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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

"WeHo Reads: Banned Books" Brings Together Literature, Art and Film

Lisa Derrick | Posted 09.24.2016 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

When the left and right agree on something, it's time to realize that books, art and ideas, even if we disagree with them, are vital to our growth as individuals and as a society.

How Eddie Redmayne Helped Remind Me That There's So Much To Live For

Camryn Garrett | Posted 05.22.2016 | Teen
Camryn Garrett

Eddie Redmayne reminds me of everything that's bright and beautiful in this world. And whenever I feel like I can't make it anymore, I sing One Day More from Les Mis. I try to remind myself that, if I can stay one more day, I'll have the chance to be like Jane Villanueva.

11 Controversial Books That We Totally Read Anyway

Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment

It's a sad truth, but some of our favorite books continue to be challenged and banned worldwide. While we think that it's tragic that this form of cen...

17 Movie Music Scenes That'll Make You Dance, Sing And Upload It To YouTube Right Now

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 03.28.2014 | Good News

We'd like to think the greatest cinematic moments happen when a music scene induces some serious audience toe-tapping and head-bobbing. Then head-bobb...

Why Emma Watson Almost Quit Acting

Posted 08.02.2013 | Entertainment

Emma Watson has spent much of her post-"Harry Potter" comeback discussing her doubts about returning to acting. Now, in a new interview with Entertain...

52 Books, 52 Weeks, Week 13: A New Life for Pi

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 06.01.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

The book won me over from the first chapter and I was lost in Martel's imagination in a way I rarely am. I found it just as enjoyable on the re-read; not a perfect book, but one whose popularity, both critical and sales-wise, I perfectly understand.

There's a Prize tor Those Little Webisodes? Yes. Meet the Winner.

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

While much of the hoopla at the Writers Guild Awards was focused on the film nominees as a ramp up to Oscars, the category most associated with the fastest growing medium on earth went largely unnoticed. And Michael Cyril Creighton was crowned king of that world.

52 Books, 52 Weeks, Week 6: The Un-Review

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 04.13.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

We hit week 6. Private Berlin by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan. And ... I couldn't do it. Oh, I bought the book. I've read several chapters. But, but, but ... it's just not for me.

8 Imaginary Teachers We Wish We Had In High School (PHOTOS)

Posted 02.10.2013 | Teen

Students spend almost as much time during the school day with their teachers as they do with their friends –- if not more. Needless to say, teachers...

'I'm A Side Character In Your Epic Teen Romance'

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 04.11.2013 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

But, given some time, I've come to terms with the fact that I'm not the author of this story; I'm a side character whose role has been fulfilled.

52 books, 52 weeks, week 5: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 04.04.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

Week five of my 52 books in 52 weeks project had me reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chybosky, which I picked because it was sitting atop the YA New York Times bestseller list. (As an aside, did you know there was a Manga NYT bestseller list? New life ambition ...)

52 books, 52 weeks, Week 4: The Painted Girls

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 03.30.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

It's a great book, the attention it has been getting is deserved, and, personally, reading it made me wish I'd tried harder in ballet class.

Amanda Todd Suicide: Schools Need Support Systems, Too

Eva Shang | Posted 12.17.2012 | Teen
Eva Shang

We can watch Perks of Being a Wallflower or read about Amanda Todd's death and shake our heads despairingly. Or we can collectively ensure that our youth have the guidance and support they need to thrive.

Nina Dobrev's #1 Beauty Tip

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.08.2012 | Teen

"Stunning" is the first word that comes to mind when describing the every day style of "Vampire Diaries" and "Perks of Being A Wallflower" star Nina D...

Banned Book Week: 16 Books That Were Challenged For Having LGBT Content

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Today is the last day of Banned Books Week, which was first observed in 1982 "in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in sc...

Christopher Rosen

Logan Lerman's 'Perks Of Being A Wallflower' Inspiration | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.05.2012 | Entertainment

Logan Lerman has come a long way from playing Mel Gibson's son in "The Patriot." The 20-year-old actor has appeared in blockbusters like "Percy Jackso...

The Rich Get Richer... The Perks of Going to See 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower'

Liz Smith | Posted 10.02.2012 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

If you survived teenage, then there is more than a little remembrance and looking back at what it was like to be a lonely naive high school freshman. Yet this story is about such a person being befriended by disgruntled seniors who have their own problems.

Weekend Box Office: Hotel Transylvania Scores Record Sept. Debut, Looper Opens Strong, Pitch Perfect Explodes

Scott Mendelson | Posted 11.30.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

While the whole 'measure the cumulative weekend box office' trend is usually stupid if not dangerous, I must admit that this is indeed an 'everybody wins' weekend. Sony had the top two films, with one setting a record and the other merely opening in line with realistic expectations.

ReThink Review: The Perks of Being A Wallflower -- Adapted With Love

Jonathan Kim | Posted 11.27.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The film's palpable sense of honesty and authenticity is surely due to the fact that Chbosky not only wrote the film's screenplay, but also directed Perks in his hometown of Pittsburgh.

Why Logan And Emma Are 'Perfect Together'

By Rosemary Anguiano Rosemary is a senior at Whitney Young Magnet High School. She is a student reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication di...

Life Lessons From 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower'

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.24.2012 | Teen

"This moment will just be another story someday," writes author Stephen Chbosky in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. His 1999 novel captures a year in ...

Movie Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.21.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which he adapted from his young-adult novel, gets it right in too many ways to ignore.

Emma Watson's Trick To Looking Like Anything But A Wallflower

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 10.09.2012 | Style

Last night the paparazzi were abuzz outside the Crosby Street Hotel in New York City for the premiere of "The Perks Of Being A Wallflower." The movie,...

Emma Watson Flashes Sideboob

The Huffington Post | Kiki Von Glinow | Posted 09.14.2012 | Celebrity

When it comes to Emma Watson's newest flick, our favorite perk is seeing the beautiful Brit light up red carpets from Los Angeles to New York. At ...

The Weird (and Potentially Wonderful) at the Toronto Film Festival

Mark Juddery | Posted 11.03.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Juddery

The Toronto International Film Festival, the world's second largest film festival, starts this week. This is a festival with a long history of introducing films that go on to be major critical and box-office hits.