- How to Write a (Super) Hero
How to Write a (Super) Hero
In this event geared towards readers aged 10 and up, celebrated writer and game designer Sarwat Chadda joins forces with young adult writer Christopher Farley to discuss the creation of alternate universes, the power of mythology, and what makes a successful hero’s quest. Bring your children, niece or nephew, but be prepared to sit at the edge of your seat, too!
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Meta's new prototype chatbot has told the BBC that the Mark Zuckerberg-led company "exploits people for money and he doesn't care. It needs to stop!"
Meta says the #AI chatbot can chat on "nearly any topic" but might produce rude or offensive answers. https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-62497674
UPDATE. Now being unbanned...
Following our outcry @PENamerica, the Alpine school district in UT will *no longer* be removing 52 books outright, but "temporarily restricting" them, so that parents can opt their kids into being allowed to read them if they so choose. #FReadom /1 https://twitter.com/PENamerica/status/1554209510134525952
The Vandegrift High School #BannedBookClub is one of many teen-led efforts nationwide.
“Teachers are afraid of losing their jobs,” @jonfreadom said. “Principals only have so much that they can do in the face of school boards. But students can protest. Students can speak out.”