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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…

Q: How to Connect Critical Thinking, Research, and Information Literacy? A: Fandom

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The task for educators is not to drain this sense of open-ended exploration from student-fans but rather to make sure that it is accompanied by the Jiminy Cricket-like voice of critical literacy…

Talking Superman with Biographer Par Excellence Larry Tye

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“…Superman lets us see what it is that makes a character work in media as disparate as comic books and radio, or as seemingly unconnected as the popular medium of afternoon children’s TV and the decidedly singular one of graphic novels.”

“The Raven” and the Case of the Dashingly Heroic Author

Photo Credit: Larry Horricks © 2011 Amontillado Productions, LLC. All rights reserved.

Why do filmmakers never tire of romanticizing authors’ lives, and why do we never tire of flocking to the finished products…?