Tuesday, February 24, 2015



A Netflix original series based on NYC in the 1970's. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. Mixed feelings about the points the author in the article brings up; all very valid. Regardless, being "white" or not even "American" or a real "NY'er" should not be something to be judged against. But in the overall scheme of Hollywood "storytelling" perspectives, yes it's kind of a downer. But who knows maybe this series is going to kill it? And I do realize there are tons of people involved in production, writing, etc that will additionally carry the film but at the end of the day it's about who profits, who wins the super celebrity/director awards in mainstream culture that in turn somehow become cultural ambassadors, and the rest of us who argue about the complex/simple nature of it all.



http://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/23532/1/baz-luhrmann-to-direct-epic-nyc-hip-hop-drama-for-netflix

Sunday, February 22, 2015



http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/02/19/giuliani-obama-had-a-white-mother-so-im-not-a-racist/?_r=0

Welcome to the next election, America. This Real Time panel discussion featuring Fran Lebowitz and Bill Nye the Science guy ( YES ) is worth checking out. I wasn't aware of Giuliani's comments from the last few days but as usual is it that surprising that America's fanatic right wing racist will have their new mascot? It's surreal how much history repeats itself when it comes to the "applause lines" people will say decade after decade to get in the news that often turn out so politically successful they actually stand a chance to run for a Presidential bid. "Loving America" "Exceptionalism" "Anti-colonialism" lol it's so ridiculous. Let's all play another game of the "American Card".