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Montreal gunman liked 'Columbine' game

A man with a black trench coat whose shooting rampage in a Montreal college killed one person and wounded 19 others before he was slain by police said on a blog in his name that he liked to play a role-playing Internet game about the Columbine shootings. –Montreal gunman liked ‘Columbine’ game (Yahoo! | AP) Of course it must have been the video game that caused this horrible tragedy. And to…

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8-Bit Lit: Inside the NES' World of Power Series

Why did Godin decide to create a book series based on third-party NES games, and why did he use the name F.X. Nine? His reasons were both sentimental and practical. Godin was talking to his 10-year-old nephew about his hobbies, and was surprised to discover that the boy had never read a book for fun. Ever. Reading didn’t seem to interest him or other children his age. What was popular…

A Day in Radio

A full day of radio programming from WJSV (now WTOP), Washington, D.C., for September 21, 1939. This project presents a representative sample of the mix of network and local programming of a major metropolitan network affiliate of the period. It also suggests a good deal about the programming mix of such stations: early morning breakfast variety programs followed by soap operas during the day, news and sports in thelate afernoon,…