Posts Tagged ‘TV’
Dear White People, I'mma Need You to See This Movie
<![CDATA[One of the great ironies of Justin Simien’s masterful directorial debut, Dear White People, which released in theaters nationwide this last weekend, is that although it’s aimed at white people, it’s not about white people. And just now as I was writing, I was tempted to use another, less weaponized-sounding verb, but truly, “aimed” is the right…Read More
Media fasting: an explanation, a decision… a lifestyle?
<![CDATA[For the last few weeks, I’ve been perilously close to a state of crisis, emotionally speaking. A series of conditions surrounding my life, some of them I’ve spoken about, and many too private to blog about (yes, such things still exist in my world) have contributed to my being short-tempered, overly volatile, and generally living…Read More
Cable-access commencement: Snore no more!
<![CDATA[So I’m flipping channels at my sister’s house last night, after I helped move her TV across the room. Since I don’t have cable TV at home — which is a good thing, more or less — whenever I can watch it at someone else’s home, it’s always a slightly foreign experience. (This probably deserves…Read More
Bright Lights, Big Sicky
<![CDATA[ So I’m taking a break. Already, I know what you’re thinking. Taking a break? That negro hasn’t written anything for like 3 months, and he’s talking about taking a break?! I’m taking a break from my normal mode of writing. The Official Explanation See, the main reason why I don’t write in this blog…Read More
Reality is key to quality entertainment (just ask Sam Fisher or Jack Bauer)
<![CDATA[The entertainment industry is a multibillion dollar industry. Film studios, TV networks, and video game developers are competing for our attention, and when they succeed, they are rewarded handsomely. But many of the biggest successes in the field of media and entertainment have one thing in common – they are grounded in reality. Not “reality”…Read More