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This is what Mr. Darcy would have actually looked like — and it's not pretty

This is what Mr. Darcy would have actually looked like — and it's not pretty It's fair to say that Colin Firth's rendition of Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice captured the hearts of countless Jane Austen fans.The academics looked into Austen's personal life and relationships to draw conclusions about who might have been the inspiration for Mr Darcy.

MashReads Podcast: John Darnielle tells us not to trust 'Universal Harvester.' That's the point.

MashReads Podcast: John Darnielle tells us not to trust 'Universal Harvester.' That's the point. About midway through his new book Universal Harvester, John Darnielle, lead singer of indie band The Mountain Goats and author of the critically acclaimed novel Wolf In White Van, drops a little nugget of wisdom: "Everybody leaves a little something behind.Packed with unsettling twists and turns, Universal Harvester explores we all leave, intentional or not, ghosts once we are gone.

New children's book tells the story of iconic artist and activist Keith Haring

New children's book tells the story of iconic artist and activist Keith Haring Famed artist Keith Haring was once just a boy who kept drawing.Now, 27 years after his death, Haring's work and passion will inspire kids today — all through a new children's book encouraging them to use art to change the world.

Here's the haunting cover of Adam Silvera's upcoming novel 'They Both Die At The End'

Here's the haunting cover of Adam Silvera's upcoming novel 'They Both Die At The End' It's the title of YA author Adam Silvera's aptly named upcoming book They Both Die At The End.They Both Die At The End is about coming face to face with your own mortality.

This bookshop is forcing Piers Morgan to read 'Harry Potter', 1 tweet at a time

This bookshop is forcing Piers Morgan to read 'Harry Potter', 1 tweet at a time The one that ended with Morgan saying he'd never read Harry Potter?Shortly after the tiff took place on Saturday, one North London bookshop decided to begin what can only be described as a monumental campaign — to tweet the entirety of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone at Morgan in bite-size, 140-character snippets.

After 17 Years, Philip Pullman Announces a Sequel to His Dark Materials

After 17 Years, Philip Pullman Announces a Sequel to His Dark Materials Philip Pullman’s seminal trilogy started with The Golden Compass in 1997 and ended with The Amber Spyglass in 2000.Or so we thought—because now, the author has announced an entire sequel trilogy, The Book of Dust, will come in October.

'All Our Wrong Todays' is a mind-bending sci-fi novel that's worth the hype

'All Our Wrong Todays' is a mind-bending sci-fi novel that's worth the hype 25 million advance for All Our Wrong Todays.All Our Wrong Todays is the endearing transdimensional tale of Tom Barren.

As if it weren’t already enough of a know-it-all, Google just got even smarter

As if it weren’t already enough of a know-it-all, Google just got even smarter If you ask Google Search why a cat can’t chew big pieces of food, for example, it’ll tell you that the animal’s jaw can’t move sideways.In 2004, Google launched the eponymous Google Books, an initiative that relied on optical character recognition to scan the pages of books from publishers, authors, magazines, libraries, and participants in the Google Books Partner Program.

Revealed: What really happened to Star Wars' most hated character

Revealed: What really happened to Star Wars' most hated character Warning: this story contains spoilers for Star Wars Aftermath: Empire's End.He was last seen briefly in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, attending the funeral of Padme Amidala.

Jason Chaffetz and Mitch McConnell are the new 'Hardy Boys' except much worse

Jason Chaffetz and Mitch McConnell are the new 'Hardy Boys' except much worse Rep.Mitch McConnell, the Majority Leader of the Senate, has also impressively managed to avoid publicly denouncing or questioning even the most flagrantly unconstitutional executive orders signed by the POTUS.

MashReads Podcast: Why 'Their Eyes Were Watching God' should be on your reading list right now

MashReads Podcast: Why 'Their Eyes Were Watching God' should be on your reading list right now Or at least that's true with Zora Neale Hurston's classic novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.Their Eyes Were Watching God tells the story of Janie Crawford, a southern woman living in Florida in the early 1900s.

Dystopian Fun! U.S. agency maps 'Hunger Games' districts against real states

Dystopian Fun! U.S. agency maps 'Hunger Games' districts against real states The books (and film adaptations) have made it clear that the 12 "districts" somewhat align with certain states and regions in the current U.Ever since the books came out nearly 10 years ago, many maps have attempted to show what Panem looks like.

Scottish publisher trolls Milo Yiannopoulos in the most epic way

Scottish publisher trolls Milo Yiannopoulos in the most epic way Simon & Schuster has finally pulled Milo Yiannopoulos' book deal after a video emerged showing the alt-right troll and Breitbart editor defending and advocating for sexual relationships between 13-year-olds and adults."They canceled my book," Yiannopoulos wrote on Facebook: But an independent Scottish publisher, Canongate, was over the moon about the news:

"Toxic" Git Gud Culture

"Toxic" Git Gud Culture ddt John Walker asFollowAfter some ugly behaviour in response to aPolygon Doom video, We ranted about thetoxic "GIT GUD" culture:A really gaming trend is getting louder and leader orrate.lik "" Elliott 2313::Stretch it to Still words and you got the carer story.

10 marketing books to read in 2017

10 marketing books to read in 2017 This is especially valuable in the marketing world, where the challenges facing chief marketing officers and other marketers are changing daily.If you’re ready to take your marketing game to the next level, here’s a rundown of 10 of the best new marketing books to dive into this year: Marcus Sheridan is a legend in the digital marketing world after he used content marketing to lift his failing pool company from the brink of bankruptcy to become one of the largest in the country.

His last book changed how we see history. This one destroys your future.

His last book changed how we see history. This one destroys your future. That's the choice posed by Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, historian Yuval Harari's long-awaited follow-up to Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind.Thanks to Zoloft, Prozac, Wellbutrin and all the gang, we're well on our way.

'Harry Potter' passages that are shockingly similar to 2017 politics

'Harry Potter' passages that are shockingly similar to 2017 politics What started as the post-election mantra of "Even Hogwarts fell to Voldemort" has morphed into daily comparisons between Potter villains and Trump appointees.These parallels have been criticized as being reductive, juvenile and politically useless — Donald Trump is a real human being capable of inflicting real harm and Voldemort is a made-up snake man from a YA series, after all.