New Mexico artist Eric J. García creates satirical sci-fi images of White colonization, painted with prickly pear ink.
Pseudoarchaeology and the Racism Behind Ancient Aliens
Where, exactly, the idea of ancient aliens building the pyramids began — and why some academics think racism lies at the heart of many extraterrestrial theories.
Our Continued Fascination with Extraterrestrial Images
OAKLAND, Calif. — I don’t know if it’s just me, but alien life — and our fascination with it — seems to have hit something of a crescendo recently. There’s the question of alien life in Earth’s atmosphere. We have the continued search on Mars, despite an utter dearth of evidence, and there’s even a claim that rain in India’s Kerala suggests that extraterrestrial life has visited our planet.
The Unbearable Triteness of Being: Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus”
When it comes to movies, I am a devoted and unapologetic monster-buff. Rare is the film that I feel can’t be improved by the abrupt introduction of a mutant dog or sneering zombie.
The Man Who Dreamed Up the World of Blade Runner
BravinLee Programs in Chelsea has one of the most eye-popping shows currently on display in the city’s art galleries … and it’s from the man who brought us such cult classics as Blade Runner (1982), Aliens (1986) and Tron (1982).