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It’s easy to forget that President Bush was the first YouTube President — that is, until you watch his White House Christmas videos. Produced annually between 2002 and 2007, and titled “BarneyCam” after Bush’s Scottish Terrier, the videos are summer camp-quality skits starring the president,…

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In 2008, right around Twilight’s first theatrical release, it seemed that most people I knew were extolling the virtues of reading young adult fiction as actual adults. I always sort of winced at the notion. There are so many wonderful works of adult fiction already in existence, ready to…

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You’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but there can’t be anything wrong with rememberinga book by its cover, right? After all, there are certain covers that have become just as iconic as the texts they hold. Consider the eyes overlooking the skyline on The Great Gatsby, the…