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From Classics to Graphics: 6 Literary Masterpieces Turned Into Graphic Novels

Abridging classic novels for younger readers is nothing new. But in recent years, classic literature has been graphic novel-ized, making it more accessible for readers young and old while preserving the plot, themes, and sometimes even the author’s voice. English class will never be the same, thanks to these classics gone graphic. 1. The Picture of [...]

16 More Kickstarter Projects We Love

Last month, I gathered up 15 of the best flossy projects on Kickstarter–projects our readers would love, ones that were educational yet playful. Since that posting, nine of the 15 projects were successfully funded. (Four were unsuccessful in raising the desired funds, and two are still active at the time of this writing.) This month, [...]

I bet you think this song, er, research is about you…

When young, beautiful Dorian Gray spies himself in the mirror and realizes he will age while his painting remains ageless, he wishes that he could sell his soul to remain beautiful while the painting ages. Miraculously, Gray’s wish is granted, allowing the narcissistic Gray to live a life of beauty. But Dorian Gray may not [...]

Fiction Word Clouds

Mandy J. Watson took text from ten classic novels and generated word clouds in fonts and colors that portray the feeling of the novel. The results are pictures that are quite familiar to those who have read these works. In addition to The Wizard of Oz shown here, see Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, [...]