Drag Queen Story Hour Ignites Protests

Drag Queen Story Hour Ignites Protests

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Inside there are contentious city council meetings and ongoing lawsuits, online there are growing petitions, and outside there are protests on the streets and massively long police lines. But what was the spark that ignited this fire? Well, an hour long story-time hour for kids. How awful.   Image Via Greeley Tribune “Huh?” I hear you say, “Children should be read to!” Yes, they should, but many are arguing that certain people shouldn’t be doing the reading. In an effort to promote both a love of reading and also tolerance and acceptance, Drag Queen Story Hour was set up, during which …

Bust Out the Norse Mythology Books for the New God of War Video Game

Bust Out the Norse Mythology Books for the New God of War Video Game

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For all you videogames buffs out there, and also mythology fans, you’ve basically just hit the jackpot. The new version of God of War games are taking on a new outlet of myths and tales and fans are excited pick up their PS4s.    Image Via Ocean of Games     According to Newsweek, in a recent interview, Sony reps confirmed that the franchise will be moving into the world of Norse mythology. The first trilogy of the action-adventure game full of epic war scenes followed Greek mythology. This is when Kratos was seeking revenge against Ares, the Greek God …

5 Schoolhouse Rock! Songs That Taught Us Everything We Know About English

5 Schoolhouse Rock! Songs That Taught Us Everything We Know About English

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If you grew up in the US in the past forty years, you probably can’t say “conjunction” without then singing an entire song. We all have a show called Schoolhouse Rock! to thank for that. Covering topics like math, U.S. history and politics, science, and, of course, grammar, Schoolhouse Rock! has been an important part of every teacher’s toolbox—especially if they want three minutes of rest.   For kids, though, Schoolhouse Rock! nestles into their heads. I’m not sure if it’s a great way to teach, but the show turned out some killer tracks. Setting aside the grammar songs for …

7 Books That Became Totally Rad Video Games

7 Books That Became Totally Rad Video Games

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Movie adaptations of books are not even a dime a dozen—they’re just a dozen. Almost every movie is, in some way, based on literature. Less common is the folkloric video game adaptation. They’ve gone somewhat out of fashion as games have become increasingly expensive to create. But they were the thing to do in the 80s and 90s, and it’s a good thing too. Some wonderful memories for dweebs and dorks of a certain generation come from video game adaptations of equally nerdy novels. Here are seven notable ones!   1. Michael Crichton’s Timeline   Image Via Wikipedia   Before its …

Computer-Generated Harry Potter Story Just Got a Hilarious Animation

Computer-Generated Harry Potter Story Just Got a Hilarious Animation

In December, the Potterverse was a-buzz with the news of an absurd Harry Potter book, authored not by J.K. Rowling but by a bot. Some absolutely hilarious illustrations followed, and now an animated video of the strange events in the book has been made!    Harry Potter and the Portrait of What Looked like a Large Pile of Ash in video form is pretty funny. Even though I personally feel that they should have used Megan Nicole Dong’s illustrations, this video is pretty good. I especially enjoyed their interpretation of Hermione’s immortal words, ‘The password is BEEF WOMEN!’ I mean, I don’t …