In reality, a far more relevant criticism is to point out that both the film and its screenwriter are explicitly stating that the only way to tell a “universal” myth is to populate it with white people.

‘Top Notch’ by Manchester Orchestra
Manchester Orchestra’s new album is weird, but I like it.

Adapted performances of Shakespeare performed in bars around NYC? Hell yes.

Here are some screenshots from the fantastic trailer for Civilization: Beyond Earth


How It Should Have Ended: Frozen [x]


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So I think we are in great danger of banks not just being too big to fail, but their leaders being too big to fail, as they take the tremendous subsidies they’ve received over the last few years. We’re in a much more precarious position.


Bill Black concurs, stating, “Our system is completely rotten. All of the largest banks are involved—eagerly engaged in this fraud for years, covering it up.” The system needs a complete overhaul. In the meantime, if the FDIC can bring a civil action for breach of contract and fraud, so can state and local governments, universities, and pension funds. The possibilities this opens up for California (where I’m currently running for State Treasurer) are huge. Fraud is grounds for rescission (terminating the contract) without paying penalties, potentially saving taxpayers enormous sums in fees for swap deals that are crippling cities, universities and other public entities across the state. Fraud is also grounds for punitive damages, something an outraged jury might be inclined to impose. (via The Global Banking Game is Rigged and the FDIC is Suing | NationofChange)

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth

Further reading: 

IGN’s coverage

Polygon’s coverage