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From Inverse:

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An interview with Damon Lindelof, showrunner of Lost and The Leftovers

https://www.inverse.com/article/9348-damon-lindelof-talks-about-ending-the-leftovers

An essay about recovering from back surgery and using television to cope

https://www.inverse.com/article/11654-dr-charlie-hunnam-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-television

An interview with Justin Theroux about The Leftovers Season 3

https://www.inverse.com/article/32179-justin-theroux-the-leftovers-president-assassin-death-twin-peaks

An interview with Game of Thrones director Matt Shakman

https://www.inverse.com/article/35141-matt-shakman-game-of-thrones-season-7-battle-jaime-lannister-dragon-daenerys

An essay about why more viewers should pay attention to Black Sails

https://www.inverse.com/article/10922-queer-and-diverse-black-sails-is-quietly-tv-s-most-revolutionary-show

An essay about why the dragons are the worst part of Game of Thrones

https://www.inverse.com/article/34338-dragons-game-of-thrones-season-7-daenerys-targaryen-bad

An essay on two novels about technology and intimacy featuring interviews with authors Alissa Nutting and Catherine Lacey

https://www.inverse.com/article/34984-made-for-love-alissa-nutting-the-answers-catherine-lacey-love

An essay about why The Handmaid’s Tale is misunderstanding Nick:

https://www.inverse.com/article/31410-the-handmaid-s-tale-hulu-sex-nick-eye

An essay about why Jaime Lannister ‘s arc will define Game of Thrones

https://www.inverse.com/article/33172-jaime-lannister-game-of-thrones-season-7-and-season-8-end-kingslayer

An interview with actor and comedian Tom Arnold

https://www.inverse.com/article/6530-tom-arnold-actor-comedian-and-screenwriter-job-hacks

Why Charles Vane of Black Sails Is TV’s Most Unlikely Honorable Character, featuring commentary from actor Zach McGowan

https://www.inverse.com/article/9797-why-charles-vane-of-black-sails-is-tv-s-most-unlikely-honorable-character

Philosophy in the Bedroom: An Honest Conversation with 5 Erotica Authors

https://www.inverse.com/article/4551-erotica-authors-grapple-with-sex-and-literature-in-the-age-of-50-shades

An interview with Outlander, The Walking Dead, and Black Sails composer Bear McCreary

https://www.inverse.com/article/12338-bear-mccreary-composes-for-pirates-scottish-time-travelers-and-zombies

An interview with Game of Thrones actor Daniel Portman

https://www.inverse.com/article/16372-game-of-thrones-daniel-portman-talks-podrick-s-future-podrick-s-dick

An interview with Guillermo del Toro’s go-to costume designer

https://www.inverse.com/article/6775-an-interview-with-guillermo-del-toro-s-go-to-costume-designer

Why The Next Season of Outlander Needs More Sex

https://www.inverse.com/article/18104-outlander-season-3-needs-more-sex

Why Fantasy on TV Will Change After Game of Thrones

https://www.inverse.com/article/17855-game-of-thrones-fantasy-fatigue-future-american-gods

Daenerys Needs To Die on Game of Thrones

https://www.inverse.com/article/14410-why-daenerys-targaryen-needs-to-die-on-game-of-thrones-season-6

 

Going down the Rabbit Hole of Jon Snow Death Denial

https://www.inverse.com/article/4035-going-down-the-rabbit-hole-of-jon-snow-death-denial

Movie Review: The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

https://www.inverse.com/article/5270-the-man-from-u-n-c-l-e-is-jaunty-fun-full-of-really-beautiful-people

An interview with the Starz head of Original Programming

https://www.inverse.com/article/16805-12-monkeys-carmi-zlotnik-starz-television

 

An interview with Macbeth and Assassin’s Creed director Justin Kurzel

https://www.inverse.com/article/8937-director-justin-kurzel-says-he-wanted-macbeth-to-crush-it-but-intimately

An interview with investigative journalist and TED fellow Will Potter

https://www.inverse.com/article/11968-the-fbi-has-only-itself-to-blame-for-creating-a-will-potter-job-hacks

Why Black Sails is Officially Better Than Game of Thrones

https://www.inverse.com/article/12125-why-black-sails-is-officially-better-than-game-of-thrones

Reassessing Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows 5 Years Later

https://www.inverse.com/article/8263-re-assessing-harry-potter-and-the-deathly-hallows-five-years-later

Sansa Stark is the only character fit to rule on Game of Thrones

https://www.inverse.com/article/34650-sansa-stark-game-of-thrones-iron-throne-season-7-queen

Rebooting Anne Rice’s ‘Interview With The Vampire’ Is A Toothless Move

https://www.inverse.com/article/15348-rebooting-anne-rice-s-interview-with-the-vampire-is-a-toothless-move-for-the-genre

An Interview with Hugo Nominated Dinosaur Erotica Author Chuck Tingle

https://www.inverse.com/article/14881-is-chuck-tingle-and-his-hugo-nominated-dinosaur-erotica-a-sad-puppies-plant

An Interview With A Competitive Pole Dancer

https://www.inverse.com/article/4860-roz-mays-fitness-entrepreneur-and-competitive-pole-dancer-job-hacks

 

An Interview with a Good Morning America Anchor

https://www.inverse.com/article/4849-ron-claiborne-weekend-good-morning-america-anchor-job-hacks

An interview with Black Sails actor Toby Schmitz

https://www.inverse.com/article/12918-toby-schmitz-talks-jack-rackham-s-past-and-black-sails-season-4

An interview with Black Sails actor Luke Arnold

https://www.inverse.com/article/11016-luke-arnold-the-pirate-genius-of-black-sails-goes-long-on-john-silver

An interview with Black Sails actor Zach McGowan

https://www.inverse.com/article/12383-black-sails-star-zach-mcgowan-talks-charles-vane-s-shocking-end

An Interview with Game Designer and Gamergate Activist Brianna Wu

https://www.inverse.com/article/8774-video-game-developer-brianna-wu-is-the-heroine-she-wanted-to-see-job-hacks

 

So They Killed Your Favorite Character: Black Sails Edition

https://www.inverse.com/article/12764-so-black-sails-killed-charles-vane-and-you-re-pondering-rage-quitting

An interview with Game of Thrones actor Isaac Hempstead-Wright

https://www.inverse.com/article/15054-game-of-thrones-isaac-hempstead-wright-talks-bran-stark-jon-snow-and-season-6

Why Fall’s Most Overhyped Book Isn’t Worth The Hype

https://www.inverse.com/article/7201-city-on-fire-fall-s-most-hyped-book-is-pretty-pompous-and-overlong

An interview with author Tom Perrotta

https://www.inverse.com/article/8907-the-leftovers-creator-tom-perrotta-reflects-on-season-2

An interview with author John Scalzi

https://www.inverse.com/article/9836-john-scalzi-thinks-nerd-gatekeeping-is-complete-nonsense-asking-the-prophet

An interview with author Justin Cronin

https://www.inverse.com/article/16043-justin-cronin-talks-the-passage-trilogy-and-apocalyptic-ficion

An interview with author Pierce Brown

https://www.inverse.com/article/10941-pierce-brown-knows-mars-the-planet-and-mars-the-god-asking-the-prophet

An interview with author Maggie Stiefvater

https://www.inverse.com/article/14411-maggie-stiefvater-searches-for-strange-nests-in-her-fantasy-asking-the-prophet

An interview with author Victoria Schwab

https://www.inverse.com/article/17892-v-e-schwab-this-savage-song-fantasy-vicious-novel-interview

 

From The Huffington Post:

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For all of my pieces, see my author page here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-sarner/

On Dystopia:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-sarner/the-best-dystopian-novels_b_6214804.html

On Long Books:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-sarner/long-books_b_5761500.html

A guide to writing a novel as a College-Aged Human:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-sarner/writing-a-novel-as-a-coll_b_5500080.html

On Fairy Tales for Adults:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-sarner/9-epic-fairy-tales-for-ad_b_4419992.html

On Fairy Tales for Adults part 2:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-sarner/adult-fairy-tales_b_6057270.html

On Pretending to Read Literary Classics:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-sarner/a-guide-to-pretending-to-_b_4661597.html

On Literature’s most Dysfunctional Families:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-sarner/literatures-most-dysfunct_b_4493581.html


On the weirder parts of “classic” books you might not expect:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-sarner/game-of-thrones-addiction_b_5544725.html

On what to read when you’re in Game of Thrones Withdrawl:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-sarner/game-of-thrones-addiction_b_5544725.html

From 20SomethingReads at The Book Report Network: 

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On Fan fiction and 50 shades of Grey:

http://www.20somethingreads.com/blog/2015/02/10/fifty-shades-of-fan-fiction

On the best YA books that Time Magazine left off their annual list:

http://www.20somethingreads.com/blog/2015/01/26/the-ya-gems-that-time-forgot

On Zombies and their prevalence in pop culture:

http://www.20somethingreads.com/blog/2014/01/22/why-zombies-are-monsters-for-people-with-braaaains

On Scotland (posted during the independence referendum):

http://www.20somethingreads.com/blog/2014/09/19/scottish-books-youll-want-to-say-aye-to

On Book Snobbery:

http://www.20somethingreads.com/blog/2014/12/12/on-grinchery-and-book-snobbery

 

From: Page Views at the New York Daily News:

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On The Snarky Sidekick in Pop Culture:

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/pageviews/forget-romeo-praise-trickster-blog-entry-1.1641017

 

Much Ado About Shakespearean Film Adaptations:

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/pageviews/ado-shakespearean-film-adaptations-blog-entry-1.1640733

On Dystopian fiction and its appeal:

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/pageviews/dystopian-fiction-appeal-apocalyptic-portrayals-existence-dominate-teen-shelves-blog-entry-1.1640750

A cultural analysis of the New York Times bestseller list:

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/pageviews/cultural-analysis-new-york-times-bestsellers-list-blog-entry-1.1640932

 From The Dartmouth Newspaper:

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For all of my pieces, see: http://thedartmouth.com/author/lauren-sarner/

On a student documentary about bears:

Students create documentary

On a Ten-Minute Play Festival:

10-minute play festival gives novice actors chance to perform

Profile of an alumni theater company:

Vox Theater hopes to connect alumni and inspire students

A profile of two artists:

Work of Van Pelt ’11 and De La Cruz ’11 exhibited at the Hop

On The Vagina Monologues:

‘Vagina Monologues’ confronts taboo issues of sexuality

On the history of Dartmouth’s Improv Comedy troupe:

Dog Day continues comedic traditions on and off stage

A profile of Dartmouth’s Slam Poetry group:

Soul Scribes provide unexpected creative outlet

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Also, here are some pieces from an online literary magazine I was an editor of:

A short fiction piece of linked vignettes:

http://dmouth.org/writing/2014/2/12/missed-connections

A personal essay about the time I accidentally stalked a band:

http://dmouth.org/writing/2013/5/28/awkard-part-i-1

An essay about zombies

http://dmouth.org/writing/2014/1/13/zombies

A personal essay about finding Waldo:

http://dmouth.org/writing/2013/9/22/i-found-waldo

 

And, to check out my one-time stint as a travel writer, see my old blog about my adventures in Scotland and a few other places here: https://greatscotablog.wordpress.com/

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