A Black Prosecutor's Fight for Fairness

Carol Speed, Vixen of the Blaxploitation Era, Dies at 76

57 minutes ago   |   NY Times

In the mid-70s, thanks to two beloved B movies, she had a moment in the spotlight and enjoyed celebrity status in the Black press.
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Kamau Bell: Bill Cosby Is Key to Understanding America

3 hours ago   |   NY Times

The comic and commentator discusses his new documentary, “We Need to Talk About Cosby,” and what Cosby's story reveals about the “two runaway forces of oppression in America.”
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Sneak Peek: Sade Lythcott Podcast

3 hours ago   |   Arts

Sneak Peek: Sade Lythcott Podcast Transcript Sade Lythcott : I get the privilege as the CEO of National Black Theater to co-lead our space with our executive artistic director...
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The Art Design for Abolitionist Place in Brooklyn Moves Forward

5 hours ago   |   NY Times

Despite an ongoing legal challenge, New York City is going ahead with a plan for artwork at a new park that will feature messages of social justice, not the statuary some had...
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Toni Morrison's Only Short Story Addresses Race by Avoiding Race

5 hours ago   |   NY Times

“Recitatif,” originally published in 1983 and now available in book form, features a Black girl and a white girl, but Morrison never identifies which is which.
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Five Action Movies to Stream Now

6 hours ago   |   NY Times

This month's picks include a grim western teeming with bloodthirsty outlaws, humans fighting an alien invasion and more.
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The Lives of Black Women, at Home and Abroad

12 hours ago   |   NY Times

Three debut novels - by Kai Harris, Nikki May and Destiny O. Birdsong - follow female protagonists struggling to find their place.
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Late Night Supports Biden's Supreme Court Strategy

15 hours ago   |   NY Times

Trevor Noah joked that Biden will nominate a Black woman to replace Stephen Breyer “because he cares deeply about representation and winning Georgia.”
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Rectangular Black Boxes Enclose Coiling Serpents in Guido Mocafico's Disorienting Photos

Rectangular Black Boxes Enclose Coiling Serpents in Guido Mocafico's Disorienting Photos

18 hours ago   |   Colossal

Atheris squamigera. All images © Guido Mocafico, shared with permission A puzzling blend of heads, tails, and scales, Guido Mocafico 's Serpens juxtaposes snakes' coiled bodies...
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Watercolor by Mariano Fortuny

1 day ago   |   Gurney Journey

Mariano Fortuny, Hombre semidesnudo, pencil and watercolor, around 1870-72. Height: 32.5cm; Width: 23.1 cm After I last posted about Fortuny's watercolors a few years ago, blog...
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Impressionist Abstract Landscape Painting, Fine Art Oil Painting “Spring...

Bright colors, bold knife work and fractured images all reflect the underlying skirmishes of everyday life on this Grand Mesa meadow. On the surface, all looks calm. 30"x23... Read more ...

A Landscape Series Focused on Trees: ‘Trees are Poems'

A Landscape Series Focused on Trees: ‘Trees are Poems'

Back when I started photographing nearly a decade ago, my main subject was nature and landscapes. Over the years I continued to broaden my motifs to cityscapes, architecture... Read more ...

Family of Slain ‘Rust' Cinematographer Weighs Wrongful-Death Lawsuit

Lawyers for the family of Halyna Hutchins filed a petition in New Mexico to appoint a representative who will consider whether to file a suit. Read more ...

A Trompe L'oeil Mural by Shozy Imagines a 3D Architectural Addition to an...

A Trompe L'oeil Mural by Shozy Imagines a 3D Architectural Addition to an Apartment Building

All images courtesy of Urban Morpho Genesis, shared with permission A concrete apartment building in Solnechnodolsk, Russia, seems to have added balconies, windows, and a few... Read more ...

40 Animators Around the Globe ‘Pass the Ball' in a Collaborative Rube...

40 Animators Around the Globe ‘Pass the Ball' in a Collaborative Rube Goldberg-Esque Sequence

 Forty months in the making, “ Pass the Ball ” is a delightful and eccentric example of the creative possibilities of collaboration. The animated compilation, which was... Read more ...

Permanent Visit Inn / Estudio 2850

Permanent Visit Inn / Estudio 2850

Chambo, Ecuador Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Isabel Delgado Area: 431 ft2 Read more ...

PREVIEW of Paint Along Project

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A Change of Address

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Chita Rivera's Book Will Introduce Fans to the Real Her

The Broadway star is writing a memoir with the help of a journalist who encouraged her to share what she's really like, alter ego and all. Read more ...

Awesome Race Car Photos Shot with a Modded Game Boy Camera

Awesome Race Car Photos Shot with a Modded Game Boy Camera

The Game Boy Camera has been modded countless times over the years, mostly just for nostalgia. But what about putting one into a real-world situation? How would it fare?... Read more ...