The 50 Best Short Stories of All Time. The short story is sometimes an under-appreciated art form.
Within the space of a few pages, an author must weave a story that’s compelling, create characters readers care about and drive the story to its ultimate conclusion — a feat that can be difficult to accomplish even with a great degree of savvy. Yet these authors have mastered the art of the short story, turning condensed pieces into memorable works of literature that stick with readers long after they’ve finished. So if you’re looking for something to read between classes, get you into literature or just keep you entertained, pick up one of these short stories. Sad and Shocking Tales These short stories prove that it doesn’t take a whole novel to leave you stunned and still thinking about a narrative weeks after reading. Collections If you’re looking for more than just one great short story, check out these must-reads. Pop Culture Classics. Fashion Inspired by The Big Bang Theory.
No column called Geek Chic would be complete without an inspiration post on The Big Bang Theory, which is practically television’s love letter to the geek world.
It’s a show that manages to simultaneously mock and celebrate the enthusiastic obsessions that define geekiness. What more could a girl ask for? Before we begin, I just want to reiterate that my goal is not to recreate costumes but to interpret the characters’ styles into wearable looks for college girls. The Big Bang Theory characters wear quirky “real-life” clothes; for more futuristic fashion, check out the previous Geek Chic posts on Star Trek-inspired looks and Doctor Who-inspired looks. Indisputable Proof That Doctor Who Is Based On Actual Events. Intelligent Movies. What is an intelligent movie?
It is the one that marks new parameters in the history of movie making. The idea is new and sends a message so intense that certainly moves you or the idea is such that it opens new gateways to scientists that they have not thought of before. When you step out of cinema you feel different now, that is intelligent. 10. Contact (1997) Dr. 9.
Film Lists. Harry Potter Movies. Inception’s 4 Rules for Ultimate Influence. What’s the ultimate act of influence?
Planting an idea in another’s mind so that not just the idea but the emotion behind the idea take route natively, as if the idea was the product of the recipient’s own thought, as if they had conceived it themselves. At least, that’s what Christopher Nolan might say if you asked him, as his latest film, Inception, is built around exactly that premise. The idea that a technology which allows one to enter into another’s dreams (or to pull another into one’s own dreams) might also allow a person to either steal information from the subconscious of another, or plant an idea into the subconscious of another. If you haven’t yet seen the film, you’re probably best off bookmarking this post for later, as several plot spoilers await. At least that’s what happened to me, and here’s what I saw: 1) All influence is self-influence Within the film, most everyone except our hero and his team believe that “inception” can’t be done.
Unless… Top 10 British Comedy Series. Movies and TV Some of the best comedy around has been British Comedy.
The classic one liners, the funny stories and the bizarre slapstick. This list will not just be my opinion, although a few personal favorites will pop up. Starting from the very early moments of comedy, to some newer moments, here are the top 10 British comedy series. I think I will start this list with one of the most recent series. One of the first series that I know to have adopted the Point of View camera style. A program with very little dialogue, yet full of physical humor. Discover the history of tv presentation & graphic design. 40 Things That Will Make You Feel Old - Featured on BuzzFeed. 10 embarrassing “Before They Were Famous” commercials.
6 Things Clarissa Didn't Explain At All from Dashiell Driscoll. Top 8 Most Overused Horror Cliches in Movies. Throughout film history certain conventions and themes are constantly reused no matter the time or place.
The one genre that’s stayed consistent with the same formula throughout the years is horror. It doesn’t matter if it’s 1965 or 2007, the same stuff pops up in everything. The virgin girl will always prevail, while her slutty friend gets killed. There will never be cell phone reception when you need it, and somebody will always forget to lock the door behind them. Take a look at some of the top 8 most overused horror cliche’s of all time… 8. Perhaps I should clarify this by saying the female virgin never dies in horror movies. 7. Why don’t people lock their doors? 6. In the more suspense driven horror films and thrillers the bad guys are a lot more articulate than Jason Voorhies or Michael Myers. 5. Have you ever watched someone get stabbed or knocked the f*ck out in a movie, only to have them regain consciousness and disappear within a matter of seconds?
4. 3. 2. The 20 Best Cartoons Of The 90's. The 90's were a golden age of cartoons.
We had a blast putting together the 20 best, and we're sure this list will inspire some discussion. Our only criteria was that the cartoon had to start in the 90's, meaning a couple of very late in the decade entries were still eligible. We did make a small exception for one show, but we think you'll agree it was warranted. Enjoy! 20. Production Period: 1991-1995 This Disney smash followed Drake Ballard and his alter-ego, Darkwing Duck. 19. Production Period: 1991-1994, later 1996-1999 Doug Funnie and his best friend Skeeter got into all kind of adventures in the fictional town of Bluffington. 18.
Production Period: 1990-1994.