Articles tagged stephen king

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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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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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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In ‘Bastion’, Narrative’s Stranglehold on Life and Death Is “Jus’ Foolin’” with You

Bastion's narration establishes a suitably oppressive mood that is as richly textured as the game's visuals.

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Wizards, Glass, and Computer Chips: What ‘The Dark Tower’ Can Teach Us About Gaming’s Fourth Wall

A few idiosyncratic passages from the cult classic series by Stephen King may have a lot to say about ludic point-of-view.

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How Does One Beat the Heat? Try Descending Into Icy Madness

To cope with the heat wave, advisories suggest visiting 'cooling centers' or public pools. To achieve a truly chilled-out state of mind, however, why not open the door to your mind and let the iceman cometh inside?

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Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse edited by John Joseph Adams

Marking the birth of post-apocalyptic science fiction with the 1826 publication of Mary Shelley's plague tale The Last Man, Adams proposes that the sub-genre's as old as science fiction itself.

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17 Dec 2009 // 10:00 AM

The Stand: American Nightmares [$25]

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Self-proclaimed ‘lazy’ author Stephen King releases his 51st novel

“You know, I’m a lazy son of a gun.” So says Stephen King: a man who just published a story in the New Yorker

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We Few, We Happy Few, We Bandaged Brothers: Jeff Lemire’s The Nobody and the Quest for Self

A touching, heartfelt meditation on identity and isolation in a small town, Jeff Lemire is able to redress an H.G. Wells classic and make it as timely and disturbing as ever.

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My Mass Email to Friends upon Hearing of the Death of Stephen King*

*every word is true as of this writing, except, thankfully, Stephen King is not dead.

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From Hungary to Hollywood: "The Undesirable"

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"At just over an hour, a lot happens in this broadly gestured, melodramatic story set in Transylvania.

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