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Afternoon Shift: Summer movie flops, Chicago's futurist conference and what Sci-Fi gets wrong

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Afternoon Shift: Summer movie flops, Chicago's futurist conference and what Sci-Fi gets wrong

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Yesterday, Detroit became the largest American city to seek bankruptcy protection. What’s a flop to media/critics or American movie audiences can be someone else’s gold. What do you get out of going to movie theaters these days, if you do go? A thousand futurists will gather in Chicago this weekend.

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