To recap, on the most recent Questions: We Don’t Have Answers, Donovan and I threw together a mess of topics and spoke to them as if we were clear on the throughline. We began with James Gunn’s unfortunate firing by Disney off of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, for which it was safe to assume he’d return to direct, we brought in the Arenanet scandal — another unfortunate firing, to say the least — and then considered Chloe Dykstra and the unfortunate non-firing of the talking dead himself, Chris Hardwick. But one case is clear cut and another raises issues that have been swirling around in Donovan’s head for a while (the shape of outrage), and were new and infuriating to me (this “but what you didn’t know, was James Gunn is good” that seemed to come out of nowhere). … More Forgiveness as Exchange: “The Shape of Outrage” Follow-Up
No discernible question tonight, but a juggle of topics with our buddy James Gunn the tip of the spear. Reasonably, we didn’t set a metric for how high-profile people like Daniel Tosh became better men, and now we ask that question but with no language in place. For the co-hosts, too, a key disagreement on the value. This issue is intersected by a range of topics, like political correctness vs. “free speech,” pop liberalism, corporate morality, Republican hypocrisy, male anxiety over female power, creating versus assuming space, the morality of hatred, and the real difficulties of checks against systemic abuse. … More The Shape of Outrage
In today’s Catch-All: Day of the Soldado, Donovan “The Equation” Grant and Doc Harrison the Kid bust ’em and see if they bleed about — what else? — the topics of today (or a couple days ago). … More Catch-All 2: LGBT Media, #METOO and ScarJo
From Planned Parenthood: “Justice Kennedy’s retirement means President Trump will get to appoint a Supreme Court justice — putting our right to safe and legal abortion at risk and endangering our health and our communities. This is not a battle we can afford to lose.” … More Protecting the Right to Abortion
On this special baby episode of Questions: We Don’t Have Answers, Donovan “Death Before Dishonor” Grant and Harrison “Death and Dishonor” Chute are joined by Peter “Dishonored 2: Death of the Outsider” Last Name of Dead Times to play “Where’s Waldo” but for the artist in the floating world of commercial cinema and TV, so often bound up by inescapable Chinese finger traps. … More Artists: At World’s End
This week, Donovan Grant of the Lost Ninth Legion and Harrison Chute of the Remember Ninth Legion spin a tale of laziness and the backdoor to storytelling plunder. Sweet, sweet storytelling rubles. Why do creators often write stereotypical characters? What lessons can we take away from their mistakes? More troubling — can we even? Even?! … More How Do Creators Avoid Stereotyping?
How has advertising affected your self-image? How do you think it’s affected others? … More Advertising: Makes Us See People as Objects?