A First Look At ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Series

A First Look At ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Series

January 10, 2017 by

When we first heard last spring that Hulu was creating a new series based on Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, we could hardly wait to get a sneak peek. The wait is finally over, as they’ve just posted s teaser trailer.  If you aren’t familiar with the award-winning book, here’s a brief synopsis: The Handmaid's Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian ... [Read More]

This 7-Year-Old’s ASL Telling Of Polar Express Is One Of The Best Things Ever

This 7-Year-Old’s ASL Telling Of Polar Express Is One Of The Best Things Ever

December 19, 2016 by

This is Shaylee, a delightful 7-year-old with some seriously amazing storytelling skills! Shaylee, who was born deaf, is a native signer and the daughter of Sheena McFeely and Manny Johnson, who are also deaf and teach American Sign Language (ASL) on their website ASLnook. According to her mom, Shaylee has always been ... [Read More]

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Pride And Paraphernalia: An Array Of Jane Austen Inspired Goodies For Devoted Janeites

December 16, 2016 by

To commemorate what would have been her 241st birthday, we're celebrating Jane Austen (December 16, 1775 - July 18, 1817) with an assortment of not-so-sophisticated, but downright awesome goodies that pay homage to the woman considered to be one of the greatest writers in English history. ... [Read More]

The Circle: Film Stars Emma Watson As A Woman In Tech Who Discovers Dark Side Of ‘Sharing’

The Circle: Film Stars Emma Watson As A Woman In Tech Who Discovers Dark Side Of ‘Sharing’

December 15, 2016 by

Emma Watson, actor and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, stars in The Circle, an upcoming tech thriller based on the international best-selling book by Dave Eggers. "As she rises through the ranks of the world’s largest tech and social media company, The Circle, Mae Holland (Watson) is encouraged by company ... [Read More]

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Sociologist Edits Daughter’s “What Is A Princess?” Book, Creates Awesome Feminist Narrative

December 13, 2016 by

Meet Danielle Lindemann. As a sociologist who studies gender roles, she always thought she was pretty attuned to the perils of princess culture, but she says having an almost 3-year-old daughter of her own "cranked that awareness up to a whole new level." So when her daughter received Disney’s "What Is A Princess?" ... [Read More]

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8-Year-Old Reviews ‘Wonder Woman At Super Hero High’ Book, Gives It 6 Exclamation Points

November 30, 2016 by

Meet Campbell Elise Jones. She’s 8 years old, in the third grade, and when she’s not playing with friends, she loves to draw and write. In fact, she carries a notebook and pencil with her at all times. The young wordsmith’s trusty tools recently came in handy when her dad Clave Jones, Editor-In-Chief of Nerds on Earth ... [Read More]

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Artist Building A Parthenon Of Banned Books As Monument To Intellectual Freedom

November 7, 2016 by

Marta Minijín, a conceptual artist from Argentina, is building a Parthenon of Books. The monument, which will include more than 100,000 banned books, will be a “symbol of resistance to any banning of writings and the persecution of their authors.” The building will be erected in Kassel, ... [Read More]

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Gillian Anderson Wrote A Manifesto For Women Of All Ages And “WE” Are Excited About It

November 7, 2016 by

“Imagine a sisterhood—across all creeds and cultures. An unspoken agreement that we, as women, will support and encourage one another. That we will remember we don’t know what struggles each of us may be facing elsewhere in our lives and so we will assume that each of us is doing our best…" This, the stuff ... [Read More]

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