June 11, 2019 • Fiction: Horror & Paranormal
We’ve all been there. It’s summer. The weather is finally warming up and your long-awaited vacation has just kicked off. But then, of course, something kind of spooky happens. Maybe the cruise bartender has a sinister scar running down his face. Maybe the cabin you rented suddenly feels a little too secluded. Or perhaps you just ran out of gas on a long and desolate highway. And then someone finally says it: “This is totally how a scary movie would start!” Luckily for you, most vacations don’t play out like a horror film. But if you’re still in the mood for a scare in your downtime, you can always bring some along with you. Here are our top recommendations for scary novels to bring on your upcoming summer vacation.
June 11, 2019 • Comics, Movies & Film
Chris Evans shares a birthday with our favorite 90s detectives: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. (Happy birthday, everyone!) And yes, we did say “detectives.” Reach back into the recesses of your nostalgic brains and dream. Working with NASA on the shuttle program. Total access to the Navy. Solving crimes by dinnertime.
June 10, 2019 • Geek Girl
Nancy Drew was an iconic teen sleuth who solved mysteries involving clocks and staircases all while driving a hip blue convertible. Ever wonder what the original Nancy Drew would be like in today’s world? Yes, there is a Nancy Drew movie out right now, but ever wonder how the original character -- the one whose stories are bound in a yellow spine – would handle today’s world?
June 7, 2019 • Television
Amber Ruffin (Image: Twitter)
With Late Night starring Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling opening this weekend the whole nation is asking itself one question. Wouldn’t it be crazy if a woman actually hosted a Late Night show? Followed by the next question. Wait, why don’t any women host a Late Night show? This fall we will have Lilly Singh come in as the first female Late Night host since The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers, which dropped hastily dropped Joan as the host. There’s also Samantha Bee doing the lord’s work on her weekly show Full Frontal, and while it doesn’t fall under the same umbrella we can’t just not bring it up.
We are in a comedy golden age that is being helmed by women and Late Night should be reflecting that. Here are our nominees.
June 4, 2019 • Fiction
It’s National Cheese Day (a holiday we like to celebrate all year long!) and while we’d love to spend it noshing on a delicious chunk of brie, there’s another kind of cheese that’s on our mind: cheesy, sweet young adult romance. Okay, have you read the entire To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series? Do you know how incredible your summer reading experience is about to get? We love cheesy, sweet YA romcoms. So, go ahead and grab a cheese board (mmmm, mozzarella), find a sunny spot, and dive into a different kind of cheese.
June 3, 2019 • Fiction, Travel
It’s summer and all we want to do is be outdoors as much as possible. But how can we bring our literary love to the great outdoors? By reading about hiking trails and assigning difficulty ratings to each book’s emotional journey — as we embark on our own trails! — of course. So put on some sunscreen, lace up your boots, and get those summer hiking plans going.