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Green Light Stars in The Great Gatsby Trailer

The third trailer for Baz Luhrmann‘s adaptation of The Great Gatsby has been released, showing off the movie’s crowded soundtrack. The film will feature songs by Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Lana Del Ray–Spotify has a free playlist of the songs.

Much has been written about the music in the new trailer, but nobody has mentioned how a famous green light shines throughout the trailer.

We won’t spoil the plot for you, but a green light at the end of a dock plays a major symbolic role in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel. If you want to find out more about the green light, follow this simple Google search.

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Kathryn & Ross Petras On Assembling a ‘Modern’ Poetry Collection

Happy National Poetry Month! All throughout April, we interviewed poets about working in the digital age. To end the month, we spoke with brother-sister writing team Kathryn & Ross Petras.

Many have come to know the Petras siblings for the The Stupidest Things website and companion books. They recently edited a collection of modern poetry culled from politicians, reality TV stars and music recording artists.

Workman Publishing released The Anthology of Really Important Modern Poetry: Timeless ‘Poems’ By Snooki, John Boehner, Kanye West and Other Well-Versed Celebrities earlier this month. Follow this link to access their blog and read pieces from Twilight Saga actor Robert Pattinson, former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin and pop star Ke$ha.

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Non-Reader Kanye West Publishes

KY_TYYWv2917.jpgHip-hop star Kanye West has just published a book of “Kanye-isms” with co-author J. Sakiya Sandifer. Entitled “Thank You And You’re Welcome,” the slim book contains 52-pages of West wisdom.

In a blog-baiting Reuters feature, West bragged about being a “proud non-reader,” and said he hoped to avoid the “wordy and so self-absorbed” style of novels. His mini-book collects aphorisms and brief stories from the artist.

Here’s a philosophical sample from the book: “When walking down the street, you can walk in one line perfectly without ever falling over. Now take that same city block, make it a foot wider and then put it a hundred stories high. You’re going to be so focused on the fact that you don’t have a banister, that you’re more likely to fall because of it. When you’re so focused on what you don’t have…you won’t have!”