Tag Archives: Popular Culture

Quick hit: TNC on the “Django Unchained” trailer

TweetNo one does analysis of race in pop culture like Ta-Nehisi Coates does, and on the newly-released trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” he’s predictably on-point. Here’s the trailer (no transcript, I’m afraid, but if a reader would like to write one up and post it in comments, I’d be really thankful). TNC writes, Perhaps [...]
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Venus was her name

TweetBy now, you’ve all have seen these stunning images from the rare transit of Venus around the Sun on Tuesday and Wednesday. Again, we will never be privilege to see the lady planet up close ever again in our lifetime. Science geek me loves this. Photographer me is grateful for the technology that allows to [...]
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Why is everybody mad at Gwyneth Paltrow?

Tweet (Check out how many black friends I have!) I’m not really a big fan of actress Gwyneth Paltrow.  I’m mostly ambivalent and neither like her nor hate her,  like a lot of other people.  She’s mainly insignificant to me unless her website Goop is recommending a cleanse that improves my health or she’s singing [...]
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Gatsby. What Gatsby?

Tweet I don’t know about you, but I’m really feeling this trailer. Baz Lurhmann’s signature penchant for assigning an anachronistic soundscape to re-imagined and vividly colorful fictional histories had me at beat drop from Jay and Ye’s No Church in The Wild.  That track is perfect for setting the tone for the uninitiated; a dark and [...]
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Mad Men Midweek Fix: Three Women

Tweet As always, this post contains a bunch of spoilers.  Joan’s deal I feel like all season I’ve been the one saying, “Oooh, poor Pete! I feel so sorry for him!” and “Oooh Roger, he’s so damn charming!” So, for the record, fuck them. I can’t believe what a weasel Pete was–although it probably shouldn’t [...]
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