Articles tagged 1776

‘1776’ Is Both a Window Into the Past and a Mirror to the Present

The American Revolution gets told in musical form in 1776, which reminds us that the past is not quite so different from the present as we like to pretend.

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1776 by David McCullough

It’s one thing to simply read Washington’s words as they are related through the eyes and pen of an intermediary like McCullough, but to hold in your hands a faithful recreation of his original letter, to follow the loops and valleys of his script handwriting -- this experience significantly personalizes the history.

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12 Jul 2002 // 12:00 AM

1776 (1972)

Fortunately, the film doesn't take itself or the three leaders of the independence movement too seriously.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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