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Jane Austen, Edtech, and the Promise of ‘Theatrics’

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“A narrative experience like ‘The Lizzie Bennet Diaries’ is compelling in part because of the great bones of Austen’s story and characters, for sure. But equally compelling is the story form, the opportunity for consumers to engage deeply with those characters…”

Welcoming ‘Sanditon’…and a Whole New Level of Fan Participation

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“Fans will not only have the opportunity to interact with the story, but actually be a part of it.”

‘Superman: Unbound’ and Why There’s No Such Thing as the ‘Superhero Genre’

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Superman, with a 75-year canon to draw upon, should be included in any curriculum that covers science fiction.

Why ‘Marble Season’ is My Favorite Book of 2013 (So Far)

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As far as outside-of-school literacies are concerned, “Marble Season” is possibly a definitive treatise on the subject without even intending to be…

With ‘42’ in Theaters, Here’s a Free Movie Starring Jackie Robinson

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Alfred Green’s 1950 film, made at the height of Robinson’s career, is in the public domain…

Book Giveaway… Les Misérables: From Stage to Screen

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If I can appreciate all the work that authors Nightingale and Palmer put into this book, imagine how genuine fans might feel…

5 Reasons ‘Blancanieves’ is the Most Thrilling ‘Snow White’ Ever

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From Spain, a true new classic…