I Didn’t like the New ‘It’ Movie and Here’s Why

I Didn’t like the New ‘It’ Movie and Here’s Why

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I’ve no doubt that the opinion I’m about to put forth is going to be an unpopular one, but I did not particularly care for the new movie based on the Stephen King novel, IT. I was fully prepared to love it to pieces, after all, IT was the first Stephen King novel I ever read way back when in 2010. I was so excited about the new movie that I bought the book again, and delved into its pages and the sewer systems of Derry, Maine once more. But…I did not care for the movie.   via GIPHY   The novel itself is …

This 8-Year-Old Just Published His First Book!

This 8-Year-Old Just Published His First Book!

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Some kids really know how to channel all of their energy into projects to make the world a better place for both adults and children alike. It’s amazing to hear about some of the exploits and ideas these children have piled onto their plates. Adults across the board seem to mock those who fall under the legal age, but 8-year-old Summit Elementary School student Cooper McIlvain just published his first book and you’ve got to admit that that’s extremely impressive!   Cooper’s book, Don’t Feed the Fish French Fries is based on his experience at a school carnival where he and his …

5 Words I Learned By Reading David Foster Wallace

5 Words I Learned By Reading David Foster Wallace

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The book that I currently find myself bringing everywhere I go with me is David Foster Wallace’s The Broom of the System. David Foster Wallace is the man who penned the modern-day epic Infinite Jest, and also the man who left this world far too soon in 2008. He was a genius in so many different regards, for example, he used his extensive mathematics skills to become an outstanding tennis player (calculating wind speed, angling of his swings, etc) that we can assume his legacy will continue to live on for many years.   The Broom of the System has a plot and a storyline, but …

Case Surrounding $5 Million Rare Books Theft Remains Open

Case Surrounding $5 Million Rare Books Theft Remains Open

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The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is a fixture in the state of Pennsylvania. It is here that a resident of the state may come to enjoy a vast number of amenities for free, amenities including: tutoring services, an incredibly impressive amount of books and films, language-learning services, and so much more. It is also here, however, that a major theft of hundreds of rare items took place about a year ago.    Image Via Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh    The Oliver Room at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has been closed since April 3, 2017 when it was discovered that 314 …

Celebrate Stephen Hawking’s Life With Ten of His Greatest Quotes

Celebrate Stephen Hawking’s Life With Ten of His Greatest Quotes

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Today is a sad day for the science community and for all humans alike: physicist, Stephen Hawking, has passed away at seventy-six-years-old. His life was an incredible one. Even after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, he continued to pursue his study of physics and the universe as a whole. After his diagnosis, Hawking’s physical health continued to deteriorate: paralysis of his limbs was the first sign of his illness followed by loss of speech. Even then, however, Hawking continued to learn, teach, and expand his mind, using a speech-pad and wheelchair to navigate around his condition. In honor of …