colonialism

Film

Watching 'The Lion King,' All I Can Think About Is Extinction and Death

The "circle of life" glosses over environmental destruction and colonialism as viewers ogle the savannah from the comfort of an air-conditioned mall.
Patrick Marlborough
8 hours ago
Games Podcasts

Colonialism, Racism, and a Star Wars Trailer in the Same Podcast? Sure.

What a week.
Patrick Klepek
4.12.19
Games News

A Cancelled Board Game Revealed How Colonialism Inspires and Haunts Games

'Scramble for Africa' was cancelled amid apologies from a publisher and a broader debate about ethical gaming in the tabletop space.
Jon Bolding
4.12.19
Review

'Falcon Age' Is a Damning Anti-Colonialist Story In Search of a Better Game

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE this cute bird. This bird is like family to me. BUT...
Natalie Watson
4.11.19
Op-Ed

Spam Is 'Trendy' Now Thanks to Decades of American Imperialism

Ironically, Americans introduced Spam to countries abroad, only to then cast it off and eventually rediscover it.
Bettina Makalintal
2.25.19
Canada

Who Is a Settler, According to Indigenous and Black Scholars

Descendants of slaves don't fit into our common definition of settlers.
Ashleigh-Rae Thomas
2.15.19
Postscript

'The Colonists' Is a Cute, Rewarding, and Dystopian Space Exploration Game

Look on my throughput and despair.
Cameron Kunzelman
2.1.19
DNA

The NIH Is Bypassing Tribal Sovereignty to Harvest Genetic Data From Native Americans

NIH’s plan to collect DNA from Native Americans without properly consulting them is “biocolonialism,” Indigenous leaders say, arguing that tribes must be in control of their data.
Terri Hansen
Jacqueline Keeler
12.21.18
Cheese

How Dutch Edam Became a Christmas Tradition in the Philippines

Designed to last on long trade route voyages, Edam spread and became popular from Asia to South America.
Bettina Makalintal
12.20.18
ancient DNA

DNA Can Help Return Indigenous Remains to Ancestral Sites

“We propose that our approach can be used now and will be used routinely in the future to return remains to their rightful kin.”
Becky Ferreira
12.19.18
Game of the Year 2018

Our Favorite Games of 2018: 'Monster Hunter: World'

Austin, Patrick, and Natalie sure loved beating the shit out of monsters this year.
Patrick Klepek
12.17.18
Art

Akinola Davies Jr. Is Reclaiming African Treasures Stolen by White Colonizers

His latest film criticizes museums for holding onto looted art.
Antwaun Sargent
11.7.18
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