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Moonrise Kingdom’s Lesson: Tweens are the New Teens… and the New Adults

Stories about tweens simply aren’t like those about teens or adults or “children”…

Why We Respond to “Chronicle” – Part 1: Anne Frank’s Vlog

We spy on these characters, we travel alongside them like a second, invisible yet all-seeing head on their shoulders, we peer inside their skulls, and later we say we “identified” with them as if that’s something they would have wanted…

Teens + Superheroes = A Perfect Fit: Our “Chronicle” DVD Giveaway

As we head into summer, there’s no shortage of superhero films boasting famous characters and big stars, but it’s precisely “Chronicle”’s everyday approach that distinguishes it.

Scrambling Our Brains with Pop Culture: A Sometimes Silly Conversation with Cartoonist and Author Dave Roman

“I certainly have a lot of fun mashing these tropes and archetypes up. I think my style of writing is akin to putting all my influences into a blender and making a smoothie to enjoy with like-minded individuals.”

Death by Media: The Hunger Games and Teen Authenticity (Part 2)

“After dinner we watch the replay in the sitting room… And there I am, blushing and confused, made beautiful by Cinna’s hands, desirable by Peeta’s confession, tragic by circumstance, and by all accounts, unforgettable.”

Death by Media: The Hunger Games and Teen Authenticity (Part 1)

“There’s this sort of upbeat soundtrack playing under it that makes it twice as awful because, of course, almost everyone on-screen is dead.”