I sort of feel that, with only 13 articles published outside of Kristian Wilson, Writing, last week was a bit of an unproductive one for me. So it goes. Here’s hoping this week will be more action-packed — or what have you.
On Being a Woman and a Voter in 2016
The elections of 2008 and 2012 might have seen the U.S. staunchly divided, but women have never had to compromise more of their identities in choosing a candidate to support than they do in 2016.
These Cursed Child Cast Interviews Give Fans a Sneak Peek at Life Backstage
Jamie Parker, Paul Thornley, and Noma Dumezweni geeked out over Harry Potter and theatre magic in this short interview series from Pottermore.
This Artist Wants to Put Your Face on a Sweet Valley High Book
The cover artist responsible for hundreds of Sweet Valley High, Nancy Drew, and Hardy Boys books takes commissions.
Ivanka Trump Is Releasing a Book on Business and #WomenWhoWork
If you rolled your eyes at that headline, you aren’t alone. Note: this article does not include a comprehensive breakdown of Ivanka Trump’s cognitive dissonance.
New Prince Biography Comic Highlights Artist’s Incredible Life
Storm Entertainment, which previously published another Prince comic, Fame: Prince, put out a comic book biography of the late artist in honor of Prince Day.
The Amityville Horror House Is up for Sale
For just $850,000, you can own a 100 percent not-haunted piece of American horror history. It’s a steal, really.
The Hot Dudes from Hot Dudes Reading Have Some Book Recommendations for You
Check out the 10 books that five of the most popular Hot Dudes have on their summer reading lists.
James Patterson’s BookShots Offers Short Reads on the Cheap
Who wants e-books under 150 pages for less than $5? Not me, but someone, obviously. James Patterson expanded his brand last week with the launch of BookShots.
2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Goes to The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney
A debut novel won one of the most prestigious literary awards for fiction written by women. Which, you know, means Lisa McInerney is probably a better writer than any of us.
The Blondes: A Review
Emily Schultz’s The Blondes is Bird Box meets The Handmaid’s Tale. So, not too shabby, even with its somewhat slow beginning.
NextGen Jane Helps Manage Your Reproductive Health
If you’ve ever worried about contracting an STD or other infection between gynecological exams, NextGen Jane’s “smart tampon” will soon be here to ease your troubled mind.
Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves Gets Film Adaptation Directed by Ron Howard
The novel that charmed Bill Gates himself is getting a film adaptation, a first for author Neal Stephenson. By my calculations, the Seveneves movie project will need an astronomical budget — see what I did there?
The Effects of Bran’s Powers Could Make Him the Most Important Person in Westeros — Video
By far my favorite article of all this week, this examination of Game of Thrones Season 6 and the fan theories it has revived points to Bran Stark as a key player in the Westerosi narrative.
Gender Bias in Publishing Is Real — And This Study Proves It
Women buy and read more books than men do. They publish at the same rate as men. So how come women writers aren’t reviewed as often as their male counterparts?
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