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Magic and suspense make “The Name of the Wind” an unforgettable fantasy

Magic and suspense make “The Name of the Wind” an unforgettable fantasy

Parker Van Riper, Opinions Editor

October 14, 2015

“The Name of the Wind,” an epic dark fantasy novel by author Patrick Rothfuss, is one of the greatest fantasy novels I have read to date. As the first of the trilogy “The Kingkiller Chronicle,” the novel’s plot is a retelling of a hero’s life from his own perspective — in essence, a story within ...

Hear ye, hear ye little royals near and far

Hear ye, hear ye little royals near and far

Sarah Pounds

February 28, 2015

Little royals came together from kingdoms near and far for the 5th annual Fairy Tale Ball to benefit Rooms From The Heart, a local non-profit that redecorates the rooms of critically or terminally ill children. There were little mermaids and belles, sleeping beauties and superheroes. Oh, and let's ...

Madness at Dragon*Con: A savage journey to the heart of America's nerdiest event

Ross Hardy

September 7, 2011

  I’m exhausted, sitting on itchy carpet in the basement of the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta. To my left is a wild-eyed youth in four-inch platform boots; to my right is a mountain of a man wearing a kilt, a cycling t-shirt, and a handlebar mustache. My feet hurt, I’m covered in glitter,...

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