[So1] Robert VerBruggen reviewed a new book about violence and video games, and comes away with a wariness of the politics of science and the threat of moral panic masquerading as scientific fact.
[So2] Confession time: I never got in to Dungeons and Dragons much. I was the Game Master for a superhero RPG, though, and that did produce some characters I’ll use some day.
[So3] Learning from Jane Austen cosplay.
[So4] Sonny Bunch wants to know if any of the TV shows from the current Golden Age will stand the test of time. I actually think a lot will still be watchable and entertaining in fifty years, but I think the days of culture-defining shows are lost through fragmentation.
[So6] A look at repetition in song lyrics.
[So8] Behold, the power of gray. Everything should be gray by default.
[So9] Amber A’Lee Frost is concerned that the exaltation of the domestic is a negative development.