Category Archives: Inferno

The Inferno movie is moving toward production

Dan Brown’s 2013 novel Inferno is moving rapidly from page to screen. Sony Pictures, actor Tom Hanks, and director Ron Howard have apparently all agreed to make their third Dan Brown/Robert Langdon adventure flick, following the box office successes of … Continue reading

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The Remix: Michelangelo, Dante, and Dan Brown

Even though the poet Dante Alighieri lived and wrote at least a century before the time that most scholars would designate as the beginning of the Renaissance, it is easy today to look back at Dante’s Divine Comedy and see … Continue reading

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The Great Artists Influenced by Dante

The use of great visual art in service to telling his action adventure stories has been a Dan Brown trademark: Bernini’s Ecstasy of St. Theresa in his Angels & Demons, Leonardo’s Last Supper in The Da Vinci Code, and, to … Continue reading

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Novels that Mess with our DNA

Reader requested: spoiler alert for the post below. As novelists, Dan Brown and Richard Powers inhabit opposite ends of the literary continuum. Where Powers is regarded as among the most literary and deeply cerebral of contemporary novelists—someone who is hard … Continue reading

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How to Create a Viral Vector and Why You Would Want To – by guest blogger, Kristen Elise, Ph.D.

Spoiler alert: This blog post makes reference to the plot and characters in Dan Brown’s Inferno. In Dan Brown’s Inferno, a water-soluble, airborne viral vector carrying Zobrist’s infertility plague has already gone global even before the novel begins. The consequence … Continue reading

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Amazon declares Dan Brown’s Inferno the #1 bestseller of 2013

Amazon has announced its bestselling books of 2013, with Dan Brown’s Inferno claiming the #1 spot on the adult list, according to Publisher’s Weekly. The list covers sales of first edition books published in 2013, only paid titles, and takes … Continue reading

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Josh Gad pretends to read Dante to promote his new column in USA Today

In a major TV advertising campaign for USA Today, actor Josh Gad assumes a cartoonish look of an retro-intellectual—smoking jacket, pipe, etc.—and pretends to be reading from Dante’s Inferno—all in the madcap pursuit of promoting his pop culture column in … Continue reading

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