“The range of feelings Papers, Please is able to evoke is simply stunning, considering the premise and its simplicity. Lucas Pope really outdid himself with the clever writing, cohesiveness and subtle humor of the story, as well as the ethical ambiguity of many of the choices. This is a game that should be experienced by even non-gamers. Buy it. Share it. Talk about it.”
This game calls into question many moral ambiguities on micro and macro levels. Plus it’s only $10!
I remember reading Moby Dick in high school and spending weeks of class time “unpacking” the symbols that lay within its pages. Some deepened the story’s lessons, others made me roll my eyes. Did Melville really mean to include all those connections, references and hidden meanings that took hours of analysis to uncover?
Fifty years ago, Bruce McAllister, 16, wondered the same thing. He sent a survey to 150 accomplished writers — like Ayn Rand, Norman Mailer, Jack Kerouac — asking them about the symbolism in their books. Maybe it doesn’t matter, in the end, whether symbols are intentional or not (right, Barthes?), but the wide range of responses from these authors, at Mental Floss, are a delight.
What a neat project! I wonder if any were just acting their part when responding to these
The Good Eats host knew television and film before he knew cooking.
Alton Brown is responsible for fostering my love of cooking and eating food during my adult years. Too delicious for my own good.
Miranda, one of Uranus’s moons, has scarps that may be 5km high
And I thought someone shaved the moon