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"The Hunger Games"

Climate Change and Our Kids' Future: An Excerpt From A Drowning World

Brenda Peterson | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Brenda Peterson

It's not just up to scientists and activists to tell the world about climate change. It's up to storytellers. We can vividly imagine the future so we ...

R.L. Stine Doesn't Understand The Craze Around Dystopian Novels

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 09.24.2014 | Books

Few books are as beloved among young readers as dystopian novels like The Giver, The Hunger Games and Divergent. However, one of the most iconic child...

Confronting My Temptation To Ban Books

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 09.25.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

We all know that banning books is wrong. So why is it so tempting?

Here's The Full 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.15.2014 | Entertainment

Days after releasing just two seconds of the new "Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" trailer, Lionsgate has unveiled the full tease for the forthcomin...

'Thug Notes' Takes On 'The Hunger Games'

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.26.2014 | Comedy

For a while, we thought YouTube channel Wirecrack (formerly Thug Notes) provided summaries for classic works of literature only. But we were delightfu...

Donald Sutherland Threw Berries At The Teen Choice Awards Crowd

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.10.2014 | Entertainment

How we live now: Donald Sutherland wore a tuxedo to the Teen Choice Awards to accept his surfboard for Choice Movie Villain. Sutherland won the honor ...

The Worst Onscreen Portrayals Of Famous Book Characters

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 08.07.2014 | Entertainment

Avid readers know what it's like to discover their favorite book is going to be made into a movie or television show. Utter excitement followed by utt...

Bill Maher's New Rule For Parents Who Name Their Babies 'Katniss'

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 07.25.2014 | Comedy

Katniss? Really? Bill Maher has a special message for people who name their daughters after Jennifer Lawrence's character in "The Hunger Games," a...

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 08.24.2014 | 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 07.25.2014 | 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.