Computer Scientist Who Leaked J.K. Rowling’s Pseudonym Uses Program to Preserve Writers’ Anonymity

Computer Scientist Who Leaked J.K. Rowling’s Pseudonym Uses Program to Preserve Writers’ Anonymity

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Patrick Juola created software that identified Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s pseudonym, Robert Galbraith.   Juola is a computer scientist at Duquesne University and he is developing software that removes unique words, sentence structures, and phrases from a piece of writing to secure the anonymity for the author.   Image Via Wesa.fm   “Each person has an individual style of speaking and writing,” said Patrick Juola. “Some people use bigger words than other people, but it’s not necessarily a very good indicator by itself, partly because most people use words of about average length.”   Image Via Duq.edu   Juola is the director for Duquesne’s …

Lana Del Rey Pays Homage to Sylvia Plath in New Song

Lana Del Rey Pays Homage to Sylvia Plath in New Song

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Are you a Lana Del Rey fan? Are you a Sylvia Plath fan? Then you are going to love this! Lana posted a snippet of a song titled Hope Is A Dangerous Thing for a Woman Like Me to Have – But I Have it on Instagram during New Years Day. https://www.instagram.com/p/BsHqh4qDECw/embed/captioned/?cr=1&v=12&wp=540&rd=https%3A%2F%2Flive-bkstr2.pantheonsite.io&rp=%2Flana-del-rey-release-song-called-sylvia-plath-2019   The post said: Happy New Year to everyone. I hope you enjoy the new song I’m putting out on the ninth it’s called ‘hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have-but i have it’ Also as of last week I finished a short book of poetry I’ve …

Check Out the First Teaser Trailer for Netflix’s ‘The Umbrella Academy!’

Check Out the First Teaser Trailer for Netflix’s ‘The Umbrella Academy!’

The first season of Netflix’s adaptation of former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way’s graphic novel The Umbrella Academy will premiere on February 15th, 2019. The first trailer for the series, which will star Mary J. Blige and Ellen Page, has just dropped!   [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMeqY7ogdF8]   The story follows dysfunctional family of superheroes who come together to solve the mystery of their father’s death, the threat of the apocalypse, and more.   Netflix calls The Umbrella Academy  mind-bending, offbeat, and imaginative. The adaptation comes ten years after the publication of the graphic novel.   Here’s how the series explains itself:   On the same day in 1989, …

Netflix YA Adaptation ‘Dumplin” Is a Tear-Jerking Treat!

Netflix YA Adaptation ‘Dumplin” Is a Tear-Jerking Treat!

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We love a sweet, body-positive film, and Neflix’s new movie Dumplin’ is just that. An adaptation of the 2015 YA novel book written by Julie Murphy, the movie stars Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston who both deliver tear-jerking performances. Spoilers Ahead   Image Via Knoxnews.com   The story revolves around Willowdean Opal Dickson, a plus-size teenager whose mother Rosie Dickson, played by Aniston, is a former pageant queen who embodies the societal pressures her daughter feels. Willowdean decides to sign up to the pageant in memory of her aunt Lucy Dickson (Hillary Begley), who raised her and was her hero, but sadly died. Willowdean discovers Lucy’s unsent application for the Miss Teen Bluebonnet …

After-School Program Teaches Literacy Through Comic Books

After-School Program Teaches Literacy Through Comic Books

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The 12Comics Learning Enrichment Program (LEP) is a unique interdisciplinary Literacy and Entrepreneurial Enrichment (ILEE) service for children, youth and adults—the after-school program is held in Broad Street in Newark, New Jersey.   Images Via 12Comics.com   The LEP and ILEE use an exciting program with a creative approach to encourage students to learn entrepreneurship, technology, art, literacy, and math through custom superheroes, comic books, and trading card games. These methods are also employed to improved the development of their vocabulary, leadership, and oral communications/public speaking skills.   Image Via Facebook.com   Students will learn the importance of anti-bullying, community service, and creative expression while understanding the value of …