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Character Rights and The Black Panther's Impending Divorce

Recently, American comic-book elder-statesman Stan Lee may have revealed Marvel’s plans to make a film adaptation of the Black Panther comic book. This is fantastic news for a variety of reasons. 935 more words

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All eyes fastened onto Carlos’s computer screen. A multiracial troupe of women in brightly-colored leotards was dancing through the streets of lower Manhattan. Shot of a Beyoncé look-alike seducing the Wall Street bull, sliding a silk scarf around its neck. 157 more words


Two Decades in...

On Wednesday, Mr S and I will mark our twentieth wedding anniversary, and due to some unfortunate timing, one of us has a medical procedure scheduled for that day, so we won’t actually celebrate on the day itself. 362 more words


Brainwashing: No Bliss for Farm Animals

Cognitive dissonance: “The term cognitive dissonance is used to describe the feeling of discomfort that results from holding two conflicting beliefs. When there is a discrepancy between beliefs and behaviors, something must change in order to eliminate or reduce the dissonance” (Source: … 132 more words

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The Wonderful Game of Oz and Tarzan Jigsaws: Commodifying Transmedia in Early Twentieth-Century Consumer Culture

The Wonderful Game of Oz and Tarzan Jigsaws: Commodifying Transmedia in Early Twentieth-Century Consumer Culture’

Matthew Freeman

This article will serve to provide a historicised examination of the configuration that have come to be known as transmedia storytelling, offering two interrelated examples of how transmedia storytelling was exploited in the 1920s and 1930s via the production practices of board games and jigsaw puzzles. 149 more words

Issue 7

Small signs of strangeness

Small things have been highlighting big differences between my life in Stockholm and Boulder — like having a garbage disposal in the sink. You can’t get these in Sweden, as far as I can tell. 718 more words

Advertising and Desire: A lesson in sustainable symbolic interaction

The New Keywords entry for desire explains that “Desire seems to be haunted by its own impossibility.” Desire operates as both a necessary motivator of human being and as an insatiable, even futile, pursuit. 1,485 more words

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