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Producers of “The Last Airbender” plan to adapt “Snow Crash”

Producers of “The Last Airbender” plan to adapt “Snow Crash”

Deadline.com reports that the studio and producers behind The Last Airbender (2010) have acquired the rights to Neal Stephenson’s cyberpunk novel, Snow Crash. The 2008 Subterranean Press edition cover of Snow Crash Paramount Pictures is launching it’s second attempt to make the film, tapping Joe Cornish to direct. Cornish is best known for his 2011 breakout hit, Attack the Block, wh...
Study examines television, diversity, and self-esteem

Study examines television, diversity, and self-esteem

This month, the academic journal Communication Research published a study by two Indiana University professors called “Racial and gender differences in the relationship between children’s television use and self esteem: a longitudinal panel study.” This unique piece of research studied 396 black and white preteens in communities in the Midwest United States over a yearlong peri...

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