Anatomy of an Action Scene: The Advantages of Present Tense

Column by Bart Bishop
A look at how writing in the present tense can amplify an action scene.
‘The Hunger Games’ Lives on in Prequel Movie

‘The Hunger Games’ To Live On in Prequel Movie

News by Raine Winters December 9, 2015
Because Hollywood can’t let anything rest in peace.

10 Books About Revolution

Column by Christopher Shultz July 24, 2015
With historical revolts, expatriations and coups abound in July, here are ten books that capture the revolutionary spirit.

An Abundance of Robin Hoods: How Social Bandits Defy Time and Culture

Column by Leah Dearborn September 15, 2014
Whenever a source of authority grows too powerful and begins to usurp the common people, Robin Hood-like characters start to appear in film and literature.
‘The Hunger Games: The Exhibition’

Lionsgate Launches ‘The Hunger Games: The Exhibition’

News by Riki Cleveland
Lionsgate is set to release a new exhibition featuring elements from The Hunger Games franchise.

Hurts So Good: Why We Love YA Dystopias

Column by Emma McMorran Clark March 21, 2014
With the release of 'Divergent,' the young ladies of YA dystopian fiction are poised to take over the box office once more. Where did this trend come from, and why are we supporting it?

The Best Book Adaptation I've Seen Is...'Catching Fire'!?!

Column by Kelly Thompson March 17, 2014
That's right, 'Catching Fire' is easily one of the best book adaptations I've ever seen. Let me tell you why.
Hunger Camps Camp, Country Day School

Yep, You Can Send Your Kids To A Hunger Games-Themed Summer Camp

News by Christopher Shultz August 16, 2013
Don't think Catch-the-Flag is good enough for your kids? Well, In Largo, Florida they can play Take-the-Life!
CoverGirl Hunger Games-Inspired Make-Up

‘Hunger Games’ Makeup? Now I’ve Seen it All!

News by Dean Fetzer May 24, 2013
CoverGirl has signed a sponsorship deal with Lionsgate to produce a new line of cosmetics called the ‘Capitol Collection’.

What's The Value Of A Great Ending?

Column by Kelly Thompson September 17, 2012
What's the value of a great ending? When you botch it, does it ruin everything that came before, no matter how good?

The Weird Side Of Literary Tourism: Five Bizarre Book-Inspired Experiences

Column by Kimberly Turner September 13, 2012
Ride through the diseased sewage of Charles Dickens's England, watch a MacBeth-inspired rave/orgy, survive a 'Hunger Games' simulation, and other bizarre ways to live out your favorite books.
Hunger Games Beats Out Hogwarts

Welcome To The Back, Potter: Hunger Games Beats Out Hogwarts

News by Dave Reuss August 17, 2012
The Hunger Games bests The Harry Potter Series, becoming the best-selling series ever. Only on Amazon, but still.
The Beach

From Page To Screen: David Sedaris, Norman Mailer, 'The Beach,' and More

News by Kimberly Turner
Today in 'From Page To Screen': The first Sedaris film, HBO's fascinating Norman Mailer story, Garland's 'The Beach' as a TV series, Easton Ellis loses 'Fifty Shades,' and Jennifer Lawrence cashes in.
'The Hunger Games' Inspiring More Racism

'The Hunger Games' Inspiring More Racism

News by Rob Hart May 7, 2012
The popular YA series has been inspiring a fair amount of race issues--which raises some interesting questions about race in fiction.
Francis Lawrence Hunger Games

Francis Lawrence Confirmed To Direct 'The Hunger Games' Sequel

News by Rob Hart May 4, 2012
Francis Lawrence, the man behind 'I Am Legend' and 'Water for Elephants', is replacing Gary Ross as the director of 'Catching Fire.'

Book vs. Film: The Hunger Games

Column by Kelly Thompson April 3, 2012
Can 'The Hunger Games' adaptation live up to Suzanne Collins' NYT bestseller? What does the film get right and what gets missed? Find out in our latest Book Vs. Film.

Book Brawl: Battle Royale vs. The Hunger Games

Column by Meredith Borders November 21, 2011
'Battle Royale' and 'The Hunger Games' are two novels about kids killing kids in a government-sponsored bloodbath. What novel will win the coveted honor of literary victor?
First trailer for The Hunger Games released

Hurry! 'The Hunger Games' Trailer Is Here!!!

News by Rob Hart November 15, 2011
The first full-length trailer for 'The Hunger Games' is released; tweens across the world squeal in delight.