Michael Trejo

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Always Two, There Are

Rong Chen is an artist from China.<p>You can see more of Chen’s work at his ArtStation page.<p>Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, …

Fine Art

What Aliens, Blade Runner, Jurassic Park & Terminator Would Look Like As Anime

Dmitry Grozov, aka Ahriman, is a freelance artist from Russia who has an uncanny ability for taking things that aren’t anime and making them look …

Blade Runner

Let Queer Characters Be Happy

When <i>The Last Of Us Part II</i>’s new trailer debuted at this year’s E3, protagonist Ellie enjoyed a slow dance and kiss with another woman. My queer …

LGBTQI

This Video Explores the Shinto Spirituality of Hayao Miyazaki's Films

Like any prolific director, anime legend Hayao Miyazaki has a few preoccupations in his writing. Particularly, he’s fascinated by the natural world, …

Anime

Video Game Becomes Popular, World Panics

In the past few months, a video game has become popular among young people, prompting experts and commentators around the world to decide that there …

Gaming Industry

The Legion Finale Was Beautiful and Disgusting

As I was watching <i>Legion</i>’s season finale, my husband peered around the corner just long enough to say: “This is kind of pretentious.” That sums up the …

You Need to Watch 'Legion,' the Weirdest Show on TV

This wild superhero drama is more surreal than a Dalí painting.<p>Over the last few weeks, leading up to Tuesday night's season two finale, I binged both seasons of <i>Legion</i>, the superhero drama on FX helmed by Noah Hawley. (He’s also the dude behind <i>Fargo</i>, which is an excellent show that everyone ought …

Hey Kids, Legion Wants to Have a Nice, Long Talk About Cellphones, M'kay?

The Greatest Race for Farouk’s corpse has begun, but <i>Legion</i> still has time to turn its chair backwards and have a (Jon) Hamm-fisted lecture about the …

It Sucks to Be a Woman in Legion

It’s unclear if the latest episode of <i>Legion</i> is positioning itself as social commentary, a “come to Jesus” moment, or just another hour of prep for …

Select Start to Continue: Thymine brings bittersweet Game Boy carts to Capsule Corner tonight ⊟

Just earlier this week, I raved about Thymine’s moving concept for Meteor’s My Famicase Exhibition in Tokyo, and now I see the artist has a solo show dedicated to similarly sentimental designs, except this time on Game Boy carts!<p>Opening tonight (7PM) at Capsule Corner – the “capsule-based micro-gallery exhibit” located at Downtown LA’s Hive Gallery & Studios – Thymine’s <i>Select Start to Continue</i> exhibit features 20 colorful hand-painted Game Boy cartridges with custom labels for titles like</i> …

The Banned-In-Japan Film George Lucas And Francis Ford Coppola Produced

During the 1980s, in the wake of <i>Star Wars</i> and <i>Apocalypse Now</i>, George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola produced one of the most daring—and in Japan, most …

What I Learned After Watching 24-Hour Surveillance Footage for a Week

I dove headfirst into the strange serenity of Insecam.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i>.<p>Do you ever just sit and think about everything going on right now? It's chaos out there.<p>At the time of writing this, a volcano in Hawaii threw a huge cloud of ash two miles into the sky. Remember that …

We need to talk about Chelsea Manning

Her fall from grace was inevitable the second we put her on a pedestal<p>When whistleblower Chelsea Manning was released from prison last May, I penned an essay for <i>The Verge</i> titled “One of Us” about how she had become “a hero, even a saintly figure” to many trans women in particular. It was a …

Nothing Is Mightier Than The Sword

Eddie Mendoza is a concept artist at Apple who draws some very cool robots.<p>You can see more of Eddie’s work at his personal site and ArtStation</b> …

Here are some of the ways experts think AI might screw with us in the next five years

Remember: forewarned is forearmed<p>When we talk about the dangers posed by artificial intelligence, the emphasis is usually on the <i>un</i>intended side effects. We worry that we might accidentally create a super-intelligent AI and forget to program it with a conscience; or that we’ll deploy criminal …

In 2018, let’s stop pretending abusive fans are ‘passionate’

They’re toxic and dangerous<p>2017 was a year of grim milestones, and its tail end offered one more to add to the painfully long list: the first confirmed death from a gamer-initiated swatting. Swatting, the practice of calling a SWAT team to the house of a target by fraudulently reporting a serious …

Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society

‘No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth.’<p>Another former Facebook executive has spoken out about the harm the social network is doing to civil society around the world. Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007 and became its vice president for user growth, said he …

Social Media

‘Black Panther’ isn’t just another Marvel movie — it’s a vision of a future led by blackness

Marvel’s <i>Black Panther</i> lives in the present, but there’s plenty that would suggest otherwise. Slated for a February 2018 release, the movie — which is …

Gamers like PewDiePie are why I don’t play online

At a certain point, it’s just not worth it anymore<p>I wasn’t surprised by PewDiePie’s latest racist slip of the tongue. I was surprised at the number of people who were shocked by it.<p>We had the same conversation about the Face of YouTube and the limits of “jokes” half a year ago. We’re still …

How Tumblr Users Transformed a Homophobic Post Into a Dystopian Science Fiction Lovefest

Tumblr users have taken a tired homophobic post and given it a futuristic twist, making it funny and inclusive instead of intolerant.<p>While Tumblr can …

Meanwhile in the Future: Nobody Cares About Your Gender

Nerf balls are for boys. Dolls are for girls. Romance movies are for women, and action flicks for men. Nearly everything in our world is gendered in …

As Drag Becomes More Popular Than Ever, Drag Kings Refuse to Be Ignored

From the front of Bushwick’s tiny Bizarre bar, the first piano notes of Céline Dion’s “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” begin to play. The Missy …

Bad Actors Are Using Social Media Exactly As Designed

When Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller announced criminal charges against Russian operatives for interfering with the 2016 …

‘Drag Race’ Queens Sound Off on RuPaul and Trans Performers: ‘Drag Is For Everybody’

Competitors past and present of the groundbreaking reality show gather on the red carpet to talk the future of drag and RuPaul’s controversial …

Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ Is Gross Japanese Appropriation

You can love Wes Anderson’s work and still condemn the way his animated epic regards the people and culture of Japan.<p>Up until very recently (as in up …

The Folio Society just released a beautiful new edition of dystopian novel We

Yevgeny Zamyatin’s classic takedown of authoritarianism gets a new look<p>Dystopian fiction has become popular in recent years, with the successes of books like Suzanne Collins’ <i>The Hunger Games</i>, and television adaptations such as Hulu’s <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i>. High-end publisher The Folio Society’s latest …

Literature

This Artist Turns the All-Star Queens of RuPaul's Drag Race Into Pop Art Superheroes

Watching a drag queen get into costume is a lot like watching a superhero transform from their civilian identity as they get ready to fight the …