Another feature piece on The Bookshelf’s website, this time Vince checks out Red Wolf, a YA novel that tells the tragic struggle of an Anishnaabe boy, trying to survive and maintain his cultural identity within the residential school system. It was a fascinating read, and one of the first attempts I know of to discuss the difficult history of First Nations people in Canada with a younger audience.
To kick off 2014, Sandy, Shan & Vince started talking and somewhere along the line, Vince hit the record button. PROFESSIONALISM!!! The result is one of the most scattershot episodes we’ve had, though we still had tons of fun.
To get an idea of the arsenal of topics we discussed on this episode:
- Komodo Dragons, Pursuit Predation and why humans are actually fucking terrifying.
- Our favorite ’90s animated series that we’d like to see get a remake
- Shan and Vince duke it out over Pacific Rim
- Sandy and Vince drop some knowledge on the history of Green Arrow and The Comics Code circa 1960’s-1970’s
- The Rogues talk Gal Gadot getting cast as Wonder Woman, and whether the addition of a third hero might be the downfall of the Batman/Superman movie
- And much, much more!!
Speaking of the ’90’s, here’s some nostalgia for your asses re: the anime AMV boom:
Ever since video games became something even resembling mainstream, there’s been a lot of discussion about whether they’re bad for the people who play them. Games have been blamed for everything from poor eyesight, to ADD, and even rises in gun violence. Anyone who’s gamed for any significant period dismisses these concerns outright.
However, games don’t exist in a vacuum. They, like other forms of art and entertainment, are part of a give-and-take conversation we have with society. One often overlooked aspect of this conversation is the one non-Native people have about the First Peoples of North America.