Posts Tagged: culture

Cyberpunk needs a reboot

Cyberpunk once stood out as a vital genre of anti-capitalist fiction. Today, it’s been reduced to a cool retro aesthetic easily appropriated by the world’s second-richest man to market ugly Blade Runner–inspired trucks to nostalgia-driven Gen Xers, writes Ryan Zickgraf.

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More censorship

After banning Bassem Youssef’s Albernameg, now the interior ministry has pressured two satellite stations into banning an Egyptian soap opera, due to air in Ramadan, because it was written by Belal Fadl, included pro-revolution artists like Amr Waked and Basma, and dealt with the corruption of the police force.

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#RevSoc Visualizing propaganda and agitation

Leon Trotsky, “Vodka, the Church, and the Cinema” 12 July, 1923: The most important weapon in this respect, a weapon excelling any other, is at present the cinema. This amazing spectacular innovation has cut into human life with a successful rapidity never experienced in the past. In the daily life of capitalist towns, the cinema

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