I’m not a surfing expert, so unfortunately, I am coming to my knowledge of Duke Kahanamoku very, very late. But thanks to Google for even alerting me to Kahanamoku and his contribution to the world of sport. (Here’s a picture of the Google Doodle in case you happen to miss it today.)
Month: August 2015
It’s been a few weeks out since Tut aired on Spike, and, to reiterate, I loved it. But I did notice one element of one of the characters that could be considered very loose queer coding, if you chose to see it that way. All this posturing is to say that the decision to show the evil priest, Amun, putting on makeup was a very decisive (and probably unconscious) decision on the part of the writing or staging.
Janelle Monáe is SO AWESOME! She’s certainly at the top of my “Women I’d love to Befriend” list.
This one’s going to be an interesting one, since there’s no research basis for it, just anecdotal stuff. Also, it’s one I’ve tried writing before, but came up to a dead end. So with that ominous beginning laid out for you, let’s get into it. To paraphrase Ts Madison, the question of the day, and every single day—is Piccolo black? ‘Cause just look up some combination of “Piccolo” “Dragonball Z” and “black,” and you’ll find group after group discussing if Piccolo is an analog for a black character.
Written by: Mark Waid
Art by : Fiona Staples
Synopsis: Change is coming to Riverdale in this can’t-miss kick-off to Archie’s new ongoing series! Familiar faces return in new and unexpected ways in this must-have #1 issue! As the new school year approaches, you’d think Archie Andrews would be looking forward to classes and fun—but nothing is as it seems in the little town of Riverdale. But is this a one-off or a sign of bigger changes awaiting for America’s favorite teens—and the entire town? Find out in this exciting and remarkable first issue!
It’s Tyrant day, and probably the day of reckoning for Rami! In truth, I have no idea what’s going to happen tonight, but I do know one thing—I love the women of Tyrant.
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Janelle Monae. I think her message of being who you are, regardless of if others think its “weird,” is so empowering, especially to young girls of color who are afflicted by Eurocentric ideals of beauty and conventionality. Thankfully, Monae knows how to pick her proteges, since all of them express that motto of being yourself in order to lead others. Jidenna seems to embody this in spades, from his bespoke suits to his coiffed hair.
This article has been a long time in the making, mostly because it’s hard for one person who has several jobs out outside of maintaining a site to keep with and write articles about prominent news stories. But I do my best, and this particular issue has been on my radar for a while thanks to my constant reading of The Hollywood Reporter.
Whitewashing takes its toll again in the new trailer for Stonewall. Hollywood knows it can make people happy and angry at the same time; it’s a coup for the LGBT community and the public at large that a movie about Stonewall is even getting made. But the big aggravation is that the trailers has a white dude throwing the brick that started the movement.
Shannyn Sossamon has become a part of the Sleepy Hollow cast of characters! She’s playing Pandora, and although there wasn’t a lot of info given on her when I spoke to writer/producer Leigh Dana Jackson, I’m sure we can expect Pandora to provide Team Witness with some answers, but possibly just tons more questions. Pandora is known for her box of infinite possibilities, right?