As Jennifer Senior recently explained in New York Magazine, we never truly leave high school — it’s a scientific fact. Whether or not you’re still haunted by the thought of your prom portrait or cafeteria politics, there’s one part of adolescence that you’re probably still clinging to in a good way: the beloved books that got you through those awkward years. Opening this Saturday at Gallery1988′s Melrose location, the Young Adult show, a collaboration with HelloGiggles, celebrates YA classics like Sweet Valley High, Nancy Drew, and Harriet the Spy through original works of art. Click through to preview a selection of the pieces that will be on display through February 23, and let us know which ode is your favorite in the comments. … Read More
The newest celebrity scandal has nothing to do with sex, drugs, or alimony. Instead, New York Times dining writer Julia Moskin recently shared a behind the scenes look at cookbook ghostwriting and outed star Gwyneth Paltrow. Moskin states that the actress did not write her best-selling cookbook, My Father’s Daughter. Gwenny isn’t happy and responded to the claim on Twitter. “Love @nytimes dining section but this weeks facts need checking. No ghost writer on my cookbook, I wrote every word myself,” she shared with fans.
While we love a good cookbook, the recent headlines inspired us to revisit some of our favorite fiction penned by ghostwriters instead. Many famous authors have either helped others find their footing in the literary world, or have sought the assistance of an invisible friend. Check out ten ghostwriting collaborations past the break. Head to our comments section to leave your own picks. … Read More
If you’ve ever wondered what your favorite literary characters might be listening to while they save the world/contemplate existence/get into trouble, or hallucinated a soundtrack to go along with your favorite novels, well, us too. But wonder no more! Here, we sneak a look at the hypothetical iPods of some of literature’s most interesting characters. What would be on the personal playlists of Holden Caulfield or Elizabeth Bennett, Huck Finn or Harry Potter, Tintin or Humbert Humbert? Something revealing, we bet. Or at least something danceable. Read on for a cozy reading soundtrack, character study, or yet another way to emulate your favorite literary hero. This week: the teen detective queen, Nancy Drew. … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we questioned if anyone naming their newborn after a vampire should be allowed to keep it. We identified what has to be the definitive cover of “Paparazzi” by an unknown Justin Bieber lookalike. We were blown away by this photo of a massive sinkhole in Quebec that swallowed a… Read More