Violent game sales ban goes before high court Tuesday (Updated)

The U.S. Supreme Court begins hearing arguments Tuesday about a federal court’s decision to throw out California’s ban on the sale and rental of violent video games to minors. Backers of the rejected law cite studies linking violent content in games to aggression, antisocial behavior and desensitization to violence. The Associated Press reports: California’s measure […]

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Zoinks! Check out Google’s Halloween Scooby-Doodle

It’s no mystery what’s behind Google’s latest timely doodle — just a Mystery Machine. “Jinkies” I thought to myself while using the search engine — that psychedelic van sure looks familiar. I clicked on the thumbnail and was rewarded with a cute little five-panel Halloween cartoon starring the meddling kids of Mystery Incorporated. As you […]

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Mesa youth museum displays work of official NASA artists

More than 73 works of art commissioned by NASA to capture more than 50 years of space exploration are on display now through late January at Mesa’s Arizona Museum for Youth. “NASA Art: 50 Years of Exploration” includes pieces by Norman Rockwell, Annie Leibovitz and Robert McCall, a Valley resident who died earlier this year. […]

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Weekend Reading

‘Goonies’ Broadway Musical Picking Up Steam (Cinematical/Moviefone) Felicia Day, Queen of the Geeks Talks RED, Comics, More (Newsarama) Is NASA Covering Up the 100-Year Starship? (Fox “News”) Nintendo chief rules out Wii price cut for now (The Associated Press) Charles Ross on His One Man Star Wars Trilogy, in Queen Creek this Weekend (Phoenix New […]

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