The Hunger Games http://nhpr.org en The Ghost Town That Became District 12 http://nhpr.org/post/ghost-town-became-district-12 <p>Henry River Mill Village in North Carolina was just another American ghost town - abandoned, except for the occasional passing tourist or history buff. &nbsp;That is, until it was transformed into 'District 12' - the oppressed coal-mining community from the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins'&nbsp;<em>The Hunger Games.</em></p><p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 11:48:40 +0000 Taylor Quimby 49590 at http://nhpr.org The Ghost Town That Became District 12 6.02.14: Ghost Towns http://nhpr.org/post/60214-ghost-towns <p>From the dusty towns of the old west, to the empty mills of the east, there’s just something about abandoned places and the stories they leave behind. Today’s Word of Mouth is all about ghost towns, from neglected Olympic villages to forgotten websites. Plus, the story of a couple who transformed an abandoned underground missile base into their home-sweet-home…complete with an overhead front door.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 17:33:36 +0000 Word of Mouth 49458 at http://nhpr.org 6.02.14: Ghost Towns 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