Twenty-First Century Foxes? Historical Figures Get Make Overs

The good folks over at Laughing Squid decided to give  iconic historical figures updates to some pretty dated looks. C’mon, once every four hundred years or so…everyone deserves a spa day! William Shakespeare in skinny jeans?  Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Lord Chamberlain’s Barista? Noooooooooooooo! Is that Elizabeth the First, the Virgin Queen, or is that my Statistics professor?…

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Hmmm… Seems to be a Book! Ten Gift Suggestions for Christmas Reading

Among my friends, (who, let’s face it, often regard sunlight as the enemy) there can never be a better Christmas present than a coveted book. Most of our friends, family members, and colleagues know we love to read. However, what to get your favorite bibliophile can be daunting: “Hmmmm… well, Diana sorta likes cats. How about this…

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Bring Up the Booker

Yesterday the prestigious Man Booker prize was awarded, breaking two important records in the process. The lucky recipient Hilary Mantel became the first woman to win the award twice, and the first author to win it for a consecutive sequel. British author Mantel won her first Booker prize in 2009 with the historical fiction novel…

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