The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Hunger Games Edition

With The Hunger Games releasing today, we thought we’d bring you some of the best links on the craze... 

Your guide to all things dystopian literature shows the history of the genre and charts its rise in popularity over the years. [Huffington Post]

How do you navigate a world starved of resources? Here’s five Hunger Games lessons for surviving the environmental apocalypse. [On Earth]

A few filmmakers imagine what it would be like if the hunger games was an actual event sponsored by Coca-Cola, in this realistic but grotesque commercial. [Adam Thinks]

Arcade Fire has written The Hunger Games song “Abraham’s Daughter,” which debuted number one on Billboard this week. Take a listen to the song they say is “kind of a metaphor for Katniss.” [BuzzFeed]

See The Hunger Games broken down in charts! [Figment]

The Onion’s American voices respond to the opening of the film. [The Onion]

The Hunger Games as Hungry Hungry Hippos. [BuzzFeed]

The Lottery plus the Most Dangerous Game plus Miss Congeniality could replace The Hunger Games for the title if they were going for a slightly longer, but more defined book title. [Better Book Titles]


Joshua Witchger is an online assistant at Sojourners.

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