By Suffy Baala An infectious melody lingers into the cavernous entrance of your ear canal, a rush of endorphins flood your body as you forget every deep trouble, in that moment the only thing on your mind are elated thoughts pure blissful serenity from the comfort of your bedroom to the warm bodies on a … Continue reading Ushering in the New Black Popstar
By: Vanessa Maki Regardless of whether you watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer as it aired in the late 90s-2003 or tuned in later in life, there’s no denying it had a lot of impact on horror and pop culture. The series, which was created by Joss Whedon, was about Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar), a … Continue reading How the Buffy Reboot Comics Reinvented Kendra’s Character
By Axmed Maxamed I have been wanting for a while now to dedicate one of my instagram-book-posts to Sarah Schulman’s ‘Israel Palestine and the Queer International’ and one to ‘Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique’ by Dr. Sa’ed Atshan. With selected passages from each book, as I usually do, because there is so much … Continue reading On Queer Palestine and the Intersectional Critique
By JoliAmour DuBose-Morris It took seventeen years for me to pick a favorite film. Up until I was graduating high school, I didn’t have a serious idea of what intrigued me. When you’re fourteen, sure, you get to say High School Musical 3 is your favorite movie (I’m pretty sure that’s what I said) but … Continue reading What if?: Imagining Black Cinema Beyond Hollywood’s Trauma Fetish
In an early May phone conversation, Thomas reflected on her legacy, Louisiana, what she’s still longing to do, and her belief that Soul music is not a genre.
by Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson Some films I watched in May that I love and hate, enjoy. Films that were great Spellbound By Jeffrey Blitz This is thrilling. Spelling words in front of people competitively, as a viewer, is so stressful let alone the kids who actually have to compete. Spellbound follows 8 of the kids … Continue reading Film Roundup: April
Jean-Hugues Kabuiku provides an expert analysis on the systemic erasure of non-western electronic histories
By Authentically Plastic The past decade has seen a surge of interest in East Africa’s cultural output; much of it on the heels of the Africa Rising narrative that dominated socio-economic discussion about the continent in the early 2010’s. Interest has also come from the sonic mutations that have surfaced in its underground scene. This … Continue reading All Eyes On The Margins: The Culture Industry and Labor Relations in East Africa
by Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson I watch a lot of films so I want to pay it forward and give you some of the best ones i’ve seen, if you’ve seen them already then you’re really lucky and if you haven’t then I urge you to indulge. Boogie Nights By Paul Thomas Anderson I adored the … Continue reading Film Roundup: March
By Cy X Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. From the church spirituals that I never appreciated growing up to the old school R&B my mom would play when recounting stories of old lovers to the middle school school sanctioned dances that played Pretty Ricky and … Continue reading How the Archiving of My Family’s History Folded Time and Space For My Own Creative Practice
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