Gamasutra: Keith Nemitz’s Blog – The Enduring Orphan of the IGF

Writing, however, was a part of the game industry in the beginning. It’s most faithful legacy is now considered niche. Great game writers like Steve Meretzky and Tim Schafer are as memorable as writers in comparable genres; Robert Heinlein, Dashiell Hammett, H. P. Lovecraft. Today, you have to dig deep into the circles of game development to learn the names of modern game writers. Every year, dozens of promising writers…

University of Virginia Reinstates Ousted President

Ms. Sullivan emerged on the steps of the university’s white-columned rotunda afterward to address a whooping crowd gathered on the central lawn, and quoted something that Thomas Jefferson, designer of the building and founder of the university, wrote upon being elected president: “It is pleasant for those who have just escaped threatened shipwreck to hail one another when landed in unexpected safety.” The dispute exposed fears about the murky future…