Month: January 2023

Right-wing politicians got the new legislative year off to an impressive start with several new bills across the country directly targeting books, reading, and intellectual freedom. Of course, we know that these bills aren’t about the books at all, but instead are another avenue to chip away at the rights of marginalized populations: people of
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Metallica is revving up the hype for the brand new album 72 Seasons with the second single, “Screaming Suicide”! Both “Lux Æterna” and “Screaming Suicide” are old school thrash, picking right up where Hardwired… to Self-Destruct left off, only this time, guitarist Kirk Hammett was involved in the writing. 72 Seasons will be available April
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After writing two witty novels about gay life in Washington, D.C., Louis Bayard hit on a winning formula with his 2003 novel, Mr. Timothy, which starred Dickens’ Tiny Tim and gave the character a complexity that was sorely lacking in the original. He followed that up with The Pale Blue Eye, a story of Edgar Allen
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Jennifer Lopez is a staple of the entertainment world, thanks to her wildly successful career as both a pop star and actress/producer. She’s made headlines for her real-life marriage to Ben Affleck, but has also made a few wedding-themed movies lately. The most recent of these is Amazon’s action/comedy movie Shotgun Wedding, which is gearing
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Tabletop Roll-Playing Games (TTRPGs) like Dungeons and Dragons have traditionally been played in-person, and rolling the infamous dice is part of what’s made the game famous. I’ve even written about giving handmade dice as gifts this year. However, thanks to the internet, you can play with anyone from around the world using many different RPG
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News Fall Out Boy Guitarist Joe Trohman Leaving Band, Citing “Rapidly Deteriorated” Mental Health The declaration comes the same day the band announced their 8th album So Much (for) Stardust By Matthew Ismael Ruiz January 18, 2023 Facebook Twitter Joseph Mark Trohman of Fall Out Boy performs at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, September
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Karl Lagerfeld was a complicated man, which makes “honoring” his designs all the more challenging for this year’s crop of Met Gala guests. As the celebrities line up for 2023′[s fashion festivities, they’ll have a narrow window in which to steal red carpet attention for the benefit—figuratively and literally—of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s upcoming
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This week sees the release of Trouble, the third book in the Hella Mauzer series by Katja Ivar. Set in 1950s Finland, during the Cold War, the books tell the story of a young police woman and budding detective who cuts against the grain when it comes to how things were done in the police
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