Over the past decade or so, comic books have once again become a huge part of American pop culture. Now, they’re coming into classrooms and therapists’ offices.
Given one mom’s recent experience, parents may need to be watchful of content that, at first glance, they might think is safe: fake, inappropriate knockoffs of popular cartoon characters.
Chances are you’ve heard of algorithms over the years, but experts say everyone needs to become aware of what they are —and how they stand to change life on earth in the future.
Advocates and experts are dealing with the complications that arise between doing what’s right for adopted children with navigating the complexities of keeping biological parents in the picture.
Two breakthrough films nominated for Oscars this year — “Arrival” and “Hidden Figures” — address a lesser-known representation issue dogging Hollywood: The stereotypes of scientists in film.
Depending on whom you ask, Trump’s proposed budget cuts could spell a slow-motion disaster for the arts or it could, as one Washington Post commentator put it, “make art great again.”
If Americans really are looking to find their bearings in America’s new reality through fiction, graphic novels are one of the richest veins to mine — both artistically and financially.
For parents looking to catch up on what VR is and what it may mean for their families, the Deseret News spoke to experts to answer some questions surrounding this developing technology that is impressing those who try it.
It’s at times difficult to watch director Martin Scorsese’s “Silence,” yet activists about religious persecution hope Americans will watch — and realize that millions of Christians and religious minorities are still oppressed globally today.
Social media is often blamed for insulating society into idea “echo chambers.” But there’s an elephant in the echo chamber: Netflix.
The Minneapolis Institute of Art was host to a large exhibit of Reformation-era art this past winter, celebrating the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s “Ninety-Five Theses.”
Why do so many Americans have trouble telling truth from fiction online? As humans, we’re wired to believe the worst.
For humans, gift-giving is a deeply personal, psychological experience where people try to find the exact object to communicate the exact right feeling. To get it wrong or to have a gift rejected is understandably hurtful.
Amid critical warnings that the latest Star Wars installment, “Rogue One,” is not for kids, some parents are rethinking age guidelines for introducing their children to a galaxy far, far away.
America is divided in the wake of the election, but experts have tips for how to reach across the aisle to better understand each other.
To some, a nonprofit business model for news outlets is a hopeful answer for an industry that’s been largely upended by the internet. But it’s a much more complicated solution than they may know.
Divided Americans need to burst the “filter bubble” — that is, the personalization of search results and media that can result in internet users having their worldview reinforced rather than challenged.
Already one of the largest information hubs in the world — an estimated 44 percent of Americans get their news on the site — Facebook now stands to become the most influential. If only so much of its information wasn’t fake.
Research shows creativity may be declining in American children, partially because they spend more time in front of screens. But experts say if used correctly, digital media can help kids develop their creativity.
After a historically contentious campaign that left it reeling, how can the news media stay relevant to the political process and win back public trust?
The American Academy of Pediatrics released its updated recommendations on how much screen time children should get, while cautioning continued risks.
At a time when social media is often defined by negativity, trolling and bullying that can end in tragedy, more people are taking it upon themselves to foster compassion and positivity online.
Science tells us that reading to children from birth gives them the building blocks for healthy brain development and language skills, but the hidden power of storytime is what it can do to strengthen family relationships.
Political candidates touting media bias in a struggling campaign is nothing new. But Trump’s refrain of media “rigging” the election has taken on new menace and a growing number of Americans believe it.
For both parents and teachers trying to lift the U.S.’s dismal literacy rates, the “new literacy” is a delicate problem, requiring parents and schools to strike a perfect balance between time spent on a screen and time spent with printed
With sexual assault accusations against Donald Trump filling the news, parents might find themselves having conversations about assault sooner than they anticipated.
A growing number of young people, especially men, are becoming more invested in recreational pursuits to “escape” their traditional social behaviors, like being fathers or career-driven providers. Why?
Amid revelations of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s course language in a 2005 audio clip, many news outlets published the lewd content uncensored. Was that necessary?
In an age when any title can be downloaded in seconds, defining why bookstores and books still matter is difficult, but experts say that if bookstores became less common, so would ready access to a direct, palpable connection to human history.
Police body cameras were supposed to lead to transparency and accountability amid a spate of shooting deaths by police officers. Getting the cameras to be effective has been another matter.