"Kick-Ass" actress Chloe Moretz has been chosen for the title role in a movie remake of Stephen King's "Carrie," a horror story about a teenaged girl whose telekinetic powers turn a high school prom into an inferno.
A nun seated in a chair floats in midair, an ocean liner squeezes into a Venice canal, a suburban home appears to blast off like a rocket ship, these are just a few of "The Mysteries of Harris Burdick."
Horror-meister, Stephen King calls George Pelecanos "perhaps the greatest living American crime writer." His stories are set in Pelecanos' hometown of Washington, D.C., but this is not the side of the U.S. capitol that you see portrayed on TV with white marble monuments, lawyers and lobbyists. Pelecanos is more interested in working families struggling to get by, the racial tensions in its ethnic neighborhoods and the low-lifes on the edges. His crime-writing peers call Pelecanos the "undisputed poet" of Washington's gritty side.
Horror-meister, Stephen King calls George Pelecanos "perhaps the greatest living American crime writer." Pelecanos sets his crimes in the U.S. capital. And it's not the side of Washington that you see portrayed on TV with white marble monuments and movers and shakers. The "undisputed poet" of Washington's gritty side is what his peers call Pelecanos.
For fans, the name Joe Hill ignites a sense of wonder; of writing that cannot be held captive merely by the paper or digital screen the words are written upon. But wait. Could it be you are unfamiliar with Joe Hill, the award-winning writer who is the son of ... more on that later.
So Randy Moss has announced that for the rest of this season he will conduct his own press conferences, providing all the questions as well as the answers, ingeniously removing reporters from the traditional Q&A, in which sportswriters have long played the Q and Moss has expertly played the A.
Whether you're heading to a spa for a girls-only weekend or chugging down the highway in a car full of Disney-crazed kids, a road trip is the ultimate rite of summer. But along with the classic rock blasting on the radio, road trips often involve the kinds of food you'd never think of eating at home--neon-orange cheese curls, mega-ounce slushies, unidentifiable dried meat in a plastic pack.
Students, we know you may not be all that ecstatic about seeing your teachers -- and the homework they assign -- as the school year starts up. Pay attention in class, though; you never know what hidden talents your teachers might have. Just look at all of these famous former teachers:
It sounds like the stuff of Stephen King -- generating body parts, repairing damaged bone and growing back muscle like a gecko's severed tail. But stem cells represent a new wave of medicine that is more science than science fiction. One day they may not only lengthen an athlete's career but also provide the quick healing that Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte was looking for when he used HGH to recover from elbow tendinitis in 2002.
BOSTON -- An autumn rain fell from the dark, windswept sky above Fenway Park as Josh Beckett -- with bulbs flashing everywhere -- unleashed a 96 mph fastball at 8:37 p.m. Wednesday. It was the first pitch of the first game of the 103rd World Series, an electric October moment in this hallowed baseball cathedral. Some three hours later, near the merciful end of the most lopsided Game 1 in the history of the Series, the country had long flipped over to CSI; Red Sox uberfan Stephen King was in the stands reading Newsweek; and Todd Helton, standing on Fenway's moist infield grass, gazed around the ballpark thinking to himself, "Is this the World Series or spring training?"
Dependably profitable books are rare in the publishing business, and they generally come with a name like Stephen King or Harry Potter attached. But another lucrative brand of bestseller has emerged in the last few years: the instant-release blue-ribbon commission report, with the Baker-Hamilton Commission's "Iraq Study Group Report" its latest example.
When Charles Ardai and Max Phillips, both lovers of pulp fiction, decided to form a new paperback imprint dedicated to resuscitating the golden age of pulp paperbacks, they did so in the time-honored manner of pulp characters through the ages -- over drinks.
In the movie based on Stephen King's short story, "The Running Man," prisoners are given a chance for liberty if they agree to partake in a television game show. The catch? They're let loose to fend for themselves in a "kill or be killed" blood sport.