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Dorchester Teacher Who Donated $150K Prize to Her School Gets Big Surprise on ‘Ellen Show’
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Nicole Bollerman, a third-grade teacher at UP Academy Dorchester, was most recently in the news after winning $150,000 in the “Wish for Others” contest from Capital One and donating every cent back to her school. That act of charity led to her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday, where more generosity was in store. More

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‘Game of Thrones’ Author Really Hates ‘Evil Little Bill’ Belichick
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It may surprise you, but “Game of Thrones” author George RR Martin is a huge NFL fan. He’s an unabashed New York Giants backer, and roots for the Baltimore Ravens for their literary namesake, Edgar Allen Poe. But he’s not a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, and he hates the Patriots, especially Bill Belichick, who he calls “Evil Little Bill.” More

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The Amazon Reviews of ‘A Gronking to Remember’ Are Almost as Insane as the Book Itself
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As you may have heard, the wildly successful Rob Gronkowski erotica (henceforth known as Gronkerotica) title “A Gronking to Remember” by Lacey Noonan had its Kindle version removed from Amazon over a third-party copyright claim, allegedly because the cover features an image of Gronk wearing an MHK patch, worn in memory of Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s late wife Myra. More

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Accessible By T: 5 Independent Bookstores to Check Out in the Boston Area
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As the polar vortex begins to make its way own from the Arctic our favorite indoor pastimes make their way to the top of our to-do list. Being the bookworms that we are, hitting up our local & independent bookstores for an afternoon in aisles of novels, journals, and other collections of the written word is surely a must for a successful cozy winter day. Here are some good independent book stores to hit up, all accessible by public transportation.

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Moth StorySLAM: In Search of Organic Stories in the Internet Age
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If you use Facebook (71% of online adults), LinkedIn (22%), Twitter (19%), Instagram (17%) or any other web-based social network, you’ve digested someone’s perspective in what is the new standard storytelling format. Personal expression online allows the expresser to edit and format the stories they are telling. Meanwhile, readers are free to mute or interrupt, while multi-tasking if they choose. The experiences that “friends”, “connections” or “followers” share are non-linear. They can be started and stopped at will, perseverated on, or ignored completely. More

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Bryan Cranston Implores Children: ‘You Have to F*cking Eat’
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Actor Bryan Cranston always made a big deal about breakfast as Walter White on the modern television classic “Breaking Bad.” So it makes perfect sense that the author of the best-selling children’s book for adults “Go the F*ck to Sleep” would tap Cranston to narrate the audibook for his newest profane title, “You Have to F*cking Eat.” More

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5 Times ‘Goosebumps’ Stories (Sort of) Happened in Real Life
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As a child, hearing the haunting voice of a mysterious narrator utter the words, “viewers beware, you’re in for a scare,” unleashed a chill down my spine and a paranoid fear of monster blood, vampire neighbors, and psychopathic ventriloquist dolls.  I thought those days were over, but R.L. Stine, like his “Goosebumps” books, can’t be brushed away by time. On September 30, the teen-horror author released “Party Games,” the newest addition to the famed “Fear Street” series. More

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42-Page ‘Harry Potter’ Book to Magically Become Film Trilogy
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In what has to be a first, Warner Bros. announced a three-film adaptation of a 42-page textbook today. The catch? The textbook, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” is part of the Harry Potter universe, and series author J.K. Rowling will pen the screenplays.
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