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‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Killed That Little Boy’ and Other Rejected Maya Angelou Stamps
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This week, late author and cultural goddess Maya Angelou was honored with a U.S. Forever postage stamp. Featured prominently on the stamp is a lovely photograph of Angelou and a quotation, that, whoopsie, turned out to be written by fellow author Joan Walsh Anglund. What, there’s no fact-checking at the U.S. Postal Service? More

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Boston Internet Artist Creates ‘Harry Potter’ Sorting Hat Twitter Bot
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All Harry Potter fans wait for the Hogwarts acceptance letter that they will never receive and dream of the house they want to join. You can hope to be part of Gryffindor all you want, but the choice belongs to the Sorting Hat. Now, instead of traveling the long journey to magic school, Muggles everywhere can consult a Twitter bot that will decide for you.
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Anti-Vaccination Children’s Books Are A Thing Now, Apparently
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The anti-vaccination movement has been highly controversial topic in recent years, and not without cause – parents refusing to vaccinate their children have led to several measles scares and even the death of young people. Enter Melanie’s Marvellous Measles, a children’s book by Stephanie Messenger that was released in 2012 that details the positive side of naturally recovering from measles. More

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Children's Museum Previews Exhibition On Dr. Seuss
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s 111th Birthday With 11 of His Life-Affirming Quotes
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It is no secret that Dr. Seuss is a master of the written word. So anything we write in comparison would sound absurd. Today is his birthday so here we attempted to rhyme. But trying to imitate his work should be a crime. Dr. Seuss was more than just a writer. He was a teacher that taught every generation to be a fighter. Cheers to his life lessons ’cause now we know how to shine. Here are some of the author’s best story book lines.
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Why Marvel Should Let Gwen Stacy Rest In Peace
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When it comes to the Marvel universe, there’s always the tendency to keep characters and story lines new and exciting. Recently, Marvel Comics decided to revive Spider-Man’s dead girlfriend Gwen Stacy as new superhero Spider-Gwen.

The new character is technically Spider-Woman, but adding “Gwen” to the name is supposed to add an entirely new angle. While the idea of bringing back Peter Parker’s love interest is gripping, in reality, it may not be the best move.
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Read Local Author Doug Wynne’s ‘Red Equinox’ and See Boston in a Different Light
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In Douglas Wynne‘s third novel “Red Equinox,” the action, adventure–and terror–are centered in and around Boston. Famous landmarks like the Back Bay Fens, Mass. Ave. bridge, Christian Science Plaza, and Bunker Hill Monument play host to scenes of supernatural horror. I talked to the author about how he chose these settings, his love of Lovecraft (how do YOU pronounce the cthulhu on Doug’s shirt?) and more. More