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September 2013

Policing Popular Culture and Communication

  One of the most exciting—and at the same time challenging—aspects of media literacy education is its evergreen quality. Media technologies and issues change and influence one another relentlessly, abortion challenging teachers to keep up on each front while trying to make sense of the collisions between the two. Add …

The Human Face of Big Data

by Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt reviewed by Geoffrey Winship The Human Face of Big Data is a big book. I mean really big. At almost twice the dimensions of most coffee table books, it is imposing. When I took this book home to read, in practical terms, it meant …

Pawns in Their Game

Pauline Marois’ PQ government introduced proposed legislation that defines the Charter of Québec Values. A key element of the Charter prescribes what kinds of clothing, specifically religious, can be worn by government workers. The hijab, turban and kippah fall within the verboten clothing items. The government claims that the new …