Feud Week, Dungeons & Dragons, Shooting Bigfoot, and IFA 2018: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Here at Gizmodo, we’ve just wrapped up Feud Week: A series on personality and business clashes in the tech world, scientific disputes, and whether or not to shoot Bigfoot. (I say let the big guy do his thing, unless it turns out it’s kidnapping people with mind-waves to make more Bigfoots.) Some have said that a Nice…

Marvel's Making One of Its Most Racially-Problematic Characters Even More Complicated

Psylocke is one of Marvel Comics’ most instantly-recognizable characters across a variety of media, in large part because of the character’s distinct aesthetic that artists have developed for her over the past 40 years or so. Now, though, the psychic hero is majorly reinventing herself for the first time in decades in…

Who Will Police Police Drones?

The Police Foundation doesn’t want the police to call drones “drones.” Because of the public’s association with “military-style weapons like the Predator,” the organization’s 311 page report reads, the term “drone” is “a major obstacle to law enforcement’s ability to convince the public” that police drone programs…

It Looks Like Jessica Jones Is Finally Trying to Address Its Diversity Problem

While details about Jessica Jones’ upcoming third season are still sparse, the latest bit of casting buzz suggests that the season might try to correct one of the show’s most glaring and problematic issues. Though Jessica Jones has consistently been one of the stronger and more interesting parts of Netflix’s branch of…

The Internet’s Favorite Black Panther Fans Talk About Finally Going to Wakanda

If you’ve been following all the buzz leading up to Black Panther’s release, then you’ve probably seen the viral video of a group of friends hugging and enthusing over the movie’s poster. Their energy served as a stand-in for the excitement of folks all over the world; now’s your chance to find out who they are.

Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh Agree Annihilation Has a Whitewashing Problem

Director Alex Garland’s Annihilation recently came under fire for being the latest example of a movie casting white actors as characters who were people of color in the source material. Garland has said that he wasn’t aware of the whitewashing issue and in a recent interview, actresses Natalie Portman and Jennifer…

Wesley Snipes Has a Good Idea Why More People Don't Remember How Important Blade Was

With just a few more days until it hits theaters, the hype around Black Panther is reaching a fever pitch as everyone prepares to see Marvel’s first film with a predominantly black cast and a black director. But with all the excitement in the air, there are some folks who don’t know that Black Panther won’t be the…

Incognegro: Renaissance Author Mat Johnson Talks About Living a Black Life With Skin That Can Look White

In Dark Horse’s Incognegro: Renaissance, Zane Pinchback—a young black journalist and New York transplant by way of Tupelo, Mississippi—finds himself smack dab in the middle of Harlem at the height of its Renaissance during the 1920s. Zane, like Incognegro: Renaissance creator Mat Johnson, is a black man with a light…

BoJack Horseman Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg Had a Thoughtful Response to Accusations of Whitewashing

Though BoJack Horseman has built up a loyal fanbase since it debuted on Netflix four years ago, there’s been a contingent who have criticized the series over the voice casting of one of its main characters. Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg was recently asked about the issue, and his response was pretty much the best…

Black Lightning Is the Blackest Superhero TV Show of All Time

Black Lightning isn’t the first television show to prominently feature black superheroes and it also isn’t the first cape series with a predominately black cast. And yet, Black Lightning is telling a very particular story about black lives that’s unlike anything else on the CW right now and it feels very much like…