Here's a brief roundup of the more curious internet finds we've stumbled upon recently.
NRA Rewrites Fairy Tales With More Firearms, Less Bloodshed - Somehow the NRA has made the already bloody and blunt Grimm fairy tales, political and gun-toting. Reimaginings of classic tales have been published on the NRA Family website. The big revision seems to be that all of the characters now have guns--as indicated in all of the re-worded titles with have guns or has a gun in helpful parens. The newly armed characters can successfully ward of all of the Grimm evils by packing. Go figure.
Australia's dark heart inspires horror movie boom - New horror movies seem to be trickling out of Australia the past few years and many are critically lauded and audience enjoyed. The BBC looks at Australia's dark heart and her eerie outback landscape.
My uneasy relationship with science fiction - Kassie Rose, the book critic for NPR member station WOSU 89.7 FM in Columbus, Ohio, in her review for the new Charlie Jane Anders' book All the Birds in the Sky, considers her relationship to books labeled sci-fi. What is is about Anders' book or Jeff Vandermeer's The Southern Reach Trilogy that intrigues Rose, while other titles completely turn her off.
Book Fight Podcast: Episode 120: C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe - This week's episode concerns hosts Mike and Tom reading one of Mike's childhood favorites The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Does the heralded fantasy novel live up to memory during their re-read?