“To me, it's disturbing whenever I see authority figures embracing Punisher iconography because the Punisher represents a failure of the Justice system. He's supposed to indict the collapse of social moral authority and the reality some people can't depend on institutions like the police or the military to act in a just and capable way,” he said. … [Read more...] about ‘The Punisher’ co-creator trying to take back the character’s skull logo, says it’s been ‘co-opted’ by police
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Schreier's coverage at Bloomberg so far has included deep dives into labor and culture issues at gaming companies. Bloomberg's top tech story for August was about Blizzard workers anonymously sharing their salaries in revolt over wage disparities. In fact, four out of five of Bloomberg's most-viewed tech stories in August were about gaming, Stone said. Topics of those stories include misconduct claims at Ubisoft, console updates at Nintendo and the unfolding legal battle between Apple and Epic. … [Read more...] about Bloomberg and The Washington Post are betting big on gaming. Here’s why
One inspiration was to put up posters around the city that said, "Black People for Rent," along with a phone number - an experiment depicted in "Woke" as an eye-opening moment for Keef. "I never wanted to give away that it wasn't a real thing," Knight says. "There were people who got it [as satiric commentary]. Some people who didn't get it - there were people who were racist who called." Even the San Francisco Chronicle called. … [Read more...] about Keith Knight’s show ‘Woke’ feels right on time. But he’s been drawing about police brutality for decades.
Focused on prerecorded, realistically acted stories meant to stoke listeners’ imaginations, audio erotica is like porn’s tasteful, Millennial cousin. Since launching in 2018, Dipsea has been a key player in the growing niche, paving the way for websites like Quinn, where user-generated audio porn is grouped into playlists like Quarantine Edition and Boyfriend Energy, and erotic podcasts like Demi Moore’s new scripted project “Dirty Diana,” in which the “Indecent Proposal” star voice-acts as a woman who runs a secret website documenting female fantasies. … [Read more...] about Amid pandemic isolation, audio erotica is having a moment
"We are beyond grateful to all of you who've watched us for all of these years -- through the good times, the bad times, the happiness, the tears, and the many relationships and children," the statement read. "We'll forever cherish the wonderful memories and countless people we've met along the way." … [Read more...] about Paris Hilton reckons with her legacy — and so should we