At Smithsonian Magazine, Fritzi Kramer writes about the importance of recovering lost silent films. Read it here. “These lost films have a resonance beyond film history. They might offer historians an opportunity to see historical figures like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle or Teddy Roosevelt. They might feature real […]
The Civil Rights Movement archive has a link to the 1957 comic that inspired the late Representative John Lewis, Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story. You can read it online here.
“Black Horror is far from a new phenomenon, as demonstrated by last year’s documentary Horror Noire, based on the book by Robin R. Means Coleman, which unpacked the deeper meaning behind a century of African American history in frightening screen stories—from the silent era to 1968’s Night of […]
At The Guardian, Anne Billson writes about the history of cowboys, Westerns, the erasure of Black cowboys and the re-writing of Black cowboys and lawmen as white. “After the American civil war, a life in the saddle offered unprecedented freedom to former slaves, while the teamwork required for […]
My first exposure to Sun Ra was thanks to a friend who ran a punk rock record shop but liked to dabble in the experimental. He had a bootleg VHS of a film called Space is the Place, a strange amalgamation of blaxploitation, surreal Jodorowsky-esque journey, and concert […]
TVOntario interviews writer Nalo Hopkinson about utopian literature, the ancestral experience of slavery, “noticing race” and the ideals of Toronto’s Caribana festival.