December 11, 2015 • Music
Bridget Jones is far from perfect. She smokes, she drinks (sometimes too much), she struggles with her weight, and she has a tendency to embarrass herself in social situations. But Bridget does try to better herself, and in the meantime, her flaws make this hapless Brit lovable and relatable. She’s also the perfect gal to invite to karaoke. You know she’ll probably have one too many, choose lots of fun girl-powered songs, and sing them terribly, making for a memorable night. Let’s take a closer look at Bridget’s karaoke selections.
December 4, 2015 • Music, Classics, Fiction
Jane Eyre has not had the easiest life. She may not be a great beauty, but she possesses brains, dignity, passion, and a strong desire for independence. Her sense of honor and justice prevails as she faces numerous hardships, from being orphaned and enduring cruelty from her aunt, to being sent away to a brutal boarding school, to falling in love with a man who (spoiler alert) has an insane wife locked away in his mansion. Jane’s playlist is one that reflects the strong but dreamy spirit of Brontë’s heroine.
November 27, 2015 • Magic, Movies & Film, Music
At first glance, Professor Severus Snape is an intimidating, sarcastic, unfriendly, and stern man. But don’t be fooled; his frosty exterior hides a passionate heart and noble intentions. One of J.K. Rowling’s more complex, layered characters, he evolves from anti-hero to full-on hero during the course of her books. Which makes him worthy of a playlist in our book.
November 13, 2015 • Music
Before our fascination with sociopaths grew to the point where the anti-hero was having a moment in pop culture, there was Tom Ripley. Dapper, literate, and cunning, he’s also a con artist, identity thief, and serial killer, going to great lengths to preserve the lifestyle of wealth and leisure he cultivates for himself. His playlist, like his nature, is duplicitous, charming, and deliciously evil.
October 29, 2015 • Fiction: Horror & Paranormal, Music
Technically, he’s known as The Monster, the dead body brought to life by scientist Victor Frankenstein. But over many years of Mary Shelly’s story gaining popularity and securing a place in pop culture, the name Frankenstein has become synonymous with The Monster as much as its creator. Every Halloween, this undead creature gains new life and this year we’ll do him one better: his own playlist.
October 26, 2015 • Crafting, Movies & Film, Music
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The bad news is that it’s Monday again. The good news? We’ve scoured the internet for the week’s finest links so you don’t have to. Whether you are looking for some sweet new coloring pages or a mixtape that perfectly captures the late October vibe, we’re sure to have something to help make your day a little brighter.