In the leadup to our next episode, as yet without Question, I thought we’d try something a little different. An occasional feature on Vice Games takes the form of correspondence between two or more writers working out an idea, just the publication of an email thread. Because I need your help with some preliminary thoughts, I felt this format might suit us here. Also, it hearkens back to the very origin of our podcast, if you remember how we traded ideas on the first Google doc. If this ends up going nowhere or you’re not feeling it, obviously we can keep it published to Gmail, but otherwise I’d like to open it to our audience. I’ll take any perspective, and as much experience/expertise as possible. To the business — I need you to poke holes in a frantic theory. … More The Manager, Please
Black Visions Collective “As an organization dedicated to Black liberation and to collective liberation, we need a radical and ongoing investment in our own healing. By claiming love for our own bodies, our own psyches, our own experiences, and by building the resources we need to integrate healing justice into all that we do, we … More Orgs for Racial Justice
Responding to a Video Essay by Al Jazeera, the guys welcome back Raphael Soohoo and bring in Jon M. Wilson to talk about the legacy, agony and ecstasy of the Superman mythos. Is Superman relevant, and is that a question that must be answered? How do the modern films contextualize the question?And what does all … More What Relevance Does Superman Have Today? (Guest Starring Raph Soohoo and Jon Wilson!)
The guys deep-dive into another huge favorite from their critical adolescence, commenting on Mamoru Oshii’s 1995 adaptation of Masumune Shirow’s manga classic: “Mobile Armored Riot Police”!
Another old “favorite” is examined under the microscope of hindsight in real time, as Harrison and Donovan talk Star Wars Episode III!
This week, Donovan and Son Ha-ri watch a down-home favorite: Death Wish III. Join them as they grapple with the Big Questions which spin out of a movie that should be the worst in the world, but simply is not. It’s a film whose politics badly intersect with their lives as a young black male and a time traveling history student respectively, but whose gleaming surface stirs memories of beloved cult classics like Commando and Judge Dredd. Fellas, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride (no girls allowed). … More What Would Charles Bronson Do? (Death Wish III Commentary)
In these times, we seek light to lead us out the darkness. So the guys resort to giving commentary on a fun, if grim, anime classic. Afterward they discuss the future of anime fandom, their own experiences with discovering new things and the art of recommendation. It’s Cowboy Bebop: The Movie!
This week the guys are privileged to talk with Dr. Alexandra Ownesby, Kentuckian Nurse Practitioner who is currently running for the House of Representatives in the 4th Kentucky District. The three discuss the current COVID-19 pandemic, proper representation in politics and the needs of Healthcare Reform.
It’s a Steven Special SPECTACULAR! With SU Future having ended, the guys discuss what the world might look like without such a transcendental series to fill the void, reflecting on what the show brought to the masses that set it apart from the rest of Western animation. To do that, they needed guests! First up … More What Can Steven Universe Teach Us? (With Special Guests!)