On April Fool's day, NPR had an extremely simple joke that turned out to be an incredibly effective demonstration of how many commenters on Facebook actually read the articles they comment on.
It used to be that apprentice musicians and composers would have no choice but to labor through The Well-Tempered Clavier and attend stuffy conservatories. Well, that's still true, for the most part. But it's hard to keep new blood out of even the most ancient art forms, as contemporary classical composer Nico Muhly…
Seventeen-year-old Jessica Cernadas is tired of the way she is treated online and games designed for men. She vents her frustrations in an NPR piece called "Why Do Girl Gamers Get So Little Respect?" Listen to it here.
Earlier this week I went into the local public radio station to chat with Renee Montagne of NPR's Morning Edition about the year in gaming.
Remember when the Wii was the hottest thing? It's cooled off and the people at National Public Radio needed to figure out why. I tried to help, but it was a lady named Elizabeth Bewley who made the best point.
Whether you think it should be in Tokyo, Silicon Valley or elsewhere, the International Video Game Hall of Fame inducts its inaugural class this weekend in Ottumwa, Iowa. Today, the mayor went on NPR to justify why it belongs there.
The blowup this week over gun-camera footage showing an Army operation raised comparisons to "video game-like" behavior by the men pulling the triggers. NPR's "On the Media" looked at this controversy and the relationships among games, tactics and weapons systems.
Another new concept we're trying out for our expanded weekend coverage is the Weekend Reader, where we excerpt a well-written long-form piece on a subject in gaming and invite readers to discuss it.