What a good thing Eric Blair decided to use a pen name. The word ”Orwellian”, used to describe a sinister government or a form of mind control, has an ominous ring.
Just as the Jennifer Lawrence hype started to die down, the trailer for the forthcoming Hunger Games iteration, Catching Fire, was unveiled at yesterday’s MTV Movie Awards, presented by none other than Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) himself. Starring Everybody’s Favourite Actress as the dystopic story’s lead, the first teaser for the sophomore episode in the Suzanne Collins-penned series chronicles Panem’s burgeoning rebellion as Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) tour an imagined, futuristic version of North America after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games.
I used to tell my daughter stories about a family of mer-cats–kitties with fish tails–who lived in the East River and how they were persecuted by a mean purple octopus. I spent considerable time and effort coming up with nonviolent ways for the mer-cats to defeat the octopus at the end of each story
On Sept. 15, 1963, a bomb went off at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., killing Denise McNair, 11, and Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, all 14
Last week’s “balloon boy” incident is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration, an agency representative said Tuesday.
As support for the war in Afghanistan dips to an all-time low, some leading lawmakers are questioning President Obama’s approach to what he calls a “war of necessity.” Just 39 percent of Americans favor the war in Afghanistan compared to 58 percent who oppose it, according to a national CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Tuesday.
For many young Christians, the moment they first notice discrepancies in the Biblical tales they’ve faithfully studied is a rite of passage: e.g., if Adam and Eve were the first humans, and they had two sons where did Cain’s wife come from? The revelation that everything in the Bible may not have happened exactly as written can be startling. And when the discovery comes along with scientific evidence of evolution and the actual age of planet Earth, it can prompt a full-blown spiritual crisis