Tag: race

“The Crime of Blackness”

At the New Yorker, Christine Smallwood looks at Dorothy B. Hughes’ “forgotten Noir,” The Expendable Man (1963). “The creation of difference itself was her subject. Her books were widely praised for their atmospheres of fear and suspense, and criticized when they reached, as the New York Times said […]

Decolonizing Mammy

At BFM, Kimberly Nichele Brown consider Octavia Spencer’s role in Tate Taylor’s Ma (2019). “Ma offers viewers a new archetype of black womanhood–the black female suburbanite. Unlike earlier representations of middle-class black women that can be readily subsumed under the archetype of the ‘black lady,’ instead of respectability […]

Interview with Robin Means Coleman

Graveyard Shift Sisters interviews Dr. Robin Means Coleman about her book Horror Noire, that’s right the very book that was adapted into the swell documentary, Horror Noire. “Horror Noire was born out of a truly very simple question: “Does the Black guy really always die first in horror […]