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"The Hunger Games"

The Mockingjay Lives In New 'Hunger Games' Teaser

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 07.10.2014 | Entertainment

So much for "Panem today, Panem tomorrow, Panem forever." The second promo released for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" starts off similarly t...

Latest 'Mockingjay' Promo Reveals Peeta's 'Catching Fire' Fate

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Entertainment

Peeta's gone to the dark side. In the latest promo for "Mockingjay Part 1," the Panem leader President Snow (Donald Sutherland) gives a mock speech in...

The Murder Complex Is a Killer Read

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 06.24.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Everything changes for Meadow once she meets Zephyr James -- a programmed assassin with a shattered memory who is trying to put together the pieces of his life. Is there meeting a coincidence? Or is there more to them crossing paths?

Julianne Moore Launches App for her Best Selling Children's Book Character Freckleface Strawberry

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2014 | Technology
Holly Cara Price

Julianne Moore's acting career began with theatre and television roles in the early-mid 1980's and has since soared to a rarified prominence that very few actors can lay claim to.

See Julianne Moore & Philip Seymour Hoffman In 'Mockingjay Part 1'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.15.2014 | Entertainment

The first look at Julianne Moore and Philip Seymour Hoffman in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" arrived on Thursday. Lionsgate released a surfeit...

Sci-Fest Chills and Thrills at LA's Acme Theatre

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.11.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Unfolding like exquisite, lost Twilight Zone episodes, Sci-Fest is a theatre festival unafraid to journey into the bleakest, most gut-wrenching corners of human nature to the sheer delight of the thoroughly mind-bended audience.

Spoken-Word Poet Spears 'Hunger Games' With Her Own Story

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 05.09.2014 | Black Voices

Poet and performer Imani Cezanne loves the "Hunger Games" fantasy series, but that hasn't stopped her from noticing a peculiar aspect of the trilogy. ...

The 5 Books That Are Making Kids WANT To Read

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.08.2014 | Parents

When it comes to what students are choosing to read, a few books reign over all the others. A new study out Thursday from Renaissance Learning out...

Atlanta's Swan House: From Historic Home to Hunger Games Set

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 07.08.2014 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

I sat down with the Swan House's Brandi Wigley and Jessica Rast to get the scoop on the house's history and its role in the blockbuster film.

May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor, 'American Idol' Contestants

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.18.2014 | TV

Keith Urban's latest comments would probably make the girl on fire burning mad. During a recent interview with Ryan Seacrest for "E! News," Urban c...

All The MTV Movie Awards Winners

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment

Because awards season never ends, the 2014 MTV Movie Awards were handed out on Sunday night. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" won Movie of the Year, ...

Six Seasons and a Movie and a Book: Episodes of Community That Would Make Perfect YA Novels

EricSmith | Posted 06.04.2014 | Books
EricSmith

In a recent episode, App Development and Condiments, I was struck by the hilarious dystopian world the series had created in the single episode.

If You're a Teen, Divergent Isn't Divergent At All

Steven Schlozman, M.D. | Posted 05.27.2014 | Entertainment
Steven Schlozman, M.D.

There is a hidden grain of resiliency buried near the surface of the dour and cloudy plots that these movies bring us. Remember that the best fiction, and especially the best fantasy fiction, often show us how NOT to behave.

Be Divergent and Other Lessons for My Daughter

Mandy Stewart, Ph. D. | Posted 05.26.2014 | Entertainment
Mandy Stewart, Ph. D.

May we celebrate a future where women know their worth, their potential and their ability to change the world. Move over Harry, the girls can take it from here.

ReThink Review: Divergent -- Just Be Yourself, Even in Dystopia

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Maybe there's enough dystopian teen book/movie money to go around, but not for a movie as nonsensical, poorly written, and dull as Divergent, which clocks in at a punishing, baffling 140 minutes.

Post-Apocalyptic Literature, Politics and Science

Boria Sax | Posted 05.19.2014 | Books
Boria Sax

Apocalyptic imagery has again lost its attraction through repetition over the past several decades. The use of a post-apocalyptic setting has now become fairly well-established in fiction.

Shatter Me, Ignite Me, Read Me!

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 05.18.2014 | College
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

Recently, my children found their spark in the wildly popular Dystopian fiction novels -- Hunger Games, Divergent, Shatter Me, to name a few.

A Grandpa's Guide to Internet Fame

Oren Mendez | Posted 05.14.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Many people ask me how, at age 78, I managed to accumulate such internet popularity. The web is a young people's game, they say. But I beg to differ. When you're my age, becoming a viral sensation is easy.

6 Books That Use Numbers In Fascinating Ways

Zola Books | Posted 05.14.2014 | Books
Zola Books

Pi Day: It brings out the math geek in all of us. March 14 (3/14) is an officially recognized annual celebration of the mathematical constant pi (the ...

Here's What 'Catching Fire' Is Really About

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 03.10.2014 | Entertainment

Don't be ashamed if "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" left you wanting to be Jennifer Lawrence's best friend even more than before. You're not alone. ...

The Best Movie Sites You Can Visit

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.03.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

If you've ever wanted to walk the halls of Downton Abbey or through Panem's District 12, lucky for you, you can do just that.

2014 Oscar Telecast Ratings: A Success Since 2005, but Mediocre Historically

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 05.03.2014 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

If more blockbusters were in contention for Best Picture, it would not be a stretch to imagine a 10 to 20 percent increase in ratings. That would equate to millions of dollars for ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Hollywood: Where Villains Are Becoming Empowered and Heroes Are Becoming Impotent

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

Since the dawn of storytelling, good guys with strong moral compasses were glamorized, while bad guys with wayward moral compasses were vilified. But a slew of recent films and shows have turned gray to black.

Hollywood -- Biting The Hand That Feeds It

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 04.06.2014 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

The 2014 Oscar nominations for Best Picture lists only one bonafide blockbuster, Gravity, which attained a domestic gross of over $260 million to date. The rest of the mega blockbusters were snubbed.

Why Does the Death of Philip Seymour Hoffman Sadden Us?

Marci Rich | Posted 04.05.2014 | Fifty
Marci Rich

My own reaction barely warrants a ripple in this tide. Still, I felt compelled to express my sadness, as I feel moved to write this essay. Why? Did I know the man? No. Or did I?