I live in the Detroit area, and quite a few of our local radio stations are actually on the other side of the river in Windsor, Canada. I heard an ad for this tonight on one of those stations, and I was like , “whaaaaat?”
Today's genre books are full of future dystopias, which only have one weakness: teenagers. And everybody knows that most dystopias are kind of contrived. But here are 10 lessons from real-life rebellions against repressive regimes, that we wish the creators of fictional dystopias would pay attention to.
So, which is it, guys? I'm District 4, which I think works, although I don't think I'd be quite as ruthless as most Careers.
Everyone has their areas of expertise. Some people are great at coding. Some people can sew awesome clothes. Some people juggle geese. Me? I've read a shit-ton of young adult dystopian novels. And since I'm a giver, I thought I'd share some of my knowledge with you.
It was really good. But we're going to blame PMS for how much I cried. Yep, definitely PMS. Don't know what else it could have been. No idea at all.
Look at poor Gale Hawthorne. So his girlfriend was sent off to a death match, where she had to kill other children and teenagers to survive. Was Gale thinking "Man, I hope she's okay?" OH NO, Gale is all like "HOW DOES THIS AFFECT ME?" With those jealous looks and guilt trips. "GEEZ, KATNISS, I KNOW YOU WERE ALL…
Certainly The Hunger Games and Twilight are very different media experiences, but how do the YA series differ in their actual vocabulary and sentence structure? Slate put together a textual analysis of Suzanne Collins and Stephenie Meyer's series, alongside J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels.
We are aware of a movie called Battle Royale. STFU.
Starring Catniss Everdeen, of course. I certainly hope these folks get a chance to do the sequel, because I'm very much looking forward to Cat-ching Fire.
Labor Day isn't just an excuse to barbecue or squeeze in one last trip to the beach; it's also the day we remember the contributions of workers to society. These scifi, fantasy, and superheroines pay tribute to the wartime labor icon Rosie the Riveter—and show off their guns.