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Monday, December 1 2014

Do College Classrooms Really Need to Be More Like Video Games?

Research suggests that RTTP games provide historical education, create a sense of community, foster long-term friendships, aid in memory retention, and help create moral leaders.


Thursday, October 30 2014

‘Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show’ Is a Man’s World

Showrunners misses the opportunity to explore why creating fictional worlds continues to be gendered as masculine in our cultural imagination.


Monday, September 15 2014

‘Last Days of Vietnam’ Reveals the Lessons Still Unlearned

In Last Days in Vietnam, archival footage is both thrilling and heartbreaking, at once emblematic of the broader saga of so many mistakes set against so many heroic efforts.


Monday, September 8 2014

‘A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY’: Tales of How to Stay Alive

Knowledge of what might happen, a sense of limits and possibilities, make New York firefighters' lives simultaneously extraordinary and essential.


Friday, September 5 2014

‘Gringo Trails’ Explores the Complicated Business of Tourism

Gringo Trails doesn't explore the construction of travelers' desire for an "authentic" experience, but instead focuses on its effects: the global tourism industry.


Friday, August 29 2014

‘After Tiller’: Difficult Decisions for Patients and Doctors

The work of Dr. Susan Robinson forms the focus of Martha Shane and Lana Wilson's intelligent, conscientious documentary, After Tiller, premiering on PBS' POV series on September 1.


Tuesday, August 5 2014

Back to School: Revisiting California’s Golden Age of Public Education

In Blackboard, Lewis Buzbee compares the progression of his daughter, with his earlier journey through California's public schools. Things have changed.


Wednesday, July 30 2014

Have Our ‘Hearts and Minds’ Really Changed?

There are lessons aplenty about Vietnam in Hearts and Minds—it's a shame we still haven’t learned them.


Thursday, July 17 2014

‘A Constantly Driving Feeling’: Interview with Orlando Von Einsiedel

"The rangers risk their lives every day because of their hope for the park, and the hope that this amazing place promises for Eastern Congo."


Tuesday, June 17 2014

‘Bettie Page Reveals All’ Is Touching, Not Exploitative

This is an excellent, engrossing amalgamation of the history of Bettie Page.


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