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  1. PBS Game/Show Tackles the Racist Pitfalls That Can Go Along With NPCs of Color in Video Games

    Yeah, I have always been a little side-eye about the Gerudo.

    Jamin Warren brings up a lot of good points about how the player agency which lies at the heart of most games often results in dehumanized NPCs, which become doubly problematic when PCs are majority white and/if NPCs are predominantly brown. He also tackles the common scifi/fantasy trope of using inter-species conflict as a metaphor for inter-racial conflict, one that I've been mulling over myself for a while now.

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  2. You Would Cry Too: Remembering LGBTQ Activist, Feminist Anthemist, and It’s My Party Singer Lesley Gore

    Renowned '60s girl-pop star, composer and actress Lesley Gore passed away yesterday in Manhattan at age 68 of lung cancer. The iconic singer is survived by her brother and mother as well as her partner of 33 years, Lois Sasson.

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  3. Jovian, The Live-Action Lemur Star Of Kratt Brothers’ Zoboomafoo, Has Passed Away At 20

    Me, and you, and our memories, Zoboomafoo.

    A scientific icon has left the treehouse. Jovian, the Coquerel's sifaka lemur known for playing the role of Zoboo on the PBS show Zoboomafoo, passed away earlier this week of kidney failure.

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  4. Video Gaming Has a Problem With Jumping Realism, and It’s Mario’s Fault

    Don't try this at home.

    Humans as a species are not actually very good at jumping, but you wouldn't know that if you looked at video games. And not just platformers, either; even the most realism-driven games sometimes allow players to bounce off the walls like it ain't no thing.  So why is this such a pervasive mechanic? According to PBS Game/Show, it all points back to Super Mario Bros.—and, of course, a heavy dose of wish fulfillment.

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  5. Cancel Your Friday Plans: Here Is Emma Thompson Totally Killing It In Sweeney Todd

    Bless my eyes! Fresh surprise!

    Here for your viewing pleasure is the grand dame of awesomeness totally slaying "God That's Good." Hit the jump for "Worst Pies in London" and to get details on a broadcast of the full performance.

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  6. FoodBuzz Looks at Cauliflower and Tells Kale to Take a Hike, Plus Game of Thrones Jokes

    Well now we're hungry for vegetables. Thanks a lot, PBS.

    Oh sure, kale's had a good run as the trendy vegetable for the last few years, but PBS FoodBuzz is here to make a case for cauliflower. Have host Chris Hauselt explain what's been making cauliflower so trendy recently, and also get a few great recipe suggestions like cauliflower steak or buffalo wings.

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  7. New PBS Digital Studios Show FoodBuzz Looks at Sriracha

    This video may have inspired me to take a lunch break.

    PBS Digital Studios has added a new webseries to its already impressive roster of great shows like Idea ChannelOff Book, and Game/Show. The new addition is FoodBuzz hosted by Chris Hauselt, and they're starting strong with an episode about sriracha.

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  8. SciShow Answers That Most Important Of Questions: Why Does Swiss Cheese Have Holes?

    But not "why is it so delicious," sadly.

    Yes, it is the question that has plagued mankind for generations, probably: why does tasty, tasty swiss cheese come filled with holes? The folks over at SciShow know the answer, and want to put you out of your curiosity-based misery. It's a fermentation thing. Who knew?

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  9. What Does Your Favorite Video Game Genre Say About You?

    A lot, but probably not as much as your Netflix recommendations. They've got you pegged.

    Mario or Zelda? Plants vs. Zombies or Farmville? MMO or puzzle game? These days, there's a video game genre out there to fit everyone's tastes, but if there's a game custom tailored to hit every possible market, what does a game genre say about the players who choose to play it? PBS Game/Show has some ideas.

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  10. PBS Explores Cosplay With One Of Our Own Editors!

    Fashion for Nonhumans

    Well, two, actually. Yes, in addition to Jill, I, Susana, am also in this video. But I'm not telling you who, though I will tell you that I appear more than once. Speculate at your leisure! Previously in Cosplay

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