Meryl Streep Narrates New Charlotte’s Web Audiobook

Meryl Streep Narrates New Charlotte’s Web Audiobook

Charlotte’s Web, one of the most iconic works in children’s fiction, is getting a new audiobook! Each beloved character is voiced by a different actor, but perhaps even more exciting than this is the fact that the role of narrator is read by Meryl Streep.   Image via People   Streep is one of the Hollywood’s most revered actresses. Over the course of her career she has been nominated for 21 academy awards, has played titular characters in iconic films like The Devil Wears Prada and Mamma Mia, and has spent the past two years starring in HBO’s Big Little Lies.    …

Alan Moore’s Recolored Watchmen Is Now on Sale!

Alan Moore’s Recolored Watchmen Is Now on Sale!

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Watchmen is often cited as one of the first pieces of superhero content to be regarded as ‘serious literature,’ helping to erase the stereotype that superhero stories are only for children.   Image via SyFy Wire   For those who don’t know, Watchmen takes place in an alternate 1980s, one where the U.S. won the Vietnam War. The plot follows retired heroes Rorschach, Nite Owl II, Silk Spectre II, Doctor Manhattan, and Ozymandias as they investigate the murder of one of their colleagues. Watchmen expertly uses each hero, and illuminates their individual backstories, highlighting larger societal issues and asking viewers to …

Economists Agree, ‘Our Economy Needs More English Majors’

Economists Agree, ‘Our Economy Needs More English Majors’

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According to The Washington Post, fewer people are majoring in English than ever before, despite the fact that enrollment in higher education is at an all-time high.     This is likely the result of the United States’ turbulent economy, and a rising need for job security. Right now, more people are choosing to study STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), for the sake of a career path. More often than not, people believe that studying STEM leads directly to getting a good job more often than studying anything related to the humanities. Or, at the very least, college students …

Joni Mitchell Publishes Private Poetry from the 70s

Joni Mitchell Publishes Private Poetry from the 70s

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Joni Mitchell, the esteemed singer-songwriter of the 70s, is publishing a collection of handwritten lyrics and artwork titled Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings. Though Mitchell is most well known for her music, this mysterious work has been a part of her unique character for decades.   Image via Amazon   Morning Glory on the Vine was originally created in 1971. Mitchell created 100 copies, including a personal signature with each one, before distributing the work to her closest friends. This will be the first time that the extremely intimate work will be available for public consumption. …

Stephen King to Turn Own Mansion into Archive and Retreat

Stephen King to Turn Own Mansion into Archive and Retreat

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Are you a writer looking for a scenic space to focus in on your work? Or perhaps you’re just looking for some spooky sight-seeing opportunities? Well, look no further! If you are a scholar or a researcher you will soon be able to cruise through Stephen King’s own mansion located in Bangor, Maine.   Image via Flickr   The mansion itself is a sight to see even without knowledge of its previous tenets, as the gates are decorated with spiderwebs and winged creatures, making it appear as if the home sprouted straight out of a scary story.     The …