This Week in Trek: Is There No Truth in Beauty?

So today I think it makes sense to open up the question beyond just Star Trek and ask, in any franchise or medium: what is a piece of art or culture where what it means to you is at odds with what it meant to the creator, or where you know the creator did not live up to the ideals of his work but you appreciate the work anyway?

Or, alternatively, just tell me about your favorite Trek merchandise! Continue reading This Week in Trek: Is There No Truth in Beauty?

The Thursday Politics Pleads For Free Expression

Morning Politocadoes! Released last night was Journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s final column ever for the Washington Post, “What the Arab world needs most is free expression” Read it here. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/jamal-khashoggi-what-the-arab-world-needs-most-is-free-expression/2018/10/17/adfc8c44-d21d-11e8-8c22-fa2ef74bd6d6_story.html?noredirect=on It reads like a eulogy for Freedom of Expression. He is … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Pleads For Free Expression

Weekly Japanese Pop Culture Thread (October 17th, 2018) / Mini-Meetup at the Animation Is Film Festival

Weekly Japanese Pop Culture Thread (October 17th, 2018) / Mini-Meetup at the Animation Is Film Festival

Heya folks! The second annual Animation Is Film Festival is being held this weekend at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, bringing together the best in animation from all around the world for a celebration of one of the most vibrant … Continue reading Weekly Japanese Pop Culture Thread (October 17th, 2018) / Mini-Meetup at the Animation Is Film Festival

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