• The Epic of Gilgamesh, the Oldest-Known Work of Literature in World History

    4 days ago - By Open Culture

    You're probably familiar with The Epic of Gilgamesh , the story of an overbearing Sumerian king and demi-god who meets his match in wild man Enkidu. Gilgamesh is humbled, the two become best friends, kill the forest guardian Humbaba, and face down spurned goddess Ishtar's Bull of Heaven. When Enkidu dies, Gilgamesh goes looking for the only man to live forever, a survivor of a legendary pre-Biblical flood. The great king then tries, and fails, to gain eternal life himself. The story is packed with episodes of sex and violence, like the modern-day comics that are modeled on ancient...
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  • Stephen King Short Story ‘Strawberry Spring' is Becoming a Podcast, Starring Garrett Hedlund and Milo Ventimiglia

    Stephen King Short Story ‘Strawberry Spring' is Becoming a Podcast, Starring Garrett Hedlund and Milo Ventimiglia

    5 days ago - By Slash Film

    The Stephen King multimedia renaissance shows no signs of letting up. We've seen plenty of film, television, and comic book adaptations of King's novels and short stories, not to mention audiobooks read by notable acting alumni from some of those adaptations. Now, Audio Up Media , iHeartMedia , and producer Lee Metzger are about to fill your ears with a new podcast based on “Strawberry Spring,” one of the chilling tales from King's classic 1978 collection, Night Shift.
    The Wrap reports that “Metzger will write and direct the podcast series, with a cast that includes Garrett Hedlund , Milo...
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