Podcast Episode 16: Adrienne Clark of the Seattle MoPOP!

Tonight was a great interview with Adrienne Clark who works at the Museum of Pop Culture aka the MoPOP here in Seattle. We had a great convo talking about horror paperbacks, Hellraiser, Ryan Reynolds abs, and the new Child’s Play movies. It was a really great convo UNTIL the internet crapped out BUT that just means I’ll have to have her on again real soon!

Please enjoy and I’m sorry about the audio!

Where to find Adrienne: @October_Country on Instagram & @adrienne_edits on Twitter

‘Attack the Block’, A Brief Excavation

Long is the list of science-fiction mediated texts that deals with social issues, especially race. Vic Morrow’s character was forced to confront his bigotry in Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) and the shift of social power that was the authority of Black folks as their integrity and compassion was tested for the mercy of whites in one of Ray Bradbury’s short stories in Illustrated Man, first published in 1951. The vast possibilities for what this genre allows is the reason so many of us love it. It keeps stories fresh with its ‘anything goes’ ideology.

[New Video!] Top 10 Unsolved Serial Killer Cases

Here you go! I told ya’ll that I would be back to making YouTube videos. I just needed some time to get myself together. This one is a sort of remake of a video that I made last year, that was not very good. People kept commenting on how bad the audio and video was but I already knew that. It was just a practice run and somehow it managed to get over 200,000 views lol. I hope I can make another success video like that again.

I hope you like the video, I hope it’s better than the first. I would also love to hear what you guys are interested in seeing in future videos.

Gentrification is Erasing Black Cemeteries and, With it, Black History

Black burial sites are struggling for survival. Such struggles should be interpreted as elemental battles over the meaning, matter, and worth of black life, history, and memory. Take the Boyd Carter cemetery in Jefferson county, West Virginia, a historic African American burial ground that’s been active since 1902. In early April 2019, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection approved a permit for a natural gas pipeline extension to be placed within feet of the historic cemetery. If built, the pipeline would transport gas to a planned heavy manufacturing facility roughly a quarter-mile to the east.

[FASHION]“In A State Of Grace” for Lurve Magazine #6

Gorgeous model Jasmine Tookes features in Lurve Magazine Issue #6 Fall 2012 fashion editorial “The Machine-Gunneress in A State of Grace“. Now I have no idea what that means but the spread is a deep, rich collection of opulent pieces, gothic touches and vaguely tribal elements.

Shot by Tetsuharu Kubota, featuring pieces by Azzedine Alaïa, A Peace Treaty (jewelry), Philip Treacy for Prabal Gurung, Kanye West, Givenchy, Stella McCartney, and more.

Styled by fashion editor Maher Jridi, hair by Kenshin Asano, and makeup by Aya Komatsu.

What Broadway’s Two Very Different Shows About Death Teach Us About Life

“Welcome to a show about death!” the ebullient chorus of “mourners” sings. Then Beetlejuice — as interpreted for the stage by actor Alex Brightman, as a shameless, gravelly voiced vaudevillian huckster — reiterates in his own gleefully glib way: “That’s the thing with life, no one makes it out alive!”