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Stephen King Responds To Foo Fighters' 'Carrie' ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 08.20.2014 | Books

Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably aware of the ALS ice bucket challenge that has been taking over social media. Seems everyon...

Does Killing and Domination Make Us Smarter?

Mark Chasan | Posted 08.15.2014 | World
Mark Chasan

The domination, killing, destruction, increased work and effort of modern society are not the hallmarks of intelligence, but rather stupidity. How can we use the 10% of our mental capacity more intelligently and effectively? Here are a few ideas:

Con Games: Why Stephen King Can't Write

Michael Conniff | Posted 07.21.2014 | Denver
Michael Conniff

First you have to decide whether to listen to me or not: keep in mind, kemosabes, that Stephen King has sold 350 million novels, and I have sold 11.

How to Get Successfully Published TODAY: Big 5, Indy, or Self-Publish?

David Henry Sterry | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

It's the greatest time in history to be a writer. There are more ways to get published than ever before. While it's great to have so many options, it's also confusing. But when you break these many different ways down, they sort themselves out into just three primary paths.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of June 28

Digital Book World | Posted 07.02.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

The Amazon-Hachette dispute wears on, but the publisher still manages to see two of its titles in this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List.

Stephen King Is Jealous Of George R.R. Martin

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment

Stephen King is jealous of George R.R. Martin, or so he told the LA Times. He knew Martin had written a few episodes of "Game Of Thrones," and that mi...

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of June 14

Digital Book World | Posted 08.18.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

The success of the film adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars is helping John Green's YA novel hold onto its place at the top of the latest Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of June 7

Digital Book World | Posted 08.11.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

The Fault in Our Stars is making a splash at the box office this week, so it's no shock that the John Green novel it's based on is squarely at the top of this week's list.

5 Summer Must-Reads That Are Actually About Addiction

Substance.com | Posted 08.10.2014 | Books
Substance.com

If summer, for you, means the chance to find a beach and lose yourself, for once, in a piece of writing longer than an email, never fear -- we've done the hard work for you and checked out a whole bunch of this year's hottest reads.

Stephen King Talks And Damon Lindelof On Their Shows

insidetv.ew.com | Posted 06.07.2014 | Entertainment

We put legendary novelist Stephen King and famed TV and movie screenwriter Damon Lindelof on the phone together and then just sat back and enjoyed the...

Genealogy on TV: 28 Celebrities and Counting

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 08.05.2014 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

A pair of Valeries: Valerie Bertinelli tapes for Who Do You Think You Are? in London and Senior Advisor to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett, learns ...

Stephen King And Edgar Allan Poe 'Rap Battle' For The Horror Title

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Books

Do you find "The Masque of the Red Death" or The Shining scarier? While both are legendary works of horror by noted authors from very different eras -...

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.

Mad Men: The Anvil, er, Monolith

William Bradley | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

In "The Monolith" -- and imagery royalties here might be due to Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick for this episode set about a year after the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey -- Don Draper has gotten back through the door of the ad agency he founded. And he is showing up.

Bryan Fuller Talks Horror and Hannibal

Xaque Gruber | Posted 06.22.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

For the first time in TV history, horror on the small screen rivals (and often surpasses) big screen horror in terms of acting, story, cinematography -- and viewers. 2014 finds American television in a coming of age for horror series.

Taking The Stand for Stephen King

Steven Petite | Posted 06.14.2014 | Books
Steven Petite

There are literature professors and book critics out there that cringe at his name, but the fact of the matter is that Stephen King is one of the greatest living writers.

What Are You Reading? (And Do I Really Care?)

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 05.11.2014 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

How can one person love a book (or film) and the next detest it? A book may also resonate at one time but not at another. What did I see in Catcher in the Rye when I was 16? Not much. But at 40, I thought it was delightful.

Tortured Souls Tell Great Stories

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.04.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Worthy fiction draws us into a world where the characters are emotionally driven and tortured. Their mistakes and triumphs must resonate as real. Human nature doesn't change.

Another Director Hired For 'The Stand'

Posted 02.26.2014 | Entertainment

"The Fault in Our Stars" director Josh Boone is closing a deal to write and direct "The Stand," the long-gestating Stephen King adaptation, according ...

The Lego Movie and the Science of Storytelling

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

The success of The Lego Movie is science first and foremost, masterfully brought to life with artistic flair. How do we know this? Because Aristotle told us so over two thousand years ago.

Stephen King Apologizes For Offensive Dylan Farrow Tweet

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.06.2014 | Celebrity

Stephen King apologized for a tweet in which he used the term "palpable b----ery" while weighing in on Dylan Farrow's accusation of sex abuse against ...

Woody Allen, Dylan Farrow and the Folly of Commentary

Michael D'Antonio | Posted 04.07.2014 | Media
Michael D'Antonio

In the media spectacle that has followed Dylan Farrow's open letter about her allegations of sexual assault against her father Woody Allen we can see ...

Dear Celebrities: Twitter Is Really Not That Hard to Figure Out

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 04.06.2014 | Media
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Dear God, Famous People, what is so challenging about being aware of what comes out of your mouths via your brains via Twitter? What's so elusive about the obligation to be thoughtful about the 140-character comments you make online?

A Good Story Is Disturbing

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.06.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

No matter how beautifully written or "literary," a novel resonates deeply because the storyline tugs powerfully at us. It upsets, confounds and presents chaos, conflict, imbalance and upheaval -- either within its character's mind or circumstances.

Writing: A Family Profession

Steven Petite | Posted 03.31.2014 | Books
Steven Petite

You aren't born a writer, you become a writer. Some families have multiple doctors, lawyers, construction workers, teachers, etc. But how many families have multiple, successful writers?