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  • Jorge Luis Borges, the Argentinian short story writer who paved the way for magical realism, would be 118 years old if he were alive today. Since he passed into the great labyrinthine library in the sky in 1986, though, we wanted to honor him by writing about all the ways this literary visionary lives on.

    Borges, who grew up in capital cities all over the globe, pioneered a dreamy, surreal kind of fiction that made him one of the most famous writers of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. He helped sci-fi and fantasy grow into the booming genres they are today, and he influenced writers as diverse as Grant Morrison, Italo Calvino, Neil Gaiman, Joyce Carol Oates, and Harlan Ellison.

    Here are a few examples of all the books, movies, and comics Borges made possible. Cheers, sir!

  • Whether you live in a studio apartment the size of a postage stamp or a four-bedroom house with room to spare, every home deserves to have its own feminist library. What better way to celebrate Women’s Equality Day than to curate a library of your own! So, dust off those bookshelves, pull up that wish list, and blast Lesley Gore until the neighbors complain. Because today’s all about surrounding yourself with the books and smashing the patriarchy.

  • Not too long ago, geekdom was seen only as the realm of the uber-nerd; a place for overweight, under-socialized weirdos to indulge their love of comic books and video games away from the rest of the world. The essence of that is still true — fandoms are all about a shared love of fictional worlds. But we’ve come a long way from the image of the ‘Comic Book Guy’ in recent years as geek culture has become a mainstream global phenomenon.

  • Move over Nathan Drake, there’s a new treasure hunter in town! Chloe’s got her heart set on uncovering ancient secrets, and we’re pretty sure she would also love to get her hands on some of these literary treasures.

  • Let’s be honest. Sometimes the main character in a book (or movie) just doesn’t measure up next to their sidekick(s). Sidekicks are the unsung heroes of lots of stories; they’re the comedic relief, the voice of reason, the support without which main characters likely couldn’t do what they have to do to bring a story to its conclusion. So today, let’s acknowledge some of our favourite literary (and movie) sidekicks.

  • While we like to think of our favorite authors writing leisurely by day and counting their sales numbers by night, the reality is much different.

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