Dante Alighieri: Epic Poet, Ass Kicker

From The Atlantic: Will the new video-game version of Dante’s Inferno prove the perfect model for introducing readers to difficult classics? Not likely. According to Bowdoin Professor Arielle Saiber EA’s new game is yet another example of how “video games are coarsening our culture.” More…

Salon: The Week in Pictures (Jan. 30-Feb.5)

Punxsutawney Phil, Scandal in South Africa, Obama immortalized in Indonesia, and more…

Huffington Post: French Students Make Amazing Stop-Motion Video

When we were in school, we highly doubt that “amazing” was used to describe any of our student projects. Perhaps reviews like “satisfactory” and “time’s up” were thrown around. But this stop-motion video, made by 300 French students for the ESCP Business School, is in fact amazing. Regardless of what the actual assignment was, we can only assume they passed with flying colors. More…