If Comic-Con is a city, Artists’ Alley is that city’s Historical District: a place where you can get to the heart of what the show’s all about and see sine prime real estate a lot of the cool people continue to call home. Artists Alley is that area of the show set up for individual cartoonists to come in without a lot of cost and sell their wares or meet their public or both.
– Tom Spurgeon
Anyone over the age of 30 and most people under will feel the effects of standing on their feet and walking several miles in the visual cacophony that is Comic-Con…
– Tom Spurgeon
Arthur C. Clarke: Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
― Michio Kaku, Visions : How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century
I once saw a sunset like that, over the lake near the old tanning factory back home. It was winter and I was going back for Christmas break. I remember the light flashing through the trees woke me up, and I pressed my face against the window just before the bus turned away onto the overpass.
That responsibility is thrown into even greater relief at a time like this, when the Ferguson protesters are doing everything possible to emphasize that racism is a systemic problem, built into the basic machinery of our lives. That machinery, of course, includes Hollywood…
― Sigal Samuel, Why I’m Boycotting the ‘Exodus’ Movie
While race didn’t matter at the time, it does now, and casting all white people as non-white people is problematic. Ridley Scott, a 76 year old man who grew up in a world where the historical epic tradition was actors with booming English accents wearing togas, probably never even thought about it.
– Devin Faraci, Will Ridley Scott’s Exodus Be The Last Whitewashed Blockbuster?