Tag Archives: Hunger Games

Bangkok Protestors Strike Back at Coup—With Forbidden Hunger Games Salute

Originally posted on The Stake:
This article originally appeared at YES! Magazine. In Bangkok, Thailand, protesters have taken to the streets against a military junta that seized power late in May—and they’re using the three-fingered salute from The Hunger Games as a symbol of their opposition to the new government. According the protesters, the salute is…

The Hunger Games Are Real: Teenage Fans Remind the World What Katniss Is Really Fighting For

Originally posted on The Stake:
This article originally appeared at YES! Magazine. This week, millions of Americans will gather in theaters to see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. While for many the film is little more than big-budget Hollywood pop fare, for others the story will dramatically shape the way they see the world’s economic…

Reading literary fiction may foster empathy

Originally posted on The Stake:
A recent experiment is establishing the value of reading, and reading literary fiction in particular. David Comer Kidd and Emanuele Castano of the New School of Social Research conducted an experiment in which distinct groups were asked to read literary fiction, popular fiction, and nonfiction. Afterwards, each group was given…

Authentic Leadership in Popular Culture: The Hunger Games

Americans have a love affair with revolutionary authenticity. Not so long ago in the grand scheme of things, we won our own revolution, and created the complex system of checks and balances we stumble over and muddle through now. Revolutionary cultures value revolution, but also fear it. We know its power, and yearn for its […]