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We Want to See These Writers Retell Classic Books!

By Becky FerreiraMay 29, 2014
Have you noticed all the modern retellings of classic books floating around the zeitgeist these days? From Maleficent to Cinder to Wicked, it seems as if contemporary storytellers can't get enough of giving the literary canon a 21st Century makeover. It got us thinking More  →
We Want to See These Writers Retell Classic Books!

Our Top 10 Favorite Astronauts of All Time

By Becky FerreiraMay 27, 2014
Astronauts have the coolest job on the planet...or rather, OFF it. Picking out only 10 favorites in all of space history is really tricky business, and plenty of amazing men and women were edged out (like pioneer Ed White, pictured here enjoying the first ever American space More  →
Our Top 10 Favorite Astronauts of All Time

Frozen Gets a Tim Burton Makeover!

By Becky FerreiraMay 21, 2014
The viral video "If FROZEN Was a Horror Movie" is the latest fan tribute to have totally taken over the Internet. Well, we at MindHut think we know what the next big thing is—artist Yoko's amazing re-imagining of Frozen as a Tim Burton movie! These 7 adorably creepy render More  →
Frozen Gets a Tim Burton Makeover!

Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories as Musicals

By Becky FerreiraMay 20, 2014
Have you heard of Doctor Whosical? It's a fan-made musical about everyone's favorite inter-dimensional time lord, and it proves that scifi/fantasy stories are tailor-made for musical adaptation. Packed with bold characters, imaginative settings, and timeless themes, these ge More  →
Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories as Musicals

The 15 Most Shameless Flirts in History

By Becky FerreiraMay 15, 2014
Flirting is as old as the human race—in fact without it, there would be no human race. It's no surprise, then, that some of the most beloved historical figures of all time moonlighted as shameless flirts. For example, Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, and Mark Antony, who share fi More  →
The 15 Most Shameless Flirts in History

Animals That Evolved from Crazy-Different Ancestors

By Becky FerreiraMay 12, 2014
A few weeks back, scientists discovered an ancient shark fossil that challenges the conventional wisdom that evolution basically left the shark family alone. It turns out that these apex predators hit upon the broad strokes of their design early, but more subtle advances—l More  →
Animals That Evolved from Crazy-Different Ancestors

The Real Historical Events That Inspired Game of Thrones

By Becky FerreiraMay 7, 2014
The fourth season of Game of Thrones is hitting its stride, and the episodes are just as tumultuous as we've come to expect. But you know what makes Westeros look like nursery school? REAL HISTORY. George R. R. Martin is a self-confessed history buff and has repeatedly encou More  →
The Real Historical Events That Inspired Game of Thrones

Cool Art Inspired By Classic Literature

By Becky FerreiraApril 30, 2014
There's nothing better than curling up with a classic book to discover what all the fuss is about. Tales that have stood the test of time can inspire artwork centuries after they were first penned—like this stunning portrait of Hamlet's Ophelia from Studio-1901. Jump into More  →
Cool Art Inspired By Classic Literature

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Your Cosmos?

By Becky FerreiraApril 25, 2014
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey continues to rake in millions of viewers each episode, and it's not hard to see why. Neil deGrasse Tyson + awesome visual effects + Ann Druyan's brilliant writing + the wonder of science = EPIC BRAIN PARTY. But with so much information packed int More  →
QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Your Cosmos?

Stellar Writing Advice from Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors

By Becky FerreiraApril 24, 2014
Have you hit a wall with your most recent science fiction or fantasy story? Whether you're having trouble coming up with good dragon dialogue or brainstorming novel forms of spaceship propulsion, the answer is the same: get some advice from the experts. We guarantee that all More  →
Stellar Writing Advice from Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors
About the Author
Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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