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The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games and the Death of Winner-Take-All Capitalism

Russell C. Smith | Posted 06.03.2012 | Books
Russell C. Smith

In the same way Orwell wrote about 1948 and titled his novel 1984, one can ask whether The Hunger Games is a reflection of our current world or a warning of horrific things to come.

Which Republican Presidential Candidate Would Win The Hunger Games?

Dean Obeidallah | Posted 06.03.2012 | Comedy
Dean Obeidallah

If we did pick our elected officials using The Hunger Games method, it would be quicker and a lot more fun for the rest of us to watch.

PHOTOS: Draw Something Users Try To Draw 'Hunger Games'

Posted 04.02.2012 | Entertainment

"The Hunger Games" are still the number one movie in the country, but the film's box office success apparently doesn't translate to the artistic skill...

Tony Gore and the Hunger Games

Orlando Jones | Posted 06.02.2012 | Comedy
Orlando Jones

Tony's just getting started. As the GOP faces the inevitable quagmire of whether NotRomney can deny certain victory to "the Stormin' Mormon," our very own NotObama is talking tough on the issues of the day.

What's Up With The Hunger Games' City Bias?

Hunter Stuart | Posted 06.02.2012 | Books
Hunter Stuart

Don't get me wrong -- I have little sympathy for the 1%. But when it comes to revolution, there's a right way and a wrong way to do it. The Hunger Games would have benefited from taking this to heart.

Indie Cinema Roundup: A Japanese Hunger Games?

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 05.21.2012 | Miami

Even though the Rakontur showcase is over, the high caliber of movies around town has not stopped. At the Miami Beach Cinematheque, the salute to the ...

The Twilight Saga v. The Hunger Games: Battle Royale

Madeline Carey | Posted 06.02.2012 | College
Madeline Carey

Here are five major factors that setTwilightand The Hunger Games apart.

Our Very Own Hunger Games: How to Fix Standardized Assessments

Dan Ross | Posted 06.02.2012 | Education
Dan Ross

However, now that March has come and gone, I recognize another link between The Hunger Games and those 31 violent days: March is the month during which most states put their students to the slaughter, more commonly known as standardized testing.

Hope the Supremes Strike Down ObamaCare? Get Ready for PanemCare

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Since Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia clearly isn't going to take the time to actually read the health care reform law before he decides whether or not it's constitutional, maybe he can catch a screening of The Hunger Games.

The Best Late Night Clips of the Week (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Matt Wilstein | Posted 05.30.2012 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

This week the hoodie replaced the Etch A Sketch as the most talked about item in the news media, with Geraldo Rivera standing by his outrageous comments and Rep. Bobby Rush illegally rocking one in Congress.

'The Hunger Games': Reality TV

Rev. Steven D. Martin | Posted 05.30.2012 | Religion
Rev. Steven D. Martin

I tend to approach these cultural phenomena with a concern that my comfort level will be jolted. What I should be concerned about is what these phenomena say about our culture.

How I Learned to Shoot Like Katniss and What I Learned Along the Way

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.30.2012 | Women
Brandi Megan Granett

Archery taught me that it is okay to consider my own wants and needs in ways I never considered possible.

The Hunger Games Themes That Apply to Our World Today

Darina Kagan | Posted 05.30.2012 | Entertainment
Darina Kagan

I'm not sure if Suzanne Collins intentionally wrote the trilogy to reflect some of the common themes in society, but it seems that there are a lot of cross overs and correlations that beg the question, are the odds ever in our favor?

Hunger Games: Be Easter Now!

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.30.2012 | Religion
Steve McSwain

If you make it your spiritual practice, however, to "deny yourself," "to detach," to "die" to the false self, and so experience a kind of resurrection before you die, then the reality of Easter occurs all over again -- now.

Haters Hungry for Attention

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 05.30.2012 | College
The Miami Hurricane

Our generation is unnervingly quick to pick up their smartphones and write the first thought that comes to mind via tweets and status updates. They either realize it's offensive once its posted for the public to see, or just don't care. Either way, there's a serious problem with these habits.

What The Criticism About Jennifer Lawrence's Body Really Tells Us

Salon | Posted 03.30.2012 | Women

Jennifer Lawrence's body -- her perfectly lovely, slender-but-not-rail-thin, able body -- is presenting more complications than it rightfully should. ...

The Politics of The Hunger Games

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Sixty-three years ago, Orwell's dystopian novel 1984 turned out to be prophetic. Will that be true of The Hunger Games? Decide for yourself and "May the odds be ever in your favor."

Jennifer Lawrence Stripped Down In Front Of Co-Star

Posted 03.29.2012 | Celebrity

The first thing you should know about "The Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence is that she makes one hell of a first impression. The 21-year-old ...

A Defense of Katniss

Jody He | Posted 05.29.2012 | Teen
Jody He

Much like Harry Potter, Katniss is modest because of her desire to keep those whom she loves safe. Her strength and her willingness to sacrifice for the people she loves are what make Katniss, well, Katniss.

'The Hunger Games': A Commentary on Society

Alexander Vassiliadis | Posted 05.29.2012 | Teen
Alexander Vassiliadis

The Hunger Games is more than just a story about two young heroes that face various challenges and fall in love -- the novel is Suzanne Collins's commentary on modern-day society.

Hunger Games: Reality TV Gone Wild?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.28.2012 | Entertainment
Steve Rosenbaum

The Hunger Games is about reality TV taken to its most terrible end. It is the Roman Colosseum. A massive, deadly distraction that provides an opiate to the masses.

Actress Responds To Racist 'Hunger Games' Tweets

Posted 03.28.2012 | Celebrity

"The Hunger Games" dominated at the box office, taking $155 million in ticket sales, but not all fans were happy with the book-to-screen translation, ...

More Good News For 'The Hunger Games': Soundtrack Tops The Charts

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 03.28.2012 | Entertainment

"The Hunger Games" soundtrack debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart this week, after selling 175,000 units, reports Billboard. The record-bre...

Why I Saw The Hunger Games Twice

Laura Brounstein | Posted 05.28.2012 | Entertainment
Laura Brounstein

Any movie that debuts with a $152 million opening weekend and grabs the title of third biggest opening ever is grabbing a place in history with sheer numbers. But I think the film's visuals are what truly make it special and they work on two levels.

After the Success of The Hunger Games, Is Hollywood Ready for More Women in the Industry?

Nico Lang | Posted 05.28.2012 | Chicago
Nico Lang

With The Hunger Games, both women and men have indicated that they are ready for something different. The industry needs to wake up and realize that women are a part of cinema, too. The system must be ready to change.