Obama’s White House Photographer Released Book Called ‘Shade’

Obama’s White House Photographer Released Book Called ‘Shade’

If you’re familiar with Pete Souza, Obama’s White House photographer, then you might already know about his hilarious Instagram trolling.        Back when the word “funneling” was used during science experiments, not when a president’s attorney was describing money transactions. A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on May 3, 2018 at 10:16am PDT     For the past year, Souza has been releasing photographs of Obama with witty, biting captions aimed at the current U.S. administration. The posts took off and have made him a powerful, popular figurehead in the resistance. He’s been using both his skills as a …

Former President Barack Obama Reveals His Favorite Reads of 2017

Former President Barack Obama Reveals His Favorite Reads of 2017

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The closure of 2017 was commemorated by many readers, including Bill Gates,  by means of celebrating their favorite reads of the year. One reader in particular just so happened to be former President Barack Obama.   The former U.S. president reflected on the books and songs that resonated with him in 2017, sharing the top songs that got him moving and the stories that inspired him throughout the year. The eloquent speaker started a tradition of sharing his reading lists and playlists throughout his presidency, he said on a Facebook post published on New Year’s Eve.      As listed in …

These Imagined Literary Texts Are Hilarious, Part II

These Imagined Literary Texts Are Hilarious, Part II

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Reading has a way of making us believe our favorite characters are real. Sometimes we believe they breathe the same air as us, or walk the same ground. But they don’t text (besides in part one, which you can read here).   Some mad geniuses have somehow got into contact with some famous literary figures, though. We’ve collected a few of the funniest ones.   1. “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger via Esquire   2. “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens via The Poke   3. “The Sorrows of Young Werther” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe via Sparknotes …

Hillary Clinton’s New Memoir Looks at “What Happened” in the 2016 Election

Hillary Clinton’s New Memoir Looks at “What Happened” in the 2016 Election

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Hillary Clinton’s upcoming memoir has an official title: “What Happened.” Arriving September 12, the book promises a retrospective on the mistakes she made during the 2016 presidental election, and her surprising loss to Donald Trump. Specifically, according to publisher Simon & Schuster, Clinton will write from her perspective as the first female presidential candidate from a major political party during an election year “marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules.”   New: Cover/Title for Hillary Clinton’s campaign memoir: “What Happened” Release Date: September 12, 2017 (Yes, this is real) …