Five Bookish Halloween Costumes Someone’s Gotta Try

Five Bookish Halloween Costumes Someone’s Gotta Try

Book Culture

With a week left until the big day, it’s time to iron out your costume. Here are a few based on books that break the mold a little (or a lot). But they’re mostly just straightforward to execute. Requiring things you probably have and very little explanation, try these outside the box ideas that’ll tell everyone “This is the one day a year I put down my book and leave the house.”     Queen of Hearts Image via Good Housekeeping   The card ruff makes this so simple. Red dress, red lipstick, and a pack of cards. All you …

It’s Superman Day! Let’s Take a Look at What Many Consider to Be the First Superhero

It’s Superman Day! Let’s Take a Look at What Many Consider to Be the First Superhero

Book Culture

Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! Who can achieve these remarkable feats! You all know him and you love him: Superman! Superman is a cultural icon and in many ways, the first superhero of American media. He’s the Man of Steel, the Last Son of Krypton, the Man of Tomorrow, and the Big Blue Blur. You all know Superman, from his iconic wardrobe, to his fantastic array of powers, his supporting cast (Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Supergirl), his villains (Lex Luthor, Braniac, General Zod, Doomsday, Bizarro), and …