‘Game of Thrones’ Characters “Simpsonized”

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From Flavorwire: A year after The Simpsons poked good-natured fun at Game of Thrones, a Simpsons superfan has reunited the two beloved TV shows. A Belgian illustrator who goes by the handle ADN uses his Draw The Simpsons Tumblr to re-imagine various pop-culture types, from Veronica Mars to The Weeknd, as Springfield residents. But his [….]

Rare Recording of James Joyce Reading ‘Ulysses’

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From Flavorwire: While celebrating Bloomsday — the day we celebrate James Joyce’s 1922 novel, Ulysses. Our friends at Open Culture have shared a wonderful audio recording of the author reading the Aeolus episode from his book, recorded in 1924. “I believe that it expressed something he wanted said and preserved in his own voice. As [….]

Disappointing Film Adaptations of Classic American Novels

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We love this post from Flavorwire. Check out a few of their ten most disappointing film adaptations of classic American novels. See the full list here. Not all great American novels make great American movies, and after three previous Gatsby movies, it’s surprising that Baz Luhrmann decided to try his hand at Fitzgerald’s novel. With [….]

Contemporary Novels Inspired by Shakespeare

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It’s April, the month where the literary minded generally celebrate the birth and life of William Shakespeare. This month marks what would have been Shakespeare’s nearly 450th birthday. This month, in lieu of a Featured Author, we will be celebrating Shakespeare’s life and works, in an effort to “reintroduce” our readers to the Bard and [….]

Rare Footage of Famous Authors

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Flavorwire posted a very cool post of some literary legends and rare footage of them over time. From the post: Several scribes have reached cult celebrity status with voracious audiences, but others remain an enigma — their voices and image seldom captured, often due to lapses in technological advancement. After spotting a rare video featuring [….]

Bizarre Fairy Tale Adaptations

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Our friends at Flavorwire published a pretty cool post on some of the strangest, most bizarre fairy tale adaptations. These certainly aren’t your granny’s fairy tales; these are out-there literary adaptations of fairy tales (which, let’s be honest, started out pretty strange in the first place) to add to your library. Here are just a [….]

Ridiculous Ways Comic Book Characters Have Been Resurrected

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We came across this very cool post from Flavorwire. It’s all the about the epically ridiculous way in which beloved comic book characters have been brought back to life. Here are just a few of our favorites. Check out the full post here.

10 Artifacts from Literature That We Wish Were Real

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From Flavorwire: The occurrence of a specific strain of fictional marijuana — Elephant Crush, from Mark Haskell Smith’s Baked — being created, seems to have inspired the folks at Flavorwire to think about some fictional items from literature that they wish were real. Click through to see what they came up with, and let us [….]