Tag: African Americans

Interview with Simone Missick

The Vulture has an interview with Simone MIssick, Misty Knight on Netflix’s Luke Cage. (There are plot details from Season 2). “The success of Luke Cage breaking Netflix was the reason why we have Black Panther and why we have Black Lightning, Cloak & Dagger, and all of […]

The Ruinous Wrath of General Ursus

Wrath—sing, goddess, of the ruinous wrath of Kananaios’ son Ursus, that inflicted woes without number upon Apekind. ~ sorta Homer Ursus never knew his parents. He was adopted by Kananaios, an itinerant preacher of harsh principle, and traveled with him learning what Kananaios had to teach. Kananaios believed […]

By The Book: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shares some of the books he likes at the New York Times. “I love detective fiction because the mystery element appeals to my puzzle-solving instincts while the plot of someone noble trying to set right an injustice appeals to my humanity. There are so many that […]

Barry Jenkins on Wong Kar-Wai

At the Criterion’s Current, Barry Jenkins talks about Wong Kar-Wai. “For the inaugural video in our new series Under the Influence, Barry Jenkins—whose sophomore feature, Moonlight, won big at last night’s Gotham Awards and just garnered best director and best supporting actress from the National Board of Review—stopped […]

The Luke Cage Syllabus

At Black Nerd Problems, Tara Betts breaks down all the Black lit featured in Netflix’s Luke Cage. “My two obsessions entwined on this show — hip hop and books. Books are such a significant part of the dialogue in key scenes, and how often does any show feature […]