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Rankin Designs Special Edition Covers of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials Series

Photographer Rankin has designed new covers for an upcoming special edition of Philip Pullman’s fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials. For the photographs, Rankin cast models to pose as the characters from the trilogy. The models were photographed alongside their daemons, which are—in the world of Pullman’s novels—animal manifestations of a person’s soul. Of the photographs, Rankin said, “I wanted to create this amalgamation of the daemon and the person. It’s really trying to embody the darkness of the series.” The special edition covers will be available to purchase in September.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Gets A New YA Sequel Trilogy

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a getting a new YA sequel trilogy spinoff from Disney Hyperion. The first book in the new series is entitled In Every Generation and was written by Kendare Blake, author of the Three Dark Crowns series. “I have been a Buffy fan since the womb, or at least that’s what it feels like,” says Blake. “Being a fan of Buffy was the whole reason for taking on In Every Generation. I had no choice. You don’t say no to Buffy.” The new series follows Frankie Rosenberg, the first-ever slayer who’s also a witch, and daughter of the most powerful witch in Sunnydale history. In Every Generation hits shelves on January 4th, 2022.

Emmy Award-Nominated Yahlin Chang to Adapt Wednesday Martin’s Primates of Park Avenue

Emmy Award-nominated Yahlin Chang is writing a series adaptation of Wednesday’s Martin’s bestselling memoir Primates of Park Avenue. Wednesday Martin will produce the project alongside Jonathan Glickman (former President of MGM). Martin’s memoir examines the privileged world of motherhood on the Upper East Side of New York. She’s also the author of a memoir about being a stepmother, entitled Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel and Act the Way We Do. Chang, who currently serves as an executive producer on The Handmaid’s Tale, has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards, including most recently a 2021 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Drama for the series.

New York Public Library Employees’ Growing COVID-19 Concerns

Amid continuously rising COVID-19 numbers, New York Public Library employees are demanding to be heard about mounting public health and safety concerns.