Do my eyes deceive me? Did we actually have an old-school episode of Sleepy Hollow?! This episode, “What Lies Beneath” was full of scary monsters and tons of teamwork with Abbie and Ichabod in the A-story, and even some heavy lifting by Jenny and Irving in the B-story! Even Thomas Jefferson’s presence (Steven Weber) didn’t bring down the episode for me. Let’s get into it.
It looks like I’m back to really hating Mary, but other than Mary’s story spinning its wheels—because just how uninteresting is it seeing a woman get her way with men all the time while railroading her unfortunate sister and Lady Fox?—some other stories are coming along rather nicely (if we’re grading on a curve).
Who here loves watching CNBC’s Restaurant Startup? The challenge of owning and running a business always makes for great drama, and Tuesday, two more businesses are going at it to make their culinary dreams a reality.
If you’re about rap that aims to inspire, educate, and represent, then you need to learn about Taiyo Na. The New York-based rapper is using his talents not only to showcase his unique experiences but to also uplift others.
I was glad to be able to connect with Na in an email interview; read below and you’ll understand more about the artist behind the music.
Fans have throroughly critiqued Sleepy Hollow‘s second season from here to Kingdom Come, and if the writing team haven’t been exhausted enough, the fans have more they want to say about the show. This time, it’s more about the (hopefully) upcoming third season.
In my review for Fresh Off the Boat, I wrote a lot about how Eddie’s love of rap (and his parents befuddlement about it), Eddie’s experience with a racist black kid and the lack of Asian-American representation only taps the top of the iceberg of black-Asian relations.
As I wrote last week, How to Get Away with Murder is a great show, but it’s also a show whose “OMG” moments last as long as the show is still on. Once the episode is over, then it’s time to go to bed and forget it. Again, this is not a condemnation of the show, but this is just what the show’s like.
A lot has happened since the first synopsis of the Sleepy Hollow season 2 finale was released. A lot of it consisted of a small uproar among some of the #Sleepyheads. I’ve already given my reasons why I’m not outraged, which you can read here, but if you were outraged, then guess what? You can calm down now. There’s new information from Kurtzman/Orci’s Aaron Baiers, who, as this Twitter user stated:
— Elaina (@Elaina__G) February 6, 2015
Malia Dawkins is known for her acting work on shows like Jonas and Wizards of Waverly Place, but now she’s adding the titles of screenwriter and producer to her list of talents.
Dawkins’ first film, Rapunzel Jackson, created through her production company East to West Productions, is set to show at Los Angeles’ Pan African Film Festival, and I was excited to speak with Dawkins about the film, which focuses on a girl who gets her first perm. We also discussed black women’s complicated relationship with hair, the self-placed boundaries between natural and permed hair, and where the conversations about both hair types can meet in the middle.
Rapunzel Jackson is directed by Dabling Harward (who, as Dawkins said, was a “dream director,”) and stars Morgan Ashley in the title role. The rest of the cast includes Dawkins, Juanita Jennings, Haley Powell, Coley Speaks, Bruce Lemon, Demitris Dajoun and Marissa Herrera. Rapunzel Jackson will screen at the Pan African Film Festival this Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2:10pm and Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 1:40pm. You can learn more at the festival’s site.