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Friday Flashback: The 10 Best Mr. Darcy’s – From Favorite Films to Books

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We’ve got Mr. Darcy on the brain lately. And who can blame us? Darcy is one of those literary heroes who has transcended the page to become a cultural icon. Stubborn, proud, and hopelessly in love with Elizabeth Bennet, he’s one of our favorite parts of Pride and Prejudice – and one of our favorite book boyfriends in general. This summer marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, so it’s no wonder that Darcy is consuming our thoughts. The author died on July 18, 1817, at age 41, after having written 7 novels that become instant classics and 2 unfinished works that will always leave us wondering, what if?. There’s a reason that Austen is still just as popular 200 years…

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The Books on Bridget Jones’s Imaginary Bookshelf

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It’s hard to fully encapsulate the amazingness that is Bridget Jones’s Diary. Helen Fielding’s book is fantastic, and the movie is even better. (Seriously, come at me). Between the most relatable female heroine ever, the objectively least-crazy-most-sensible-while-still-being-attractive leading man, and quite possibly the greatest, least graceful fight scene in movie history, 2001’s Bridget Jones’s Diary is my favorite romantic comedy film. It will never be beaten. It will never be surpassed. It is flawless. The sequel was bitterly disappointing. Let’s not talk about it. However, whether we like it or not, Bridget Jones is having a baby. Preliminary reviews for the new film are fairly positive, which I’m taking as a good sign. It’s being directed by the original film’s…

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Murder, He Wrote: The Night Of-Inspired Summer Reading

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Based solely on the first episode, the new HBO limited series, The Night Of, seems to be equal parts True Detective and NPR’s Serial in the best ways possible. The story follows a young man, Nasir Khan (who goes by Naz) who gets swept into a horrible crime after a night of misguided frivolity with a mysterious, beautiful woman. Naz, a college student, picks her up in his father’s cab on his way to the popular kids’ college party, and has a dreamlike night of sex, drugs and odd drunken knife games before waking up to a nightmare: the woman’s body has been stabbed to death in bed next to him. Naz, who clearly doesn’t watch a lot of Law & Order, flees…

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Do You Agree with These Choices for Favorite Book Boyfriend?

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Sometimes you don’t just love a book; you worship it. And sometimes you don’t just like a character in that book; you want to marry them. Whether they’re broody and intense or sweet and sensitive, there’s just something about this guy or gal that you can’t get enough of. You comb the pages for mentions of their name, linger on your favorite passages, and, uh, imagine that you’re the one making out with them during love scenes. Luckily, there’s a phrase for these kind of obsessive reading-crushes. Book boyfriends (or girlfriends!). These are the characters you would die to meet in real life, the people you can actually imagine yourself falling in love with—if only they didn’t exist solely in…

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Everybody into the pool! 10 Iconic swimsuits for summer

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It’s officially summer this Sunday, which means it’s time for barbeques, beaches and, yes, new bathing suits. If you’re in the market for something new to wear in the water this year, then we’re here to provide a little inspiration. Here are 10 of the most iconic swimsuits ever: Phoebe Cates, Fast Times at Ridgemont High Responsible for launching many a Gen-Xer into puberty, Cates’s character in this classic teen movie has become synonymous with her bright red bikini. Not that she keeps the top on for very long, of course. Sandra Dee, Gidget From TV to movies, there have been lots of different Gidgets. But the most iconic bathing suit belongs to Sandra Dee, who starred in the 1959…

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Kingsman: How to be an elite British spy (or at least dress like one)

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With the February 13 release of Kingsman: The Secret Service, we see the return to the screen of one of cinema’s most enduring characters: the British gentleman spy. In Kingsman, that role is filled by Colin Firth (and who better to serve king and country than the man who took home an Oscar for playing the lead in The King’s Speech?). He’s dashing, he’s debonair, and he’s the embodiment of the persona perfected by James Bond and The Avenger’s John Steed. Women want to be with them and men want to be them. And now you can—or you can look like them, at least. And with the right gadgets, a bunch of phony passports and the backing of a clandestine…

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