Friend of the Gutter Beth Accomando discussing Us (2019) with Professor John Jennings at KPBS’ Cinema Junkie podcast. “Jordan Peele’s Us has been killing it at the box office and stirring a lot of discussion about what it all means. So this episode of Cinema Junkie will attempt […]
At Graveyard Shift Sisters, Ashlee Blackwell writes about Us (2019). And there is another fine piece about Us at Black Horror Movies.
Filmmaker and comedian Jordan Peele is interviewed at Rolling Stone. ‘“I realized I had never seen a horror movie of this kind, where there’s an African-American family at the center that just is. After you get over the initial realization that you’re watching a black family in a […]
One of my favorite Instagram feeds is photographs of abandoned places. I’ve always been drawn to the ghosts of buildings, that residual image of what they once were that lingers around the edges after they fall to ruin. It’s almost as if you can feel it behind you […]
Memory is an unreliable narrator. It seems so absolutely sure of itself when it’s telling you things that it’s easy to forget it can’t wholly be trusted. There are always gaps and discrepancies, sections that get revised in light of subsequent events or reshaped to soften the sharpest […]
Author Jacqueline Woodson writes about her memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, growing up in South Carolina and Daniel Handler’s watermelon joke directed at her at the National Book Awards. “I would have written Brown Girl Dreaming if no one had ever wanted to buy it, if it went nowhere […]