Christian Siriano’s New Book Is All About the Ol’ Razzle Dazzle

Christian Siriano’s New Book Is All About the Ol’ Razzle Dazzle

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It’s interesting how certain aspects of fashion become popular. More so than what gets seen at runway shows, it’s about who ends up photographed wearing something. As an audience, we end up reading an article and reading the caption of who the celebrity of the moment is wearing. That’s why it’s considered a badge of honor for designers to have their looks worn to any major red carpet event.   Christian Siriano would love for all his work (and fashion in general) to be appreciated for the art that it is, regardless of who wears it. It was for this reason that he …

Do These 9 Book Covers Scare You as Much as Me?

Do These 9 Book Covers Scare You as Much as Me?

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For some people, the cover of the book is what draws them into reading it. A beautiful picture or embossment can be ever so enticing. However, when it comes to horror, the cover gives you just a taste of what’s in store for you should you dare to turn the page. Here are nine of the scariest book covers ever concocted:   1. Shutter by Courtney Alameda   Whatever that being is, it’s definitely haunting me. | Image Via Hypable   2. Horrorstor by Brady Hendrix   Don’t worry, that being is securely trapped in that wall. | Image Via Quirk Books   3. …

Real-Life Tony Stark, Elon Musk, Is Apparently a Harry Potter Nerd

Real-Life Tony Stark, Elon Musk, Is Apparently a Harry Potter Nerd

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Inventor and business mogul Elon Musk treated tech junkies and Tesla fans to a SpaceX chat on Reddit this past Saturday, October 14th.   SpaceX is just another thing that Musk has founded. It’s goal is to reduce the cost of space travel and eventually create a colony on Mars. Knowing the engineering focus and background, it’s surprising that Musk’s Reddit chat had an amusing pop-culture twist. When a fan inquired about the heat source that would be used on the SpaceX Raptor engine, Musk replied that he planned to use the incendio spell from Harry Potter. He even included the wiki-link in …

Astronaut Scott Kelly Tells All About His Year in Space

Astronaut Scott Kelly Tells All About His Year in Space

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Most of us would have to agree with Charlotte Kelly when she referred to her dad Scott Kelly as “out of this world” while speaking to Time. Astronaut Scott Kelly has set a record for the most consecutive days in space, 340 to be exact.   Image Via Amazon   You may or may not have heard of NASA’s ongoing twins studies. Scott Kelly and his brother Mark are twins and Jersey boys who both fell in love with space travel. The intention behind NASA’s twin study is to monitor the effects of long-term space travel on the human body by …

John Green’s New Novel Inspired by His Own Experiences With OCD

John Green’s New Novel Inspired by His Own Experiences With OCD

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By now, you’ve probably heard of John Green’s newest book, Turtles all the Way Down. But did you know that, unlike his other novels, this work comes from Green’s real life experience? Green’s personal struggle with mental illness enabled him to candidly write from the perspective of sixteen-year-old Aza.   In TATWD, Aza is overwhelmed by compulsive thoughts and anxiety the same way that Green has been his entire life. From a young age, he’s battled with OCD and anxiety. TATWD came to be after Green had one particularly bad spell with his illnesses. He told the New York Times, “Coming out of that, it was difficult to write about anything else.”   …