‘The Hunger Games’ May Become a Roller Coaster: Links to You Need to See


Film studio Lionsgate reportedly plans to partner with amusement park developers to build theme parks based on its films in the U.S., China and Dubai.Anchored by rides based on The Hunger Games films, the parks also would include attractions based on franchises like Twilight, Step Up, Divergent and Now You See Me, reports The New York Times .

It’s all very vague, but for now picture these Hunger Games rides designed for Motiongate, the studio’s Dubai based amusement park:

“A lavish roller coaster will be designed to resemble the movies’ high-speed Capitol trains,” describes Lionsgate Chief Brand Officer Tim Palen. “A simulator-style ride, similar to Disney’s well-known ‘Star Tours’ attraction, will take people on a hovercraft tour of Panem, the post-apocalyptic nation where The Hunger Games takes place.”

John Oliver’s newest segment on tomorrow’s election day highlights some of the less popular, but incredibly important pieces of legislation that many people will not vote on, including in the four states that could restrict their states’ medicaid offerings.

One piece of legislation up to a vote tomorrow is Ohio’s Issue 3, which would make the Buckeye state the fifth to legalize marijuana for medical and recreational use. As advocates like to point out, legalization creates big business opportunities: As Vice notes, the cabal of companies supporting legalization in the hopes of cashing in includes an especially well-known financier, 99 Degrees singer Nick Lachey.

You might think that’s weird, but when was the last time you saw Nick Lachey? You probably can’t remember. He’s got to make money somehow.

A radio station broadcasting from Virginia to the greater Washington, D.C. area that has been playing Chinese propaganda non-stop. An investigative report from Reuters details the expanding network of radio stations across the U.S. whose programming is dictated by Beijing.

New York Magazine announced Following, a “pop-up” internet culture vertical run by former Gawker editor-in-chief Max Read. In addition to being a really cool idea, it’s always nice to see new websites coming into the world, especially in the wake of last week‘s horrors.