Maddy Foley
Maddy Foley is a Chicago-based writer-teacher-bookseller. Watch how many musical theater goofs she can retweet @maddy_efff

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'Between The World & Me' Is Coming To The Stage In NYC

All you consummate readers who insist that theater is "just not your thing," listen up: earlier today, the Apollo Theater announced that Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between The World and Me is coming to the sta...
By Maddy Foley

The Boston Public Library Now Has A Car Wash For Dusty Books

Okay, germaphobes, you may want to cover your ears for a moment, especially if you're also a book lover: my dudes, library books are dirty. Like, real dirty. Think about how many hands they've had on ...
By Maddy Foley

Mindy Kaling Is Bringing A White House Memoir To TV

Hey man, I get it. There are like 10 planets in retrograde, the planet is on fire, and there's nothing good happening on cable, so here's some nice news: Mindy Kaling has optioned a White House staffe...
By Maddy Foley

Bad News If You're Hoping To See The New Moon Supermoon

On April 26, 2017, the latest in the supermoon cycle will rise into the sky, blessing us with her celestial powers. Since we're living in an age where anything related to, uh, Not Earth is super trend...
By Maddy Foley

How To Change Your FB Profile Pic For The People's Climate March

When it comes to voicing support for a topic, social media has now become the prime location. Visibility, access, the freedom to use as many face-tuning filters as you want — it's an obvious choice. S...
By Maddy Foley

What's In The "Dragon Frappuccino," Exactly?

Innovation is intrinsic to human nature. The neanderthals did it; the Vikings did it; and now, Starbucks fiends around the world are doing it, creating their own spin-off of the infamous Unicorn Frapp...
By Maddy Foley

2017's Supermoons Are Unique

For all of you witchy, spell-casting folks, the moon plays a vital role in so many traditions, including the ones where you hex people and bind others from causing any more harm — right? So, consideri...
By Maddy Foley

How To Find A People's Climate March Protest Near You

Feeling stressed out about the state of the world? LOL, of course you are. Feeling stressed out and need to shout about it? Here's how to find a People's Climate March protest near you. The main march...
By Maddy Foley

These Science Podcasts Will Keep You Informed & Entertained

If this past weekend's March for Science is any indication, the United States (and, honestly, the world) is brimming with curious, adventurous, knowledge-loving people. Hungry for more facts (and also...
By Maddy Foley

These Forgotten Books Were Once Considered Classics

The forgotten book that, rediscovered, takes its place among venerated classics is an age-old trend; "Don't call it a comeback," quoth LL Cool J. But if one end of the spectrum exists, the other must ...
By Maddy Foley

Bill O'Reilly Once Wrote A Book About A Revengeful Former TV Journalist

In a plot twist that surprised approximately no one, it was discovered earlier this week that Bill O'Reilly once wrote a novel about a murderous TV journalist, seeking revenge on those who contributed...
By Maddy Foley

13 Last-Minute March For Science Sign Ideas

On April 22, scientists, science enthusiasts, and, frankly, just reasonable people will take to the streets in the name of "robustly funded and publicly communicated" science. You in? Here are some la...
By Maddy Foley

Is There Caffeine In The Unicorn Frappuccino?

A belief in fairies is accompanied by clapping; if you know Santa Claus is real, you leave him milk and cookies; and apparently, to demonstrate your loyalty to unicorns, you keep hope alive of a unico...
By Maddy Foley

The Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Starts Soon

Is there anything more magical than a meteor shower? If you fall firmly in the "No, there most certainly is not" camp, then the next question you should be asking yourself, then, is, "When is the Eta ...
By Maddy Foley

Free Things To Do On Tax Day In 2017

When you enter "the real world," there are myriad things you learn: Grocery shopping for one person is an unsolvable riddle, heaven includes in-unit laundry, and Tax Day is definitely in the middle of...
By Maddy Foley

Bana al-Abed, A 7-Year-Old Syrian Peace Activist, Is Writing A Memoir

Bana al-Abed, the 7-year-old peace activist whose Twitter recounts of Syria's civil war collectively broke the world's heart, has been offered a book deal with Simon & Schuster. Bana al-Abed's Twitte...
By Maddy Foley

Christmas Is Coming To The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

Summer may be ~on the wind~, but because we always want what we don't have, now is the perfect time to begin daydreaming about Christmas. The folks at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida definitely ...
By Maddy Foley

What You're Supposed To Avoid Doing During Mercury Retrograde

Perhaps you've heard: Mercury, I'm sorry to say, has turned retrograde, and is staying that way until May 3. In preparation, here are some things you're not supposed to do during Mercury retrograde. J...
By Maddy Foley

Where To Get The Starbucks Mercato Lunch Menu

As if you didn't already spend all your money at Starbucks, now you have another reason: Beginning April 11, they're launching their Mercato menu, brimming with a new selection of salads and sandwiche...
By Maddy Foley

You Can Now Apply For A Job At McDonald's Via Snapchat Now

Who says your rampant social media use is a waste of time? Definitely not fast food employers, because you can now apply for a job at McDonald's with a Snapchat filter. There's just one catch (as ther...
By Maddy Foley