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Friday Nite Videos | April 24, 2020

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The Writers and Directors Who Saw Coronavirus Coming. The Liar Tweets Tonight | Roy Zimmerman. Unorthodox Trailer | Netflix. Anti-Lockdown Protesters Harass COVID-19 Nurses. Coronavirus Pandemic Reveals Broken System In U.S. Nursing Homes

The Centenary of Isaac Asimov, Dreamer and Explainer

David Leslie Nature
The indefatigably curious chemist and science-fiction icon championed rationality for the common good, explained science to the public and blazed new paths in science fiction in more than 500 books that he wrote or edited

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A Postcard from Ursula LeGuin

John Crowley Boston Review
An homage to the then recently deceased, superlative science fiction writer who encouraged the author, an apprentice novelist adrift in the publishing world, to be a better reader as well as an accomplished scribbler of exemplary fiction.

Movie | Sorry to Bother You

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success - which propels him into a macabre universe.

How Philip K. Dick Redefined What it Means to Be (In)Human

James Burton The Conversation
No being – whether mammal, robot, computer, bird, slug, stone, or star – that is excluded from the category of humanity on the basis of its physical nature. Conversely, each and any being may qualify as human by demonstrating empathy for other beings.

Friday Nite Videos | November 3, 2017

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Law & Oranger. Fats Domino | Ain't That A Shame. Time Travel in Fiction. John Kelly Has Lost the Benefit of the Doubt. Silicon Valley Answers to Congress Amid the Russia Probe.

Time Travel in Fiction

How time travel functions in popular movies and books – not the time machines, but how it affects the characters’ timelines. With appearances by Planet of the Apes, Harry Potter, Back to the Future, Groundhog Day, and more.

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