In a Dark Dark Web (and other stories)

Whether you're too young to remember, or the hyper-speed news cycle has rendered your long-term memory functionally obsolete, you may find it difficult to recall the tumultuous 1990s discussions about broad multimedia censorship. There have been violent video games since the 1970s, but the 90s really drove home the visceral content both figuratively and literally. … Continue reading In a Dark Dark Web (and other stories)

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White people don’t get to have a history

https://www.facebook.com/VICE/videos/836106116549340/?hc_ref=ARTlbGWQV2vo2heUj6ZpUS25PnWcO_-XlqzUI6EOXcdbvDhxHfew1IjHQ1FzzAUwVCE In the latest "revisionist history" news, Vice has interviewed a couple of art historians about the possibility of ancient Roman statues having been painted back in the day. A study which, on its own, would be at least vaguely interesting, turned into a new accusation of "whitewashing" history through nothing other than...white stone. Yes, that's … Continue reading White people don’t get to have a history

Disney Pre-9/11 Video Vault: First Kid

1996 was a big cultural year for America. We hosted the Atlanta Summer Olympics, which was subsequently bombed by terrorists, killing one person and injuring over 100 more; the first three-parent baby was conceived through mitochondrial donation in New Jersey, of all places; The Ramones played their final show while Bob Dole was officially nominated for President … Continue reading Disney Pre-9/11 Video Vault: First Kid