Katie Couric Likely Leaving CBS News; Scott Pelley a Leading Replacement

Highly-paid superstars aren’t preventing the exodus of TV viewers. The mind boggles that the fight to keep TV news profitable led CBS to pay Couric $15 million a year.  That expense would provide an attractive living wage to 150 experienced journalists, or 300 cub reporters in feeder markets. Pelley, a Texan who began his career at a station in Lubbock, is the opposite of a celebrity journalist. A White House…

Computer Games Don’t Rot the Brain: They Help Us Learn – Atlantic Mobile

All games, from Starcraft to Scrabble to Angry Birds and beyond, provide players with complex problem spaces to explore in ways that are both fun and challenging. These spaces might take on the tone and texture of an ancient civilization, horror film, intergalactic space station, or mafia headquarters. When designed well, games can evoke a sense of transformation and change, as players push against the limits of the rules in…

T.M. Camp | Adventure

A touching, nostalgic look at “Colossal Cave Adventure.” Books are words on a page, sure. We follow along and visualize our own version of things, as much as the author’s descriptions will allow us the freedom to do so. But even the movies can change those, though. Whether we like it or not. And long after the closing credits fade, we might find ourselves dodging box office artifacts during a…

Riverton woman says editing Potter books was top-secret job

Susan Jeffers had a job like that. She was the copy editor for a few books you may have heard of: “Order of the Phoenix,” “Half-Blood Prince,” and “Deathly Hallows.” Each title, in case you just got back from Mars, begins with the words “Harry Potter and the …” Pretty good gig, was it? “It was an incredible honor for me,” says Susan, who lives in Riverton. “I love these…