Arts & Culture

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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Book Review

by Julianne Hing on May 6 2009, 12:00PM

Students Dream

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Why Indians Love the Movies So Much

by Paul Chaat Smith on May 6 2009, 12:00PM

Cultural critic Paul Chaat Smith examines the obsession.

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Off Color

by Alex Jung on May 6 2009, 12:00PM

Living in Post-Black America

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Spotlight: Adelina Anthony

by Roya Rastegar on May 6 2009, 12:00PM

Comedy that Provokes and Transforms

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Your Movie Guide

by Roya Rastegar on April 28 2009, 12:00PM

Cherien Dabis’s first feature tells the bittersweet story of a Palestinian mom and son in rural Illinois.

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Chronicling Gay Muslim Life

by M. Junaid Levesque-Alam on April 8 2009, 12:00PM

Filmmaker Parvez Sharma recounts the perils and rewards of producing the documentary A Jihad for Love.

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Muslim Women on Race & Class

by Jamilah King on April 8 2009, 12:00PM

American Muslim Women: Negotiating Race, Class and Gender within the Ummah

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Rapping Whiteness

by Juba Kalamka on March 31 2009, 12:00PM

The hip-hop group AntiRacist 15 uses community organizing as a model for music that inspires.

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The Art of Protest

by Felicia R. Martinez on March 24 2009, 12:00PM

An artists’ collective puts the power of messaging in the hands of community members.

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Alvin Baltrop

by Osa Atoe on March 24 2009, 12:00PM

A queer Black photographer’s groundbreaking work comes to life five years after his death.

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