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Mario Kart 8 players have no clue what coins do (But it's great design anyway)

I’ve played many, many, many hours of <i>Mario Kart 8</i>, but it’s only recently that I learned the effect of the collectable coins that have been recently reintroduced into the series. Before I Googled it, I asked around to see if anybody else knew exactly what they did. I found most people didn’t, and …

The Meltdown of a For-Profit College Behemoth

Corinthian's abrupt closure was devastating for thousands of students. But the demise is ultimately good news for higher education.<p>Corinthian Colleges, Inc., was once one of the largest for-profit higher-education companies in North America. The 20-year-old company owned well-known subsidiaries …

The Benefit Of Making The Curricular More Like The Extracurricular

<b>The Benefit Of Making The Curricular More Like The Extracurricular</b>by <b>Mike Anderson</b> Few would argue with the importance of educating the whole child. …

Teaching

Boston Bombers: TV and the myth of the Brotherly Duo

As TV networks scrambled Friday to chronicle the manhunt unfolding on live TV, they undertook the parallel project of compiling a portrait of the …

Columbia University

5 Key Lessons for Authors and Self-Publishers from Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman, one of the world’s most beloved authors, gave the keynote speech at last week’s Digital Minds Conference and although his audience was primarily made up of book industry executives, his talk was just as relevant to authors and self-publishers. If you haven’t seen it already, the full …

Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

It. Is. Awesome.<p>Skill and Enthusiasm<p>First and foremost, student writing is improving by leaps and bounds. When I read their blogs (which, by the way, …

Star

Exclusive<p>EXCLUSIVE: 'Marvel Strike Force' Celebrates 'Infinity War' With Motivational Poster<p>Latest<p>The Massive Hot Toys 'Avengers: Infinity War' Power …

Star Wars Anthology Series

You're Going to Be Sorry You Bought That Kindle

High-def finally has come to e-readers.<p>Kobo's new Aura HD features a stunning 6.8-inch 265 PPI (pixels per inch, for the techno-illiterate), the …

What Games Are: The Shady Side Of Games

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, creator of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>There’s a reason why games and organized crime have often gone hand in hand. The thrill of the win, of achieving – …