The Hunger Games: 25 things you didn't know
Other, perhaps more obvious influences tapped into by Collins include the ancient Greek myth of Theseus (in which seven young men and women must be sent to be eaten by the Minotaur), reality TV and her own her father's experiences in the Vietnam War.
12 Gifts Ancient Greece Gave To The World
During the Hellenistic period, ancient Greece's leading thinkers began searching for explanations of the world beyond the realm of mythology, instead looking to reason and empirical evidence. From Socrates to Plato to Artistotle ... Flaunting ornate ...
Reza Aslan: Sam Harris and “New Atheists” aren't new, aren't even atheists
The term “atheist” is derived from the Greek a-theos, meaning “without gods,” and was originally a pejorative for those whose actions were deemed impious or immoral. To the Greeks, an atheist didn't necessarily reject the existence of the gods. He ...
The Myth of the Caliphate
Of course, Enver's own star faded, too, with the Ottoman defeat at the end of World War I. Ataturk quickly emerged as a new hero by leading a successful campaign to drive French, Italian, British, and Greek armies out of Ottoman Anatolia. Quickly, some ...
To End HIV, Stop Violence Against Adolescent Girls
Named for the mythological bird on his home city's seal, Thompson's company started small, earning a reputation as one of the few willing to transport heavy machinery by air. When the rise of foreign automakers caused an upheaval in the auto industry ...
The Five Worst Survivor Series Teams Ever
This team could have avoided inclusion on this list if Bulldog had simply put on a sweater vest to fit in with Joey Abs, Rodney and Pete Gas. Those three were ... This team could be otherwise referred to as "A Viking", "An Iraqi Colonel who was known ...
21 Doctor Who Stories Better Than Their Reputation Suggests
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... don't deserve to be there. We've therefore compiled a list of twenty-one stories that are better than their reputation and ranking suggests: .... "The Myth Makers" is simply very funny for its first three episodes. In a similar manner to Blackadder ...
Why Tamora Pierce Should Be Hollywood's Favorite Author Right Now
Tortall also has gods, who are interfering and inscrutable in the way of the Greek pantheon. There are major and minor gods, who do what they can to manipulate the world of mortals to their liking. There are dragons, who are scholars with politics of ...