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Lizzie Bennet Diaries

I recently discovered this vlog on YouTube. Produced by Vlog Brother and Nerdfighter Hank Green, "The Lizzie Bennet" diaries is a modern day adaptation of the classic novel Pride and Prejudice.

Each video is anywhere from 4-6 minutes long. The last two episodes will air this week.

I think it's a great way to utilize social media (each character has a twitter account and other characters have their own blog as well) to tell this classic story.

Here's episode one:

2013 NYC Teen Author Festival

The 5th Annual NYC Teen Author Festival will begin this Monday, March 18 at the Mulberry Street Branch of the New York Public Library.

Here is a list of what's going on:

Monday, March 18 (Mulberry Street Branch of the NYPL, 10 Jersey Street b/w Mulberry and Lafayette, 6-8):

I’ll Take You There: A Change of Scenery, A Change of Self
In their recent books, each of these authors have plunged their teen characters into new places as a way of revealing their true selves. We’ll talk about this YA journey narrative – where it comes from, and what it can lead to.

Gayle Forman
Kristen-Paige Madonia
Bennett Madison
Jennifer E. Smith
Melissa Walker

moderator: David Levithan

Tuesday, March 19 (WORD Bookstore, 7-8:30, 126 Franklin St, Greenpoint):
The Only Way Out is Through: Engaging Truth through YA

Description: Pain. Confusion. Loss. Mistakes. Revelation. More mistakes. Recovery. One of the things that makes YA work is its desire to engage the messy truths of both adolesce…

Catching Fire Promo Photos

Lions Gate Films released publicity photos for the upcoming "Catching Fire" movie.
What do you think of them?

MTV Movie Award Nominees

Here are the nominees:

Movie Of The YearDjango Unchained Silver Linings Playbook Ted The Avengers The Dark Knight Rises

Best Female Performance Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables Mila Kunis, Ted Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook Emma Watson, The Perks of Being a Wallflower Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect

Best Male Performance Ben Affleck, Argo Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook Daniel Day-Lewis, LincolnJamie Foxx, Django UnchainedChanning Tatum, Magic Mike
Breakthrough Performance Ezra Miller, The Perks of Being a Wallflower Eddie Redmayne, Les Miserables Suraj Sharma, Life of Pi Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect

Best Scared-As-S**T Performance Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty Alexandra Daddario, Texas Chainsaw 3D Martin Freeman, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Jennifer Lawrence, House at the End of the Street Suraj Sharma, Life of Pi

Best On-Screen Duo Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson, Django Unchained Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Law…