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Anum Shafqat

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'A Girl Like That' Demands a Redefinition of Girlhood and Romance

​Tanaz Bhathena’s debut novel “A Girl Like That”—which she describes as a “love letter” to girls everywhere in the afterword—follows Zarin and Porus, two teenagers living in Saudi Arabia, to their untimely deaths.

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Top 5: Young Adult Novels with Diverse Romances

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, here are the five Young Adult books that feature diverse romances.

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‘The Flash’ Seems to be Missing a Step

However, although the season premiere is promising, it lacks the usual quirks—specifically, the group dynamics and tension-driven plots of the past seasons.

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A New Character Keeps “Jane the Virgin” and the Love Triangle Alive

Despite the comedic flaws of the episode, the newest character—Adam (Tyler Posey)—and the changed love triangle make for an enthralling watch.

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Me Talk Ugly One Day: David Sedaris Speaks at Symphony Hall

Alongside these moments of startled laughter, Sedaris hit some nervesーin a good and profound way. He talked about the stark difference between his past and present, causing a sense of nostalgia amongst the chuckles.