Amanda Ferris graduated with a 3.5 GPA and a B.A. in English from Wagner College in May of 2009, and has since written for several different websites and magazines.These publications include NearSay.com. New York Family, The Camel Clutch Blog, Silhouette Urban Mind-Body Fitness's official site, and 2Blue Media Group. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching dance, going to museums, reading, and volunteering at the Love Wanted Pet Adoption events in Brooklyn. Amanda is a founding member of the Boulevard Books Creative Wring Group and she can also be seen reading her poetry at the Tom Kane Boulevard Bards Open Mic sessions as well.
The 10 Coolest Photos from NYC’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Exhibit
This past weekend loyal 'Game of Thrones' fans flocked to West 57th Street in midtown Manhattan in order to get a chance to gain admission to the traveling exhibit that was created by both Time Warner Cable and HBO. This exhibit, which opened on March 28th and runs until April 3rd, is a fan's dream: costumes worn by major characters such as Cersei Lannister and Danaerys Targaryen; props, including
10 Obvious Celebrity Lookalikes From Young Adult Novel Covers
Sometimes, it's all too easy for an illustrator or a cover artist who has hit a huge creative block to use a picture of a celebrity as their guide for young adult novels. Plus, the celebrity lookalikes will help sales too, especially if it's a popular actress such as 'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke...
Vine, Twitter’s New Video App, Is Already Causing Problems
Twitter has unveiled their easy-to-use new video app for both the iPhone and iTouch called 'Vine.' This app allows users to post short videos (about 6 seconds each) to their Twitter account, Facebook account, or even to the Vine community.
OKCupid’s Blind Date App Is Pretty Creepy
While Tumblr's 'NiceGuysofOKCupid' is now sadly defunct, the online dating site OKCupid has gotten even creepier with the release of their new blind date app. This can't possibly end well.
Students Perform Zombie-Themed Flashmob to Protest School Closings
Students of the group Philadelphia Student Union, which is a part of a larger organization called the Philadelphia Coalition Advocacy of Public Schools, recently performed a zombie-themed flashmob to Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' in front of the school district's headquarters.
10 Facts You Didn’t Know About ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’
We all remember the beloved book series 'The Baby-Sitters Club,' which spawned a tv series, a movie and 'The Baby-Sitters Little Sister' book series. But did you know that the series was based on another book about baby sitting? Or that the author, Ann M. Martin, was a freelance author at the time Scholastic published it? If not, read more to get the best up-to-date facts about this beloved series
Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘Celebrities Read Mean Tweets’ Is Too Funny For Words
Thanks to the rise of the social media site Twitter, celebrity users and your every day folk like you and me are closer than ever. But so are the nasty, catty tweets from the Average Joe to whatever celebrity they're mad at now. Jimmy Kimmel decided that celebrities should confront these mean (and often strange) tweets in his ongoing segment 'Celebrities Read Mean Tweets.'
Cats Get Their Own Social Network, Grumpy Cat Probably Unhappy About it
Grumpy Cat will soon have a new place to post about how unhappy she is. Matthew Phiong and Koekoe Loo Wan Koe, two enterprising men from Malaysia, have launched a new social media networking site for felines and the humans who love them, called Catmoji.
The Top 5 Most Anticipated Book-to-Movie Adaptions for 2013
2013 is gearing up to have some great movie releases, some of which include the usual book-to-movie adaptions. Yet with allgreat new book to movie adaptions coming out, it can be difficult to figure out which one to spend $10 at the theater on, especially if you are not sure if it will wind up being a hit like 'Lord of the Rings' or a dude like 'Eragon ...
Teen Drugs Parents So She Can Stay Online Past Curfew
We've all heard the stories about stressed-out parents drugging their unruly toddlers with a dose of Benadryl so that they can get some shut-eye, but this is certainly a new twist. On December 28, a 16 year-old girl and her 15-year-old friend from Northern California decided to buy her parents two milkshakes from a local fast-food joint and crush prescription sleeping pills in them so that they ca
Bane’s Freestyle Rap Is Gotham’s Reckoning, Our Delight
YouTuber Auralnauts is at it again with the hilarious Bane spoofs but this time, Gotham's reckoning has turned into a freestyle rapper!
10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’
Most children today have grown up watching the classic Christmas special 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer' that was filmed using stop-motion animation. As the winter holiday season fast approaches and you settle down to watch 'Rudolph' on television, check out these ten cool facts that you didn't know about one of themost famous Christmas specials of all time.