Being Lara Croft, or, We Are All Sci Fi

Should you happen to find yourself captivated watching slender Lara bound lithely through Tomb Raider’s dark, moist-looking caverns, you will do so without quite forgetting that Lara is, in a sense, you. Like the stranded Marine in Doom, the progenitor of first-person shooters, Lara awaits your input before she makes her decisions. Lara and Doom’s Marine both look where you look, and their bodies intrude on the screen to stand…


Online Weblog Leads To Firing

A social studies office worker said she was fired this week after administrators discovered provocative posts in her online journal, including threats to fellow workers and superiors. —Leon Neyfakh —Online Weblog Leads To Firing (Harvard Crimson) An online weblog… as opposed to some other kind of weblog, such as an offline weblog, which, according to the article, the weblog in question appears to be.