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RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE FILM REVIEW: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN

Return with Steve to Darkest CGI'd Africa, where we'll meet up with Tarzan, Jane, and Colonel Williams. (Who?)

Asni’s Art Blog: The Painting of Earthsea (part 2)

Some of the blunt, knee-jerk assumptions that are made in much fantasy art are less obvious, and therefore more insidious. These are often assumptions about gender roles, and ethnicity.

Scide Splitters: The Great Explosion by Eric Frank Russell

Scide Splitters reviews Eric Frank Russell’s hilarious classic, The Great Explosion – possibly the funniest libertarian science fiction novel ever written.

Asni’s Art Blog: The Painting of Earthsea (part 1)

The first thing to note is that there don't appear to be a lot of pictorial representations of Earthsea. The second thing is that artists seem to have a hard time visualizing the characters of the book the way they have been described by the author.

AMAZING News 4/6/14

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Why Hollywood Needs to Stay Out of Anime (At Least For...

Media apologists everywhere would have you believe that Hollywood only runs the way that it does because of this concept called "marketability." We could never have Asian-American headliners in an Akira movie because we don't have enough big-name Asian-American actors. We can't keep the integrity of the original story because it's not culturally significant to an American audience. God forbid a movie challenge an audience's perspective on another culture or give them an insight into how other parts of the world react to certain situations

A Year With Amazing Stories: My Anime Blogiversary!

Morgana Santilli reflects on a year of posts and blogging. Happy Blogiversary!

“Protect the Coven,” American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 11

American Horror Story: Coven makes me uncomfortable. Not uncomfortable because it's frightening or gross or shocking. Uncomfortable in how it handles race. I'm not entirely...

Why “I Don’t Like Anime” Doesn’t Really Make Sense

Morgana Santilli discusses etiquette of how to say you aren't interested in anime, and the prejudice you show in saying you don't like anime.

What’s the Trouble With Selfies? Speculative Fiction and the Mirror Effect

Are speculative fiction's attempts at promoting diversity working? Take a selfie to find out...

Dubbing Gone Wrong: Americanization, Racism, and Willful Ignorance

It is extremely difficult, as a creator of any sort, to escape your culture.

AMAZING News August 25, 2013

Conventions, Readings, Scientific Advances, Awards, Trouble Makers and Just Plain Fun Stuff

Django Unchained: A Brief Word

I think Django Unchained is one of the ballsiest, most badass flicks I've seen in ages -- significantly more mature, artful, and honest than...

What’s Your Type?

Does fantasy fiction feed racism? An important distinction between literature and film is often elided. Arthur Conan Doyle on the classification of peoples and my thoughts on the Boston Marathon bombing.

What is the Optimal Human Population? Lessons From the Novels of...

Are there too many people on the planet? Science fiction bears much of the responsibility for spreading this meme, which can be unpleasantly tinged with racism. But now and again a great science fiction author develops a more inspiring and pro-human approach to the population question.

The Unsavory Racism of Middle Earth

The concept of race in Middle Earth bears a strong resemblance to racist concepts that were popular during Tolkien's youth. Readers need to be aware of these concepts and guard against taking them literally.