companion piece


Definition of companion piece 

: a work (as of literature) that is associated with and complements another

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The book feels like something of a companion piece to John Krasinski’s recent thriller A Quiet Place, about a family trying to survive in a world overrun by monsters who hunt by sound. Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "The first Bird Box trailer makes it look like the opposite of A Quiet Place," 24 Oct. 2018 But if a few of them are fuzzy, perhaps this guide, and a companion piece next week, will offer some help. Michael Austin,, "A lesson on wine terms that will go down easy," 13 June 2018 The Staircase was intended to be a companion piece about how the justice system functions for wealthy white men compared to black teenagers. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Queasy Verdict of The Staircase," 26 June 2018 The mural will actually be a companion piece to a Pulse tribute mural in the works by artist Jennifer Kuhns of Olympia, Wash. Kuhns made a mural on the wall of a school near her hometown and then plans to come to Orlando to complete the project. Kyle Arnold,, "New Pulse mural coming to Mills 50," 9 July 2018 This was the companion piece to the crocodile center, part of the Boca de Guamá ecotourism complex. Shanna Baker, Smithsonian, "The Quest to Preserve the Last of Castro’s Crocodiles," 21 June 2018 For true crime buffs, The Staircase documentary is seen as a sort-of big brother companion piece to Netflix's popular Making A Murderer series. Morgan Baila,, "Everything New In Netflix’s The Staircase," 8 June 2018 In a companion piece for ESPNW, track and field and road running went 0-for-25 in this list of the 25 the world's most famous women athletes. Ken Goe,, "What if you held a meet and nobody outside the stadium noticed? Oregon track & field rundown," 22 May 2018 Ruscha showed me the book and then, with an appreciative chuckle, brought out a companion piece: a recent exacting homage by a team of Japanese artists, who instead destroyed an early-generation iMac. Mark Rozzo, Vanities, "Ed Ruscha Still Has Plenty More to Say About America," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of companion piece

1844, in the meaning defined above

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