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TALKING PICTURES author Ann Hornaday interviewed on PBS NewsHour

“A movie teaches us how to watch it in the first few minutes, says Ann Hornaday, film critic for The Washington Post. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Hornaday, author of “Talking Pictures,” to discuss how she hears what movies and their directors are saying, and how to get the most out of the movie-going experience.”

Ian Bogost’s PLAY ANYTHING reviewed in the New York Times

“[Bogost’s] thoughtful book Play Anything makes the point that life’s limitations — as with the limitations of a game such as soccer or Tetris — are not impediments to our enjoyment, but rather, what make life or the game fun in the first place.”

An op-ed by WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A DOG author Gregory Berns on ScientificAmerican.com

“Earlier this year Alaska became the first state to pass a law requiring the consideration of pets’ well being in custody disputes. Seeing that pets, especially dogs, are commonly treated as family members, this may seem like a long overdue change. But it raises the difficult question of determining what’s best for an animal: How do we know what a pet wants?”


New Urban Crisis
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