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Taking The Stand for Stephen King

Steven Petite | Posted 04.14.2014 | 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 03.11.2014 | 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 03.04.2014 | 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 02.24.2014 | 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?

Fear Is the Common Denominator

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.30.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

When it comes to fiction, the most frightening depictions are those describing events that could really happen. Those situations resonate deeply because, unlike paranormal experiences, they fall within the realm of possibility.

The Exclusive 2014 E-Book Single Wish List

Howard Polskin | Posted 03.04.2014 | Books
Howard Polskin

The e-book single market inched forward in 2013. Yet, there was no hockey stick moment for e-book single sales that we could determine.

How to Make the Most of Your Writing Retreat

Holly Robinson | Posted 02.11.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

I love my husband, my house, my work, my kids. But, like most writers, I fantasize about a room of one's own, a place where the cell phone doesn't ring and nobody knocks on my door.

Suicide Notes: Notable Writers Who Committed Suicide

Heather Hummel | Posted 02.03.2014 | Books
Heather Hummel

"What do you write?" Any writer will tell you that this is the first question asked when people find out what they do for a living. It's not like iden...

Masquerade Ball From Stephen King's 'The Shining' Comes To Life

Posted 11.01.2013 | Books

What's the most haunting masquerade ball you've gone to? If you were to ask author Stephen King, he might say that masquerade balls are best when ...

The Real Hotel From The Shining Is Digging Up Its Pet Cemetery

Roadtrippers | Posted 12.30.2013 | Travel
Roadtrippers

No, this isn't a Halloween joke. The Stanley Hotel, that terrifying hotel that served as inspiration for Stephen King's The Shining, is digging up its historic pet cemetery to make room for a new wedding and corporate retreat pavilion.

Why I Have 'Un Problema' With Your Dog's Name

Ashley Underwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Ashley Underwood

What did that decision-making process look like? "Hmmm, well my dog is a FEMALE and I think she is so PRETTY so I'm going to name her either 'she' or 'beautiful' in another language and I will love it until the Apocalypse.

The Movie That's Still The Stuff Of Nightmares

Tom Cramer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

When I was a little kid, I used to get nightmares. Sure, I started out completely convinced that monsters hid under the bed. Of course watching Creature Features was a bad idea. Yes, listening to stories in the dark, at sleepovers or on family vacations frightened me. I was a kid -- and so were you.

My Creature From The Black Lagoon, or the Fun of Terror

Timothy Braun | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Timothy Braun

In discussing the unique nature of terror with my students, I provide a blow-by-blow example as how horror movies reflect the sociology of the past fifty years.

ReThink Review: Carrie - Fresh Eyes (and Blood) on a Remade Horror Classic

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Carrie has been remade, prompting many to ask why anyone would bother remaking a film that's still referenced today and is widely considered to be a horror classic. But here's the thing -- I don't really care about that since I've never seen the original Carrie.

Celebrating The Gay Appeal Of 'Carrie'

Posted 10.24.2013 | Gay Voices

Stephen King's "Carrie" has been scaring audiences in its literary, cinematic and stage incarnations since 1974. It's no surprise, then, that lesbian,...

They're All Gonna Laugh At Carrie Because Of YouTube

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 10.15.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Carrie" is going viral. In the new take on the supernatural coming-of-age story out Friday, beleaguered high sch...

What Would William Shatner Do?

Dori Hartley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Dori Hartley

Wherever I go, whether it's a trip around the world or to the local supermarket to pick up Frosted Flakes, I live in a fantasy world that revolves around the idea that I am Neo from The Matrix -- regardless of how much of a mom I look like in real life.

BOTH SIDES NOW: O NO! POTUS Tells GOP to Clean Up Its Own Mess

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.13.2013 | Media
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg With Obama refusing to give any ransom, the Tea Party refusing to give any ground and the Party of Lincoln itself a "HOUSE divided," can the GOP win... or survive?

Opportunities Increasing for Authors in E-Book Single Marketplace

Howard Polskin | Posted 12.09.2013 | Books
Howard Polskin

If there's any gloomy note in the findings for the third quarter, it's the outlook for new fiction in the e-book single marketplace. There appears to be very little appetite from consumers for short fiction from unknown or relatively unknown authors.