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U.S. Is Next Stop for Murdoch Woes, Says Ithaca College Media Expert

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The phone-hacking scandal that has engulfed British newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch is starting to make waves in the United States as well, according to a media critic and former commentator for Fox News.

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Arkansas, Hitchcock, Italian Americans , Italians in Film

Hitchcock Avoids Yet Perpetuates Italian Stereotype: by Not Making the Wrong Man Ethnic, Hitchcock Confirms Stereotype

In his examination of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1956 film The Wrong Man, University of Arkansas film scholar Jonathan Cavallero finds that the director perpetuated the very stereotype he tried to avoid in the film.

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Architecture, Architecture Education, Architecture and the Environment, Design

Designing and Doing: Architecture Students Create Unique Structure in Cheverie

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Since the beginning of May, architecture students from Dalhousie University have been working away at a structure in Cheverie, Nova Scotia designed to accommodate a camera obscura which will make a projection of the tide moving the water in and out of the Bay of Fundy.

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Science Fiction, Star Trek, Librararies, live long and prosper, Theodore Sturgeon, counterculture

Private Papers of Legendary Science Fiction, Star Trek Writer Donated to Library

A gift to the University of Kansas provides the definitive collection of influential writer, co-inventor of "live long and prosper."

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You Want to Talk 'Horrible Bosses'? One Florida State Professor is the Expert

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Virtually anyone who stays in the work force long enough will eventually have a really lousy boss — and perhaps quite a few, if that employee sticks it out until retirement age. Those lousy bosses should count themselves lucky, then, that very few long-suffering employees resolve to have them murdered, as three fed-up friends attempt to do in the black comedy film “Horrible Bosses,” which opens nationwide this weekend.

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Harry Potter, the Deathly Hallows film, hermione, One Fine Potion, Greg Garret

Harry Potter Expert at Baylor University Is Available to Talk About Final Potter Film, Which Premieres July 15

The award-winning author of One Fine Potion: The Literary Magic of Harry Potter says the final film in the Harry Potter series, which premieres July 15, "marks the end of an era."

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Vitamin D Deficiency

Did Vitamin D Deficiency Contribute to Mozart’s and Mahler’s Deaths?

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart suffered from many infectious illnesses from 1762 to 1791, the year of his death at 35 years of age. Most of these illnesses occurred between mid-October and May. Mozart died on December 5, two-to-three months into the 6-month vitamin D winter at that latitude.

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UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture Presents ‘Violins of Hope’

UNC Charlotte’s College of Arts + Architecture will bring “Violins of Hope” to Charlotte for a series of premiere exhibitions and performances about the instruments recovered from the Holocaust.

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Commemorative Stamp Honors Anti-Racist Mark Twain, but Scholar Says Few People Know the Author's Past

In the wake of the unveiling of a commemorative stamp depicting Mark Twain, a Baylor University scholar says there was more to anti-racist Twain than most people know — including a stint as a Confederate soldier.

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K-State, Kansas State University, Movie, film, Box Office, Sequel, Summer, Franchise, Transformers, Harry Potter, Twilight

Sequel Syndrome: Follow-Ups Don't Mean Moviemakers Are Lacking In Originality, Expert Says

The names are quite familiar to moviegoers: Harry, Optimus Prime and Edward. Each represents a movie franchise that has seen great success and is poised for a repeat. A record 27 movie sequels have or will be released during summer 2011. This trend represents an investment in a successful brand, according to a Kansas State University movie expert.

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Music Experts Share How MTV Killed The Radio Star And Changed Culture Forever 30 Years After Launch

"Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll." That declaration was given nearly 30 years ago with little fanfare and was only audible to a few thousand people in northern New Jersey. But the launch of Music Television, also known as MTV, on Aug. 1, 1981, had permanent implications for the music industry and popular culture.

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Parents Prefer Media Content Ratings System to Age-Based Ratings

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Although parents appreciate having media ratings systems to help protect their kids from questionable content, the current age-based system doesn't meet their needs according to a study published online today in Pediatrics.

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Coming to TV Screens of the Future: A Sense of Smell

A research breakthrough toward odor-generating TV.

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Utah Students May Earn Tuition Back from Video Games

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For the first time ever, all three student projects from one of the University of Utah's computer game development classes have been accepted for sale on Xbox Live Indie Games, an online computer game store for the Xbox 360 console.

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AACR Mourns the Loss of Laura Ziskin, Co-Founder of SU2C

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It is with immense sorrow and deep regret that we share the news of the passing of Laura Ziskin, co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). She was a staunch advocate of the value of cancer research in saving lives, and was a beloved friend and member of our AACR family.

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Lost In Translation: Children's Books Not Always Successful As Movies

Children's books have long been fodder for Hollywood. But do movies based on kids' books live up to the print versions? Not always, according to two Kansas State University children's literature experts who say key details are often changed in hopes of turning a page-turner into a blockbuster.

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University Announces Gray Center for Arts & Inquiry

Gift from Richard and Mary L. Gray to support novel program linking artists, scholars.

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Beat Generation, Beat Poets, Writers Conference, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Gary Snyder, Michael McClure, Kenneth Rexroth, Peter Orlovsky, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, University Of North Dakota

Newly-Digitized, Never-Before-Seen Videos of "Beat Generation" Poets Released

Recently discovered and newly digitized versions of never-before-released videos of the “Beat Generation” poets are now on line. The 1974 footage records the 5th Annual University of North Dakota Writers Conference, featuring Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gregory Corso, Michael McClure, Kenneth Rexroth and Peter Orlovsky.

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Video Game, Violence, Aggression, Relaxation, Anger, kindness

Kinder, Gentler Video Games May Actually Be Good for Players

While violent video games may lead to more aggression and anger in players, a new study shows that the opposite is also true: relaxing video games can make people happier and more kind.

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western swing, Country Music, Bob Wills, Tommy Duncan, Texas music

Western Swing’s Mystery Man — and Why It’s Time He Got His Due

Western swing has been declared Texas' official music, but a musician who played a huge role in the genre has been ignored too long, a Baylor researcher says.







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