How Board Games Got Literary

How Board Games Got Literary

The notion of turning fictional settings into games isn’t a new one, but it’s one that has become more and more prevalent. Whether you’re purchasing games at a large store or one of the many specialty shops dedicated to them, you’ll find a number of games whose inspiration comes from literature. Some take on entire fictional settings; others nod in the direction of the plot of a specific work.

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Russia ban signing of Turkish players

Russia ban signing of Turkish players

Relations between the countries have been strained since a Russian warplane was shot down by Turkish forces on the Syrian border, killing one pilot. Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko told R-Sport news agency that clubs had "already got the message". "If anyone wants [to sign a Turkish player] during the break, there will not be such a possibility," he said.

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30th November 1965 – Unsafe at Any Speed hits bookstores

30th November 1965 - Unsafe at Any Speed hits bookstores

32-year-old lawyer Ralph Nader publishes the muckraking book Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile. The book became a best-seller right away. It also prompted the passage of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966, seat-belt laws in 49 states (all but New Hampshire) and a number of other road-safety initiatives.

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Understanding Rosa Parks As “A Life-Long Freedom Fighter”

Understanding Rosa Parks As "A Life-Long Freedom Fighter"

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as a meek accidental activist.

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The Most Expensive Album Ever: Enter the Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’

The Most Expensive Album Ever: Enter the Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’

Inside the Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin,’ a secretive double-album stored in a Marrakech vault that sold at auction (to Quentin Tarantino?) for “millions.” Once upon a time, one of hip-hop’s most outside-the-box creatives dreamt up an idea to elevate rap appreciation by creating a hip-hop Ark of the Covenant. When it was announced two years ago that the fabled Wu-Tang Clan would be releasing an ultra-limited album entitled Once Upon A Time In Shaolin…

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