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17 Jun 19
The Wombwell Rainbow

Wombwell Rainbow Interviews I am honoured and privileged that the following writers local, national and international have agreed to be interviewed by me. I gave the writers two options: an emailed list of questions or a more fluid interview via messenger. The usual ground is covered about motivation, daily routines and work ethic, but some […]

17 Jun 19
The Eccentric Flock

The Koreans, much like the rest of the Confucian world (China, Taiwan, Japan), are pretty serious about drugs. Today it is still not unusual to see celebrities publicly shamed for drug consumption. They can often entirely lose face as a result of being discovered consuming drugs. To Western audiences used to the casual promotion of […]

17 Jun 19
Oklahoma Policy Institute

In The Know is your daily briefing on Oklahoma policy-related news. Inclusion of a story does not necessarily mean endorsement by the Oklahoma Policy Institute. Click here to subscribe to In The Know and see past editions. New from OK Policy Meet OK Policy: SE Oklahoma Field Organizer Kyle Lawson: Oklahoma Policy Institute has grown […]

17 Jun 19
WDTN
NEW YORK (AP) — A decade after seemingly wrapping up “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem. A prequel, set 64 years before the beginning of her multimillion-selling trilogy, is coming next year. The novel, currently untitled, is scheduled for release on May 19, 2020. Collins said in a statement Monday that she would go back to the years following the so-called “Dark Days,” the failed rebellion in Panem. Collins set the “Hunger Games” books in a post-apocalyptic dystopia where young people must fight and kill each other, on live television. This image provided by Scholastic shows the cover of a new untitled “Hunger Games” novel by Suzanne Collins. The novel, set to be released May 19, 2020, is a prequel set 64 years before the beginning of her multimillion-selling trilogy. Collins said in a statement Monday, June 10, 2019, that she “wanted to explore the state of nature” as she set the narrative in the years following the “Dark Days” of Panem, the Dystopia where young people must fight and kill each other, on live television. (Scholastic via AP) “With this book, I wanted to explore the state of nature, who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival,” she said. “The reconstruction period 10 years after the war, commonly referred to as the Dark Days — as the country of Panem struggles back to its feet — provides fertile ground for characters to grapple with these questions and thereby define their views of humanity.” The book is set well before the lifetime of “Hunger Games” heroine Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence in the billion-dollar movie franchise. Scholastic spokeswoman Tracy van Straaten declined comment on the new book’s contents or featured characters beyond what’s described in Monday’s announcement. “Suzanne Collins is a master at combining brilliant storytelling, superb world building, breathtaking suspense, and social commentary,” Scholastic Trade Publishing President Ellie Berger said in a statement. “We are absolutely thrilled — as both readers and publishers — to introduce the devoted fans of the series and a new audience to an entirely new perspective on this modern classic.” Lionsgate released the four “Hunger Games” movies, and the studio’s vice chairman, Michael Burns, has suggested a prequel. In a recent statement to The Associated Press, Lionsgate chairman Joe Drake said, “As the proud home of the ‘Hunger Games’ movies, we can hardly wait for Suzanne’s next book to be published. We’ve been communicating with her during the writing process and we look forward to continuing to work closely with her on the movie.” The studio did not immediately respond when asked if an agreement for film rights had already been reached. The first three “Hunger Games” books — “The Hunger Games,” ”Catching Fire” and “Mockingjay” — have sold more than 100 million copies and have been translated into more than 50 languages. The very title “The Hunger Games” has become a catchphrase for suffering and deadly competition, inspiring such headlines as “Trump’s $1 trillion (infrastructure) plan inspires ‘Hunger Games’ angst.” Although she was actively involved with the production of the “Hunger Games” films, Collins appeared done with the novels after the publication of “Mockingjay,” in 2010. She had said little about her plans in recent years, beyond telling a gathering at the 2013 BookExpo publishing convention that she was working on a new series. Her most recent book, of any kind, came out in 2013: The picture story “Year of the Jungle” was based on the time in Vietnam served by Collins’ father, a career Air Force officer. Collins has cited her father as a reason for her lifelong studies of war, and cited both contemporary and classical culture as inspirations for “The Hunger Games.” She named the country Panem as a reference to the Roman expression “panem et circenses,” meaning bread and circuses, diversions for the masses. In a 2010 interview with The AP, she recalled watching television one night, switching channels, and becoming momentarily disoriented by going back and forth between a reality program and the Iraq War. “We have so much programming coming at us all the time. Is it too much? Are we becoming desensitized to the entire experience?” she said. “Dystopian stories are places where you can play out the scenarios in your head — your anxieties — and see what might come of them. And, hopefully, as a young person, with the possibilities of the future waiting for you, you’re thinking about how to head these things off.”
17 Jun 19
WHNT.com

NEW YORK (AP) — A decade after seemingly wrapping up “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem. A prequel, set 64 years before the beginning of her multimillion-selling trilogy, is coming next year. The novel, currently untitled, is scheduled for release on May 19, 2020. Collins said in a statement Monday […]

17 Jun 19
Sport Archives

Monday, 17 June 2019 – 12:19 Collin Daniel Richards, alleged killer of Celia Barqun. Collin Richards, killer of the Spanish golferCelia Barqun, pleaded guilty to the events that took place on September 18, 2018, according to the prosecutorJessica Reynoldsof Story County (Iowa), and was sentenced to life in prison. In the first instance, Richards, 22, […]

17 Jun 19
Welcome

The public service career of former U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., may have come to an end last year following his unsuccessful bid for a second, six-year term. But even with U.S. Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., taking his place in Washington, D.C., Donnelly’s record of working across the aisle in the Senate is unlikely to […]

17 Jun 19
Yeshiva World News

President Donald Trump’s latest anointment of an acting head of a major federal agency has prompted muttering, but no more than that, from Republican senators whose job description includes confirming top administration aides. Their reluctance to confront Trump comes as veterans of the confirmation process and analysts say he’s placed acting officials in key posts […]

17 Jun 19
WREG.com

Two suspects accused of kicking in a woman’s door and committing a violent attack against her boyfriend have been arrested, police say. 

17 Jun 19
Earnestly Eccentric

Author: Michael J. Collins, M.D. Rating: 5/5 This is the story of Collins’ first few years in surgical residency at Mayo Clinic. Spoilers ahead.

17 Jun 19
Music World VMAG

Guitarist Brian May of Queen performs at the Zenith Arena in Paris in January 2015. Queen guitarist Brian May says he hopes for another large concert like 1985’s Live Aid to combat climate change. Freddie Mercury and Brian May play Live Aid in 1985 The classic rock band was a large part of the iconic […]

17 Jun 19
WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

NEW YORK (AP) — A decade after seemingly wrapping up “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem. A prequel, set 64 years before the beginning of her multimillion-selling trilogy, is coming next year. The novel, currently untitled, is scheduled for release on May 19, 2020. Collins said in a statement Monday […]