Articles tagged erin morgenstern, magic, j.k. rowling, harry potter, stephen king, ray bradbury, circus, rivalry, duel

Rats, Writing, and the Nature of Evil: A Night With Stephen King

Stephen King and George RR Martin prove to be a dynamic duo on King's End of Watch tour.

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Formulating ‘The Hunger Games’ Part 1: When Books Catch Fire

Like The Hunger Games? There are a lot of similar books that you'll love. Think The Hunger Games stories are a rip off? Read on; the same applies.

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11.22.63: Season 1, Episode 8 - “The Day in Question”

In the end, the most important question ends up being the choice between grand gestures and quiet heroism.

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11.22.63: Season 1, Episode 7 – “Soldier Boy”

Time and identity are the main antagonists as the series counts down to the day in question.

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11.22.63: Season 1, Episode 6 - “Happy Birthday, Lee Harvey Oswald”

Oswald remains a mystery even in his eponymous episode.

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11.22.63: Season 1, Episode 5 – “The Truth”

The journey to the truth takes some interesting, and disturbing, turns this week.

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11.22.63: Season 1, Episode 4 – “The Eyes of Texas”

There’s no escape from being watched, even in 1963.

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11.22.63: Season 1, Episode 3 - “Other Voices, Other Rooms”

The latest episode of 11.22.63 is sadly resonant with the contemporary political and social climate.

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11.22.63: Season 1, Episode 2 - “The Kill Floor”

Focusing on essence rather than particulars of the novel, "The Kill Floor" stakes the series' claim as its own story.

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11.22.63: Season 1, Episode 1 - “The Rabbit Hole”

Despite some shaky motivations and necessary exposition, 11.22.63's first episode is intriguing enough to stay on the journey.

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Escapist Reading: Putting the Adult in Young Adult

The life of a 10th grade literature teacher frequently involves slogging through some pretty crappy fiction to appreciate students’ points of view.

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Lea Neilsen Stages a Circus of the Subconscious

The circus is more than just something that children outgrow. Danish artist Lea Nielsen uses it as the subject of her surreal sculpture.

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John McCrea’s Fun-Loving, Magical Terrors in ‘Mythic’

John McCrea’s combination of bananas-crazy and legit-scary artwork is enough to keep one enthusiastically following the title all on its own, patiently waiting for the meat of the plot and/or characters to reveal themselves in full.

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BBC America Offers ‘Strange’ Tales of Magic

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell looks at what happens in 19th century England if magic really existed.

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J.K. Rowling’s ‘The Casual Vacancy’ Charts the Perils of Adaption

In bringing J.K. Rowling's first post-Potter novel to TV, Sarah Phelps sands away the sharp corners and personal complications that made the book so memorable.

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Diss-Illusioned! Magic and the Supernatural

A new breed of magicians are self-consciously aware that their toolbox of trickery enables them to wield the potential power to affect beliefs—and thus behavior.

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Loneliness Kills in Jayne Anne Phillips’ ‘Quiet Dell’

If one accepts the idea that the devil walks among us, it's true here in the personage of Herman Drenth.

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What’s in a Pseudonym? J. K. Rowling Unmasked

Why would as popular an author as J.K. Rowling feel the need or desire to publish under a different name?

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Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, Revisited: ‘Little Women: An Annotated Edition’

I was a child who lived largely in books. I fell into this latest edition of Little Women with the same old joy, balancing Shealy’s ungainly volume in my lap, oblivious to the hockey playoffs blaring in the background.

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When Everything Changed: Memory, Nostalgia and the Tragic Turning Point

Popular culture creates its own nostalgic image of a time period that is both fact and fiction. When combined with the shaky foundations of our own memories, who can really tell what happened? How will pop culture translate the tragic events of today?

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Call For Papers: Celebrating Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

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"To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, PopMatters seeks submissions about Star Trek, including: the TV series, from The Original Series (TOS) to the highly anticipated 2017 new installment; the films, both the originals and the J.J. Abrams reboot; and ancillary materials such as novelizations, comic books, videogames, etc.

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