Posts tagged "shakespeare"

A Shakespeare-To-GIF Translator Is Coming To The Interwebs And I Can’t Contain Myself

Two graduate students at the MIT Media Lab have created a research site that quantifies the emotional content of GIFs, and they hope that one day soon it will enable them to translate Shakespeare into GIF-speak. Travis Rich and Kevin Hu launched GIFGIF on March 3, and it's a whole lot of fun. It's so much fun, in fact, that it'…

By: Claire Hannum / March 13, 2014

If Facebook Had Existed In Shakespeare’s Time

Can you imagine the fighting that would have erupted on their walls as family members tossed insults around? "Unhand my daughter, Romeo, or I shall report thee to Mark Zuckerberg and cast a pox upon thine profile!" Ha. [Random Factory]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 5, 2011

Quickies: Prince Harry Is “100 Percent Single” & Did Shakespeare Smoke Pot?

Prince Harry settles once and for all that he is not, repeat, not, boning Pippa Middleton. Or Chelsy Davy. In fact, he's "100 percent single." [Celebitchy] Wannabe presidential candidate Michele Bachmann needs to get her serial killers and her film stars straight. [BuzzFeed] Charlie Sheen's remaining goddess, Natalie Kenly, has moved out of Sober Valley…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 27, 2011

What If Romeo And Juliet Were On Facebook?

In case you’ve never really understood Shakespearian verse, you can revisit the classic story of Romeo and Juliet as told through Facebook. All it takes are some friend requests, relationship status updates, events, and groups to tell this tragic tale in full. Trace the whole drama of the Montagues and Capulets from Romeo ending hi…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 4, 2010

Anna Hathaway Proves Why “Romeo & Juliet” Isn’t The Sexiest Shakespeare Play

This summer, Anna Hathaway takes the stage in New York City as Viola in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. You might have thought that if the Hollywood A-lister was to play a Shakespeare role, it would be one that relies on her beauty, like a Juliet. Yet, Hathaway proves that feminine charm can have nothing to do…

By: Leonora Epstein / June 26, 2009

Britney Spears, Like, Totes Inspired By Shakespeare And James Joyce

Slate has uncovered shocking evidence that Britney Spears' songwriting abilities are maybe, just a tad, unoriginal. Her most recent single, "If U Seek Amy," is a play on words that, when said quickly, spell out, um, something dirty. Best of all, the way in which the phrase is used in the song, doesn't really make…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 19, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Romeo And Juliet, Bones And Breast Cancer, And Tim Gunn’s Big Day

Romeo and Juliet with a happy ending. [NPR] A new study says that women with stronger bones are more likely to develop breast cancer. Do we really have to choose between cancer and osteoporosis? [AHN] Today is Tim Gunn's birthday. Forget to get him a present? "Make it work, people!" [Blogging Project Runway]…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 29, 2008