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A new ‘Hunger Games’ book — and movie — is coming

NEW YORK — Inspired by an 18th century Scottish philosopher and the modern scourge of misinformation, Suzanne Collins is returning to the ravaged, post-apocalyptic land of Panem for a new “The Hunger Games” novel. Scholastic announced Thursday that “Sunrise on the Reaping,” the ...

‘Robot Dreams’ is more profound than it has any right to be

It’s one of those strange but immutable truths of the movies that a song like Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” can play in roughly a thousand films before a movie about a dog and a robot comes along and blows them all out of the water. The animated “Robot Dreams” is wordless, ...

What’s flying

“You only need to sit still long enough in some attractive spot in the woods that all its inhabitants may exhibit themselves to you by turns.” – Henry David Thoreau Bumblebees, American lady butterflies, fidgety squirrels, hungry warblers and maybe a huge flock of blue jays may make ...