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Did you see the reveal for the TOWER OF DAWN cover? We can’t wait to read more about the adventures of Chaol, Nesryn, and Yrene on the Southern Continent!

Would you consider professional flirting a power? Idk

Zen’s the guy you’d go to if you need some help in hand-to-hand, blade-to-blade combat. Replication is his main thing, and it comes in handy when tackling the bigger, badder villains. The clones however, only possess his base proficiency at combat and flirting and none of his other powers. He also has a sporadic Psionic Intuition, which allows the team to see glimpses of the future (psychic dreams anyone?). Albeit fleeting, Zen tends to be extra sensitive to the bigger-scale, future-altering, history-making events. He might not be able to see how well you’d do in a test, but he’d definitely see Godzilla rising out of the water a couple days or weeks before it happens, so don’t worry. :D

Adoptive Muscle Memory is less of a power and more of a skill he developed. Quick perception and hella body-eye coordination allows him to study your moves and learn them with time. Short battles are of no use to him, but if the duel is extended or you come back for a rematch, then watch out bc he’s probably got all ur moves figured out. 

Yes, I did the math and estimated that his sword would be about 0.84m long in proportion to his height, which I think was about 5″9. I’m extra that way.

I never understood the “Don’t judge a book by its cover” sentiment.  As a kid, I remember thinking to myself, I thought that’s what book covers were for? They’re the first thing potential readers see when they’re browsing and they’re the subject of many an *intellectual* Instagram shot. But most importantly, artists work hard to make sure book covers reflect  what’s inside of them.

As the NPR Books intern, my hands end up on a lot of brand new titles, which also have brand new covers. So this summer, I’m going to be tumbling about book cover art and artists in a series I’m calling #bookcovercrush.

First up: Luiza Sauma’s Flesh and Bone and Water, which was designed by cover artist Lauren Peters-Collaer. The novel follows a wealthy Brazilian teenager who finds himself drawn to the family maid’s beautiful daughter after travelling to the mouth of the Amazon.

Peters-Collaer says, “First, I explored mixing painted patterns with natural elements of the Brazilian landscape to convey the tropical setting and lush, layered feeling of the narrative.”

“At the same time, I was interested in incorporating an obscured female visual to reference the woman who is a catalyst for the story, and who is increasingly illuminated throughout the course of the text.”

“These two ideas came together in the final cover”:

Be sure to watch out for next installment of #bookcovercrush!

-Intern Sydnee

Images courtesy of  Lauren Peters-Collaer and Scribner


“Yeah, dude, I guess. But, like, this is a fuckin’ liberal arts college, brah. Isn’t everyone in a band?”
“I don’t know. I’ve never met anyone in a band before. I’m not in a band. Well, I’m in some school bands, but that’s not really… um. What kind of music do you play?”

in which instead of actually playing hockey, the guys play shitty (pun intended) DIY punk in a band called Soft Hands. classically-trained pianist eric bittle doesn’t quite know what’s hit him.

posters for @heyfightme ‘s fic Baking is Punk As Fuck . So I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been obsessed with this fic forever? And I’m so happy yet sad that it’s done now?? I’ve already reread the earlier chapters like soooo many times. The lines are great, Bitty’s narrative is so realistic in this new setting. Punk Jack Zimmermann is the love of my life and I’m also VERY obsessed with him (like seriously, way to get me to love Jack). And I think I can speak for a lot of people when I say this fic reignited my love of punk. So yea, this fic is amazeballs 


We’re proud to announce our 2nd cover star Aubrey Plaza for our Summer Issue N°6.  @plazadeaubrey @legion_fx @thelittlehoursmovie
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Photography by @brantleyg
Styling by @highheelprncess
Style Assitant @kendallchloeflower
Makeup by @storyofmailife _ for @starworksgroup
Hair by @rodortega4hair for @soloartists
Set Assistants: @corey_weston @olive__via
Fashion Editor @gorgevillalpando
Written by @sonyasinghh

Top by @michaelcostello Shirt by @onauratoutvu
Jewelry by @loreerodkin
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Honestly…okay. *ahem* I’m just gonna say it.

Adam Young/Owl City’s version of Waving Through a Window is…my new favorite version of the song. *cough*

I’ve been a Hoot Owl longer than I can remember. Owl City’s brought me through some pretty rough times in my life. I’ve had a blessed life, so my “rough” times are probably “mediocre” to others, but nevertheless, he was there. There isn’t a single song of his that hasn’t brought me joy and made me look at life a little differently. I’ve never really been able to express my love for him on my blog because he’s not done too much that relates to my blog interests. But this. This is the moment when that all changes.

He helped me get through rough times in my early high school years - that awkward kid with the braces and the super small friend group. His music was there to get me through it all. I danced to his songs in my bedroom, in the car, at school dances, when I graduated high school. But this, this is like the frosting on the cake. He’s covered one of the most revolutionary pieces of theatrical music in today’s culture…and all because one thing: He saw himself in Evan Hansen. Much like the rest of us, I believe.

“For as long as I can remember, I’ve marched to the beat of my own drum. […] I embrace being an outsider. I look at myself in the mirror and I feel nothing but confidence, optimism, assertiveness and happiness.” 

Honestly, his music allows me to feel that sense of ‘confidence, optimism, assertiveness, and happiness’ that I rarely feel when I listen to other music artists. And now having WTAW along with his signature musical style added to it…it’s like real life has collided with Adam’s whimsicality to create an entirely new reality. And that’s something I never knew I needed until right now.

So with that, Thank You, Evan Hansen Adam Young for sharing this with your Fansen Hoot Owls. This literally made my life.