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These kids wrote a film script and OMG the horror


We tend to think of children as pure, innocent creatures, but deep down we know they nurture a hilariously dark imagination.

Anita Sarkeesian and the defiant women who shaped history



Despite experiencing years of online harassment, Anita Sarkeesian isn’t about to quit now. She knows her calling.

Sarkeesian, a YouTube personality famous for her deconstruction of gender stereotypes in video games, just launched a new video series that challenges how women are portrayed in history.

J.K. Rowling’s rejection letters give hope to the writer in us all



LONDON — J.K. Rowling issued some comforting words for any aspiring writers Friday morning, revealing how she dealt with constant rejection from publishers as she tried to get Harry Potter and her Robert Galbraith novels to the public.

In a series of tweets posted throughout the morning, Rowling revealed that she kept her first rejection letter pinned to the wall as motivation. She also said she never gave up – wise words for any budding novelist.

New children’s book imprint focuses on Muslim experiences



Books are meant to give readers a chance to explore new worlds, meet new people, and above all to learn about themselves. But many members of the literary community feel that there’s a lack of minority representation in the books world — and that the problem exists from children’s books on up

Simon & Schuster, the publishing house that brought us F. Scott Fitzgerald and Stephen King, is trying to change that. On Wednesday the publisher announced the creation of a new imprint dedicated to…

J.K. Rowling Is Releasing Another Crime Novel



Acclaimed British author J.K. Rowling, best known for the Harry Potter series, is releasing another book under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith

Titled The Silkworm, the novel will be released on June 19 in the UK (June 24 in the U.S.) by publishers Little, Brown, The Telegraph reports. The book, which serves as a follow-up to her 2013 crime fiction novel The Cuckoo’s Calling, will follow PI Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott as they investigate the death of novelist Owen…