July 25, 2017 • Geek, Television
It's Shark Week 2017! Every year, we kick up our feet and watch terrifying sharks on our TV screens—but you weren't going to the beach again this summer, were you? No? Not anymore?
But what are sharks without frickin' laser beams? Share this post if you can find the one shark without a frickin' laser beam.
Infographic created for Quirk Books by Mike Rogalski, eyewashweb.com.
July 24, 2017 • Reference: Non-Fiction
The second season of Issa Rae’s incredible Insecure premiered last night on HBO and we’re so excited. To celebrate this masterful show’s return to television, we read Issa Rae’s 2015 memoir The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. And then we couldn’t stop reading. Here are all the showrunner-penned memoirs and non-fiction books we read this summer, colored with our expert opinions and graded so you know what to pick up and what to pass on.
July 24, 2017 • American History, Geek Girl, History, Reference: Non-Fiction, Women's Interest
It’s Amelia Earhart Day and here at Quirk Books we’re not only celebrating the birthday of this magnificent groundbreaking aviatrix, we’re also basking in the splendor of the brilliant courageous women who came before and after her. Each of these women brings her own remarkable twist to the history of aviation and we’re thrilled we have the opportunity to share their stories with you today. Happy Amelia Earhart Day, y’all!
July 21, 2017 • On Writing
We’re all familiar with Ernest Hemingway’s classic six-word "For sale: baby shoes. Never worn." But that can’t be the end-all and be-all itty-bitty fiction, can it? Of course not! Feast upon these crumbs of narrative, each entry no more than six words long.
July 20, 2017 • Fiction
Hunter S. Thompson spent decades searching for the American dream: in Las Vegas, on the '72 campaign trail, in Hawaii, and in so many other places. But did he ever think to look while also hunting for lunch? Keep your wits about you—this is food truck country.
July 20, 2017 • Humor, Movies & Film, Reference: Media & Celebrities
Daniel Radcliffe has come a long way since the days of Harry Potter. The young actor has moved on from the franchise that made him, experimenting with on-stage nudity in Equus, small screen drama/comedy in A Young Doctor’s Notebook, action in Now You See Me 2, and especially horror, with movies such as Horns and Victor Frankenstein.
As well as becoming known as an accomplished actor, Radcliffe has also gained something of a reputation for being a whole lot of fun off-screen, as well. He has pranked paparrazi by wearing the same outfit every day, to make photos useless. He’s rapped on late night television, played sticky balls with Jimmy Fallon and talked about naked bongo playing. It’s not surprising, then, that he’s had some great moments at comic conventions, as well—and we’ve wrapped up some of our favorites.