The Hunger Games http://nhpr.org en May The Vows Be Ever In Your Favor: Lessons From Dystopian YA http://nhpr.org/post/may-vows-be-ever-your-favor-lessons-dystopian-ya <p>The success of <a href="http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780439023528"><em>The Hunger Games</em> </a>and the <a href="http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062024022/veronica-roth/divergent"><em>Divergent </em></a>series opened the floodgates for young adult novels set in a dystopian future. Readers are gobbling up dark stories set in bleak landscapes where the authorities can’t be trusted and young protagonists rebel against a world built to subdue them. And of course, there is room for romance to rise from the ashes. &nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Margaret Bristol</strong> is an editor at Bookish where she wrote the article, <a href="http://www.bookish.com/articles/what-i-learned-about-getting-married-from-dystopian-ya">“What I Learned About Getting Married From Dystopian YA.”</a> A dedicated fan of the genre, she’s here to discuss the sometimes valuable, sometimes hyperbolic messages people can glean from the dark world of dystopian fiction.</p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 15:13:55 +0000 Virginia Prescott 31941 at http://nhpr.org May The Vows Be Ever In Your Favor: Lessons From Dystopian YA After 'Hunger Games,' U.S. Archer Shoots For Olympic Games http://nhpr.org/post/after-hunger-games-us-archer-shoots-olympic-games This summer, U.S. archer <a href="http://usarchery.org/athletes/khatuna-lorig">Khatuna Lorig</a> hopes to return to the Olympic Games. But she's already helped put archery into <em>The Hunger Games</em> this spring — by training the film's star, Jennifer Lawrence, to shoot.<p>In the kill-or-be-killed competition in the film drawn from Suzanne Collins' book, Lawrence's character, Katniss Everdeen, relies on her ability with a bow. Tue, 27 Mar 2012 21:30:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 2799 at http://nhpr.org After 'Hunger Games,' U.S. Archer Shoots For Olympic Games Hollywood, Hunger Games, and How Small Screens Survive http://nhpr.org/post/hollywood-hunger-games-and-how-small-screens-survive <p>We turn to Garen Daly, our resident film industry expert, for an update on Hollywood happenings.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 15:30:26 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2690 at http://nhpr.org Hollywood, Hunger Games, and How Small Screens Survive