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For The Kid In Your Life, 3 Video Games That Play Like Storybooks

Growing up, I always saw playing video games as a natural extension of my interest in reading. To me, the fantastical worlds I explored in games mirrored those of my favorite children’s books like Where the Wild Things Are and The Lorax. Many of the games I played and the stories I read shared a similar sense of whimsy and adventure, and piqued my interest with intriguing art styles.

And that makes sense, given that some video games evoke the feeling of reading a great piece of children’s literature. This is especially true for the point-and-click genre (named after the way you play), which can make you feel like you’re turning the pages in a book as you progress from scene to scene, moving your character across a static, 2D illustrated background. And just like a children’s book, these games encourage you to stop and take in the scene as

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Harry Styles’s New Video Is a Welcome Dose of New Year Cheer

It’s the first day of the new year, and whether you’re reflecting on your resolutions or nursing a hangover, we could all do with a dose of something cheerful to start 2021 off right. And on that, Harry Styles has you covered. 

The pop star is capping off a year of chart-topping success and Grammy nominations for his sophomore album Fine Line (and, lest we forget, a headline-grabbing Vogue cover) with a surprise video, released earlier today, for his song “Treat People With Kindness.” The black-and-white visual sees Styles as a cabaret star performing in an Art Deco nightclub, decked out in a head-to-toe Gucci look featuring a glittering cropped tuxedo jacket, high-waisted Jazz Age trousers, and a Fred Astaire-worthy sequinned bow tie. 

It wasn’t just the timing of the video’s release that came as a surprise, however, but also Styles’s co-star: none other than Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The

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The Weeknd Wins Video Of The Year; Lady Gaga Named Artist Of The Year And Takes Home Inaugural Tricon Award

MTV Video Music Awards ceremony with The Weeknd winning Video of the year as well as Best R&B. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga — in endless costume and mask changes — tallied the most wins including Artist of the Year and the first-ever Tricon Award.” data-reactid=”28″On Sunday, coveted Moon Person trophies were handed out at the socially distanced and COVID-compliant  2020 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony with The Weeknd winning Video of the year as well as Best R&B. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga — in endless costume and mask changes — tallied the most wins including Artist of the Year and the first-ever Tricon Award.

live on MTV and simulcast on The CW and other ViacomCBS brands, the 37th annual ceremony was hosted by Keke Palmer with performances by Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd and others. Shot in the various boroughs of New York City, the ceremony was an homage

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Harry Styles’s New Video Is a Rollicking Summer of Love Fantasy

When was the last time you touched something—or someone—without being cautious? With social distancing top of mind, one of the most basic human inclinations has been stripped of its pleasure, but Harry Styles wants you to remember that sense of physical joy. His latest video, “Watermelon Sugar,” which premieres today, is dedicated to the concept of touch, i.e., kissing, hugging, dancing, and all those things 2020 has been short on.

The accompanying visuals from directing team, Bradley & Pablo, capture all that’s electric about Styles’s lyrics. Filmed beachside with an array of sun-kissed models and actors filling out the background, the video depicts a carefree SoCal love-in. As Styles sings, “I want more berries and that summer feelin’ / It’s so wonderful and warm,” while indulging in a fresh slice of fruit, you can almost feel temperatures rise.

<cite class="credit">Photo: PHAM </cite>
Photo: PHAM

Naturally, the unbothered aura of the video comes complete with

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