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Happy Birthday, Mister Rogers!

Fred Rogers would have turned ninety this week. For nearly forty years, Fred Rogers invited children everywhere to join him everyday for thirty minutes of gentle, developmentally appropriate activities. Rogers flouted conventional wisdom that said children’s television needed brash gimmicks and high production values to capture the attention of young audiences. The Neighborhood was a […]

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90th Academy Award Nominations

In a year where Hollywood is mired in controversy, the 90th Academy Award nominations, announced on Tuesday, January 23, were as non-controversial as possible.  A female director (Greta Gerwig) was nominated (only the fifth one ever) and an African-American (Jordan Peele) director was nominated for directing a movie about extreme racism.  Yes, there were some […]

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