- Vanity Fair wonders if a disappointing box office performance by Ghost In The Shell will be the final nail in the coffin of Hollywood whitewashing. While I personally hope so, the cynical person in me thinks Hollywood will just learn the wrong lesson, as usual.
- While the medium is growing, video games have a problem that books, movies etc. don’t suffer from: they’re very inaccessible for people who can’t see. But, as Kent Sutherland recounts on Rock, Paper, Shotgun, there is a possible gateway genre: and surprisingly, it’s the tough as nails classic roguelikes. (Dominik)
For today's musical hit, we have Juhi and "Welcome to Catatonia"
Today's critical rolls: Since the topic of the day is whitewashing, let's do the opposite (what do we call this? POCwashing? Or just "doing it right"?). If you could take any existing character in any genre and change their race/religion/background story, what would this character look and feel like? Don't just change someone's skin color. Really think about the cultural implications!
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