This Week in Space Stuff

Miss me? I’ve been away working on some cool projects, including a novel and a short story collection, but there’s some developments for 40 Acres coming down the pipeline. Bear with me and keep up with my freelance work on Twitter. I’m looking to create more of a space for my afrofuturist and sci-fi analysis … Continue reading

Genre and Culture in the Modern Golden Age of Television Pt. 1

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A Grand Proclamation *Editors’s Note*: This post is the first of our regular entertainment posts from our new contributor nostoryboard. Check her out on twitter at @mashclash and enjoy this three-part exploration on the issues of culture, race, and gender in the science-fiction stories that are told on TV. Television is exploding in new programming, and … Continue reading

The Last Black Man

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Summer blockbuster season has become a time to witness  The End. Ends of cities, ends of civilizations, ends of worlds (and the rare ends of universes). This year’s summer box office has had and will have no shortage of apocalypses, with a long list of films featuring the ends of worlds and exciting new replacements … Continue reading

The Breakthrough

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It finally happened. Eighty-five years after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences began recognizing leaders in the still-developing field of film, it finally happened. An honest, painful, but ultimately cathartic film about slavery with a Black director and Black lead actors won Hollywood’s highest award, the first time a “Black” movie did so. … Continue reading

Red Tails-A Review

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I’ve been meaning to put this out for a couple of days now, but with the site redesign and all the changes I just totally forgot about it. Well here it is… I saw Red Tails last week. I wanted to love it. I really did. I wanted to like it as much as other … Continue reading

Cool Runnings: The Best Movie Ever

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There’s a lot of good movies out there. I’ve seen a lot of them. From watching Citizen Kane to Dr. Strangelove to modern stuff like the Matrix and Inception, I estimate that I’ve spent perhaps  three quarters of a year of my life watching movies. I really like them. As a writer, there’s something special … Continue reading

The Best Blogroll in the Universe: Blake Von D

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Website: http://blakevond.onsugar.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/BlakeVonD Category: Fashion/Entertainment Description: First off, let me start by saying this blog just looks fucking awesome. I’m gonna take some style elements, for real. This site is really a smorgasbord of all things popular culture. Music, entertainment, gossip, personal, but with a focus on fashion. Ladies, visit here and I’ll guarantee you’ll find something … Continue reading