Category Archives: Anime

Robert Stark interviews Author Ray Harris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and co-host Pilleater interview writer Ray Harris. He is based out of Australia and is the author of Paradise Reclaimed which is available on ebook.

Topics:

Ray’s Science Fiction Novel Paradise Reclaimed about the story of the first interstellar colony
The warning of dystopia on earth and creating a utopia from scratch
Trans-humanism, the idea of both genetic and social engineering, lentivirus CRISPR Gene Editing, and the influence of Julian and Aldous Huxley
Ecotopia, SOLAR PUNK, Soleri’s Arcosanti, and combining the primitive and futuristic
How we have the technology to advance civilization but corporate and political corruption stands in the way
Aldous Huxley’s Novel Island
Jungian archetypes
The upcoming sequel to the book “The Golden City” about the colonist returning to earth after being isolated
Social Nudity, it’s place in the book’s space colony, and whether our aversion to it is rational
The historic of Social Nudity, attitudes in Europe and Japan, and the Freikörperkultur movement in Germany
Different cultural attitudes towards Sex in America, Europe, and Japan
Developmental vs. chronological age
The history of attitudes towards sexuality in the West, age of consent laws, and how they affected the arts
Nudity in Art; French Rococo painter François Boucher’s “Leda and the Swan; work by Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, and Jean-Honoré Fragonard
Japanese Shunga Art
The debate about what is Art and what is Erotica
Controversial nude photographers Bill Henson, Jock Sturges and David Hamilton
The film Louis Malle’s Pretty Baby (1978), Eva Ionesco, and Natalie Portman in Léon: The Professional


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Robert Stark interviews Jack Ravenwood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and co-host Pilleater talk to Jack Ravenwood. He is the author of Paradise Theater, a collection of short stories centered around the theme of the post-industrial American small city. He is also the main writer at Mean Street Cinema, a website dedicated to films from New York City in the 70’s and 80’s, as well as the co-founder of little ape press. He blogs at Foreigner Thoughts

Topics:

The setting of the book Paradise Theater in Jack’s home town West Allis, Wisconsin in the 1980’s and early 90’s
The Paradise Theatre movie house which the book was named for and featured on the cover
The Fairview Motors Sign which is featured on the back of the book; Mid-Century Road Signage
The cultural, political, and economic themes in the book
Allis-Chalmers closing in West Allis and the de-industrialization of the Midwest
Ross Perot’s campaign in 1992 against NAFTA, and Trump campaigning on trade issues
Jack’s Unz Review article Trump, JFK, and the Deep State
National Review Writer: Working-Class Communities ‘Deserve To Die
How the best case scenario for the US would be to carve out a niche in high end manufacturing that caters to China’s growing middle class
Jack’s new home Shenzhen, China which is a manufacturing power house, and new mega city built from scratch
Jack’s Mean Street Cinema site, his interest in Vintage New York City, and Robert Stark’s interviews with Thomas Rinaldi about New York Neon and Robert Brenner about his Time Square Tours
Jack’s observations about Hong Kong Neon and how Hong Kong Is Slowly Dimming Its Neon Glow
Jack’s future plan to document Neon in Hong Kong in either a book or blog
The culture of Hong Kong as a bridge between the east and west and it’s “relative autonomy”
Vertical living and how it is the norm for urban China for all classes
High density living isn’t inherently bad but it is necessary to have a high quality of culture to sustain it
Jack Kerouac’s The Town and the City
Conformity in Asian culture; authentic Asian culture vs. SWPL larping
Chinese Philosophy; the Tao Te Ching
The evolution of Western Philosophy; Deconstruction and selective deconstruction
Jean Baudrillard and the simulation


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Robert Stark interviews New Retro Wave Artist Absolute Valentine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and co-host Pilleater talk to French New Retro Wave Artist Absolute Valentine(Bandcamp Site). He is also a manager for Lazerdiscs Records. Check out his SoundCloudYouTube, and Facebook Page.

Topics:

Intro Song: Bad News from the Police Heartbreaker album
Music background, learning piano as a kid, playing guitar in a metal band, and early electronic work
Influences ranging from Bach, Kavinsky, and Vangelis; similarities between Synthwave and Classical Music
The New Retro Wave genre
Producing music for Lazerdiscs Records and Drive Radio
The Darkwave genre
The Police Heartbreaker album
The Sunset Love album
The American Nightmare album inspired by Horror Films
The album cover designs, Cyperbunk influence, and the color pallet
Anime, Akira, and Ghost in a Shell
The Film Drive
John Carpenter’s Film Soundtracks
Daft Punk and 90’s French House Music
French 80’s music; Space Disco
The upcoming New Retro Wave horror film The Summoner which Absolute Valentine will do a track for
The Roland TR-7, other Synths, and the process of layering Synths
The importance of the intro and outro in Synth Music
The moniker Absolute Valentine
Upcoming Albums, Tracks, and live performances
Outro: She’s a Dancer from the Sunset Love Album


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Robert Stark, Pilleater, & Richard Wolstencroft discuss Ghost in a Shell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark, co-host Pilleater, and director Richard Wolstencroft discuss the new film Ghost in a Shell based on the 1995 anime.

Topics:

How it compares to the original film
The plot and characters
The film’s aesthetics, 1980’s retro-futurism, holograms, and cyberpunk
The synth soundtrack
The Robot Geisha scene
The fictional  futuristic Asian city filmed in Hong Kong
Richard Wolstencroft’s experience in Hong Kong and observations on Asian culture
Comparisons to the films Akira and Blade Runner, and William Gibson’s Neuromancer
The Anime Right
The “white washing” controversy about a White actress playing an Asian role
Scarlet Johansson
Takeshi Kitano
Themes of Trans-humanism and Cybernetics
Ray Kurzweil’s Wildest Prediction: Nanobots Will Plug Our Brains Into the Web
The Philosophy of Mind, ‎Gilbert Ryle’s Ghost in the machine, and Arthur Koestler’s Ghost in the machine
Hubert Dreyfus’s views on artificial intelligence influenced by Martin Heidegger
Political messages in the film
“Ghost in a Shell” as a metaphor for the rootless atomized society where people lack any real identity
Richard’s upcoming film The Second Coming Volume II


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Robert Brenner returns to talk about his Time Square Tours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and co-host Pilleater talk to Robert Brenner. Robert Brenner is a writer, critic, satirist, futurist, urbanist, and porkatarian. His work has appeared in the Huffington Post, New York Magazine, Salon, the Barnes & Noble Review, Medium, Different Truths, Antiserious, and Theory In Action. He is a graduate of the Writers’ Institute at CUNY.

Topics:

Robert Brenner’s upcoming Gritty Old Times Square Tour on Sunday March 19th hosted by Untapped Cities
Midnight Cowboy locales including the defunct Hotel Claridge
Taxi Driver locales including the Lyric theatre, and the notorious now defunct Terminal Bar
Pilleater’s recent observations from Time Square
How to walk like a New Yorker
The Hotel Carter, the “dirtiest hotel in America,” which is currently under renovation, and the seedy Elk Hotel which recently closed
The Knickerbocker and the New Yorker Hotel
The closure of Bond 45
The Time Square Police Station
The Time Square Subway Station(not included in the tour)
Martin Hodas, the King of the Peep Shows
Chelly Wilson, who pioneered Homosexual S&M Porn in Time Square’s Grind House Theatres
East Harlem, the last remnants of gritty old New York where Robert Brenner is researching a future tour
Josh Allan Friedman’s Tales of Times Square, published by Feral House Books
NYC That Never Was: Alternate Plans for Times Square from 1984-MAS Competition
The 1982 Horror Film Basket Case set in Time Square
Robert Brenner’s review of David Lynch’s Blue Velvet
Robert Brenner’s Tour from the Empire State Building to Penn Station for the The Municipal Art Society
The Historic Tenderloin District, which predated Time Square and is now Korea Town
Robert Brenner’s Midtown Cheap Ethnic Eats Tour every saturday for Local Expeditions
Custom and conceptual Tours
Robert Brenner’s article Will Robots Take Our Jobs?
Sex Robots and Virtual Sex
Movie Review: Japanese Musicals, the Beyond Godzilla series about Japanese Science Fiction, and the manga Akira


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Robert Stark interviews Darren Toni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and co-host Pilleater talk to Darren Toni. Darren is the producer of DRIVE Radio and Lazerdiscs Records.

Topics:

Intro Song: Aileron – Stratosphere
The release of Robert Parker’s Lazerdiscs album Awakening
Darren’s background in the music industry, and how he got involved with Drive Radio
The New Retro Wave Genre, it’s unique sounds, and audience
The Film Drive, featuring College, Electric Youth, and Kavinsky, and how the film exposed the genre to the masses
The Artists produced by Lazerdiscs Records and Drive Radio
Darren’s nostalgia growing up in the 80’s, and the original New Wave Genre
90’s Euro House Music
80’s Aesthetics, Video Game Arcades, The London Trocadero
80’s visions of the future, and New Retro Wave illustrations
Brutalist Architecture in the Sun
Darren’s book New Heights, the Surreal Aspect of the book, and the illustration by artist William Holder
Themes including the meaning of life, love, despair, and death
Video Synthesis
Darren’s next book which is a science fiction novel murder mystery that deals with themes of social inequality
Vaporwave


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Robert Stark talks to Rabbit about the Milo Controversy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark, co-host Pilleater, and Youtuber Left of Arbanon, talk to Rabbit about the Milo Controversy. Rabbit blogs at AltLeft.com

Topics:

Milo’s Controversial comments
The media’s reaction, Milo’s resignation from Breitbart, and cancellation of his book deal
The key points are that Milo never advocated anything illegal, and was talking about himself as a teenager
Milo as a Free Speech advocate, and why no subject should be taboo to discuss
How Rabbit has written articles critical of Milo in the past, but this incident makes him more sympathetic to him
The importance of distinguishing between teenagers and real pedophilia
Age of Consent Laws, and societies double standards regarding teen sexuality
Parallels between pedophilia and racism accusation to demonize political adversaries
Salon Removes its articles by Todd Nickerson
Greg Johnson’s article The Coming Pedophile Rape Epidemic in response to Salon
National Review blames Milo’s comments on the Alt-Right
Milo’s mistake in apologizing, and how not apologizing is what made Milo successful in the first place
Pizzagate and the “Pedophile Elite”
Gore Vidal’s defense of Roman Polanski
Beatniks Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs‘s novel Naked Lunch
Japanese Mangas Kaze to Ki no Uta, and Patalliro!, filmmaker Lasse Nielsen, and writer Peter Sotos
How Homosexual Culture was Avant Garde when it was suppressed
Homosexuality in Ancient Greece
Rabbit’s article The Other Mayans about 70’s Mayan Revival Architecture
Retro Ocean City in Wildwood, New Jersey

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Robert Stark interviews The Adventure Kid

Robert Stark and Co-host Pilleater talk to the Adventure Kid. His Moniker is based on the erotic manga series Adventure Kid. The Adventure Kid describes himself as a Locofoco, Jeffersonian, Red Tory, Christian anarchist. and Socially Conservative Socialist

Topics:

Robert and Pilleater discuss the films The Amazing Panda Adventure, and The Crush with Alicia Silverstone
Pilleater’s youtube interview with The Adventure Kid
The Adventure Kid’s interest in Anime, and the avant garde anime of the 70’s and 80’s vs. the “disneyfied” anime of today
The Anime Angel Cop, which has fascist themes
Batman: The Animated Series as the Adventure Kid’s ideal utopian society, and the Art Deco, Film Noire, aesthetic
Art, Architecture, Peter Moruzzi’s book Classic Dining: Discovering America’s Finest Mid-Century Restaurants
Old School R & B, Bobby Brown’s Korean love interest in New Edition’s If It Isn’t Love, and “Death and the Maiden” (The Verlaines song)
Alt porn, Porn stars Nina Hartley, Mia Khalifa, Nadia Ali, Bailey Li, Priya Anjali Rai all of which have made x-rated movies like those shown on https://www.hdpornvideo.xxx/, and Robert’s favorite erotic model Emily Bloom. He’s also parital to tuning into some of the live cam girls shows over on Babestation when the mood takes him; Hannah is one of his favourites, see here – babestation.tv/girls/hannah-claydon. Part of what attracts him to Babestation, apart from the girls (of course), is the ineractivity.
Avant Garde filmmakers Gaspar Noé, Harmony Korine, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and John Waters
Kerry Bolton’s Artists of the Right, Wyndham Lewis, and Italian Futurism
The origins of the Alt-Right in Avant Garde Culture
How The Adventure Kid’s views have evolved since starting out as an SJW Obama supporter
The Alt-Right, Alt-Left, Anarchism, and why the Adventure Kid does not want to be pinned down to one movement, and considers himself a man of multiple movements
The Adventure Kid’s interest in Counter-Currents and Keith Preston’s Attack the System
Bill Kauffman, the America First movement, and the early 20th Century Populist Movement including Robert M. La Follette
The Adventure Kid’s Black Identity, assimilationist vs. Black Nationalist, Afro-Asianism, and how that relates to his interest in the Alt-Right
Social Conservatism and Christianity
The Adventure Kid’s Left leaning views on the Environment, Drug Legalization, Banking, and Healthcare
Donald Trump, and why the Adventure Kid supported him primarily because of trade and immigration, and where he is disappointed with Trump
Economic automation, Robots as a solution to mass immigration, and the need for a basic income


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Robert Stark interviews Jason Reza Jorjani

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark co-host and Pilleater interview Jason Reza Jorjani, PhD. Jason Reza Jorgani is an Iranian-American and native New Yorker of Persian and northern European descent. After receiving his BA and MA at New York University, he completed his doctorate in Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Jorjani currently teaches courses on Science, Technology, and Society (STS) and the history of Iran at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is the author of the book Prometheus and Atlas .

Topics:

The Indo-European heritage of pre-Islamic Iran, contributions to science and culture, and how Iran was one of the most free and tolerant of the Ancient Civilizations
Zoroastrian Priest Mazdak who redistributed the wealth and broke up the Harems during the Sasanian era, and how his legacy has been co-opted by the left
The cultural and genetic impact of the Arab, Turkish, and Mongol invasions of Iran
How Pre-Islamic Iranian Culture was the basis for the Islamic Golden Age
Rumi Was WhiteSufism as a cryptic religion based on pre-Islamic Iranian values
The Pahlavi dynasty, the misconception that the Pahlavi’s were Neoliberals, but were closer to National Socialist Economics, and how the original Shah Rezā Shāh instituted land reform
The culture of Iran under the Pahlavi Dynasty as a revival Pre-Islamic Iranian culture, while emulating the best aspects of the west
Mohammad Mosaddegh and Oil Nationalization
The Iranian Renaissance Movement, an organization dedicated to bringing about a cultural revolution in Greater Iran on the basis of the pre-Islamic Persian heritage and Indo-European values
The original Arab Shia Islam of Ali vs. the Shia Islam that functioned as a cryptic religion maintaining Iran’s identity
The rejection of the Islamic Regime by the Iranian Youth, and why Jason does not see Islam as having a future in Iran
Those who want an opposition movement in Iran based on Neo-liberal “MTV” values
Parallels between the Islamic conquest of Iran and mass migrations into Europe, and the importance of an alliance between Iranian and European Nationalist
Jason’s speech at NPI where he criticized those on the dissident right who are sympathetic to Islam
Jason’s response to the argument that Shia Islam serves as a counter balance to Saudi Arabia and radical Sunni Islam
The Iranian Renaissance’s vision of a Greater Iran, including Afghanistan, as well as parts of Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and Central Asia
The Syrian civil war, and Syria as the historic crossroads between Greco-Roman and Iranian cultures
Other Iranian peoples including the Kurds and Yazidis
Trump’s Muslim ban, the exception for Saudi Arabia, and Jason’s point that the ban on Iran will force dissidents to fight for change within Iran rather than escaping to the West
The Iranian diaspora Tehrangeles, Iranian American support for Trump, and Iranian Jews
Jason’s book Prometheus and Atlas which was published by Arktos
The Prometheus and Atlas Sculpture at the Rockefeller Center, which is a magnificent pagan temple in the heart of rootless neoliberal New York City
Martin Heidegger and his view that thinking is based on a sense of place
The Archeo-Futurist aesthetic to Trump Tower, and similarities to Ancient Structures such as Tiwanaku in Bolivia, the Babylonian Ziggurat, and the Sphinx in Egypt
The segment in the book Prometheus and Atlas on Anime, the film AkiraNeon Genesis Evangelion, Japan’s reaction to modernity, and Heidegger’s influence on Japan
Jason’s new website AltRight.com

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Robert Stark interviews Italian Artist Shinja

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and Pilleater talk to Italian artist Shinja. Shinja is influenced by anime and is interested in the alt-right and alt-left. She has a Youtube, and you can find her work at deviantart.

Topics:

Shinja’s interest in art and anime
Her art contribution to Youtube blogger Prince of Queens
Rumiko Takahashi, Ramma 1/2, The Roses of Versailles, Patalliro, Vagabond, Takehiko Inoue
Shinja inspiration from Japan in contrast with Japanese artist inpired by Art Nouveau
Shinha’s favorite paintiner Caravaggio
Shojo manga and Hentai,
Pop Italian art, Art of Italo-Disco / Eurobeat records.
The art of Trevor Brown, Brown’s i-NaziFrancis Bacon
Fred Schodt’s “Manga! Manga!” Candy Candy, Ai Shite Knight,
P.E.P.E’s Shilday esoteric kek power breaks down Robert’s computer.
Italian Politics, the Five Star Movement, and Forza Nuova
CasaPound and their interest in Captain Harlock, anime fascism
The alt-right vs. alt-left
Life and culture in Italy
Northern vs. Southern Italy
The European Migrant Crisis
The Chinese in Italy, The Postmodern Wax Museum
Pilleater’s Asian Aryanism vs Asian Colonization of the West


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