“I never considered myself a student of painters. But before the creation of blacks, painters had to make their own black paints, so one painter might have more red or green or blue in their blacks just based on their preference. You take one of those 19th-century black paintings, and cut it in half and look at it microscopically and you’re going to see everybody has different layers; someone might have more blue or red layers in their black. So I was trying to build that in the negative rather than the DI and use those layers of emulsion in the same way those painters used their paint. To be honest with you, everything outside of black is a bonus. I always feel if I can nail the blacks, the rest of the film is going to fall into place. It’s an important part of my grammar.”
— Bradford Young

(via vagabondaesthetics)

“Look, without our stories, without the true nature and reality of who we are as People of Color, nothing about fanboy or fangirl culture would make sense. What I mean by that is: if it wasn’t for race, X-Men doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the history of breeding human beings in the New World through chattel slavery, Dune doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the history of colonialism and imperialism, Star Wars doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the extermination of so many Indigenous First Nations, most of what we call science fiction’s contact stories doesn’t make sense. Without us as the secret sauce, none of this works, and it is about time that we understood that we are the Force that holds the Star Wars universe together. We’re the Prime Directive that makes Star Trek possible, yeah. In the Green Lantern Corps, we are the oath. We are all of these things—erased, and yet without us—we are essential.”
— Junot Díaz, “The Junot Díaz Episode" (18 November 2013) on Fan Bros, a podcast “for geek culture via people of colors” (via kynodontas)

(via howtobeterrell)

Last I checked no. Unless the uploader coded the title or something?

I’ve been looking for Child of Resistance for so long and like it never occurred to me to look what special features the Bush Mama dvd had and well there it is

evoketheforms:

James Baldwin interview on July 15, 1961 in WFMT studio in Chicago, IL
from Conversations with James Baldwin edited by Fred Standley and Louis Pratt, pg. 21

evoketheforms:

James Baldwin interview on July 15, 1961 in WFMT studio in Chicago, IL

from Conversations with James Baldwin edited by Fred Standley and Louis Pratt, pg. 21

(via essenangstessen)

Really I need Erykah and Prince to do a joint