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How the director of Iron Man 3 became Hollywood’s highest paid screenwriter 2

How the director of Iron Man 3 became Hollywood’s highest paid screenwriter

  Iron Man 3 opened world-wide last weekend to universal acclaim; it earned $198.4 million in its opening weekend alone! For us in the United States, we still have a few days before it...

Featured Poem 4/29 – “Anarchy” 0

Featured Poem 4/29 – “Anarchy”

Anarchy by Carlos Oliva      translated by Anthony Seidman   On these streets where love is a word which one doesn’t see anywhere I discovered a state of being as beautiful as a flower...

Have You Thought About This? Targeting Teenage Girls 5

Have You Thought About This? Targeting Teenage Girls

(Boys, don’t feel like you have to sit this one out!) Teenage girls get a lot of stick. Anything marketed towards teenage girls, or that teenage girls like a lot, tends to get labelled...

Word of the Week #10 0

Word of the Week #10

Lawks a mercy, Susanna, Gallifrey’s not in Ireland! You’re such a piggesnye. piggesnye (noun)  PEEG-eh-snee-yeh 1. “A cuckooflower”; someone who is pretty but not particularly bright.

Featured Poem 4/22 – from Six Czech Poets 1

Featured Poem 4/22 – from Six Czech Poets

by Pavel Kolmacka      translated by Alexandra Büchler      from Six Czech Poets   Still midday air, the breeze asleep in the nest of a tree. Before long God will give us a...

Have You Thought About This? Relatable Characters 4

Have You Thought About This? Relatable Characters

(A quick author’s note- I’m sure you were all expecting the wise and lyrical Hannah to be writing this post but due to unforeseen circumstances, you get me instead. I will try and be...

Featured Poem 4/15 – “Under the Harmonious Moon” 0

Featured Poem 4/15 – “Under the Harmonious Moon”

Under the Harmonious Moon by Bavuudorj Tsogdorj  translated by Lyn Coffin   You exist so far from my world But I have reason to want never to come to you. I want not to...

Have You Thought About This? : Diversity in Literature 14

Have You Thought About This? : Diversity in Literature

Let’s get this out of the way. I am white. I am white and I grew up in bland Midwestern America. I love my hometown and the place that I’m from, but it’s bland...

Bad Cover Art…Redesigned: Gates of Hell 7

Bad Cover Art…Redesigned: Gates of Hell

Welcome to Bad Cover Art…Redesigned! Where I bring you the most horrible of all cover art I can find on the world wide web and try to come up with an alternative (that I...

Winner of the YWS Easter Hunt Challenge! 0

Winner of the YWS Easter Hunt Challenge!

First, I’d like to say a quick thank you to everyone who entered and to the moderating staff who made this possible! AlfredSymon was particularly genius at hiding his share of the eggs and...