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Seeing the Future Through the Lens of the Past: A Conversation with Brian Fies (Part 2)

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“Every time I see a vehicle broken down on the side of the road, I reflect on what a truly terrible idea flying cars would be. That’s not a promise I seriously want kept.”

Seeing the Future Through the Lens of the Past: A Conversation with Brian Fies (Part 1)

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“Comic books are really a different product now, less intended for kids than the adults they grew into.”

A Few Words with NPR’s Brooke Gladstone on “The Influencing Machine”

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“In the aggregate, we get the media we deserve, the good, the bad, the ugly. And no one likes to feel responsible for it.”

Earth Day Viewing: Suggestions and Strategies

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When we fully accept images in place of the real, or they function merely as a form of entertainment, that means it’s already too late for the planet we’re ostensibly celebrating…

“Chimpanzee” and the Problem of Anthropomorphism

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What’s not to like about “Chimpanzee”…? Well, that’s actually the problem right there…

Earth Day 2012 Blu-ray and DVD Giveaway

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To celebrate Earth Day, we’ve got a bunch of dazzling DVDs and Blu-rays to share with readers…

Watch These Movies About Fandom Instead of “Comic-Con Episode IV”

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Pauline Kael, William Shatner, Mark Hamill, and “Troll 2″… all can help shed light on the teaching, learning, and “literacies” that occur around and within fandom.