Monthly Archives: May 2012

Duolingo, the Universal Translator

by Corey Smith It’s an idyllic concept: anyone in the world can go to any website and, at the click of a button, translate it into whatever language they choose. WikiLeaks in Farsi? No problem. KnowYourMeme in Russian? Of course. … Continue reading

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Honduras and the Rule of Law

by Rick Rockwell The kidnapping and murder of Alfredo Villatoro may be proving to be a watershed of realization for the Honduran government.  The details surrounding the investigation of the Villatoro case have shown the weakness and vulnerability of the … Continue reading

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Film: Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

by Echo Xie When a movie gets a nearly perfect critics score and an only so-so audience rating, you know what you’re about to walk into. Most possibly, it will either bore you, or confuse you. In this case, it … Continue reading

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Netflix Expands to Latin America and Beyond

by Becky Mezzanotte Netflix is expanding. What started off as a simple concept in the U.S. is now becoming international. And who can blame them? The market for accessing movies and television series instantly isn’t just an American demand. It’s … Continue reading

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Italy’s TV Made of Words

by Erica Sanchez-Vazquez For many years, Italian television has had a pretty bad reputation. Discussions about the small screen in Italy often end up highlighting concerns about, for example, the political consequences of concentrated media ownership,  or the representation of … Continue reading

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