in need by the time she turned 18. Keller not only reached her goal this week, she did […]

Canadian Author Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize

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From THP: Canadian author Alice Munro won the 2013 Nobel Prize In Literature on Thursday for “her finely tuned storytelling.” The prize, awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, is given to “the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal […]

Taylor Swift Cast in ‘The Giver’

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File this one under “Hm. Really?” From The Huffington Post: Taylor Swift is returning to the big screen with a part in the upcoming adaptation of “The Giver.” The 23-year-old singer, who previously appeared in the romantic-comedy “Valentine’s Day,” and played a bit role in the Fox series “New Girl,” […]

Author Harper Lee, Hometown Museum At Odds

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From the Huffington Post: MONTGOMERY, Ala. — “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee is at odds with a museum in her Alabama hometown that celebrates her literary achievement over use of the words in the title of her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Lee is seeking a trademark for the words […]

‘Harry Potter’ Producer Speaks On ‘Very Special’ ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’

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“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling delighted fans last week when she made an announcement with Warner Bros. that she has plans to continue the world of the famed boy wizard. “I can’t talk really about it yet,” David Heyman, producer for the “Harry Potter” films, said in a recent interview […]