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Do you want to get in the Halloween spirit? Many TV shows for all ages tell stories of vampires, ghosts, witches, zombies and more, offering the perfect outlet to dive into a visual spookfest.
The critically acclaimed and award-winning novelist says the two genres have been historically undervalued and overlooked. But the craft of storytelling, even if it’s seen as formulaic, is difficult to master.
“But the great thing about books is that they get spread by word of mouth,” Walter said. Word about “We Live in Water” might have been spread initially by Twitter instead of by mouth on Saturday, but it still proved Walter’s maxim right, as Obama’s 111 million followers found out about his high esteem for the six-year-old collection of mostly Spokane-based fiction.
Spokane author Esther Hildahl recently won a 2019 Northern Lights Book Award in the preteen fiction category for her self-published children’s book, “Mr. Inky: Spider With an Attitude.”
In a sharply divided country, there’s one thing many Americans agree on: It’s hard to determine what is true
Questionable nutritional advice is easily amplified in our digital world, but older generations have always passed down health adages that younger generations found difficult to believe.
Talky, sophisticated and self-consciously erudite, this slice of French literary life is in many ways familiar.
“The Chaperone” fictionalizes an episode in the life of silent movie star Louise Brooks (Haley Lu Richardson). But it’s really more about her minder, played by Elizabeth McGovern. The film examines how the title character faces the coming of the modern age, overwhelmed by new mores that both delight and horrify her old-fashioned values.
The authors will sign copies of the book at Auntie’s Bookstore on Saturday.
Schools struggling to move past tragedy are right in Chris Crutcher’s wheelhouse: the places that combine his service as a therapist for traumatized kids and his career as an author of novels about the highs and lows of adolescence.
Chris Crutcher is one of the most important voices in the world of young adult literature, but Katherine Cramer didn’t know that in the early ’90s when she first checked out “Stotan!” from a middle school library.
Harlan Ellison, the pugnacious author of “A Boy and His Dog,” who lambasted society in nightmare fiction and stinging essays for half a century, has died. He was 85.
Award-winning science fiction writer Kate Wilhelm has died at 89.
Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning and best-selling science fiction writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, has died at 88.
When Spokane author Kris Dinnison wrote her young adult novel “You and Me and Him,” she didn’t set out to write about underrepresented characters. “I was following the age-old advice authors are always given: write what you know,” Dinnison said.
“Life” so echoes Ridley Scott’s 38-year-old claustrophobic science-fiction classic “Alien,” in which a group of space travelers is under attack from a merciless invasive being, that it can only pale by comparison. But, taken on its own creature-feature terms, “Life” has enough taut moments – especially in its first half – to make it tensely diverting, though not particularly memorable in the long run.
A movie has a way of sitting up straight whenever Sigourney Weaver is in it. Whether the part is small or large, she reliably jolts any film alive with her intelligence and commanding presence. She usually means business.
It may be a space epic, but “Passengers” was actually a pretty intimate endeavor. Most days on set, the cast consisted of just Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt and Michael Sheen, who naturally got close quickly.
It comes as a mild surprise to learn that even so-called digital natives often have no idea that what they are reading or viewing is intentionally misleading, or produced by hyper-partisan proselytizers.
Seth MacFarlane is going to star in and produce a sci-fi TV series set 300 years in the future.