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Welcome to Harry Potter Week 2017!

Hello Daily Geekette Readers! Today we wish Harry Potter, and his creator J. K. Rowling, a very happy birthday! As we do every year, The Daily Geekette will celebrate by taking a look at the world that Rowling has created and trying to see it through new lenses.

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The Harry Potter canon expanded this year to include the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as well as the play The Cursed Child. We’ve got some really great articles for you this year based on the new canon, as well as on the books we have continued to love for the past 20 years.

Stay tuned for some awesome new articles and have a happy Harry Potter Week!

 

Check out some of our previous Harry Potter articles here!

 

 

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Fashion and Costume exhibits for every Clotheshorse IV.

Are you looking to expand your mind and visual costume vocabulary? Why not take a look at some of these amazing museum exhibits that 2017 has to offer!

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Daily Geekette’s Favorite Activist Authors

Yesterday, March 8th, was International Women’s Day as well as the “Day without a Woman”  protest arranged by the organizers of the Women’s March. March as a whole is also Women’s History Month. In honor of these events, I thought I would share with you lovely readers some of my favorite female activist authors. Some were authors first, some activists first, but all deserve to be celebrated. Continue reading Daily Geekette’s Favorite Activist Authors

Sunday Sundries: A Nerdy News Recap – Feb 26th-Mar 4th.

It’s hard to believe it, but 2017 has already rolled the calendar to March!  Whether or not the new month has come in like a lion or a lamb in your current locale, there is one constant when it comes to the third month of the year: it’s National Women’s History Month. If you’d like to learn more about NWHM, or see what other interesting and intriguing newsy tidbits you might have missed this week, please keep reading!

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“Tale as Old as Time” Rewind: The Hello Kitty Versions…. with Squirrels!?

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I’m sure many of you are wondering what the heck the title of this article is alluding to – but trust me, this is gonna be a fun installment in this series. Why? BECAUSE IT IS HELLO KITTY WE’RE TALKING ABOUT! Yes, the iconic symbol of cute from Japan even took a few unique takes on the “Tale as Old as Time”. We’re going to focus on one in particular (aka the cooler version, by my standards) and see how Miss Kitty herself spins this classic story. And as promised, there are squirrels involved. Let’s jump right into this week’s Tale as Old as Time Rewind! 

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What Makes a (Hu)man: Allegiance Back in Theaters Feb. 19

allegiance-poster-8db536d51dd5614df272e6bcf48a9e8dOn Sunday, February 19th, Allegiance will be broadcast in theaters for a second time. The one night only event last December broke records for Fathom Event sales. “The premiere was its highest-grossing one-night Broadway musical event to date, the 14-year-old company said, bringing in more than $1 million in ticket sales in about 600 theaters.” The filmed Broadway musical focuses on the experiences of Japanese-American citizens in internment camps during WWII. The musical stars George Takei, Lea Salonga, and Telly Leung, and partially draws from Takei’s own experiences.

In the wake of executive orders trying to protect the country from interior and exterior threats, this story feels all too familiar. There are those Americans rallying against the “Muslim Ban” and those who either don’t see a problem with it or don’t feel it’s their place to speak up.  Allegiance is technically a look at the past, but it’s also a frightening possibility for our future.  Continue reading What Makes a (Hu)man: Allegiance Back in Theaters Feb. 19

“Tale as Old as Time” Rewind: 80’s TV Series Starring Ron Perlman and Linda Hamilton

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As a child of the late 80’s/90’s, I grew up with one particular version of Beauty and the Beast which stuck with me big time. It would remain not just one of my favorite adaptations, but one of my favorite TV series of all time. So welcome back to Tale as Old as Time Rewind, where this week we’re going to explore the underground caves and subway lines of a show you may have heard of. Let’s take a look at the 80’s TV version of Beauty and the Beast – starring Terminator‘s Linda Hamilton and Hellboy‘s Ron Perlman.

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In Memoriam: John Hurt (1940-2017)

john_hurt2On the evening of January 27th (for those of us on the western side of the Atlantic), it was announced that beloved actor, John Hurt, had passed away, aged 77. Hurt is not the first major celebrity death of 2017, but his loss is keenly felt by these Geekettes, who had grown to love him in a variety of roles over the years.

Sir John Hurt was knighted in 2015 for his services to drama, and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer that same year. In a career spanning six decades, Hurt was nominated for two Oscars, and won four BAFTA awards and a Golden Globe. He is survived by his wife of 12 years. As of this writing, there is no official statement regarding cause of death.

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Nasty Nerds at the Women’s March

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, over 2.9 million people participated in the Women’s March worldwide.  6 writers for Daily Geekette were present in four different cities on the east coast.  From pussycat hats and speeches to feminist icons and nerdy protest signs, read about our different Women’s March experiences.

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Dalin’s Oscar Predictions 2016 – Best Picture Edition: The La, The Moonlight, and the Arrival

That time of year again is rolling around the corner, where Hollywood has their eye on the next movie to throw onto the awards hype train. So every week (leading up to January 24th, when the Academy’s nominations come out) I’ll be giving you my predictions per category, so that you can impress your friends at all of your New Years Eve parties. And without further ado, let’s see who could score Best Picture…. and the nominees are….

<> on October 19, 2009 in Santa Clarita, California.

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