Archive for 'Culture'

Holding Out for a Hero: Charles Ramsey Deserves “Real” Recognition

Holding Out for a Hero: Charles Ramsey Deserves “Real” Recognition

“The real hero here is Amanda. She’s the one that got this rolling. We’re following her lead,” said Cleveland Police Deputy Chief Ed Tumba at a press conference this morning. “Without her we wouldn’t be here [...]

Reese Witherspoon’s Arrest Videos Explain the Instant Apology

Reese Witherspoon’s Arrest Videos Explain the Instant Apology

Hollywood isn’t exactly quick with the mea culpas. So I chalked it up to her ongoing campaign to be America’s Sweetheart when Reese Witherspoon immediately and effusively apologized a few weeks ago once word got out [...]

Racist Mountain Dew Ad Still Gets My Goat

Racist Mountain Dew Ad Still Gets My Goat

Updated: Thanks to my production company partner and sister, Kozi, we now have even more insight into how this foolishness came to fruition. And Mountain Dew snatched that video off the face of Mother Earth, but [...]

Game of Thrones: Is the Casting Accidentally Racist? (Some “Kissed By Fire” Spoilers Ahead)

Game of Thrones: Is the Casting Accidentally Racist? (Some “Kissed By Fire” Spoilers Ahead)

I love Game of Thrones, God knows I do. The scheming.  The action.  The ridiculously clever dialogue.  The Lannisters, who always pay their debts.  And this last episode did not disappoint, featuring a  a medieval light [...]

Ghostface’s 12 Reasons to Die & Other Amazing Concept Albums

Ghostface’s 12 Reasons to Die & Other Amazing Concept Albums

Gawd bless the Ghostface Killah for rescuing music from mediocrity.  Again. Tony Starks just officially released “12 Reasons to Die,” a collaboration with composer Adrian Younge that tells the story of a vengeful, murdered man who [...]