Elizabeth Blair http://krvs.org en In 'Little Engine That Could,' Some See An Early Feminist Hero http://krvs.org/post/little-engine-could-some-see-early-feminist-hero "Chug, chug, chug. Puff, puff, puff. Ding-dong, ding-dong."<p>The beloved tale of the little blue engine — who helps bring a broken-down train of toys to the good little boys and girls on the other side of the mountain — has been chugging along for a very long time. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 50945 at http://krvs.org In 'Little Engine That Could,' Some See An Early Feminist Hero Think Before You Clap: You Could Be Beat Deaf http://krvs.org/post/think-you-clap-you-could-be-beat-deaf <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZWa_LAfhNk</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 06:03:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 50015 at http://krvs.org Think Before You Clap: You Could Be Beat Deaf In 'Fever,' Town's Teen Tic Epidemic Gets A Chilling Novelization http://krvs.org/post/fever-towns-teen-tic-epidemic-gets-chilling-novelization Sometimes real life is stranger than fiction, so it makes sense that novelists get some of their best stories from the headlines. That's what happened with mystery writer Megan Abbott. A few years ago, she was one of the millions of people captivated by news stories about a strange illness that seemed to consume a town in upstate New York. Now, Abbott has taken pieces of that true story and turned it into a chilling new novel.<p><em>The Fever</em> is Abbott's third mystery set in the emotional world of teenagers, a place she admits she's a little stuck in herself. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:36:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 49779 at http://krvs.org In 'Fever,' Town's Teen Tic Epidemic Gets A Chilling Novelization The Return of 'Rectify,' A Critical Darling Sprung From Death Row http://krvs.org/post/return-rectify-critical-darling-sprung-death-row Rectify is a dark, contemplative TV drama about a man released from prison after two decades on death row. It was also a critical favorite in its first season. For a glimpse into its creation, NPR's Elizabeth Blair talks to show creator Ray McKinnon and actors Aden Young and Abigail Spencer. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:22:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 49674 at http://krvs.org 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Is More Growly And Snarly (And Wise) Than Ever http://krvs.org/post/how-train-your-dragon-2-more-growly-and-snarly-and-wise-ever The dragons are more fantastic. The stakes are higher. And protagonist Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III still wants humans and dragons to live together in peace. <em>How to Train Your Dragon 2</em> — one of the most anticipated family movies of the summer — opens Friday.<p>In the first movie, Hiccup managed to convert all of his fellow Vikings from dragon slayers into dragon lovers, just like him. Now, in the new movie, everything's copacetic on the Vikings' fictional homeland, the Island of Berk. "Dragons used to be a bit of a problem," says Hiccup, "but that was five years ago. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 07:02:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 49326 at http://krvs.org 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Is More Growly And Snarly (And Wise) Than Ever