Sat, 26 June 2010
This week we explore the relative merits of Young Adult Literature. Does it need to be distinguishable from other types of fiction, or are we placing too much emphasis on superficial labels? For those unfamiliar with teen lit, we also give some suggestions for getting beyond Harry Potter and Twilight.
Song: Go to 80 - "Datahell Beta"
YouTube Video: - "im getting really sick of the breaking dawn haters!!!"
Song: Circa Vitae - "can geese see god"
YouTube Video: - "Interview with Tamora Pierce"
Song: Zinger - "Rhino Sting"
Song: Nim - "Dishsoap Boubles"
Neil Gaiman - The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman - Coraline
Neil Gaiman - Stardust
Scott Westerfeld - Uglies
Scott Westerfeld - Leviathan
Cory Doctorow - Little Brother
Orson Scott Card - Ender's Game
Carson McCullers - Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Suzanne Collings - The Hunger Games
Cynthia Rylant - A Fine White Dust
Pete Hautman - Godless
Chris Crutcher - Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
Sherman Alexie - Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian
Daniel Waters - Generation Dead
MT Anderson - Feed
Steampunk Guitar: http://cmtorrens.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/steampunkguitar.jpg
Steampunk Computer: http://deliat.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/steampunk-computer.jpg
Steampunk Star Wars Action Figures: http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/04/11/cool-stuff-steampunk-star-wars-action-figures/
Fri, 18 June 2010
This week we discuss the thorny issue of video game violence, though we try to stay away from the same tired arguments that have plagued the discussion for the last two decades.
Fri, 11 June 2010
This week, we discuss the excess of fame. What causes musicians, actors, writers and others to suffer for their art?
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Sat, 5 June 2010
THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
This week we discuss the music industry's many faults. Will "The Industry" ever be able to respond to the changes the internet has wrought, or are actual music sales a thing of the past?
We also delve into musical integrity. What does it mean to be a sell out? Is it as simple as signing with a major label? Is your eternal musical soul in the hands of a heartless corporate giant, or are we being too hyperbolic?
Here are some links to the material we discussed:
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