Ray Bradbury

Emily Mortimer Pushes Boundaries in The Bookshop

Emily Mortimer discusses starring in the new film, <i>The Bookshop</i>. Set in 1959 England, the film follows widow Florence Green, played by Mortimer. She receives resistance and affection when she opens a bookstore carrying the controversial works of Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabakov. Mortimer also …

Mary Poppins Returns

Three Brothers Theatre's ‘Green Town Tales’ pays homage to Ray Bradbury

Three Brothers Theatre, now in its sixth year, is embracing one of Waukegan’s favorite artistic sons in its next production, “Green Town Tales,” opening Aug. 31.<p>Director Richard W. Adams is directing two one-act plays by Ray Bradbury, “A Device Out of Time” and “Kaleidoscope.”<p>Bradbury wrote them as …

Time Travel

Don't Try Too Hard

Don’t Try Too HardBeware the purple prose!You probably know purple prose when you see it. Such language — ornate, elaborate, or excessively …

Creative Writing

An Asbestos-Bound, Fireproof Edition of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 (1953)

Even by the extreme standards of dystopian fiction, the premise of Ray Bradbury’s <i>Fahrenheit 451</i> can seem a little absurd. Firemen whose job is to set …


Writers and Short Stories to Improve Your Writing

Writing, without a doubt, is a great adventure for the self. It even has served as a sense of living for many people over the course of time. But …


Exclusive Preview: LeVar Burton Reads "Sea Girls"

It’s our lucky day for two reasons:<p>1) LeVar Burton chose Daniel Wallace’s “Sea Girls,” from the Spring 2017 issue of <i>Tin House</i>, to read out loud on</i> …

Star Trek

Ray Bradbury Gives 12 Pieces of Writing Advice to Young Authors (2001)

Like fellow genre icon Stephen King, Ray Bradbury has reached far beyond his established audience by offering writing advice to anyone who puts pen …

Creative Writing

Interview with Chris Offutt

<i>What follows is an interview with Chris Offutt, author of two novels, "The Good Brother" and his latest "Country Dark" which I review today over at</i> …


UTA Signs Ray Bradbury Estate (Exclusive)

The late author's science fiction, fantasy and speculative fiction classics include 'Fahrenheit 451,' which HBO recently adapted as a telepic …

Michael B. Jordan

LeVar Burton Reads “Welcome To Your Authentic Indian Experience(TM)” by Rebecca Roanhorse

In Rebecca Roanhorse’s award winning story “Welcome To Your Authentic Indian Experience(TM)”, a tour guide leads virtual reality “experiences” for …

Virtual Reality

All the Backlist! July 20, 2018

This week, Liberty discusses A Planet for Rent, Bury Me Deep, and more great older books.<p>This week’s episode was sponsored by Book Riot Insiders.<p>And …


Ray Bradbury Says, “Love What YOU Love!”

I have to say, I love this postcard from science-fiction legend Ray Bradbury so much, it makes me choke up every time I look at it. I'd love to have …


Artist behind Ray Bradbury mural in Waukegan hopes his work will inspire kids who don't have access to art

The little boy wore white-framed sunglasses, his stance confident as he stared into the sun.<p>Everett Reynolds, a 23-year-old Waukegan resident, stood on a stepladder, adding detail and depth to one of the boy’s hands.<p>The boy, wearing a homemade astronaut suit with a matching backpack made with …


One Author's Summer Book Advice? Read More Women Writers

"More women are writing, and I would say writing deeper and more important work than men right now, and more women are reading it," says Steve Almond.


Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival returns to Waukegan June 2

The Waukegan Park District's 19th Annual Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival will be held from 11a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 2.


Plays: 'Green Town Tales: A Night of Ray Bradbury'

Casting "Green Town Tales: A Night of Ray Bradbury." Includes the plays "Kaleidoscope" and "A Device Out of Time."

Ray Bradbury

Quotes Of The Week: Pablo Picasso, J.K. Rowling And Others

<b>Picasso On Priorities</b><br>Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. <b><br>Pablo Picasso</b>, <i>artist</i><p><b>Rowling On Character</b><br>It is our …

Pablo Picasso

May 18 in Twilight Zone History: Celebrating the 1962 premiere of Ray Bradbury's 'I Sing the Body Electric'

Today, May 18th, <b>This Day in Twilight Zone History</b> and <i>The Twilight Zone Encyclopedia</i> celebrate the 1962 premiere of "I Sing the Body …

Ray Bradbury

The Surprisingly Manic Way Ray Bradbury Wrote 'Fahrenheit 451'

The cautionary science fiction classic was written quickly and quirkily.<p>On Saturday, one of the most legendary science fiction cautionary tales of …


Reading Pathways: Ray Bradbury Books

Where to start with Ray Bradbury books? A writer, pop culture aficionado, patron saint of nerdom, and lover of cats…How can you not love an author …


Film review: Fahrenheit 451: a place where books are burned

A new film imagines the dystopian future of Fahrenheit 451, the classic novel written by Ray Bradbury. Watch the video to find out more.<p>Imagine a future where books aren’t just banned, they’re burned.<p>That’s the dystopian United States described by Ray Bradbury in Fahrenheit 451, which has been made …

Film (UK)

Michael B. Jordan Almost Didn’t Take ‘Fahrenheit 451′ Role’ Because of ‘Police Brutality and Shootings’

In an era plagued with disreputable news sources and unwavering opinions, the cast and crew of “Fahrenheit 451” agree that now is an opportune time …

Michael B. Jordan

George Orwell Quote

However much you deny the truth, the truth goes on existing.<p>← Prev George Orwell Quotes Next →<p>Topics<p>Deny<br>• Goes On<p>← Prev<br>• Next →<p>Embed:<p>Cite this Page: …


Episode 34: ‘Fahrenheit 451’ by Ray Bradbury

Download Subscribe<p>Subscribe For Free:<p>iTunes<br>• Google Play<br>• Stitcher<br>• Tunein<p>John J. Miller is joined by Robert M. Woods to discuss Ray Bradbury’s ‘Fahrenheit …

Conservative View

How to Bust Excuses and Focus on Your Writing Like Ray Bradbury

Fill in the blank: I can’t finish my draft because _______. Are you sure that is what is holding you back?This is one of the busiest months of the …

Airdate: Fahrenheit 451

HBO telemovie <b>Fahrenheit 451</b> has been confirmed for late May on Showcase.Michael B. Jordan plays Guy Montag in the film based on Ray Bradbury’s 1953 …

TV (Australia)

Stunning Illustrations for New Editions of ‘Fahrenheit 451’ and ‘I Am Legend’

Highlights from the Folio Society's new editions of two sci-fi classics.<p>One of the great things about high-profile remakes and re-imaginings of old …

Science Fiction

Ray Bradbury couldn't be reached for comment on this lawsuit

A Long Island marketing firm called Spark451 is suing a Boston marketing firm called Agency 451 for trademark infringement.In a lawsuit filed in US …


Ray Bradbury's Waukegan

Peek a little closer into the mind and the life of Ray Bradbury by exploring his greatest muse—Waukegan, Illinois.<p>Spend an afternoon visiting …

Creative Writing

Influence of Ray Bradbury’s classic novel keeps pushing me to change

No book has ever had as much continuing influence on me as Ray Bradbury’s brilliant short novel, “Fahrenheit 451.”You can’t understand me without …