The concept of 'human rights,' a bourgeois invention of Western modernity, is commonly used as a interventionist bludgeon by Euro-American countries against less powerful, peripheral states to justify economic and military suppression. Read more.
Bahamut Lagoon is an extraordinary hidden gem among the plethora of Super Famicom / Super Nintendo JRPGs, and will celebrate its 25th anniversary in February of this year. Developed by Square and released solely in Japan in 1996, the game was never officially translated into English or licensed abroad, much to the chagrin of Western fans. Read more.
Translation is a difficult task, but at the crux of the matter is a simple question: should I translate so that my audience better relates to the material, or should I translate to capture the literal meaning of the words? Nowhere else is this more hotly debated on the internet than among non-Japanese speaking anime fans, who have never come to an agreement. Read more.
Critics have historically treated Yung Lean and his entourage with skepticism, as if immediately after submitting their concert/album review they'll pick up a call from MTV's Pranked. "That Sad Boys show last night was a total set-up, we found those kid stoned in the back alley before the set, and you gave it a 7.5?!" Read more.
Jesus is King is Kanye West's self-declared redemption arc, his attempt at Pauline conversion in the face of a life of sin, a life of materialism, and a life of vain pursuits. Read more.