Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) – Colorized and Upscaled to 4K by an AI

Wow! Just wow! Youtuber “Nineteenth century videos. Back to life.” used an AI to bring Fritz Lang’s classic sci-fi movie Metropolis (1927) into 2022, and the result is mind blowing! It’s hard to believe that the VFXs in this movie are almost a century old! Also, “Mars, the Bringer of War” by Holst is a […]

‘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 […]