January 31, 2018 • Fiction
The Post is nominated for Best Picture for Oscars 2018! The movie, starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, is based on a true story. It tells the incredible tale of a US Government cover up, the first female publisher of a major newspaper, and that paper (The Washington Post) as it attempts to take on the government for the right to reveal the truth. It’s a film that is perfectly positioned for the early days of 2018; an inspirational story, a female lead, a basis in truth, and a reminder of why the traditional media is so important in a time where the news comes more and more through social media and alternative channels.
The Post is also likely to reignite a spark of fascination with the newspaper industry—and the kind of hard-hitting reporting that inspires so many to become journalists. It may also interest people in the fictional stories of papers; those that appear in our favorite books and series, that have a little fun with the usual real-world format, that report some far more interesting news than we will ever see. We’re rounding up the best of them!
January 26, 2018 • Fiction, Geek Girl, Movies & Film
There’s no getting around it. Rosamund Pike is an author’s dream. Whether she’s portraying the eldest sister in Jane Austen’s quintessential novel, playing the mentoring and stunning Helen in the adaptation of Lynn Barber’s memoir, or keeping us all on edge as Gillian Flynn’s perfect antihero, her versatility and commitment to the craft makes every moment on screen echo with the intimacy between a book and its reader. As Rosamund Pike’s birthday draws near, we’re diving into her literary roles – those we love and those we’re eager to fall in love with.
January 24, 2018 • Cookbook: General, Fiction
Okay, gentle readers, before we go any further, we’re going to need to discuss how to properly make a grilled cheese sandwich.
“But,” you say, “I thought we were going to talk about books and grilled cheese.”
And we will. But it is a truth universally acknowledged that bad grilled cheese ruins lives.
Okay, maybe not lives. But also maybe lives.
Anyway. We’re going to talk about how to make good grilled cheese, and then how to pair good grilled cheese with books, and your lives are going to be better for it. I think we can all agree this is true.
So first off. A grilled cheese sandwich. Easy, right? Well, yes, but also, easy to screw up. People want to rush the process, or overstuff their sandwich, and it just ends in a pile of burnt bread and sadness. You don’t want that.
January 24, 2018 • Fiction, Movies & Film, Television
For some, the temptation to dress up furry friends is hard to resist. With their cute little faces and big loving eyes, who wouldn't want to put a tutu on a pig? Or a dog in a tuxedo? Here are a few eccentric characters that would love to dress up their pets.