‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ continues the series’ quest to recover and celebrate lost cultures

Talokan is inspired by Mesoamerica, a vast area that encompasses Central America and parts of Mexico. Source: Marvel Studios. Julian C. Chambliss, Michigan State University As someone who teaches and writes about Afrofuturism, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” I’m particularly excited about the introduction of Namor and the hidden […]

Son of the Year Translates The Hobbit in Erebor Dwarven Runes for Dad’s Christmas Present

Many ages ago, Liam Butler‘s father wrote a letter to Christopher Tolkien, asking him if it would be possible to release a new edition of The Hobbit entirely written in Erebor Dwarven runes. Unsurprisingly, he never got a reply. I’m sure Christopher Tolkien had better things to do than to translate a full book into […]