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The Mitchells vs. the Machines
 
Movie

The Mitchells vs. the Machines

Action-packed family adventure tackles tech dependence. Full expert review
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba: The Movie: Mugen Train
Movie

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba: The Movie: Mugen Train

Film continuation of anime series has scary body horror. Full expert review
Mortal Kombat
Movie

Mortal Kombat

Silly, gory but great-looking and fun martial arts fantasy. Full expert review
Thunder Force
 
Movie

Thunder Force

Language, violence, big laughs in diverse superhero comedy. Full expert review
Returnal
Game

Returnal

Punishing sci-fi shooter rewards player perseverance. Full expert review
Shadow and Bone
TV

Shadow and Bone

Magic, monsters, strong women in fresh but violent fantasy. Full expert review
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Will Congress and Tech Leaders Step Up to Help Keep Kids Safe Online?

Kids need better protection today and beyond the pandemic.
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Congress Has a Historic Opportunity to Lift Children out of Poverty

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New Research Shows Kids' Mental Health Tied to Online Experiences

New Research Shows Kids' Mental Health Tied to Online Experiences

Healthy digital ecosystems support mental health for young people on their post-pandemic road to recovery.
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