Six Galaxy Brain Tweets from SparkNotes

Six Galaxy Brain Tweets from SparkNotes

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If you’re anything like me, SparkNotes has always been there when you need it. Now, they’re not only helping you pass your classes, but also serving you the spiciest of literature memes. They’re all pure gold, but here are just a few.     Theseus or not, YOU. ARE. VALID.     Unfortunately there’s no third option, so if you want to set the Minotaur up on a blind date with your friend, you’re kind of out of luck. Otherwise, you’re good though. What color do your sails need to be if you didn’t slay the Minotaur but you’re seeing …

‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Was First Published Today!

‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Was First Published Today!

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There are few books beloved as much as children’s picture book Where the Wild Things Are, Published originally in 1963, the book was written and drawn by American writer Maurice Sendak. Almost immediately upon its release, it found critical acclaim among the literary community, winning the Caldecott Medal in 1964 and selling 10 million copies in the United States, with those sales reaching 19 million worldwide internationally. It was voted the number one picture book in a 2012 survey. Its also been adapted numerous times, first as an animated short film in 1974, 1983 opera, and then as a big picture screen …

As If It Couldn’t Get Any Creepier, Neil Gaiman’s ‘Coraline’ Is Becoming an Opera

As If It Couldn’t Get Any Creepier, Neil Gaiman’s ‘Coraline’ Is Becoming an Opera

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Coraline, the 2002 novel by Neil Gaiman, has already been adapted into a graphic novel, a film, and a musical.  Now the terrifying tale is being turned into an opera.   Image Via Barbican   This new adaptation of the story is composed by Mark-Anthony Turnage with text written by Rory Mullarky.  Two singers, Robyn Allegra Parton and Mary Bevan, are sharing the title role as it is too taxing for one person to sing more than once a day.  Kitty Whately plays the pivotal role of the mother and Other Mother.   The opera largely maintains the creepy aesthetic of the book. The Other …