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Pocket Offers a Glimpse Into a 15-Year-Old’s iPhone

Pocket Offers a Glimpse Into a 15-Year-Old’s iPhoneImagine you’ve hacked into someone else’s phone and are consuming all their texts, videos, Snapchats, and Instagrams in real time. Now imagine that someone is a 15-year-old boy, and you’re watching his life unfold entirely through the lens of an iPhone. That’s the premise behind Pocket, a captivating new short film starring the former Nickelodeon actor Mace Coronel. (Editor’s note: Pocket contains graphic sexual imagery.)The film, which was shot vertically and is designed to be consumed on mobile, follows Jake Tillner (Coronel) as he navigates school, home, and social life. Parts of Jake’s days look familiar to anyone who has gone through puberty: the awkward social interactions with classmates, a history test, flirting. Throughout it all, Jake’s phone plays an outsize role and acts as the lens through which we see his world unfolding.Jake uses his phone during school to make memes and…



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‘God of War’ Named Game Developer Choice Awards Game of the Year

‘God of War’ Named Game Developer Choice Awards Game of the YearIn an award show packed with indie game winners, Sony Santa Monica’s “God of War” still managed to snatch the Game Developers Choice Awards game of the year. The 19th annual Game Developers Choice Awards took place Wednesday night in the midst of the weeklong Game Developers Conference. The peer-voted awards recognize and celebrate the creativity, […] ….. Read More.VARIETY – Entertainment | Movies & TelevisionWed, March 20, 20194 hours ago



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AAC reportedly inks new 12-year, $1 billion media rights deal with ESPN

AAC reportedly inks new 12-year, $1 billion media rights deal with ESPNThe American Athletic Conference and ESPN have reportedly reached a long-term agreement that is worth $1 billion. The new deal would pay schools like UCF close to $7 million per year when it goes into effect in 2020-21. ESPN would pay an average of $83.3 million per year according to the Sports… ….. Read More.ORLANDO SENTINEL – Sports | Sports & RecreationTue, March 19, 20191 day ago


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The Staggeringly Low Black Enrollment at NYC’s Elite High Schools Every Year

The Staggeringly Low Black Enrollment at NYC’s Elite High Schools Every YearThe first sentence of the New York Times story was like a blow to the gut. “Seven black students have been offered a chance to start classes at Stuyvesant High School in September,” out of 952 total offers. It was two fewer black students than the nine black students that school had accepted the year prior out of a freshman class of 963 students. In response, a state lawmaker declared that he would redraft a bill he had introduced three years earlier to change the admissions policies at the school; the city reeled. It was 2014.On Monday, almost five years later to the day, the New York City Department of Education released data about the students admitted to its vaunted selective schools. More than 27,000 eighth graders took the Specialized High School Admissions Test—a rigorous aptitude test that is…


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