Monthly Archives: December 2010

Spoken Word Artist Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai Releases New Album

Tweet Readers may remember back in 2008 when we featured a spoken word Youtube video “Black, White, Whatever…” by artist Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai that tackled identity politics and the presidential election. Well, Tsai, a Chicago-born, Brooklyn-based, Chinese Taiwanese American has just released her second spoken word album, Further She Wrote, via Bandcamp (, which features [...]
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Public internet shaming and sexism.

TweetFor those of us that have been online for a while, it is well understood that with or without a concrete reason, things spread online virally often garnering massive amounts of support in a flash, irrelevant of how serious, true or false allegations may be. You never know when you hit “publish,” what the outcome [...]
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What We Missed.

TweetElton John is a daddy. Bans on late term abortion do impact Roe in the long-term. A boycott against American women. For serious. More on Teena Marie: The godmother of hip hop. Tweet
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The holiday season is high season for domestic violence, too

TweetI hope everyone is enjoying their holidays. I’ve been spending most of the festive season at home wrapped in multiple layers of warm clothing and trying to figure out an answer to the age-old question: is it possible, though the medical establishment has yet to realize it, that watching all four seasons of Friday Night [...]
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More ‘Nutcracker’ racism

TweetA few weeks ago, I wrote about the ballet The Nutcracker and its use of racial and ethnic stereotypes. I wrote specifically about George Balanchine’s 1954 choreography for the New York City Ballet, the world’s best-known and most influential version of the ballet story, and called for the removal of the offensive racial stereotypes in [...]
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