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15 Books With Feminist Life Lessons

Before you learned that feminism is the belief in the social, economic, and political equality of the sexes, you were already familiar with its tenets, thanks to the myriad books with feminist life lessons. We all grew up reading stories about…
By Kristian Wilson

9 Novels You Probably Didn't Know Had Sequels

Book series is where it’s at these days. Some books are known for being a series or a trilogy or an endless number of books that seem to never end even after the author is long dead. You’ve got so many popular book series: The Hunger Games series,…
By Crystal Paul

9 Things From High School Lit You Probably Forgot

High school was full of plenty of little traumas and dramas, like not getting asked to prom or having a giant pimple in the middle of your forehead on yearbook photo day. But nothing was probably quite as traumatizing as what our teachers had us…
By Crystal Paul

Who Is 'Gotham's Joker? You Should Know His Work

For all you Gotham fans out there, you're probably still trying to recuperate after that amazing episode Monday. Every week, the show continues to wow us with its incredibly captivating back stories for Batman fans' favorite villains. And if that…
By Kelsie Gibson

Is 'Pirates of the Caribbean' a YA Movie?

It might be difficult to think back on a time before the YA genre reigned supreme in the cinematic realm. Second only to superhero movies, young adult pseudo-romantic fantasy dramas maintain a stronghold on the Hollywood market, coming out in droves…
By Michael Arbeiter

13 Books That’ll Make You Feel Like a Kid Again

Around the holidays — the malls, the crowds — being an adult kind of sucks. There are so many responsibilities and extra stresses that come this time of year that all make us want to run and hide and escape and fly away from everything we have to…
By Laura I. Miller

7 'The Giver' Quotes That Shaped Your Childhood

Like a lot of kids, the first time I read The Giver by Lois Lowry was right on cusp of adolescence, during that murky summer between 5th and 6th grade when you suddenly became responsible for some of your choices and were held accountable to them. I…
By Emma Lord

Will 'Pirates 5' Make Brenton Thwaites Famous?

Pop quiz: Who is Brenton Thwaites? A) I wanna say he was a recurring guest star on Beverly Hills 90210? That later seasons, I think? B) One of Kevin Nealon's less successful SNL characters, maybe... C) Is that a James Bond villain? No, a James Bond…
By Michael Arbeiter

The 7 Stages of Watching a Truly Bad Adaptation

One of the simultaneous joys and struggles of being a die-hard reader in the 21st century is the knowledge that if there has ever been a book you enjoyed so much you said to yourself, "I would love to see that book turned into one of those fancy…
By Kristen Scatton

From Fangs To Swinging In The Trees For A.Skars

It's hard to believe that this guy hasn't been a star for decades. True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard looks good naked (he's naked a lot on the show, OK?) and has the charisma to easily win over fans (plus, the Skarsgard family is movie royalty…
By Ariel Kay

6 Harry Styles Movies We'd Love to Watch

Harry Styles is one of the most notable members of One Direction and not just because Styles once went out with Taylor Swift. Styles has charisma, he has charm, and he has a tendency to eat bananas while performing on stage — not to mention all the…
By Kadeen Griffiths

'TMNT' Succeeds Again, 'The Giver' Goes Meh

This was a weird week for humanity, but in the box office world everything seems to be going par for the course. This time around that means that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has won another week at the top of the movie charts. The masses really do…
By Alanna Bennett

Your New Style Crush: Odeya Rush

Okay, I have to admit, I'm a bad '90s kid: I haven't been following the much-anticipated The Giver — though I did read it (and love it) back in 6th grade (oh, and side note: I read every single Anastasia Krupnik book that existed). Yes, I was a fan…
By Rosie Narasaki

'Giiver' Cast Talks a Film 18 Years in the Making

Like much of grade school required reading, the novels we ingest before we become teenagers are often the prose that stick with us for the rest of our lives. That was certainly the case with Lois Lowry's beloved The Giver , a 1993 novel that as a…
By Anna Klassen

Why Did Taylor Swift Take on 'The Giver?'

For those hoping to see The Giver 's Taylor Swift pick up an Oscar nomination later this year for her work in the film, sorry to disappoint; while the singer surely holds her own against co-star Jeff Bridges as former Receiver Rosemary, she appears…
By Rachel Simon

Meryl Streep Loves Being the Boss

At this point in her career, it seems impossible that there's a character type out there that Meryl Streep hasn't played. Heartbroken mother, strict Catholic school principal, music-loving Greek hotel owner; you name it, she's done it, and probably…
By Rachel Simon

Is Taylor Swift a Happy Person?

All of the actors at The Giver's New York press conference were all smiles Tuesday morning, but for one of them, it was probably a short-lived moment; according to star Taylor Swift, happiness is just a momentary feeling, and for most people,…
By Rachel Simon

This New Polish Line Was Inspired by 'The Giver'

What's the point of releasing a film, book or TV series unless there's an accompanying beauty collection to be paired with it, am I right? I should hear a resounding 'amen' from all of you out there with your medicine cabinets overflowing with the…
By Olivia Muenter

Lois Lowry on 'The Giver's 18-Year Journey

Most authors are lucky if they get to reach a single generation of readers; few have the privilege of reaching everyone that's passed through the American school system since 1979. Starting with the publication of the first book in her beloved…
By Rachel Simon

Is Eric Northman Really Taken?

Although he has shown an affinity for blondes in the past, True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard is rumored to be dating a famous brunette — his The Giver costar Katie Holmes. Not many reputable sources are reporting this "news," but it's still a…
By Caitlin Gallagher