Black Speculative Fiction Month is right around the corner and we can’t wait to share all of our recommendations with you! Be on the lookout for interviews with filmmaker Melody Cooper, author Charlie J. Askew and Tonia Thompson of the Nightlight podcast as well as reviews of Jamila Rowser’s Wobbledy 3000, Tee Franklin’s Jook Joint as well as info on our Black Speculative Fiction Shorts event on Oct. 28! October will be LIT! (As in “literature”…get it?…OK, I’ll show myself out.)
Special guest contributor (and casual Midwest BSFA program participant) Geoffrey Dobbins gives us his take on Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You! Read More
I love performances that keep me thinking about them long after they’re over. I alluded to this here on the blog when I saw Dana Michele: Yellow Towel and Okwui Okpokwasili’s Bronx Gothic at the Contemporary Arts Center. It recently happened again after I watched Napoleon Maddox workshop “A Dance Between Dana Franklin and Millie-Christine” at Chase Public last week. Read More
It’s Black Speculative Fiction Month and there are some great African speculative fiction crowdfunding campaigns going on right now. Check them out! Read More
I have so many feelings about Bronx Gothic. It’s been two days since I saw Okwui Okpokwasili’s scathing, heart-breaking performance on growing up female and there are so many thoughts swirling through my head I can barely process all of them.
Before Dana Michel’s first performance of Yellow Towel at the Contemporary Arts Center this week, a friend of mine emailed a group of women in a local natural hair group to say we should all see this production because it’s about “a poem about hair.” That didn’t exactly end up being true. After seeing Yellow Towel, I don’t think it’s so much “about” hair as it is about how society boxes us in and/or locks us out. Read More
Midwest BSFA member Tiffany Luckey (of Another TV Blog) is back with the third installment of our “Rewatch” series, giving us her take on the 2011 film Attack the Block. Read More
Midwest BSFA member Tiffany Luckey (of Another TV Blog) is back with the second installment of our “Rewatch” series, giving us her take on the 2010 short film Wake.
Midwest BSFA member Tiffany Luckey (of Another TV Blog) kicks off our Rewatch series by giving us her take on the 1984 film The Brother From Another Planet. Read More