Emily Temple

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50 Gripping Books to Read While Traveling

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Well, boys and girls, we’ve entered the season of travel. Whether you’re heading home or to a loved one’s (or, hey, to Key West with a hot date) for the holidays, you’ll likely need a gripping, plot-heavy book to while away the hours cramped on plane or train or automobile.
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13 Truly Terrifying Works of Art by Famous Artists

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Art may be revered for its beauty, but there’s a lot of ugliness there too, even in the work of its most famous practitioners. Not to mention blood, guts and existential horror, of course. Come to think of it, this is just the time of year for such things, so if you’re in the holiday spirit and also enjoy yourself some fine art by some of the world’s most famous artists, you’re in luck: here you’ll find a (blood) spattering of highbrow horrors to inform your Halloween revelry.
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25 Kids in Awesome Literary Costumes

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I don’t know about you, but every year on Halloween, my favorite costumes seem to fall into two categories: literary costumes, and whatever costumes little kids are wearing (because awwww). So show me a kid wearing a literary costume and I’ll be the happiest girl on earth. Here you’ll find, 25 kids who are rocking bookish costumes, from Edgar Allan Poe to Tintin to, er, Christian Grey.
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50 Great Books About Deliciously Bad Women

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What is it about bad girls that is so alluring? Maybe it’s the seized power they signify, or the agency their badness implies, or just the comebacks and leather jackets, but I always love the “bad” women in literature best. Here are some books that are blessed with such mavens, whose antics range from mere misbehavior to pure evil, who are antagonists and antiheroines and just plain heroines who just also happen to be jerks a lot of the time.
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25 Photos of Famous Authors in Uniform

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What is it about a uniform? They can be practical, decorative, honorific, or just something you found lying around — but they always make the wearer look a little bit better. Especially if that wearer is a famous writer, someone whom you think of only in a T-shirt and sweatpants, banging away at the typewriter in the near-dark.
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