Square Enix showed off lots of new games and none of them were Final Fantasy XVI

During Sony’s March State of Play presentation, Square Enix debuted two new games, showed off gameplay trailers for two more, and completely ignored the two games most people were looking forward to. Ahead of its release on March 15th, Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin is getting its third and final demo. The unfathomably long-titled …

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What is creative non-fiction and where did it come from?

It’s one of the most important and fast-growing movements in contemporary writing, but what exactly is creative non-fiction? The blanket term covers the work of many writers, including some who would be astonished to be listed under that label. The simplest definition is true stories well told. Delve a little further and it’s writing that …

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How Riddler Learned, Then Forgot, Batman’s Secret Identity

Today, we look at how the Riddler learned Batman’s secret identity only to lose it later on This is “Never Gonna Be the Same Again,” a feature where I look at how bold, seemingly “permanent” changes were ultimately reversed. This is not a criticism, mind you, as obviously things are always going to eventually return …

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When interviewing sources, transparency is the key to trust

(Clara Longo de Freitas for NPR) “You used that quote?” “I spoke to you for an hour and just 30 seconds aired?” “Why do you need to interview me twice?” When interviewing people who aren’t accustomed to talking to the press, transparency is key to avoiding confusion, disappointment or even anger. “The more frank you …

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Let’s stop messing around; get Reacher a bus ticket to Moscow

I know Jack about tough guys. Seriously, I do. I faithfully watched “24,” battling the global bad guys with Jack Bauer as the clock ticked. I first read the Tom Clancy books, then watched the movies featuring Jack Ryan. I have picked up the Amazon Prime series “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” based on the author’s …

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Elena Ferrante’s New Book “In the Margins” Excerpt: “Aquamarine”.

Craft essays are all the rage but one author soars above a crowded field. Elena Ferrante, the doyenne of Italian literature is renowned for her bestselling Neapolitan quartet and The Lost Daughter, adapted by Maggie Gyllenhaal into an acclaimed film starring Olivia Colman. (Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels, including My Brilliant Friendhave sold 4 million copies in …

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Samuel L. Jackson knows he should’ve won Oscar for Pulp Fiction

Samuel L. Jackson in pulp fictionscreenshot: Miramax Samuel L. Jackson had already been in tons of movies before pulp fiction, but it’s the film that changed his career. He was so great in Quentin Tarantino’s movie as hitman Jules—with one of the most iconic film quotes of all time, to boot—that he received an Oscar …

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The Batman’s Shocking Wayne Family Twist Comes Straight From Comics

Matt Reeves’ The Batman remixed Geoff Johns’ Batman: Earth One trilogy to create a shocking family twist regarding the Wayne legacy in Gotham. WARNING: The following contains spoilers for The Batman, now playing in theaters. In the Batman, director Matt Reeves shocked fans by revealing a dark secret behind Thomas Wayne’s empire. This was discovered …

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