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

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

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 Time Machine: Life as an Afrofuturist

“To be a Black activist is to be a futurist.” I wrote these words while penning a failed essay for a science fiction digest. I was trying to find a way to relate my personal love for science fiction and my Blackness. The essay was meant to be a literary gumbo of references to my … Continue reading