Batter Up! | Games, Gamers, & Gaming


As a librarian, you can’t ignore sports games. The number of gamers who enjoy them may very well outnumber the fans of any other individual genre. In fact, “sports-only gamers” have always been a sizable chunk of the gaming world.

Depression & Gaming | Games, Gamers, & Gaming


As with all scary and mysterious things, one of the safest ways to examine depression is through art. Depression is a classic theme in books, poetry, and music, but it’s also a burgeoning concept in video games.

Deal Me In | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

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Card games are a valuable asset to your library’s gaming initiative and are great for people who love hands-on and interactive experiences.

Hurts So Good | Games, Gamers, & Gaming


It’s important to stock your library collection with games that move the genre forward and encourage patrons to see video games as a legitimate medium for personal expression, telling stories in new ways and asking deep questions about ourselves and the world around us.

Batman’s Early Days | Games, Gamers, & Gaming


Batman: Arkham Origins is a must-have for any serious player or Batman fan. Read more from the January issue.

Social Sciences Reviews | November 15, 2013


Reviews of Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture, The Ultimate Book of Impostors: Over 100 True Stories of the Greatest Phonies and Frauds, and Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus “Notch” Persson and the Game That Changed Everything, plus a full list of Social Sciences reviews from the November 15, 2013 issue.

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, October 18, 2013


Wine, from grape to glass; ultimate adventures via Lonely Planet; Paleo Sweets and Treats; more on Whitey Bulger; The Modern Art Invasion; loving medical fiction; as told by Roger Rosenblatt; the evolution of slavery in America; Why Photography Matters

Pop Culture Advisory: Game of Thrones


What to read, watch, and play after Game of Thrones.

The Walking Dead: Games, Gamers & Gaming | February 2013


Taking the Walking Dead game out for a test run.

FTL: Faster Than Light | Games, Gamers, & Gaming | January 2013


Assessing the strategy game FTL: Faster Than Light