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  • Hollywood Execs Strongly Deny 'Disgusting' Sexual Abuse Claims

    Hollywood executives Garth Ancier, David Neuman and Gary Goddard have issued strong denials of accusations of sexually abusing underage teenage boys. The execs were each named in separate lawsuits filed Monday in Hawaii federal court by Michael Egan...
  • Digital Technologies: Good For Young Brains or Social Skills?

    The Wall Street Journal says there's no difference between a child whose primary interest is reading and a child who uses social media obsessively. In WSJ's March 22-23 "Mind and Matter" column, Alison Gopnik recounts, in fable form, her childhood...
  • 'The People's Platform' takes on the digital age of exploitation

    With every click, every tweet, every share, am I being exploited or am I taking advantage of the digital revolution? This is the question I kept asking myself as I read Astra Taylor's "The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the...
  • Adrianne Wadewitz dies at 37; helped diversify Wikipedia

    Adrianne Wadewitz dies at 37; helped diversify Wikipedia
    When Adrianne Wadewitz became a Wikipedia contributor 10 years ago she decided to use a pseudonym, certain that fellow scholars at Indiana University would frown on writing for the often-maligned "free encyclopedia that anyone can edit." But Wadewitz...
  • It's hard to achieve 'Dominion' with such bad writing, acting

    It's hard to achieve 'Dominion' with such bad writing, acting
    It is almost never a good idea to randomly quote from Wikipedia, but when reviewing a show in which ravening angels attempt to exterminate the human race in order to win back God's love, it's safe to say all bets are off. After all, potential viewers of...
  • Datebook: Hollywood Fringe Fest, Tony Greene and Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

    Datebook: Hollywood Fringe Fest, Tony Greene and Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
    The Hollywood Fringe Festival gets small-scale theater going all over the city, Wikipedia gets rewritten, Tony Greene's art receives posthumous celebration and a Spalding Gray monologue receives posthumous re-creation. And who are those New Yorkers...
  • Famous Chicagoans share their selfies

    Famous Chicagoans share their selfies
    Selfie: Pictures taken of oneself while holding the camera at arm's length. — Urban Dictionary Syllabification: sel·fie Pronunciation: /¿self¿ (also selfy) noun (plural selfies) informal A photograph that one has taken of oneself,...
  • Slender Man inspired preteens to kill? Website defends content

    The website that officials said helped inspire two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate brushed off criticism on Tuesday, condemning the attack as an "isolated incident." A 12-year-old Waukesha girl who survived being stabbed 19 times was...
  • Obama has no foreign policy [Letter]

    Obama has no foreign policy [Letter]
    I suggested to Funk & Wagnalls (I guess I should really tell Wikipedia, too) that the editorial regarding President Barack Obama's foreign policy be listed as a good example of "sycophancy" ("Obama at West Point," June 1). President Obama's foreign policy...
  • Letter: Pot legalization could be a money saver

    Letter: Pot legalization could be a money saver
    Re: "Where are the voices against pot legalization?" Brian Crosby's "The Whiteboard Jungle" column, May 23. I find it fascinating that according to Mr. Crosby, my being part of the 54% who supports legalizing marijuana confirms that I am high....
  • What if Marvel directors cast their former stars?

    What if Marvel directors cast their former stars?
    When Adam McKay was announced, and then unannounced, as a contender to direct "Ant Man," moviedom's hive mind began racing at the possibilities. Did that mean Will Ferrell could potentially star as the insectoid hero? Could John C. Reilly could play his...