I haven't posted in a week, but that's ok because like Kendrick Lamar, I still love myself. Here, have some Sunday Reads, y'all. ~ "Feminist or a Womanist" by Staceyann Chinn. She is brilliant, powerful, and is giving me major fro envy. "Fifth Avenue, Uptown" by James Baldwin. A beautiful essay about how his neighborhood had changed [...]

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Uptown Funk

For black history month, I thought it would be nice to focus on black theatre (although, really, when do I not?). So for this week's edition of Theatre News/Worldly Wednesday, I've chosen a city a little closer to home: Detroit. Once known for its booming industry and lively arts scene (Motown, anyone?) Detroit has struggled to [...]

The Mountaintop

So last night I saw Selma. It begins with Dr. King preparing for his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, him looking dapper and Mrs. King  (played by Carmen Ejojo) as elegant as ever. The film is a tour-de-force; the cinematography, the direction, the score. And David Oyelowo as Dr. King gives one of the most [...]