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23 more COVID-19 patients discharged in Bauchi
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23 more COVID-19 patients discharged in Bauchi

23 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from the Isolation centers in Bauchi state.  The state governor, Bala Mohammed, who disclosed this via his twitter handle, said so far, 112 patients have been discharged from the state isolation centers.''Good news. In the last 24 hours, an additional […]

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Trump threatens to permanently pull funding from WHO and ‘reconsider’ US membership

President Donald Trump on Monday May 18, threatened to permanently pull US funding from the World Health Organization over the Coronavirus pandemic.  In a four-page letter addressed to WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus, the US President criticized the stages of the body's response to the outbreak of the disease since December. Trump insisted […]

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Sega's Genesis Mini returns to Black Friday pricing

Launched in the latter half of 2019, the Genesis Mini (known as the Mega Drive Mini internationally) is a miniature console in the image of the Nintendo Entertainment Classic. The console comes pre-loaded with 42 games including classics like Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Road Rash […]

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10 years later, is The Hunger Games still shocking?

10 years later, is The Hunger Games still shocking?

Ten years ago this fall, children’s author Suzanne Collins published The Hunger Games, a creepy, insidious story about a dystopian government that forces children to fight in a gladiatorial death match and broadcasts the whole thing on TV. And that book — and its two follow-up sequels, 2009’s Catching Fire and 2010’s Mockingjay — became a phenomenon.

The Hunger Games books were giant best-sellers, and the movie adaptations were blockbusters. Together, the two serieskicked off the YA dystopian boom of the late 2000s. They became a pop culture shorthand for stories of inequality and scarcity. They created slogans that were used in actual protest movements. They helped launch Jennifer Lawrence to megastardom.

Ten years out from the Hunger Games phenomenon, it’s time to look back and reevaluate. To that end, Vox culture writers Constance Grady, Aja Romano, and Alex Abad-Santos joined managing editor Eleanor Barkhorn and critic at large Todd VanDerWerff to talk the whole thing through. Does this franchise live up to the hype? Is it actually good, or was it all talk? And at the end of the day, are we Team Peeta or Team Gale?

Here’s what The Hunger Games does really well

Constance: I still remember the exact moment The Hunger Games got me.

When I started reading the first book, I didn’t like it all that much. I thought the premise of children being forced to murder each other on a reality TV show sounded gross and trashy and exploitative, and I thought Suzanne Collins’s sentences were clunky and inelegant.

And because I didn’t respect the book, I was skimming as I read, so I missed all the telling details that deepened Katniss’s characterization in the first few pages, like the scene where she befriends a wildcat and you think she’s going to pick up an adorable animal companion, and instead she chases it away with stones because it’s scaring away the game. That passage tells us an enormous amount about the brutal pragmatism and unlikability that makes Katniss such a specific and unusual protagonist, and I skipped right over it the first time I read the book because I didn’t care to look for it.

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23 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from the Isolation centers in Bauchi state.  The state governor, Bala Mohammed, who disclosed this via his twitter handle, said so far, 112 patients have been discharged from the state isolation centers.''Good news. In the last 24 hours, an additional […]