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In the Dusty Toy-Bin of History at the Strong Museum

This week I’m at the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY. The Strong Museum possess a complete run of Playthings magazine, which was published from 1903 to 2010 (RIP), and which was read by toy manufacturers, people who owned toy stores, and toy…

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This Is Your Supreme Court on Video Games

The Supreme Court heard opening oral arguments this week in the case of Schwarzenegger vs. Entertainment Merchants Association; at issue, whether the state has the right to prohibit sales or rentals of violent video games to minors. I read the transcript of Tuesday’s proceedings with…

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Archival Gleanings from the Chemical Heritage Foundation

For the past two weeks, I’ve been at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, benefitting from their travel grant program, which is supporting my research in their large collection of chemistry sets and other science sets. Before I came here, I thought I would be able to…

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