Articles tagged stephen king

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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3 May 2009 // 10:00 PM

Fighting the Flu

The mobilization of the military to control the spread of the current outbreak of a rare strain of the swine flu in Mexico City is right out of Stephen King’s The Stand.

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2 Dec 2008 // 8:59 PM

Just After Sunset by Stephen King

Never, in fact, has King seemed more mature or more sure of himself as a writer.

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24 Sep 2008 // 4:57 AM

Scorn, admiration, disdain, esteem, condescension, respect. These words all describe my attitude, at various times over the last quarter century, to Stephen King, who celebrated

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17 Sep 2008 // 4:32 AM

Two chillers based on the work of Stephen King lead the parade of titles being released on Blu-ray this week. Terrifying things happen in King’

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Standing by Stephen King

Childhood and the end of innocence are vividly portrayed in Stephen King's novella The Body, and Rob Reiner's excellent interpretation, Stand by Me.

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3 Mar 2008 // 9:59 PM

Duma Key by Stephen King

Stephen King's spooky, Florida-set Duma Key revives his gift for suspense. King is at the height of his powers.

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NEW YORK—It didn’t matter that Frank Darabont’s two previous film adaptations of Stephen King novels—“The Shawshank Redemption” and “The Green Mile”—

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17 Jul 2007 // 10:59 PM

Blaze by Richard Bachman

Calamity follows lonely, brain-damaged Clayton Blaisdell Jr. in Blaze, written 30 years ago.

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Stephen Kings The Dark Tower #1

The Gunslinger has established himself as one of the most fascinating and compelling characters in modern fiction, yet much of his past is still a mystery.

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'Game Art': Letting the Developers Speak

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"In Game Art, Matt Sainsbury is asking questions of video game developers that one might ask a movie director or a novelist or a painter.

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