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The Many Literary Roles of Johnny Depp

If anyone could be called a chameleon in Hollywood, it is Johnny Depp. While his latest role will be a reprisal of the Mad Hatter in Alice Through the Looking Glass, his roles are not limited to men in the field of haberdashery. He has also played a drug-addled journalist, a man trying to break a curse, a romantic gypsy, a whimsical writer, a sex-obsessed earl, a weirdo with a chocolate factory, and a singing wolf.

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Relationship Texts from Literary Heroines

In the grand tradition of reinterpreting classic literary situations with modern day technologies, Quirk author and blogger Alyssa Favreau imagines what might have happened if some of literature's heroines just had a good friend to text.

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Quirk Corral: Macramé Mario and Celebrating the Glue Gun

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A new week means it’s time to harvest the best bookish, geeky, and crafty links that the internet has produced. Be amazed at gorgeous paintings on an unusual medium. Try your hand at some Super Mario macramé. Sob uncontrollably at a Wicked reunion. But most importantly, make sure to have the best week ever!

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5 Asian & Asian-American Sci-Fi/Fantasy Authors You Should Know


For Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, here’s a list of Asian and Asian American speculative fiction writers whose books belong on the top of your TBR.

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5 Books to Get You in the Mood for Summer

Shed those layers, book fiends. Warmer months are up ahead. Here at Quirk, we’ve compiled a list of books to help ease you into summer. 

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A Reading List for World Goth Day

It used to be easy to read as a Goth. Find a classic piece of creepy literature by Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker or H.P Lovecraft and you were golden. The options have gotten much more interesting than that over the last few decades. We at Quirk are providing a look at some of the modern masterpieces of dark fiction which should be carried around in the backpacks of all Goths in schools across the United States.

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