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The Fascinating, Handwritten Poems of Famous Authors

Mary Shelley’s handwritten poem “Absence”, on the death of her husband. "Ah! he is gone — and I alone; How dark and dreary seems the time! ‘Tis Thus, when the glad sun is flown, Night rushes o’er the Indian clime. Is there no star to cheer this night No soothing twilight for the breast? Yes, Memory sheds her fairy light, Pleasing as sunset’s golden west. ... "

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Vintage-Inspired Posters for Your Favorite TV Shows

Breaking Bad & Walt Whitman The novelistic television show Breaking Bad concluded the first half of its 5.season this weekend with an episode called “Gliding Over It All”–a title drawn from a Walt Whitman poem, “Gliding O’er all.” Whitman’s Leaves of Grass figured heavily in the plot of the show, both thematically and as a plot device. You can find more about Whitman and other poems on Poemhunter, follow this link to his page:

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Money Is the Only Way Out of the Film Industry’s Depressing “Gender Inertia”

Kathryn Ann Bigelow is an American film director, film producer, screenwriter and television director. Her films include Near Dark, Point Break, Strange Days, The Weight of Water, and The Hurt Locker.

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10 Iconic Films That Used Talent Doubles

Inside the Labyrinth "Crystals" | A little behind the scenes look at Michael Moschen and his performance of Jareth's crystal ball manipulations.

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10 of the Most Cryptic Texts in the World

"This is the Zodiac speaking..." The Zodiac Killer claimed to have killed 37 people in northern California from the late 60's to the early 70's. Nefarious for sending letters to the news papers teasing police and citizens a like to clues and hints to find out who he was. after 40 years the case remains open

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Curious Underwater Photos of Actors Playing Shakespeare Characters

Tim Tadder's Curious Photos of Actors as Shakespeare Characters Under Water

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Secrets of Beowulf revealed: Relics discovered at Danish feasting hall which featured in Britain's oldest epic poem

Beowulf Manuscript: one of the oldest literary works written in English, it tells the story of how the hero Beowulf defeats the monster Grendel, who has been terrorising the royal hall of Heorot. Now the real-life medieval society which spawned the epic poem Beowulf is coming to light in a series of ground-breaking discoveries centred around the royal court of sixth-century Denmark.

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Minimalist Pictogram Song Posters

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Seamus Heaney Reads “Death of a Naturalist” and His Nobel Lecture on the Power of Poetry

Seamus Heaney (RIP) Reads “Death of a Naturalist” and His Nobel Lecture on the Power of Poetry