<YEAH WRITE!

1. This looks like the weirdest movie ever.

2. Daniel Radcliffe sounds like a COMPLETELY different person with an American accent. His voice literally sounds lower.

3. Oh look, a movie where Daniel Radcliffe makes friends with a snake!

6HP8?, Horns,

Omg, my hairdresser just “finally admitted” to me that every time she sees me, she thinks to herself that I look just like Luna Lovegood.

I looked her dead in the eye and said “That is the BEST compliment that anyone has EVER given me.”

6can die happy, Luna Lovegood, more like Livia Lovegood,

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Sometimes you just have to get weird to expand the imagination.  
10 Dark and Creepy Children’s Books Every Kid Should Read

When I was like 4, I made my mom read me In The Night Kitchen every single night, and I&#8217;m pretty sure she thought there was something wrong with me.
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Sometimes you just have to get weird to expand the imagination.  
10 Dark and Creepy Children’s Books Every Kid Should Read

When I was like 4, I made my mom read me In The Night Kitchen every single night, and I&#8217;m pretty sure she thought there was something wrong with me.
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10 Dark and Creepy Children’s Books Every Kid Should Read

When I was like 4, I made my mom read me In The Night Kitchen every single night, and I’m pretty sure she thought there was something wrong with me.

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6she was right,

classicpenguin:

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Penguin Books Founder Allen Lane with a Penguin and, ah, a penguin

Happy Birthday, Penguin and Thanks for Inventing the Modern Paperback Book

Thanks blackballoonpublishing! A happy birthday indeed to Mr. Lane!

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6not really tho,

"

The basic plot, which cannot be ignored even in the films, is that Harry, Hermione and Ron give up everything for their political struggle. They drop out of high school, they go illegal, defy the government, belong to an underground organization [The Order of the Phoenix], operate out of safe houses and forests and even raid offices of the government and banking offices. This is all done in principled opposition to the Dark Wizard Voldemort and a corrupt bureaucratized government that has been heavily infiltrated with his evil minions. This is revolutionary activity. But the movie version does not present it as such or emphasize these radical aspects of the plot, thereby entirely missing the dramatic sweep and action present in the first half of the last novel.

The novels recognize the importance of alternative media for political struggle. The mainstream press [The Daily Prophet] is shown as unreliable and unprincipled, eventually deteriorating into a fear-mongering propaganda machine for the Voldemort-controlled bureaucracy. For a while the alternative but above ground media [The Quibbler] publishes the real news, but it ceases to print after the daughter of the publisher is kidnapped. In the book, friends of Harry [Lee Jordan, with Fred and George Weasley as frequent guests] start broadcasting the real news from an underground radio station, encrypted with a password. This radio station becomes a critical link for the resistance, which is scattered and weak. Although we are treated to some radio broadcast updates in the movie, they are delivered by a disembodied and professional sounding voice, not our friends the Weasleys. This undermines the important message - a guiding principle behind the media coop - that in a serious situation it becomes necessary to produce your own media and not to rely on ‘professionals’.

The novel makes it clear that in this phase of the struggle the characters romantic lives take a backseat to their political activity, as Harry breaks up with the love of his life [Ginny Weasley] so as to avoid making her a target for Voldemort’s forces, who are known to use torture and kidnapping as tactics. The ‘love triangle’ that becomes the focus of the movie isn’t even really present in the books. In the books, the relationship between Harry and Hermione is totally platonic - Ron is shown as jealous, but the feeling is entirely without foundation. In the book Harry says to Ron: “I love her like a sister and I reckon she feels the same way about me. It’s always been like that. I thought you knew” (pg 378, DH US Hardback). This conveys that men and women can be close comrades and friends without being involved romantically. But in the film, Harry and Hermione are shown dancing romantically, and Harry’s line to Ron about his brotherly feeling towards Hermione does not even make it into the film. This completely undermines the important message that jealousy is counter-productive and has toxic effects, which is an important feminist message for young people.

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How Hollywood Defanged Potter’s Radical Politics  (via girl-germs)

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HP is one of the most fundamentally anti-establishment, anti-authoritarian, radical books in a WHILE. The books are incredibly diverse in race and gender, including villains. While everyone was screaming about Pullman, and hanging their hats on the witchcraft in HP, Rowling basically put out a roadmap of revolutiinary youth.

Everyone likes to pull the, “Deatheaters are Nazis,” subtext but if you look at the timeline of the text and publication, it’s pretty clear that politically, this is an England/Ireland/Scotland/Wales under Tory rule and in the midst of the Troubles & Thatcherism from the start, with subsequent books written and published in a post-9/11 world.

Rowling wrote the root, branch, and flower of politics and power creating death and despair, where love and unity by choice were the strongest powers. There are reasons for that.

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Can someone make a master post of academic discourse surrounding Harry Potter? Now that I’m not in college anymore I do sorta miss reading research papers and essays… but not so much that I want to read ones that aren’t about HP.

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6j.d. salinger,

Today at work our CEO comes up to my desk and says, “Livia. I need you to make me a GIF.”

I think I have reached the pinnacle of my career.

6livia,

Does anyone else find that their writing totally mimics the style and voice of whatever they’re reading?

yeahwriters:

I’m working on this new piece and it’s so Edith-y haha.

Also, I don’t think this is necessarily a bad thing. I usually try to read something with similar themes/style/content to whatever I’m working on. Helps with the momentum yaknow?

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Charles Graeber spent six years investigating the case of Charlie Cullen — the nurse who was suspected of killing patients with lethal injections of a variety of medications. He pieces together the elements of the serial killer’s story in The Good Nurse.
What’s the best way to learn how to write well? Study the work of good writers, which is the approach Robert Pinsky takes in his poetry-writing guidebook, Singing School.
In Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand, the author of Seabiscut, tells the story of Louis Zamperini, a former Olympian track runner and World War II lieutenant who fought to preserve his dignity in the most extreme circumstances.
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When a photographer’s assistant learns her long lost lover who she believes is dead is actually alive and married, her life is changed forever. Jessica Lott’s debut novel, The Rest of Us, "demonstrates a wicked gift for mimicking the meaningless pronouncements of hoity-toity culture criticism."
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Bestselling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben recounts the personal and global story of the fight to build and preserve a sustainable planet in Oil and Honey.
Charles Graeber spent six years investigating the case of Charlie Cullen — the nurse who was suspected of killing patients with lethal injections of a variety of medications. He pieces together the elements of the serial killer’s story in The Good Nurse.
What’s the best way to learn how to write well? Study the work of good writers, which is the approach Robert Pinsky takes in his poetry-writing guidebook, Singing School.
In Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand, the author of Seabiscut, tells the story of Louis Zamperini, a former Olympian track runner and World War II lieutenant who fought to preserve his dignity in the most extreme circumstances.
Author Amanda Ripley asks ‘What Makes the Smartest Kids in the World?’ in The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way
Does society tell parents different things about raising boys compared to girls? Are teenage boys simply misunderstood? In Masterminds and Wingmen, by Rosalind Wiseman,author of Queen Bees and Wannabes tackles the sociology behind teenage boys. 


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Walking “the line between literary lyricism and good old-fashioned science fiction storytelling,” The Summer Prince follows two young girls who seek out their own answers to questions about love, art, technology, tradition and sex while living in a futuristic Brazilian city run by women. 
When a photographer’s assistant learns her long lost lover who she believes is dead is actually alive and married, her life is changed forever. Jessica Lott’s debut novel, The Rest of Us, "demonstrates a wicked gift for mimicking the meaningless pronouncements of hoity-toity culture criticism."
And in non-fiction…
Bestselling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben recounts the personal and global story of the fight to build and preserve a sustainable planet in Oil and Honey.
Charles Graeber spent six years investigating the case of Charlie Cullen — the nurse who was suspected of killing patients with lethal injections of a variety of medications. He pieces together the elements of the serial killer’s story in The Good Nurse.
What’s the best way to learn how to write well? Study the work of good writers, which is the approach Robert Pinsky takes in his poetry-writing guidebook, Singing School.
In Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand, the author of Seabiscut, tells the story of Louis Zamperini, a former Olympian track runner and World War II lieutenant who fought to preserve his dignity in the most extreme circumstances.
Author Amanda Ripley asks ‘What Makes the Smartest Kids in the World?’ in The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way
Does society tell parents different things about raising boys compared to girls? Are teenage boys simply misunderstood? In Masterminds and Wingmen, by Rosalind Wiseman,author of Queen Bees and Wannabes tackles the sociology behind teenage boys. 


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In fiction…
Walking “the line between literary lyricism and good old-fashioned science fiction storytelling,” The Summer Prince follows two young girls who seek out their own answers to questions about love, art, technology, tradition and sex while living in a futuristic Brazilian city run by women. 
When a photographer’s assistant learns her long lost lover who she believes is dead is actually alive and married, her life is changed forever. Jessica Lott’s debut novel, The Rest of Us, "demonstrates a wicked gift for mimicking the meaningless pronouncements of hoity-toity culture criticism."
And in non-fiction…
Bestselling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben recounts the personal and global story of the fight to build and preserve a sustainable planet in Oil and Honey.
Charles Graeber spent six years investigating the case of Charlie Cullen — the nurse who was suspected of killing patients with lethal injections of a variety of medications. He pieces together the elements of the serial killer’s story in The Good Nurse.
What’s the best way to learn how to write well? Study the work of good writers, which is the approach Robert Pinsky takes in his poetry-writing guidebook, Singing School.
In Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand, the author of Seabiscut, tells the story of Louis Zamperini, a former Olympian track runner and World War II lieutenant who fought to preserve his dignity in the most extreme circumstances.
Author Amanda Ripley asks ‘What Makes the Smartest Kids in the World?’ in The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way
Does society tell parents different things about raising boys compared to girls? Are teenage boys simply misunderstood? In Masterminds and Wingmen, by Rosalind Wiseman,author of Queen Bees and Wannabes tackles the sociology behind teenage boys. 


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nprbooks:

In fiction…
Walking “the line between literary lyricism and good old-fashioned science fiction storytelling,” The Summer Prince follows two young girls who seek out their own answers to questions about love, art, technology, tradition and sex while living in a futuristic Brazilian city run by women. 
When a photographer’s assistant learns her long lost lover who she believes is dead is actually alive and married, her life is changed forever. Jessica Lott’s debut novel, The Rest of Us, "demonstrates a wicked gift for mimicking the meaningless pronouncements of hoity-toity culture criticism."
And in non-fiction…
Bestselling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben recounts the personal and global story of the fight to build and preserve a sustainable planet in Oil and Honey.
Charles Graeber spent six years investigating the case of Charlie Cullen — the nurse who was suspected of killing patients with lethal injections of a variety of medications. He pieces together the elements of the serial killer’s story in The Good Nurse.
What’s the best way to learn how to write well? Study the work of good writers, which is the approach Robert Pinsky takes in his poetry-writing guidebook, Singing School.
In Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand, the author of Seabiscut, tells the story of Louis Zamperini, a former Olympian track runner and World War II lieutenant who fought to preserve his dignity in the most extreme circumstances.
Author Amanda Ripley asks ‘What Makes the Smartest Kids in the World?’ in The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way
Does society tell parents different things about raising boys compared to girls? Are teenage boys simply misunderstood? In Masterminds and Wingmen, by Rosalind Wiseman,author of Queen Bees and Wannabes tackles the sociology behind teenage boys. 


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nprbooks:

In fiction…
Walking “the line between literary lyricism and good old-fashioned science fiction storytelling,” The Summer Prince follows two young girls who seek out their own answers to questions about love, art, technology, tradition and sex while living in a futuristic Brazilian city run by women. 
When a photographer’s assistant learns her long lost lover who she believes is dead is actually alive and married, her life is changed forever. Jessica Lott’s debut novel, The Rest of Us, "demonstrates a wicked gift for mimicking the meaningless pronouncements of hoity-toity culture criticism."
And in non-fiction…
Bestselling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben recounts the personal and global story of the fight to build and preserve a sustainable planet in Oil and Honey.
Charles Graeber spent six years investigating the case of Charlie Cullen — the nurse who was suspected of killing patients with lethal injections of a variety of medications. He pieces together the elements of the serial killer’s story in The Good Nurse.
What’s the best way to learn how to write well? Study the work of good writers, which is the approach Robert Pinsky takes in his poetry-writing guidebook, Singing School.
In Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand, the author of Seabiscut, tells the story of Louis Zamperini, a former Olympian track runner and World War II lieutenant who fought to preserve his dignity in the most extreme circumstances.
Author Amanda Ripley asks ‘What Makes the Smartest Kids in the World?’ in The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way
Does society tell parents different things about raising boys compared to girls? Are teenage boys simply misunderstood? In Masterminds and Wingmen, by Rosalind Wiseman,author of Queen Bees and Wannabes tackles the sociology behind teenage boys. 


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In fiction…

  • Walking “the line between literary lyricism and good old-fashioned science fiction storytelling,” The Summer Prince follows two young girls who seek out their own answers to questions about love, art, technology, tradition and sex while living in a futuristic Brazilian city run by women. 
  • When a photographer’s assistant learns her long lost lover who she believes is dead is actually alive and married, her life is changed forever. Jessica Lott’s debut novel, The Rest of Us, "demonstrates a wicked gift for mimicking the meaningless pronouncements of hoity-toity culture criticism."

And in non-fiction…

  • Bestselling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben recounts the personal and global story of the fight to build and preserve a sustainable planet in Oil and Honey.
  • Charles Graeber spent six years investigating the case of Charlie Cullen — the nurse who was suspected of killing patients with lethal injections of a variety of medications. He pieces together the elements of the serial killer’s story in The Good Nurse.
  • What’s the best way to learn how to write well? Study the work of good writers, which is the approach Robert Pinsky takes in his poetry-writing guidebook, Singing School.
  • In Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand, the author of Seabiscut, tells the story of Louis Zamperini, a former Olympian track runner and World War II lieutenant who fought to preserve his dignity in the most extreme circumstances.
  • Author Amanda Ripley asks ‘What Makes the Smartest Kids in the World?’ in The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way
  • Does society tell parents different things about raising boys compared to girls? Are teenage boys simply misunderstood? In Masterminds and Wingmenby Rosalind Wiseman,author of Queen Bees and Wannabes tackles the sociology behind teenage boys. 

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newyorker:

Dan Rockmore on Salman Rushdie and digital archiving: http://nyr.kr/1mZFMyq

“The influx of digital written material has presented a challenge to archivists: Outside of just setting a computer on a table like some sort of oversized paperweight, how does one present a writer’s computer to the public?”

Photograph by Erik S. Lesser/The New York Times/Redux.

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6Salman Rushdie, the new yorker,

Chuck! I find your discussion of minimalism on here really interesting. Particularly since I've never really considered your prose minimalist. It's always struck me as very fluid. I usually associate minimalism with Hemingway-levels of saltine-prose. (Dry, dry, dry! Which I respect, but I contrast it with your style.) All of this bullshit is making me realize something -- I am dense and have no fucking idea how to define minimalism as it pertains to writing. How do you?

chuckpalahniuk:

The version of Minimalism I learned focusses on keeping themes, characters and settings to a limited number so that the tension escalates faster.  It avoids any abstracts and celebrates seeming errors in speech and prose that help customize the language to the story.  Blah, blah, blah.

Oh my god this is pure gold you guys.

I think CP is only doing this marathon of Q&A for a few more days, so if you ever wanted to ask the author of Fight Club a question, now’s your chance!

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6unsplash, medium,

Does anyone else find that their writing totally mimics the style and voice of whatever they’re reading?

I’m working on this new piece and it’s so Edith-y haha.

6edith wharton,

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