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REVIEW: "Playing with Religion in Digital Games" by Heidi A. Campbell, Gregory P. Grieve
Book Review by Sapphire Ng Playing with Religion in Digital Games by Heidi A. Campbell, Gregory P. Grieve Indiana University Press 978-0253012449 Copyright April 2014 Hardcover, 314 Pages A phenomenal critical work guided by a patently cogent intellectual v...

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REVIEW: "Parables of the Posthuman: Digital Realities, Gaming, and the Player Experience" by Jonathan Boulter
Book Review by Sapphire Ng Parables of the Posthuman: Digital Realities, Gaming, and the Player Experience by Jonathan Boulter Wayne State University Press 978-0814334881 Copyright December 2015 Paperback, 168 Pages Posthumanism and videogaming probed throu...

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REVIEW: "Understanding Minecraft: Essays on Play, Community and Possibilities" by Nate Garrelts
Book Review by Sapphire Ng Understanding Minecraft: Essays on Play, Community and Possibilities  by Nate Garrelts McFarland 978-0786479740 Copyright September 2014 Paperback, 232 Pages A piercing intellectual discourse on Minecraft and its identity as a vid...

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Sapphire Ng | Berklee Guitar Styles Skills - Jazz (Week 14) SPRING 2016 [Class Materials & Concepts]
Guitar Styles Skills - Jazz Berklee College of Music SPRING 2016 Semester Class Teacher: John Baboian [Week 14] The tune we are jamming over today is "Freedom Jazz Dance" by Eddie Harris. John broke into a groovy rhythm and there we go. We played the melody...

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REVIEW: "How to Talk about Videogames" by Ian Bogost
Book Review by Sapphire Ng How to Talk about Videogames by Ian Bogost University Of Minnesota Press 978-0816699117 Copyright November 2015 Hardcover, 208 Pages An entertaining book of videogame criticism overflowing with creativity. The author’s distinctive...

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REVIEW: "How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation" by Marc Bousquet
Book Review by Sapphire Ng How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation by Marc Bousquet NYU Press 978-0814799758 Copyright January 2008 Paperback, 281 Pages Dexterously written and strikingly thought provoking, this book examines deep...

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Sapphire Ng | Berklee Guitar Styles Skills - Jazz (Week 13) SPRING 2016 [Class Materials & Concepts]
Guitar Styles Skills - Jazz Berklee College of Music SPRING 2016 Semester Class Teacher: John Baboian [Week 13] Class started with us playing "Witch Hunt" by Wayne Shorter, we played through the melody twice, and then we went on our solos. John reminded us ...

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BLOG TOUR: "Secrets From the Eating Lab: The Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower, and Why You Should Never Diet Again" by Traci Mann
Book Review by Sapphire Ng Secrets From the Eating Lab: The Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower, and Why You Should Never Diet Again by Traci Mann Harper Wave 978-0062329257 Copyright January 2017 Paperback, 272 Pages An effortless and quick read....

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REVIEW: "Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy" by Cathy O’Neil
Book Review by Sapphire Ng Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O’Neil Crown 978-0553418811 Copyright September 2016 Hardcover, 272 Pages  An engaging read on the intersection between data science a...

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REVIEW: "Understanding the Enneagram: The Practical Guide to Personality Types" by Don Richard Riso, Russ Hudson
Book Review by Sapphire Ng Understanding the Enneagram: The Practical Guide to Personality Types by Don Richard Riso, Russ Hudson Mariner Books 978-0618004157 Copyright January 2000 Paperback, 416 Pages Fundamentally empowering, this book excellently survey...
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