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Arts & Culture

Films: Black Nations/Queer Nations?

by Roya Rastegar on August 5 2009, 12:00PM

In this 1995 documentary, director Shari Frilot highlighted the need to bust open static concepts of race, sexuality, and even nation states.

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Book Review

by Diana Jou on August 5 2009, 12:00PM

Asian American superheroes? A new collection shows how comic books can tear up—and uphold—the stereotypes.

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Your Movie Guide

by Roya Rastegar on August 5 2009, 12:00PM

Slingshot Hip Hop follows the Palestinian artists that have adopted hip hop as a form of resistance.

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Portraits of Black Trans Men

by Jorge Antonio Vallejos on July 29 2009, 12:00PM

Kortney Ryan Ziegler’s new documentary examines the degree to which gender is fluid but race isn’t.

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Spotlight: Jay Smooth

by Quince Mountain on July 21 2009, 12:00PM

Why his vlogs on race hit more than 200,000 views on YouTube.

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Books: Chicana Political Power

by Leticia Miranda on July 16 2009, 12:00PM

Yolanda M. López’s most famous reinterpretations of la Virgen de Guadalupe will no doubt spark discussions around Chicanisma, sexuality and tradition.

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Your Movie Guide

by Roya Rastegar on July 16 2009, 12:00PM

Natalia Almada’s documentary delves into one of the most influential and controversial presidents in Mexico’s history.

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Music: TV on the Radio

by Juba Kalamka on July 16 2009, 12:00PM

TV on the Radio’s third album, Dear Science, is flecked with Obama-esque hope.

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Spotlight: Mia Nakano

by Julianne Hing on July 1 2009, 12:00PM

Redefining Queer/Asian/Female

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Book Review

by Jamilah King on July 1 2009, 12:00PM

Lil’ Wayne Meets John Donne

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My Kitsch is Their Cool

by Sandip Roy on June 30 2009, 12:00PM

From masala to Bollywood films, Indian culture has made its mark on American life. But what really crosses over?

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Sor Juana Meets Girl in a Coma

by Daisy Hernandez on June 18 2009, 12:00PM

The National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago is hosting its annual Sor Juana Festival.

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A Band Called Pain

by Juba Kalamka on June 18 2009, 12:00PM

The Black heavy metal quartet has produced an album that belies simple racialized aesthetics.

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Music: Girl In A Coma

by Juba Kalamka on June 18 2009, 12:00PM

The new album from the San Antonio, Texas–based trio is well worth the wait.

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Last Word

by Orville Lloyd Douglas on June 18 2009, 12:00PM

Is Madea A Drag Queen?

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The Rise of Street Literature

by Almah LaVon Rice on June 4 2009, 12:00PM

Read the story that won the 2009 National Ethnic Media Award for best article in the arts.

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No Mixed Message Here

by Crystal Carter on May 26 2009, 12:00PM

Through dance and video, Raissa Simpson explores the experiences of being multi-race.

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2-Cent from New Orleans

by Jordan Flaherty on May 22 2009, 12:00PM

A new group of Black video activists thinks MLK would have been on YouTube.

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Film Review

by Roya Rastegar on May 20 2009, 12:00PM

Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire (Directed by Lee Daniels)

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Film Review

by Roya Rastegar on May 11 2009, 12:00PM

Four Sheets to the Wind (Directed by Sterlin Harjo)

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