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New Magazines

Entertainment Weekly #1095 – Reviews! News!
Entertainment Weekly #1096 – News! Reviews!
Playstation Magazine April 2010 –  FFXIII reviewed, gets 8/10
Creme May 2010 – Blue is in | Dating deal-breakers | “They mock my boyfriend” | Make a bath bomb | 101 Strange Celeb Facts – Ashton Kutcher has webbed feet
Girlfriend April 2010 – How to be the class clown | “I was bullied for being a redhead” | New Zealand’s most dateable boy | Justin Bieber quiz
XBox 360 #53 – FFVIII reviewed, gets  9/10
Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror #10

New Magazines

Entertainment Weekly #1093 – The 10 Best TV Shows on Right Now! (includes Glee yay) | Things the Twilight stars are doing that aren’t Twilight
Entertainment Weekly
#1094 – Post-Oscar special – like all the best and worst frocks | Lots of reviews
Teen Vogue April 2010 – An excerpt of the Sex and the City prequel, Carrie Bradshaw’s High School Years | ‘Are you a facebook narcissist?’ | Mark Indelicato talks fashion
Dolly March 2010 – The scary world of OTT cosmetic surgery | ‘We love clothes that sparkle’ (I know, right?) | “My mum ate herself to death” | Should the deceased live on in cyberspace?
Transworld Skateboarding March 2010 – Skateboards and the people who ride them | shoes | wheels | decks
Playstation Magazine March 2010 – Final Fantasy XIII in all its glory | The 50 most memorable videogame characters of all time | Lots of other reviews

New Magazines for the fortnight

We have two weeks’ worth of new magazines. We have been hoarding them!

Simpsons Comics #159 – Excelleeeent
Seventeen April 2010 – ‘The Hair Issue!’ | INTERESTING FACTS : Seventeen was first published in 1944, and was intended for seventeen-year-olds!
Entertainment Weekly #1091 – More on Lost | The Bachelor | Reviews etc.
Entertainment Weekly #1092 – Johnny Depp | Oscar predictions (better late than never) | Reviews etc.
Australian Mad Magazine #455 – Laugh along with Mad magazine
XBox 360 #52 – Bioshock 2 | The new Fallout game | Reviews etc. |
White Dwarf
March 2010 Not so sure what’s in this one as someone was desperate to take it, and we had sat on it for a week.

Today in History

There is to be a big display about the architecture of the Parthenon and Acropolis* called “Masks of Time” on the first floor of the Central Library. It will run from Monday, the 15th of March to the 25th of March, and will have large models of the buildings, models of reliefs from the temples, and information panels. And and heaps more. AND it will coincide with Greek National Day on the 25th, which celebrates Greece’s independence.

*The Acropolis is the name given to the small ‘city’ in Athens built in during the height of the Classical period in Greece, about 2,500 years ago. The Parthenon is the famous temple that sits atop the Acropolis.

This week’s new magazines

Here are the latest additions to the YA magazines! Most of them are at the Central Library, so you may need to reserve them if you want them.

Kiwi Surf Magazine April/May 2010 – All about surfing in NZ | 2010 Winter Wetsuit Guide | A bonus DVD | Lots of other surfey news
Creme April 2010 – “NZ’s #1 Teen Mag” | ‘Get your Glee fix inside!’ | Floral vs. Stripes!! | ‘Lessons from the stars’ | ‘What’s your fitness personality?’ | Liam Hemsworth in a singlet
Girlfriend March 2010 – “NZ’s most-read teen ‘zine” | Lady Gaga ‘behind-the-seams’ | NZ’s most dateable boy finalists | Stay rumour free | ‘I survived a shark attack’ | Astrology
Entertainment Weekly #1089 – Special double issue | ‘The ultimate viewer’s guide’ to the Oscars
Transworld Skateboarding Feb 2010 – ’10 skaters who changed the decade ..’ | Other skaters | Skateboards | Shoes? | Lots of other skatey news

Today in history

How Millenial Are You? is a quiz that determines just how millenial you are. Obviously! A ‘Millenial’ is someone who belongs to the so-called ‘Y-Generation‘ (i.e people born in the last couple of decades). ‘Generation X‘ was the previous generation (sort of), referring to people who grew up in the late 70s and 80s. Before that are the ‘Baby Boomers’, who were all born after WWII (there was a lot of them, hence the ‘boom‘ part). Each generation differs not only in age, but also in things such as consumer habits, culture, earnings, education, and whether or not they have a Facebook account.

And that was Today in History, kinda.

This week’s magazines

Simpsons Comics #158 – The Simpsons in comic form
XBox 360 #51 – Exclusive look at Medal of Honour | Reviews of BioShock2 and FFXIII | Oh and lots of other reviews too | a history of Final Fantasy games | ’10 things you must try in Assassin’s Creed II’
White Dwarf Feb 2010 – Warhammer Beastmen rarr | Paint crystalline and mirrored surfaces and horns and loads of other paining tips
Dolly Feb 2010 – This is the ‘love love love!’ issue | The new haircut that suits EVERYONE | (it is having it cropped btw) | “I volunteered in a Brazilian creche” | “My boyfriend died on the way to propose to me”

This week’s magazines

And last week’s also! There was only one though, so it was hardly worth mentioning.

Teen Vogue March 2010 Special report : Cheating in exams | Nick Jonas: “I want someone to love me for my passion for music. It’s all I’ve ever thought about” | Teens texturise toughened tresses | Trend spotting: sequins
Simpsons Summer Special – Six ‘awesome comic stories’
Entertainment Weekly # 1087 – TV’s 50 biggest bombs (QUITE INTERESTING) | Sneak peak at the new Twilight comic (it’s not that good really) | Lea Michele wears nice frock to Golden Globes
Entertainment Weekly #1088 – Secrets from Lost | The newest and best upcoming console/PC games | Ian Somerhalder is back in Lost? Ooh | Lots of reviews


FictFact is a site that tell you which book to read next in book series. Like, what’s next in the Gossip Girl : The Carlyles? (I chose that one at random!) This is handy, as there are SO MANY series out right now. It also recommends other series of books based on your preferences.

This Week’s Magazines

This Week’s Magazines is a new regular (perhaps?) Teen Blog feature. Here are this week’s latest arrivals from the Young Adult Periodical Department.

Entertainment Weekly #1086 – ‘Exclusive – The Secrets of Avatar!’ | ‘How Celeb Death Rumors Start’ | Pee Wee Herman’s return | Reviews and whatnot
Australian Mad Magazine #454 – ‘The Dumbest Wii Games Ever!’ | Pop culture gets satirised
Creme March 2010 – ‘Home and Away’s New Hottie Talks!’ | 101 style rules ‘You Have To Know RIGHT NOW’ | The hottest boys for Valentine’s day | Blue is in | ‘How to cope if you and your bestie end up in different classes’
Girlfriend Feb 2010 – Katy Perry interview | Guy-inspired styles | ‘Teen mums on the rise’ | “I have six fingers” | ‘How to be a non-smug couple’

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