Amanda Ferris graduated with a 3.5 GPA and a B.A. in English from Wagner College in May of 2009, and has since written for several different websites and magazines.These publications include NearSay.com. New York Family, The Camel Clutch Blog, Silhouette Urban Mind-Body Fitness's official site, and 2Blue Media Group. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching dance, going to museums, reading, and volunteering at the Love Wanted Pet Adoption events in Brooklyn. Amanda is a founding member of the Boulevard Books Creative Wring Group and she can also be seen reading her poetry at the Tom Kane Boulevard Bards Open Mic sessions as well.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’
Most children today have grown up watching the classic Christmas special 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer' that was filmed using stop-motion animation. As the winter holiday season fast approaches and you settle down to watch 'Rudolph' on television, check out these 10 cool facts that you didn't know about one of the most famous Christmas specials of all time.
The 10 Most Annoying Movie Characters
No matter how well-intentioned a screenwriter or author is, sometimes the fans just can't stand a certain character. The creators may love him or her but their beloved character comes off as whiny, useless and just plain boring. Read on for a list of the top 10 most annoying fictional characters that we really wish had never been created...
10 Movie Pets We Wished We Owned
Who didn't love watching cute animal movies growing up? The only problem was it led to us begging our parents for a puppy, kitten or lovable pig. Whether or not you were able to obtain a furry friend after begging your parents for one, here's a list of the 10 cutest movie pets you probably wish you could've owned...
10 Spooky Celebrity Ghost Sightings
It's always sad when a celebrity passes away, but sometimes these strong-willed, vibrant personalities live on long after they have shuffled off this mortal coil. Here are 10 famous folks reportedly still hanging around even though they were "no longer with us."
10 Real Life Horror Movie Locations
Now that Halloween is quickly approaching, why not grab a few friends and visit these 10 real-life locations that famous horror movies used in order to scare and thrill their audience? It's a good way to get some spine-tingling chills as you walk past these infamous sites without having to spend the money to visit a haunted house or go on a ghost tour.
The 10 Most Shocking Moments from ‘Hemlock Grove’ [NSFW]
Netflix's new original series 'Hemlock Grove' is quickly becoming one of the spring's most buzzed about shows. With werewolves, a younger Skarsgard (Bill) and a supernatural murder mystery, the show has all the makings of a cult hit. If you haven't checked out 'Hemlock Grove' yet, read on for the 10 most eyebrow-raising scenes that will prove why you should check out Eli Roth's spooky new series.
The 10 Coolest Photos from NYC’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Exhibit
This past weekend loyal 'Game of Thrones' fans flocked to West 57th Street in midtown Manhattan in order to get a chance to gain admission to the traveling exhibit that was created by both Time Warner Cable and HBO. This exhibit, which opened on March 28th and runs until April 3rd, is a fan's dream: costumes worn by major characters such as Cersei Lannister and Danaerys Targaryen; props, including
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Dragons
Dragons have appeared in mythology and fiction the world over. From the famous legend of Britain's St. George slaying a monstrous dragon to 'Game of the Thrones' "mother of dragons" Daenerys Targaryen, dragons are a very popular mythological creature...
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Faeries
While the idea of faeries has permeated both Celtic mythology and modern-day fiction, when most people think of the Good Folk, they automatically think of Disney's 'Tinker Bell.' However, there's all sorts of variations about the faeries in history and pop culture...
The Top 10 Creepiest Disney Villains
While most Disney villains were bumbling idiots, there were a few who weren't. These black-hearted rogues sent chills down our spines as we watched our favorite animated movies over and over again. Read on to find out why these characters were the creme de la creme of the Disney villain world...
The Top 10 Reasons We Love ‘Sailor Moon’
Thanks to the 2011 re-release of the English translation of the 'Sailor Moon' manga by Kodansha USA and Naoko Takeuchi's announcement of a new 'Sailor Moon' anime that will be released worldwide in Summer 2013, this hit series is once again on everyone's minds! If you can't wait for the new anime to premiere or are struggling to get your hands on the new English manga, perhaps our top 10 reasons w
NYC ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans: Line Up for Season 2 Release Party
Calling all die-hard NYC fans of 'Game of Thrones'! Today at 8p.m., the first three hundred fans who line up outside of the Union Square Best Buy in Manhattan will receive wristbands that allow entry to the Season 2 midnight release party.
10 Obvious Celebrity Lookalikes From Young Adult Novel Covers
Sometimes, it's all too easy for an illustrator or a cover artist who has hit a huge creative block to use a picture of a celebrity as their guide for young adult novels. Plus, the celebrity lookalikes will help sales too, especially if it's a popular actress such as 'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke...
See ‘Best in Show’ Highlights From the Westminster Dog Show
The Westminster Dog show, which is a lot like the Super Bowl for dog owners and possibly their pets too, already has its list of who could win the coveted title of "Best in Show."
William Shatner Versus Reddit – Who Ya Got?
William Shatner isn't impressed with the website Reddit, despite the fact that he has an account there. Recently, the 'Star Trek' actor has chided users who are racist, hateful, or who simply act like bullies. So, uh, no AMA anytime soon, Shat?