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Twilight Author Coming to Free Library of Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Free Library has invited Twilight author Stephenie Meyer to conduct a book signing on February 22nd about her book “The Host,” which has […]

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The Movies, TV Shows and Books You Should Be Excited About in 2013

As the awards season slowly comes to an end, we can finally stop looking back on 2012 and start looking forward to what’s to come […]

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Penn Student Retypes Entire Kerouac Novel, Proving He’s Both Very Hip and Very Boring, Just Like Kerouac.

Let’s be honest here: It’s impossible to know what to make of Penn student Jason Jadick’s weekend project—sitting down at a computer and typing the […]

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13 Scariest Books to Read on Halloween

I was one of the lucky ones during Frankenstorm Sandy—no loss of water, no loss of power. But, like many in the region, I was […]

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Gary Heidnik’s Psychologist Pen Pal Wrote a Book About Their Relationship

Gary Heidnik—the serial killer from North Philly that was executed in 1999, 12 years after police found three women chained up in his basement and […]

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Will It Take an Actual Superhero to Stop People From Parking in the Middle of Broad Street?

Venom read this month’s Phillymag. That’s the only explanation. One can picture him in his apartment, noticing that lots of New Yorkers have moved to […]

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More Awful Quotes From Fifty Shades of Grey

A lot has happened since I wrote about E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey back in April. It and its two sequels, Fifty Shades Darker […]

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Someone Tell Andre Iguodala About Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of What? Can someone explain Fifty Shades of Grey to Andre Iguodala? Dude’s been living under a rock. [Twitter] Congratulations! You Donated Money […]

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Eat a Fifty Shades of Grey Dinner at Supper on South Street

On Wednesday June 27th, proprietor Jennifer Prensky and her husband, Executive Chef Mitch Prensky, will host a Fifty Shades of Grey-themed dinner at South Street’s […]

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Ray Bradbury Dead at 91

Author Ray Bradbury passed away Tuesday night in Southern California. The 91-year-old author is best known for having written Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles and […]

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Barack Obama’s Pot Habits

David Maraniss’ Barack Obama: The Story is set to hit bookshelves in mid-June. But, in case you can’t wait that long and just absolutely have […]

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Forget Fifty Shades of Grey, “The Queen of Seduction” Is in Philly

Way before Fifty Shades of Grey quotes were swirling in the heads of Main Line housewives, Philly’s very own erotica author, Allison Hobbs, was writing novels, […]

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Ed Rendell’s New Book Is About the “Wussification of America”

Ed Rendell and the “Wussification of America.” Ed Rendell’s upcoming book A Nation of Wusses: How America’s Leaders Lost the Guts to Make Us Great […]

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In Between Angry Tweets, Buzz Bissinger Wrote a Book

Buzz Bissinger can be a major lout. It’s a funny thing to say about the best writer in the city, but few who know him […]

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50 Shades of Grey Author at Center City Barnes and Noble

Author E.L. James will be at the downtown Barnes and Noble tonight from 6:30-9:30 p.m. as a part of her American 50 Shades of Grey […]