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War Stories: Lord British created an ecology for Ultima Online, but no one saw it

War Stories: Lord British created an ecology for Ultima Online, but no one saw it | levin's linkblog: Pop Culture Channel | Scoop.it
In this new video series, we ask iconic devs how they overcame their greatest challenges.
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Twenty Years Ago, Madonna Was Reborn in a ‘Ray of Light’

Twenty Years Ago, Madonna Was Reborn in a ‘Ray of Light’ | levin's linkblog: Pop Culture Channel | Scoop.it
The pop icon’s stunning turn to electronic music showed a spiritual side we’d never seen before and was the last time we learned about her interior life
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The Most Important Moment in Black Panther No One Is Talking About

The Most Important Moment in Black Panther No One Is Talking About | levin's linkblog: Pop Culture Channel | Scoop.it
The first real criticisms of Black Panther emerged even before the opening weekend was completed.
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What is Afrofuturism? A closer look at the design of 'Black Panther'

What is Afrofuturism? A closer look at the design of 'Black Panther' | levin's linkblog: Pop Culture Channel | Scoop.it
A brief primer of Afrofuturism, the artistic philosophy guiding Marvel's Black Panther – from Sun Ra to Jay-Z, Ava DuVernay, and beyond.
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New Erotica for Feminists - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

New Erotica for Feminists - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency | levin's linkblog: Pop Culture Channel | Scoop.it
The cop asks if I know why he pulled me over.
“Because my taillight is out?”
“Yes ma’am, it’s not a huge deal, but it could be a potential safet
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'Black Panther' is on the cover of TIME magazine and people are loving it

'Black Panther' is on the cover of TIME magazine and people are loving it | levin's linkblog: Pop Culture Channel | Scoop.it
'Black Panther' is on the cover of TIME magazine accompanied by an article about the film's cultural significance.
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Black Panther Buzz: Easily One of the Best Entries in the MCU

Black Panther Buzz: Easily One of the Best Entries in the MCU | levin's linkblog: Pop Culture Channel | Scoop.it
Early post-premiere social reactions call out a compelling story, standout scene-stealers, and hands-down one of the best villains yet.
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This app tells you which museum art you look like and it's way too real

This app tells you which museum art you look like and it's way too real | levin's linkblog: Pop Culture Channel | Scoop.it
A new feature in the Google Arts and Culture app takes your selfies and compares them to works of art found in museums.
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Surprise: Women watched more porn in 2017

Surprise: Women watched more porn in 2017 | levin's linkblog: Pop Culture Channel | Scoop.it
A look back at all the porn we watched in 2017 -- even the fidget spinner porn.
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It Takes A Village To Determine The Origins Of An African Proverb

It Takes A Village To Determine The Origins Of An African Proverb | levin's linkblog: Pop Culture Channel | Scoop.it
"If you want to go fast, go alone; but if you want to go far, go together." That was one piece of advice passed along at the just-concluded Democratic National Convention. The words were spoken by New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who said he was quoting "an African saying."
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The New Supermodelmania of 2017

The New Supermodelmania of 2017 | levin's linkblog: Pop Culture Channel | Scoop.it
Naomi, Christy, Gisele, Gigi, Versace: a surprising trend of the year reaches its apogee.
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From 'Get Out' to 'Wonder Woman' These Were the 10 Best Movies of 2017

From 'Get Out' to 'Wonder Woman' These Were the 10 Best Movies of 2017 | levin's linkblog: Pop Culture Channel | Scoop.it
Don't worry, 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is in there too.
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Madonna's Ray of Light 20 years on: still the peak of empowered pop | Music | The Guardian

Madonna's Ray of Light 20 years on: still the peak of empowered pop | Music | The Guardian | levin's linkblog: Pop Culture Channel | Scoop.it
As drag queens assemble to stage a Ray of Light cabaret, why does Madonna’s 1998 album inspire such love? A combination of millennial angst and human emotion – that was then destroyed by Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera
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The Passionate Politics of “Black Panther”

The Passionate Politics of “Black Panther” | levin's linkblog: Pop Culture Channel | Scoop.it
Richard Brody reviews “Black Panther,” directed by Ryan Coogler.
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'Black Panther' Box Office Hits $242 Million 4-Day, Passing 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

'Black Panther' Box Office Hits $242 Million 4-Day, Passing 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' | levin's linkblog: Pop Culture Channel | Scoop.it
Black Panther has managed to surpass all expectation yet again.Black Panther had the biggest Monday at the box office of all time, earning $40.2 million. That gross, combined with the film's $201.8 million three-day gross, gives the film a four-day total of $242 million.That four-day total is the [...]
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Gaming disorder to be named a mental health condition for the first time

Gaming disorder to be named a mental health condition for the first time | levin's linkblog: Pop Culture Channel | Scoop.it
Gaming disorder is soon to be classified as a mental health condition for the very first time. The International Classification of Diseases is a diagnostic manual that’s published by the World Health Organisation. It was last updated 27 years ago, in 1990.
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US Olympians Don Marvel-Inspired Winter Gear

US Olympians Don Marvel-Inspired Winter Gear | levin's linkblog: Pop Culture Channel | Scoop.it
The US snowboard and ski teams at the Winter Olympics will be decked out with some outfits inspired by a couple of Marvel Comics' biggest icons.
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In Conversation: Quincy Jones

In Conversation: Quincy Jones | levin's linkblog: Pop Culture Channel | Scoop.it
Music legend Quincy Jones on who he thinks killed JFK, the secret Michael Jackson, his relationship with the Trumps, and the problem with modern pop.
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People Who Played The Sims Are Healthier And Happier

People Who Played The Sims Are Healthier And Happier | levin's linkblog: Pop Culture Channel | Scoop.it
The Millennium gave birth to a beautiful and addictive baby when EA released The Sims video game 18 years ago today.
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Keanu Reeves Runs Secret Cancer Foundation To Fund Children's Hospitals

Keanu Reeves Runs Secret Cancer Foundation To Fund Children's Hospitals | levin's linkblog: Pop Culture Channel | Scoop.it
Legend.
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The Last Jedi came thrillingly close to upending Star Wars — but lost its nerve

The Last Jedi came thrillingly close to upending Star Wars — but lost its nerve | levin's linkblog: Pop Culture Channel | Scoop.it
Director Rian Johnson raised questions, but shied from the answers.
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Blake's 7: 40 years on, the dystopian sci-fi drama still packs a punch

Blake's 7: 40 years on, the dystopian sci-fi drama still packs a punch | levin's linkblog: Pop Culture Channel | Scoop.it
Pitched by creator Terry Nation as ‘the Dirty Dozen in space’, the ground-breaking BBC science-fiction drama is fondly remembered by fans
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On the Origin of Certain Quotable 'African Proverbs'

On the Origin of Certain Quotable 'African Proverbs' | levin's linkblog: Pop Culture Channel | Scoop.it
If you Google If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together, you may find yourself doing what I just did, which is reading 40 pages of search results only to turn up nothing except a wide variety of white people saying:“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” ~African proverb.
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Yoga Joes: Little Green Army Men Toys Who Strike Yoga Poses

Yoga Joes: Little Green Army Men Toys Who Strike Yoga Poses | levin's linkblog: Pop Culture Channel | Scoop.it
Yoga Joes are modeled after little green army men toys with one big difference: these "inner peacekeepers" are striking yoga poses!
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