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Something to Consider on the Eve of Comic-Con: Cosplay and Critical Thinking

“We can look at cosplay as a medium that assists other media, anime and manga, by targeting a certain audience segment related to fandom.”

Oh, All That Annoying Movie Marketing: A Chat with Critic Eric D. Snider

“Young people are pretty savvy about marketing…They don’t consider something ‘bad’ or ‘annoying’ just because it’s marketing, the way many of us in the previous generation did.”

The Pop Culture Propaganda of Ender’s Game, Pacific Rim, and G.I. Joe

These posters’ apparently value-free aspect is perhaps what’s most worth exploring with young people…

‘World War Z’ At the Movies: Some Critical Thinking Questions

Media literacy discussion points covering novel-to-film adaptations, marketing, genre, screen violence, and more.

BEA, Famous Authors, and Why We’re All Guilty of Promoting ‘Celebrity Culture’

I guess there was some cosplay going on, but most participating attendees chose to dress up as publishing executives for some reason.

Book Giveaway: Informational Text Par Excellence… ‘American Comic Book Chronicles’

So does this sound like something that could get the teen and tween comics fans you know into nonfiction? Sure it does.

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

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