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Twihards are getting a special 10-year anniversary treat from Stephenie Meyer: a gender-swapped version of the original "Twilight" novel. The "Twilight" series, which has sold more than 150 million copies world wide and caused multiple cases of hyperventilation-level fandom, now stars Beau (boy Bella) and Edythe (girl Edward) in Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined. Meyer told Good Morning America that she rewrote the genders of the characters to challenge the "damsel in distress" assumptions made about Bella's character. Read More
Bad Lip Reading is back and as uproarious as ever.  The first time I watched Twilight I was helping out at a birthday party for 13- year- old girl, so I was without a doubt scarred for life. Robert Patterson was ruined forever. Thankfully, Bad Lip Reading came to my rescue. This video is the only way I could ever watch 7 minutes of the Twilight series without cringing.  The clip is full of hilarious lines and even a couple of tambourine song numbers. Read More
How's your Halloween going? Have you carved all of the pumpkins? Have you worn your "Sexy Chucky from Child's Play" costume once already so it's kind of tattered but it'll still look so great in a dimly-lit room full of tipsy people? Are your apples bobbed and your candies corned? Cool, me too!  Listen to this mix as you prep for our national day of cosplay and lighthearted faux paganism—they're the sort of moody-spooky-sexy jams that the Lost Boys would love and the Cullens wouldn't be cool enough for.  Click here for the Spotify mix, and here's the track list. Read More
As the YA genre has risen in popularity in recent years, the number of female protagonists has also grown in both books and film. Besides the obvious awesomeness of this, it’s especially great for there to be strong female characters in books for younger teens. I remember having a hard time finding many books with girls as the main characters beyond anything written by Tamora Pierce when I was in middle school. (Not complaining, though. All her characters were kick-ass).  As is with politics, CEOs, and other high-ranking positions, the more female role models the better. Read More
  I’m sure you won’t mind that I’m not reciting this letter out loud to you on YouTube, the way a 14-year-old Twilight fan would. People are so full of feelings about you lately, Kristen Stewart—about your affair, your breakup, your public apology, your reconciliation. I have feelings about you too, but I’ll do my best not to make this weird. I’m sorry that I didn’t have the best impression of you at first, when I caught New Moon on a plane. Read More
If you haven’t picked out your Valentine’s Day gift to yourself yet, we’ve got you covered. Beautiful Bastard, a new novel by Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings that launches on February 12th, started out as online Twilight fan fiction. The authors then edited and reworked their piece for publication. The book is about Chloe Mills, an ambitious intern who falls for her domineering boss, Bennett Ryan. Of course, in the original fan fiction Chloe was named Bella, and Bennett was her Edward Cullen. Read More
In an attempt to make some sense out of the last several years of Twilightmania, psychologist Niloo Dardashti, PsyD, HHP, has made a documentary on the hubbub surrounding Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight Saga and its effect on women. The documentary, aptly named Into the Twilight Haze, sets out to find why women of all ages are so enthralled by the franchise and what the fervor ultimately says about what women want in relationships these days. Read More
It is with great sadness (happiness) that I report that as of this past weekend, our long national dream (nightmare) is over. That's right, people--Breaking Dawn Part 2 premiered in theaters, thus ending The Twilight Saga once and for all, or at least until they reboot it in five years with hotter, younger actors. Just kidding, no one is younger than Taylor Lautner. Read More
News broke yesterday that Kristen Stewart is not just involved in a fictional love triangle with a werewolf and a vampire. In fact, she is the tip of an all too real equilateral between her, her Twilight co-star/(ex?) boyfriend Robert Pattinson and the director of her last film, Snow White and the Hunstman. Not only did she commit infidelity in her own relationship, but she made the other dude an adulterer. That's right, he's married. Kristen is apparently very remorseful, going as far as to issue a public apology in which she professes her love for Patz. Read More
When you were little, did you ever make paper snowflakes in art class? Well, papel picado is kind of like that, only much more elaborate. Originating in Mexico, the folk art involves making cuts in colored tissue paper and then stringing the designs into banners. It sounds simple, but the results are gloriously elaborate. Yreina Flores Ortiz, who owns the Etsy shop Ay Mujer, has put a modern take on her culture’s tradition by making banners you'll want to keep up long past Cinco de Mayo. Read More