Do you like this universe, or this universe, or that Pokemon universe where there's no Professor Oak? Linked to Japan adressses the grim fact that since SDCC 2015, some specific cross-section of con-goers were not happy by the growing anime/manga space at a convention focused on comics. Meanwhile, the New York Times creates an award section to separate the manga from the comics to have a, "fair representation." This week we explore comics, manga and their co-existence.
Do you think the superhero genre reached its maximum potential? Does manga need to be treated differently than other comics? Let us know in the comments or at email@example.com.
The new album by 6lack, East Atlanta Love Letter, enters the Sum'n to Say discussion colosseum. We dig into the heart of his sophomore offering, praise the inventive drive-in movie listening party, and consider what the East Atlanta Love Letter can possibly do next.
Production by Michael Saba: www.youtube.com/user/akhorahilis
Intro music by Slimm Leary
Producer-singer-songwriter-DJ-everything else rhêtorík bares his soul on ‘Behind Closed Doors.’ The EP is a sum of his whimsy and his triumphs, a showcase of his insecurities, but also a promise to himself and to his fans that there will be light in their lives. Across five songs and in 20 minutes, rhêtorík makes quick work of what hurts him and how he’s learned to heal himself.
“I took a year from 24 to 25, where I went completely stone-cold sober, really got into the vlogging, and just took a year of internal reflection,” he told DJBooth. His reflections led him to question himself and his motives, and ‘Behind Closed Doors’ is the immediate product of his weighty introspection. The indie-meets-EDM influences on the project undoubtedly move music forward, but it’s rhêtorík’s hopeful message that makes him a truly enduring artist.