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Slaughterhouse Five

Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five: A Strong Opener for Custom Made

Leo Stutzin | Posted 11.22.2014 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Vonnegut's literary time allows a reader to pause, to linger and perhaps to reflect. Narratives on the printed page permit and often encourage such interludes. But Eric Simonson's stage adaptation of the 1969 masterpiece allows no such digression.

War, Aliens and Porn Stars: Bringing Vonnegut's Children's Crusade to the Stage

Elford Alley | Posted 11.03.2014 | Arts
Elford Alley

Adapting a book for the stage can be tough. Especially if the book jumps around in time and involves trips to an alien world inhabited by single-eyed beings bearing more than a passing resemblance to toilet plungers.

Discovering Kurt Vonnegut Through His Letters

Ezra Prior | Posted 03.08.2014 | Books
Ezra Prior

Reading Letters, a collection of Kurt Vonnegut's letters, edited by Dan Wakefield, allowed me to connect with my grandfather by pretending that I was their recipient. Though he's a legend, his image became tattered through reading his words.

'Slaughterhouse Five' Gets A-List Writer

Posted 07.09.2013 | Entertainment

Billy Pilgrim is inching closer toward his big-screen revival, and now the long-gestating "Slaughterhouse-Five" adaptation may have found its writer i...

Cinefantastique's Here's What's Going On: Doctor Who Starring... Michael Jackson!?!

Dan Persons | Posted 09.08.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Jacko was courted for feature adaptation... Guillermo del Toro announces writer for Slaughterhouse Five... Batman gets recruited for Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox...

Movie Review: Beautiful Creatures

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.13.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Based on the first in a series of books by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, Beautiful Creatures (opening Thursday) hopes the "Twihards" can shift their focus from the undead to the magically endowed.

5 Books Every High School Student Should Read

By Marissa Page Marissa Page is a junior at University of Chicago Lab. She’s a student reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distribut...

Guillermo Del Toro Almost Worked With Charlie Kaufman

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.14.2012 | Entertainment

Since the last time Guillermo del Toro directed a film (2008's "Hellboy 2: The Golden Army") he's been attached to a lot of projects that never came t...

5 Books Every Sophisticated College Man Should Read

Shawn Binder | Posted 12.31.2012 | Teen
Shawn Binder

If you're reading this, there is a damn good chance you're in college. If so, I hope you're extending your intellectual pursuits beyond keg stands.

My Dad, Kurt Vonnegut

Nanette Vonnegut | Posted 12.08.2012 | Books
Nanette Vonnegut

When I am asked, What was it like living with your father? , I have a good answer: It was like living with an elephant for 15 years that was trying to give birth to something twice its size.

'You Have Insulted Me, I Am A Good Citizen'

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.08.2012 | Education

Drake High School in North Dakota made headlines in October of 1973 when school board members burned 32 copies of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughter-House Five...

School Board Un-Bans Slaughter-House Five, Twenty Boy Summer With Restrictions

AP | Posted 11.21.2011 | Education

By the Associated Press REPUBLIC, Mo. (AP) - Two months after removing two books from its curriculum and school library, a southwest Missouri schoo...

Lucas Kavner

Vonnegut Library And ACLU Respond To Missouri School's Book Banning

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 10.05.2011 | Books

In response to the Republic, Mo., school board's controversial decision last week to remove "Slaughterhouse-Five" from its high school library and cur...

Lucas Kavner

Missouri School District Bans 'Slaughterhouse-Five'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.28.2011 | Home

The school board in Republic, Mo., voted 4-0 to eliminate Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse-Five" and Sarah Ockler's "Twenty Boy Summer" from the high s...

Bon Voyage!

guardian.co.uk | Charles Yu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We are given a glimpse of one momentarily illuminated portion of a single, ephemeral footpath in a far-flung region of the garden, but in that fleetin...

Debate Over Controversial Rape Novel Heats Up

guardian.co.uk | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Judy Blume and fellow authors and readers have rallied behind Laurie Halse Anderson's acclaimed young adult novel about the rape of a teenager, "Speak...

Banned Books Week Should Thank Twitter

The New York Times | LELA MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

For an event like this, it never hurts to have a cause célèbre, and this year, organizers needn't have gone very far in search of one. They just had...

Vonnegut Memorial Library Set To Open

AP | RICK CALLAHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

INDIANAPOLIS — Three years after his death, pieces of Kurt Vonnegut's life are coming together in his hometown, where a new library will chronic...

Veterans Day: 10 Classic American War Books (POLL)

Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In honor of Veterans Day, we've put together a list of 10 great American war books. These range from the timeless classics to the modern, from those t...