We're thrilled to announce that the new issue of RELEVANT is here. In this issue, we go inside the incredible rise and startling fall of Invisible Children, and find out why the group's co-founder Jason Russell says "I feel like Kony won."
We also talk to Angelina Jolie and the Lone Bellow, and bring together a panel of experts for our annual discussion about the year in music. Check it out here ... Discuss
Not to be outdone by Harper Lee, Random House has recently announced that a newly discovered manuscript from Dr. Seuss will see light this July. The book, called What Pet Should I Get?, comes complete with Seuss' trademark sketches, which is good, because it definitely wouldn't feel like a Dr. Seuss book without the artwork. "While undeniably special, it is not surprising to me that we found this because Ted always worked on multiple projects and started new things all the time," said Seuss' widow, Audrey Giesel. "He was constantly writing and drawing and coming up with ideas for new stories."
Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodor "Ted" Seuss Geisel, passed away in 1991. Random House has said that there was more than one book discovered, so keep your eyes peeled ... Discuss
Everyone knows that Harry Potter's potions master Severus Snape is one of the most misunderstood characters in all YA fiction, but now, YouTuber kcawesome13 has set out to show just how sad and lonely Snape's life really was. By using the Harry Potter movie's flashbacks to recreate Snape's defining moments, we get a clearer picture of all the feels Snape went through in his life. If you've got 15 free minutes today and want to spend them reflecting on the somber misery that is the life of Severus Snape, you can do so here ... Discuss
Hot on the heels of an all-female Ghostbusters reboot, Marvel has announced that earth's mightiest heroes are also getting a girl power overhaul following a big, mysterious "comic book event" taking place this summer that promises to be the biggest shakeup the Marvel Universe has endured since its conception back in the '60s. That event, called The Secret Wars, is essentially going to reboot Marvel's titles, but they're not all going to look the same. Case in point, The Avengers (now called The A-Force) which will follow a core group of women (She-Hulk, Captain Marvel, Medusa and Nico Minoru) but also involve the scores of female characters from the Marvel lineup who have spent most of their time playing second fiddle to Captain America and Iron Man.
Marvel's been deliberately shaking things up its heavily white, male roster a few months now, handing the mantle of Captain America to a black man, Thor's hammer to a woman and making the core cast of the ironically named X-Men all women, but this represents their biggest shift so far. Increasingly, their world is being saved by people just as diverse as the world itself is. Take note, everyone ... Discuss
Legendary author Harper Lee is set to release her first new novel in more than 50 years—only her second ever published. The recently rediscovered book from the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer is described as a sort of sequel to the classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. In a statement, she explained,
In the mid-1950s, I completed a novel called `Go Set a Watchman.’ It features the character known as Scout as an adult woman, and I thought it a pretty decent effort. My editor, who was taken by the flashbacks to Scout's childhood, persuaded me to write a novel (what became `To Kill a Mockingbird') from the point of view of the young Scout. I was a first-time writer, so I did as I was told. I hadn't realized it (the original book) had survived, so was surprised and delighted when my dear friend and lawyer Tonja Carter discovered it … I am humbled and amazed that this will now be published after all these years.
The follow-up to Mockingbird—which has sold more than 40 million copies—hits shelves in July ... Discuss