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Your FIRST GLIMPSE of the Paper Towns Movie, From John Green's Helmet Cam

By Janet ManleyOctober 30, 2014
Okay, not a helmet cam, just John Green holding out his phone to let you behind the scenes of the Paper Towns shoot, which is starting IMMINENTLY! In his vlog, you will meet Angela, Quentin's buddy Radar and Margo's BFF Lacey, who are played by Jaz Sinclair, ... More  →
Your FIRST GLIMPSE of the <i>Paper Towns</i> Movie, From John Green's Helmet Cam
The Final <i>Mockingjay Part 1</i> Trailer Will Send You Running Into the Forest, Hijack Your Emotions

The Final Mockingjay Part 1 Trailer Will Send You Running Into the Forest, Hijack Your Emotions

By Janet ManleyOctober 30, 2014
We are now just 21 days out from Mockingjay Part 1, and we have in our hands the final trailer... I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK IT IS SO SAD AND EPIC AND NOW I AM STUCK IN SUSPENDED ANIMATION UNABLE TO EAT OR DO ANYTHING. Before ... More  →

This Dad Has the Best Princess Leia Cosplay We Have Seen in AGES, Wins the Universe

By Janet ManleyOctober 28, 2014
If you've taken a stroll down to the costume shop, you probably noticed a neat division between girls' costumes and boys' costumes. It's cowboys on one side of the aisle, and "flirty rainbow ponies" on the other (just what is a flirty rainbow pony?). We ... More  →
This Dad Has the Best Princess Leia Cosplay We Have Seen in AGES, Wins the Universe
Amy Poehler's Book <i>Yes, Please</i> Is Full of Big Furry Life Advice to Keep in a Pet Carrier for Always, and We LOVE IT

Amy Poehler's Book Yes, Please Is Full of Big Furry Life Advice to Keep in a Pet Carrier for Always, and We LOVE IT

By Janet ManleyOctober 28, 2014
Even if you're a bald, shiny comedy baby, you probably already know and love Amy Poehler. She danced around nine months pregnant on SNL, she hosted the stuffing out of the Golden Globes with her bestie Tina Fey, and she has institutionalized dance parties in her web ... More  →

Benedict CumberNewsbatch: Deadline Says the Actor Will Play Marvel's Doctor Strange

By Janet ManleyOctober 27, 2014
Listen, I don't know a lot about Doctor Strange, beyond him showing up at Comic Con once in a while. What I DO KNOW, thanks to the internet, is that Doctor Stephen Strange is a medical doctor (neurosurgery) who becomes some sort of powerful sorcerer (THE ... More  →
Benedict CumberNewsbatch: <i>Deadline</i> Says the Actor Will Play Marvel's Doctor Strange

NEW MOCKINGJAY TRAILER SHOWS US HOW PEETA IS REALLY DOING

By Janet ManleyOctober 21, 2014
I will be hiding in the kiss cave with a vat of ointment, some tin can soup, and a very weepy, rock-painted face until I can get some resolution to the newest glimpse of Peeta in the LATEST GREATEST MOCKINGJAY PART 1 trailer, brought to us by ... More  →
NEW <i>MOCKINGJAY</i> TRAILER SHOWS US HOW PEETA IS REALLY DOING

MOCKINGJAY UPDATE: Capitol Releases District 8 "Voices" Video, Worst Handshake Since "the Worm," and Not-Prim

By Janet ManleyOctober 20, 2014
It is a very fortunate day indeed, as the Capitol has seen fit to devote resources away from fighting open rebellion in order to make fancy propos designed to sell us on the artisanal talents of the various Panem districts. Today, District 8 has its day ... More  →
MOCKINGJAY UPDATE: Capitol Releases District 8

In Defense of Bodgy, Homemade Halloween Costumes

By Janet ManleyOctober 20, 2014
Which will be the top-selling Halloween costume this year? NOT THE BEST ONE. I mean that. The best costume won't be Black-Widow-from-a-bag or Sassy-Optimus-Prime-from-a-bag or (audible head slap) Flirty-Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles-from-a-bag. The best costume will be the wonky papier mache ham costume some girl made in Macomb Co., ... More  →
In Defense of Bodgy, Homemade Halloween Costumes
We Asked Authors We <3 About Their Fav Lit Sidekicks: Here is What John Green, Frank Portman, JK Rowling and Others Had to Say!

We Asked Authors We <3 About Their Fav Lit Sidekicks: Here is What John Green, Frank Portman, JK Rowling and Others Had to Say!

By Janet ManleyOctober 17, 2014
One of the MOST EXCITING THINGS we did for Teen Reading Week was stealthily track down authors we have raging, spray-painted faces-crushes on, and ask them ONE VERY SHY QUESTION.We spoke to YA heroes like David Iserson, Kiera Cass, Frank Portman, John Green and other dead-se More  →

WHAT IS #GAMERGATE? (We're Almost Too Afraid to AXE)

By Janet ManleyOctober 17, 2014
SHE IS A GODZILLA, SHE HAS A BACKBONE OF ADAMANTIUM (in her own words). SHE IS BRIANNA WU, GAME DEVELOPER. She has been harassed, threatened, and forced to leave her own home because a bunch of gamer guys pretty much don't know how to play well. HAVEN'T ... More  →
WHAT IS #GAMERGATE? (We're Almost Too Afraid to AXE)
About the Author
Janet Manley

Janet's desk was moved into the hall for the duration of coursework on Roman numerals in grade four, and she cannot tell one Rocky from another to this day. Her spirit animal is a wombat, and she has not written a novel. Dauntless, Gryffindor, Mockingjay. She tweets @janetmanley

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