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Do video games lead to violence?

May 15, 2008
Posted by mmarvs in : Debates
25 comments

You have probably read about the release of the new version of the video game Grand Theft Auto and the huge controversy it has caused because of the extremely violent behaviour the characters show.

Have a look at this interesting post in Carmen López’s Blog, Bloggin’ Away, and write a comment with your opinion.

“Money makes the world go round” from Cabaret

April 1, 2008
Posted by mmarvs in : Audio and Video, General
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As we have been talking about money in class, if it is the root of all evil, or if it can buy happiness, let’s look at this ironic view from the brilliant film “Cabaret”. Liza Minelly and Joel Grey are simply brilliant in their roles.

Read the lyrics, if you like, but look at the show first!

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Talk by Isabel Allende in the TED 2007 annual conference

March 27, 2008
Posted by mmarvs in : Audio and Video
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As I saw some of you bursting out laughing in the computer room when you were watching this video, I thought that you may like to have access to it and listen to it in your own time and at your own pace.

In it, novelist Isabel Allende talks about writing, women, passion, feminism. She tells the stories of powerful women she has known, some larger-than-life, and some simply living with grace, dignity and ingenuity in a world that, in too many ways, still treats women unjustly.

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design and it started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds