The first and second installments of a four-part series of mock commercials part of Pierre Bennu’s larger series of paintings and films “deconstructing and re-envisioning images of people of color in commercial and pop culture.” Had me chortling in all sort of inappropriateness here at the college library cafe. Check Bennu’s exittheapple.com for more thought/art-provoking Read More
Got an email the other day from an HU college buddy asking me to sign a petition started by Change.org asking that I “Tell the New York Times to issue a published apology for their coverage of this incident and publish an editorial from a victim’s rights expert on how victim blaming in the media Read More
(2008 footage of Lignon’s work, textimonies, narrated by Kayla Kuhn) On March 10 the Whitney Museum of American Art will present “Glenn Ligon: America,” more than 100 Lignon works, which will be on view through June 5. Most famous for his abstract text-meets-paintings (and popular for the Obama’s for buying some of it for their Read More
uhhhh what? Hope this isn’t a real commercial….
Agurr?!!!! One of my faves.
Reminder: For history nuts, bio buffs and ery’one else , “Thurgood”, Laurence Fishburne‘s one-man show about the civil rights activist and Supreme Court Justice premieres tonight on HBO tonight at 9PM. (There’s an encore presentation on February 27th in case you miss it.) I remember vaguely reading Marshall’s autobiography in junior high, but on my Read More
Got to love this song. Well no, you don’t GOT to…but at least appreciate what Lupe is trying to do in a genre where conscious rap–while it surely isn’t dead its constant balancing act between sellability and socio-political responsibility often make it a less-than-profitable venture record labels usually shy away from. Lupe evidently aware of Read More
Dee Rees‘s Pariah and Goran Olsson‘s The Black Power Mixtape deal with the Black experience in America, but very differently — after all, we are not a monolith. The first, is about a young black lesbian coming to terms with her sexuality in the heart of Brooklyn. Movie treatment of queer issues are usually reserved Read More
Decided to throw this up here before the label undoubtedly takes it down: Kanye West‘s leaked video “Monster.” Soon there will be a host of blogs that pick a part every scene to explain what Kanye is trying to tell us, but here is the short version: there are a lot of dead, eroticized women- Read More
Just in time for the holidays, Lupe Fiasco unwraps a new music video for his single “The Show Goes On” off Lasers, set to come out in March of next year. Visually, it’s not the most stunning thing we’ve seen in 2010, but his ability to spit positive messages on a regular basis is commendable Read More