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  • What is real and what is not?

    Sixty two years ago, George Orwell wrote the novel, 1984. He described a society controlled by government where the individual had no privacy, no real freedom, and was literally put into the equivalent of a drug induced state by the pabulum of mass media television. It was an intimidating forecast. But now the question; how much dumber can television get with shows like: "My Big Fat, Obnoxious Boyfriend," "Real Housewives of Wherever," and "Temptation Island?"
  • reFramed: In conversation with Rita Leistner

    Rita Leistner is a politically and socially engaged lens-based artist whose concerned photography uses conceptual approaches to create photographs with a special relationship to current events and the human condition. Her work has been exhibited widely...

    Art review: 'The Mechanical Bride' at YoungProjects

    Leah Ollman reviews experimental films by Kurt Ralske and digital projections by John Carpenter at YoungProjects

    U.K. riots: Cameron considers ban on social networks

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said his government is considering blocking social networks and messaging services such as RIM's BlackBerry, saying the services are encouraging the worst riots since the 1980s.

    Justin Halpern, the Twitter celeb behind "$#*! My Dad Says," urges kids to read

    Studies suggest that consuming short blasts of information has led to Web-induced attention deficit, making today's youth more impulsive and impatient and far less likely to log off long enough to leap into the pages of a good book. So...