Create a story about why life might flash before your eyes before death. Is it an upload of data to a big computer? Is it preparing you for judgement? Is it like the death of a star?
We love weird videos and good music so we’re going to highlight some of our favorites. Next up, Busta Rhyme’s “Gimme Some More.”
Wednesday Nite Write: Age Reversal
Write a story about age reversal based on this Guardian piece.
Stephen King’s Magical Negroes Lecture
Columbus author Scott Woods discusses the magical negroes in Stephen King’s work in an updated lecture from this February.
My First Squee: The Last Dragon
Sho’nuff: When I say “Who’s da master?” you say “Sho’nuff.” Who’s da master?!?
Bruce Leroy: I am.
– Berry Gordy’s The Last Dragon (1985)
In 1985 (37 years ago today), my favorite cousin, who was obsessed with all things martial arts-related, took me to see Berry Gordy’s The Last Dragon, the fantastical, cheesy, racially tone-deaf story of an African-American Kung Fu “master” living in Harlem. I was 8 and already quite accustomed to his addiction as we spent many a Saturday morning watching dubbed black-and-white movies about ninja and samurai trying to live honorably, and beating the crap out of those who refused to let them. Although I occasionally complained that I was missing The Smurfs, Scooby-Doo, and various other cartoons during these times, I, too, was taken with these movies. My idolization of my older cousin made liking them possible.Continue reading “My First Squee: The Last Dragon”
We love weird videos and good music so we’re going to highlight some of our favorites. Next up, Missy Elliott’s “Sock It 2 Me.”
Wednesday Nite Write: Medical Disenfranchisement
Write a story based on this CNBC headline.
We love weird videos and good music so we’re going to highlight some of our favorites. First up, Cameo’s “She’s Strange.”
Wednesday Nite Write: Strange Plant Life
Write a story about the Guarana plant from Brazil. Also known as Paullinia cupana, the Guarana is native to the Amazon basin and is a climbing plant prized for its fruit.
“Black Feminist Futures: Planting for the Future” Panel on YouTube
This was such a magical experience! Give it a watch when you get a chance!