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Veronica Roth: About the End of Allegiant (SPOILERS)
So, I am back from tour….
All week, people who had read Allegiant were asking me the same question, and people on the Internet were asking, too. I answered it very briefly in a spoilery MTV interview that went up today, but I wanted to post a longer answer that goes a little deeper for those of you who are interested. I’m trying to be very careful about marking spoilers, so hopefully all this works
Is It Harder to Write About Happiness Than Its Opposite?
Each week in Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. This week, Leslie Jamison and Adam Kirsch discuss the difficulties in writing about happiness.
Outrage Porn and the Christian Reader
Outrage sells. It’s plain as day. If eyeballs on articles are the currency of new media, there are few things that attract those eyeballs more effectively than outrage. In the wider cultural context of new media there is always lots to work with: Alec Baldwin’s homophobia, Steve Martin’s racism, Patton Oswalt’s insensitivity. It goes on and on. There is always someone saying something dumb or unwise, and new media’s response is immediate, fiery indignation.
“Christian, you cannot obey the Law. Your certain failure is a means to show forth the grace of God when you repent.”“We don’t need more lists of how to be a better spouse/parent/Christian. We need more grace.”“My life strategy for today: fail, repent, repeat.”
Here are a Couple of great articles talking about different aspects of The Clone Wars series.
Infographic: How Many Calories Are In A Drink From Starbucks
To encourage people to make healthier drink choices, Seattle-based Japanese coffee lover Ryoko Itawa of I Love Coffee created a revealing infographic.
Titled ‘How many calories are in a drink from Starbucks’, the infographic points out the calories in popular Starbucks drinks and equates it to various junk food.
According to infographic, a Grande Green Tea Latte has 350 calories, which is equivalent to a medium packet of fries from McDonalds, while a Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino has 500 calories, which amounts to 120 Skittles.