Category: Reading


Johnny T tries to understand William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.”

Guide for Dating Undated Maps

From the genius behind XKCD.com, a guide to figuring out the age of an undated world map. Click here for a full-size version.

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Who doesn’t want to hear Walken read Poe’s epic poem? Approx. 8 minutes.

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by artist Toby Cypress.

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Saturn, with a crescent Titan in the background, taken by NASA’s Cassini on 8/11/14.

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Star Trek The Next Generation star LeVar Burton helps BuzzFeedYellow show some more problems only book lovers will understand, with the reward at the end!

BuzzFeedViolet shows us the pain of being a book lover.

Pic of the Day – 7/26/16

“The Storyteller” by photographer Kirsty Mitchell. Her series titled “Wonderland” is dedicated to her mom Maureen, who died of brain cancer in 2008.

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Gaelic has to be the world’s weirdest language. While reporting on the warm weather in Wales, broadcaster Liam Dutton correctly pronounced the name of the 58-letter town Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch without batting an eye.

“Recovering the Mindset”

“Recovering the Mindset” intercuts the same scene from three different interpretations of Thomas Harris’ novel Red Dragon; Manhunter by Michael Mann, Red Dragon by Brett Ratner, and Hannibal by Bryan Fuller.

Says creator Matthew Morettini, “I’ve focused on the scene where FBI profiler Will Graham visits the cannibal psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter ostensibly to ask for advice on a serial murder case but really to “recover the mindset” of a killer so he can catch this new one. Most of the dialogue from the three adaptations come directly from the source novel so it was possible to seamlessly recreate the scene using the three productions. I think it is a very interesting way to compare and contrast the different methods used by the filmmakers. Also, other than filmed works of Shakespeare, I can’t think of another pop culture creation that has been interpreted so faithfully three separate times.”


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/137513763″>Recovering the Mindset</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/morettini”>Matthew Morettini</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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