Patriotic Computer Games for America's Independence Day

This weekend, how can the kids and I spend our time better than playing: Political Machine 2008 (try explaining “special interest groups” to a seven-year-old) Liberty’s Kids (1776, from the perspective of Ben Franklin’s printing apprentice, among others) Sid Meier’s Civil War Collection (sort of a stretch, I know, but the fate of the union was at stake) The Oregon Trail, 5th Edition (You have died of dysentery) We don’t…

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R.U.R. (2011)

There’s no information in the non-subscription IMDB, but there is an entry for a movie based on Rossum’s Universal Robots. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1300594/ The original play was a talky social comedy mixed with a melodrama (complete with a “missing papers” plot twist), and the big action sequences happened off-stage (with characters either referring in passing to events that happened years ago, or characters looking through windows and describing what they saw). So…