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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 [...]

Meowmorphosis

“One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that he had been changed into an adorable kitten.” So begins the latest literary mash-up from our friends at Quirk Books, the ingeniously titled MEOWMORPHOSIS. It’s been getting some great reviews, and the premise looks like a really fun update of the [...]

The Meowmorphosis

Quirk Books, the publisher of such gems as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, and Night of the Living Trekkies is back with another classic. Behold, Meowmorphosis: One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that he had been changed into an adorable kitten. [...] Gregor Samsa [...]

House Made of Shipping Pallets

Architects Andreas Claus Schnetzer and Pils Gregor designed “Slumtube” — an affordable house built out of discarded shipping pallets and insulated with clay and straw. It’s designed to be comfortable in the widely-varying temperatures of Johannesburg, South Africa. Link via io9 | Photo: Inhabitat

The Not-so-ancient History of 10 Thanksgiving Dishes

On Thanksgiving, more than any other day of the year, Americans sit down and eat the same meal as their neighbors and countrymen. It’s tradition, after all! But we know our history: most of the Thanksgiving dishes we enjoy today weren’t at the original Pilgrims’ feast in 1621, or at least not in the way [...]

Joey Skaggs, The Ultimate Hoax Meister

The following is reprinted from The Best of The Best of Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader. Think everything you read in the newspaper or see on the news has been checked for accuracy? Think again. Sometimes the media will repeat whatever they’re told … and Joey Skaggs is the guy set out to prove it. Photo: [...]