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

Penn & Teller: Fool Us: Season 3

Penn & Teller’s reverence of and respect for the vocation elevates the show considerably above mere brain candy.

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Past and Present, Space and Time: The Script for ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

Though pasts and futures are undone and redone, by the end we are left where we began.

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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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9 Jun 2015 // 8:50 AM

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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The Moving Pixels Podcast Executes 'The Deed'

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"By playing The Deed, we find ourselves in the uncomfortable position of inhabiting the mind of a murderer.

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