November 29, 2015

During the filming of a commercial for Straight Outta Compton, the biopic focused on the seminal rap group NWA’s rise to success and acclaim in the face of adversity, Suge Knight (a successful star in the music industry) allegedly ran down in his car two of the men att...

November 29, 2015

Recently, game developer Destructive Creations released Hatred, a shooting game with the “hook,” if not the central purpose, being the massacre of screaming, begging innocents in an environment drawn almost directly from the depraved mind of one of the ceaseless mass s...

November 29, 2015

Earlier this year, Chinese artist Dai Jianyong made a terrible mistake: he made a joke. Specifically, he created a series of images entitled Chrysanthemum Face, depicting a number of people, himself included, scrunching their faces. This was not the problem. Nor was it...

November 28, 2015

In the past few months, Chinese activist artist Ai Weiwei once again entered the spotlight, albeit for a less dire reason than he has in years past. Ai, hoping to use Legos for an art exhibit, found his request for a bulk purchase denied by the company. The Lego corpor...

November 28, 2015

Literature is filled with authors who used pseudonyms in an effort to get their work published. Often, members of minority factions have changed their names in order to seem more like the supposed mainstream ethnicity. So one can easily imagine a situation where an aut...

November 28, 2015

It sounds like the start of a bad joke: an art forger, after having stolen massive numbers of pieces, discovers that his own forgeries have also been stolen and replaced by an even worse forgery. Yet nevertheless, it happened.

To summarize: Xiao Yuan, who was working a...

November 27, 2015

Recently, Amazon released an episodic adaptation of Phillip K. Dick’s novel The Man in the High Castle through their TV streaming service. The show, like the book on which it is based, follows the fate of an alternate United States taken over by the Axis powers followi...

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