Researchers at Tufts University's are developing an interactive video game to try to engage students in civic responsibility. Could it miss out on the important lessons learned through real-life civic interactions?
Frankenstein's monster – as imagined by Mary Shelley – has lived on in popular imagination for decades. Montillo discusses reanimation and the ways that religion and pop culture have changed our view of Shelley's characters.
Rap and hip-hop artists have turned down the volume on their once-boisterous efforts to rally their fans – a key part of President Obama’s base – to support him in 2012. To see Obama take office for a second term, the hip-hop community needs to return to the momentum it built in 2008.
Programs like mine can help high school dropouts earn the equivalent of a high school diploma by passing the GED exam. As a GED teacher, I find success means helping these students clear hurdles outside of class, and giving them a safe, nonjudgmental place to learn in class.
I can only hope that the family of Trayvon Martin and the social media activists who have raised awareness about his killing get the justice that they are fighting for. And that my brothers might be just a bit more safe the next time they’re on their way to the store.
Hard-core nerds impart teachings of 'Star Wars' and Tolkien.
Jay Leno: The comedian was named to be Harvard University's Hasty Pudding 2011 Man of the Year. Why was he chosen?
An established author finds a novel way to distribute his new book.