Swearing, scrapped characters, editors’ notes – JK Rowling’s exhibits are a treasure trove for fans of Hogwarts
Source: Wizard! The magic of Harry Potter at the British Library | Books | The Guardian
In response to real-world tragedies, a number of people online have turned to Superman for a lesson in diversity and respect. Now, DC has shared some history and a beautiful restoration of a classic poster.
Source: Superman Teaches Diversity in This Beautifully Restored Poster
San Diego Comic-Con has become one of the most influential – and enduring – pop culture events of all time. Alan Light
How an unemployed comics fan and group of teenagers created one of the most influential pop-culture events ever.
Source: San Diego Comic-Con: The Untold History – Rolling Stone
Illustration by Sam Hadley.
In the summer of 1978, two future directing legends, Bill Murray, and a group of teenagers went into the Canadian woods. They came back with one of the most groundbreaking movie comedies of their generation.
Source: Meatballs: An Oral History | Vanity Fair
Library assistant Dana Sneberger gives Debbie Hill-Williams (center) and her husband, Bob Williams, hands-on instruction at the new Memory Lab at the La Jolla-Riford Library. Patrons can use software to convert their VHS tapes, photos and other keepsakes to a digital format. (Nancee E. Lewis)
From Rosetta Stone language lessons to Wi-Fi hotspots, a look at the unusual items available for check out at San Diego’s libraries.
Source: At San Diego’s libraries, you can check out bike tools, language classes and Wi-Fi hotspots – The San Diego Union-Tribune
Photo by Nathan Klima / The Daily Tar Heel
GLENDALE, ARIZ. — The confetti came late, but it was worth the wait.
Source: A title to remember: North Carolina wins its sixth NCAA championship :: The Daily Tar Heel
Photo by Alex Kormann / The Daily Tar Heel
Rewind back to that moment: How, in the midst of a funnel of navy blue shirts and with an entire orchestra of boos serenading the North Carolina men’s basketball team, the most unlikely of players found himself with the ball.
Source: Unlikely hero Luke Maye sends UNC men’s basketball to Final Four with buzzer beater :: The Daily Tar Heel
Some fun to be had from the older games.. thanks to The Scout Report for the link…
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Source: Internet Arcade : Free Software : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
Technology is designed to be addictive, offering gratification that’s similar to that of drug abuse or gambling. Author Adam Alter says a new frontier could soon provide another escape from reality.
Source: ‘Irresistible’ by design: It’s no accident you can’t stop looking at the screen | Minnesota Public Radio News