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The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 64

Welcome back once again to the game that’s sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME. All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments. Romeo + Juliet Trailer T.S. Eliot – The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Religious Art Of The World Raphael Saadiq – Good Man Stevie Wonder – I Just [...]

You Could Star In Your Favorite Novel

Have you ever wished that Juliet would just disappear so you could have Romeo all for yourself? Well, you don’t have to travel back into time just to influence Shakespeare to use your name, just go to U Star Novels, fork over $24.95 and you can get your name switched out for Juliet’s, or for [...]

Star-Crossed Loves & Ill-Fated Affairs

Atlas Obscura has a roundup of tragic love tales from classic literature. In Ovid’s story of Pyramus and Thisbe, two young lovers, forbidden to marry because of family rivalries whisper their forbidden love through cracks in the wall. Their story met its fateful end when the lovers decided to escape their families, and meet under a [...]

Is Your Name to Blame for All Your Problems?

Name tag image via Shutterstock As Juliet bemoans the grudge her family has against Romeo’s based on their names, she says, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Apparently, there’s a lot more in a name than Juliet thought—especially if your name is Mandy or [...]

The Top 10 Best Modern Literary Love Stories

When people talk about literary loves, they mention Rhett and Scarlet, Heathcliff and Catherine, or Romeo and Juliet. It’s about time some more modern love stories joined them. The Best Damn Creative Writing Blog assembled a list of modern novels with great love stories. If you haven’t read these, this might be the nudge you [...]

The Quick 10: The 10 Best Characters You’ve Never Seen

Sometimes the characters we don’t see end up having the most impact… and sometimes they’re just a good running joke for a sitcom. Check out these 10 characters from film, television and literature who were often referenced but never seen. 1. Godot from Waiting for Godot. In Samuel Beckett’s classic, two men spend two days (wait [...]

Shakespeare Finds Inspiration

William Shakespeare has writer’s block! In this story, his little stick figure friends, Romeo and Juliet, try to help out, but inspiration only comes when they give up. Shakesperean Tragedy (a comedy) was the final student project by Anna Cohen at Emuna College in Jerusalem. Link

A Fox in a Skyscraper

The Shard building is an 80-story tower in London that is still under construction. Workers on the Shard building project found a fox on the 72nd floor! The animal, named Romeo, survived on food scraps left by construction workers. He was captured and taken to Riverside Animal Centre in Wallington. Ted Burden, the centre’s founder, said: [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill had one of the most immediately recognizable faces of the 20th century, and you probably know all about his triumphs as a statesman and orator. Let’s take a look at five things you may not know about him, including how his mom tried to bribe him to give up smoking. 1. He May Have [...]

Archive: October 2010

Siberian “Ghost” Cities Scare Near-abandoned and frightening towns in Siberia The Ultimate Moving: Troll-A Gas Platform Immense Troll Tower to Move & Conquer! Extreme Parenting & Wild, Wild Kids! The pictures are hilarious, but the parents are nuts Hansen’s Writing Ball & Other Unusual Typewriters Linear, Ball & Other Gorgeous Writing Machines The Rubik’s Fix! Rubik Cubes, Spheres, Warps… Most Sensuous Car Shapes Ever Designed [...]