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LOL — This Year's Summer Reader Poll Is All About Funny Books

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In Head, the Monkees made a play for creative and cultural respect. Did it work? No. Was it a strangely great movie? Heck yeah. Photo by Moviestore/Shutterstock hide caption

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Watch out for Merlina — she'll steal your lunch with no regrets. Christopher Skaife hide caption

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'The Ravenmaster' Is Definitely (There) For The Birds

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Cutter Kinseeker, chief of the Wolfriders, and his lifemate Leetah. Wendy Pini hide caption

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After 'Forty Years Of Pointed Ears,' 'ElfQuest' Ends Its Legendary Run

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David Bowie performs in character as Ziggy Stardust, in a 1973 show in London. Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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