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Some Brief Thoughts on Media Violence and Critical Literacy

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Set the tone for an authentic exchange about media violence, not simply one where young people mouth public niceties…

Guest Post by Caitlin Plovnick: The Universe Behind The Universe

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When we provide graphic novels and comics, we should also be prepared to introduce curious readers to information about their history, how they are produced and who produces them.

“The Amazing Spider-Man” and the Sin of Rebooting: A Quasi-Movie Review, and Some Talking Points

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The new film is not only worth catching, but worth discussing with young moviegoers in a way that touches on the transliterate skills requisite for evaluating this “origin story” across different media and individual texts…

Who Really Created Batman? Marc Tyler Nobleman Talks About His Eye-Opening and Quietly Tragic New Picture Book

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“I tried to end the story proper on a hopeful note but at the same time, I tell kids that we must learn the bad with the good; nothing but happy endings gets boring!”

A Super Special Giveaway: “Supergods” by Grant Morrison

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“What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human” —the subtitle to “Supergods”

Available Today: 2012’s Most Relevant Superhero Flick?

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Do we require only good deeds from our heroes… or good hearts as well?

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.”