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Weekend Reading: The Republican National Comic Convention

While we at Kill Screen love to bring you our own crop of game critique and perspective, there are many articles on games, technology, and art around the web that are worth reading and sharing. So that is why this weekly reading list exists, bringing light to some of the articles that have captured our attention, and should also capture yours.

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The Man Who Spent 30 Years in the Rainforest Preserving the Music of the Bayaka, Emiko Jozuka, Motherboard

Around 10 years ago, a DJ and Oxford grad stumbled upon a thousand hours of recordings in the famous Pitt Rivers Museum—sounds from the Bayaka, a community in the rainforests of the Central African Republic. Because of how precariously those recordings were stored, this individual set off to document music that had existed for centuries but was at the risk of being lost for good, meeting up with the researcher who had initially made the recordings, and that’s just the tip of the story explored by Motherboard’s Emiko Jozuka.

I’m With The Banned, Laurie Penny, Welcome to the Scream Room/Medium

There have been a few interviews and profiles on Milo Yiannopoulos—the Breitbart reporter, Mac Tonight lookalike, and personality who requires a fleet of interns to complain about other web pages—recently made notable again for being banned from Twitter. Many of those profiles get hooked on his personable charm and attempts to humanize one of the internet’s most efficient jackasses, but Laurie Penny waves that notion, pre-disillusioned with him, instead joining him on to the carnival ride of the Republican National Convention and praying to get off.

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Image by Lia Kantrowitz, via Vice

How Pokémon Would Probably Fuck: An Investigation, Drew Millard, Vice

Pokémon. We love them. We hate them. We catch them all. But more importantly, how do they knock boots? Drew Millard wants to know, and he pretty much asks everyone imaginable to find out.

White Plight?, Hua Hsu, The New Yorker

There seems to be few things as contentious as when white Americans consider themselves as “outsiders,” but as Hua Hsu elaborates these notions did not develop when Barack Obama took office.

 

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Header image: Drew Angerer / Getty Images, via Medium