Target Censor Words Including ‘Trans’, ‘Queer’ and ‘Nazi’ from Book Descriptions

Target Censor Words Including ‘Trans’, ‘Queer’ and ‘Nazi’ from Book Descriptions

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Target Corporation’s decision to redact certain words from their books’ product descriptions has been met with dissatisfaction.  Specific words such as “queer,” “transgender” and “Nazi” have been erased from their descriptions, with a number of publishers reporting that their descriptions include asterisks instead of the keywords that were intended.   One example was given by Heather Gernenz, a publicity manager at the University of Illinois Press. When Cael Keegan, author of the book Lana and Lilly Wachowski told the press that Monday that the word “transgender” had been replaced three times by asterisks in the description on Target.com. The book is about the …

Eddie Redmayne Celebrated the Anniversary of ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ in the Cutest Way

Eddie Redmayne Celebrated the Anniversary of ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ in the Cutest Way

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The 20th anniversary of the publishing of the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the US has just passed and what better way to celebrate it than to have Eddie Redmayne, adventurous magizoologist Newt Scamander in the Fantastic Beasts film series to read his favorite line in the first book in this video.   He includes how his favorite passage in the book is the very beginning when Harry first arrives as a baby to Privet Drive. Redmayne reads the passage in a way that reminds Potter fans how uniquely amazing this book series is and how as fans we never …

John Green and Hank Green Strike Exciting Podcast Deal

John Green and Hank Green Strike Exciting Podcast Deal

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The all-round excellent brothers John and Hank Green have recently struck a partnership with the brothers to have two of their podcasts remastered and relaunched while also co-producing a new podcast focused on science.    John Green is primarily known for his bestselling novels such as The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska. As well as gaining fame and acclaim for his YouTube videos along with John, Hank is also known for his book An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. This new deal includes podcasts such as Dear Hank and John, The Anthropocene Reviewed,  and their new podcast SciShow Tangents.   Laura Walker, President and …

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Brings Us Back to Hogwarts in New Featurette!

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Brings Us Back to Hogwarts in New Featurette!

The Fantastic Beasts sequel is now returning to Hogwarts and way before Harry Potter entered its halls. A new featurette centers on the return to Hogwarts and reveals that the location used for Hogwarts exterior for the Harry Potter films is the same one that they are using for Fantastic Beasts. Cool, right?   Now, what might not make sense is how Hogwarts fits into the new installment of the series since the sequel will mostly take place in Paris. Although, since young Dumbledore is set to be a vital part of the film it makes sense for the story to show …

‘The Haunting of Hill House’ Series Is Coming This Fall!

‘The Haunting of Hill House’ Series Is Coming This Fall!

The Haunting of Hill House is a classic gothic and psychological horror novel By Shirley Jackson, it has had two film adaptations and now it will be getting its first TV adaptation on Netflix. According to Screen Rant, Netflix has announced the show will be premiering on October 12th. The Netflix show,  which has been created, produced and directed by Mike Flanagan (director of Gerald’s Game), has already launched new images and a teaser for the show.       Don’t you want to come home? The Haunting of Hill House is only on Netflix October 12. pic.twitter.com/xqeLg7Of0E — The …