Tag: history

“The Quagmire of Race and Horror in Cinema”

Dani Bethea kicks off Gayly Dreadful’s Pride Month with a meditation on race, gender, gender presentation and horror in cinema. “Particular intricacies always exist in the stories and lives of Black people, especially in the framing of (horror) imagery. As a Black American, I have a very particular […]

“Where have All the Black Cowboys gone?”

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 […]

“Unbalanced Horror Theater: A Mummy’s Love”

Breakfast in the Ruins considers Seijun Suzuki’s 1973 contribution to the horror anthology series, Unbalanced Horror Theater: “A Mummy’s Love.” “In terms of its creative ambition and production values, this series seems to have represented something akin to a Japanese take on the BBC’s celebrated Ghost Stories for […]

Louis Cha’s life and legacy

South China Morning Post‘s Behind The Story looks at the life and work of author Louis Cha. “Bong Miquiabas speaks with Zhou Xin, SCMP political economy editor, about Louis Cha. How he grew up in the village that was the setting for Cha’s first novel, the importance of […]