[From the Archives] “Belle” 2014 movie review

[Originally published May 2014; Updated in September 2020] Films about black women, even when based on the original works created and written by black women, are often helmed by male filmmakers once they reach the highest form of flattery: the visual adaptation. As Tyler Perry and Steven Spielberg translated For Colored Girls (2010) and The … More [From the Archives] “Belle” 2014 movie review

[From the Archives] Planet Gaultier: Brooklyn Museum Pays Homage to Jean-Paul Gaultier

Originally published in February 2014. This post has since been updated with edits and videos, but with respect to the original date, and thus does not acknowledge the subject’s history and artwork past February 2014, minus a 2015 link from Another Magazine and a 2018 M2M Minidocumentary. Jean-Paul Gaultier’s fashion designs aren’t just glamorous (when … More [From the Archives] Planet Gaultier: Brooklyn Museum Pays Homage to Jean-Paul Gaultier

I Read Those Harvey Weinstein Dissertations And Here Are The Worst of The Worst. #MeToo

I’m not sure if I’ve been avoided reading the Harvey Weinstein exposes out of fear of knowing too much or getting embroiled in a world so far removed from mine. By “world”, I mean, Hollywood. That elusive, oneiric place where the ordinary or undiscovered become stars, iconic, or party-hard infamous. The sexual harassment, abuse, and alleged (using this … More I Read Those Harvey Weinstein Dissertations And Here Are The Worst of The Worst. #MeToo