Monthly Archives: April 2011

A Progressive Racial and Political Message in “Fast Five”?

Wesley Morris, film critic for the Boston Globe has an interesting view about the newest film in the Fast and Furious franchise, “Fast Five.” He tells NPR in a story headlined “Fast Five”: A Progressive Force?” that “Basically it promotes … Continue reading

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Artinfo’s 21 Questions for Artist Kara Walker

Name: Kara Elizabeth Walker Age: 41 Occupation: Artist City/Neighborhood: Wallabout, Brooklyn (soon) What project are you working on now? Just finished a bunch of drawings and a video, and I have two shows opening this month. What’s the last show … Continue reading

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The Mo’Kelly Report: Thanks to You GOP, We’ll Vote ‘Obama’ in 2012

Guest blogger Mo Kelly on the 2012 election and the African-American vote *There’s a pearl of wisdom that’s been passed down in African-American households over the years. As to attribution, not quite sure. After a quick internet search, the inimitable … Continue reading

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Sign o’ the Times – Glorifying the Gang Life

Guest Blogger Oscar Garza (Senior Editor at Los Angeles Public Media) on the L.A. Sign, Street Gangs and the Dodgers Major League Baseball has dealt with one problem at Dodger Stadium—the McCourts’ wayward ownership—and now someone else will have to … Continue reading

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The American Show: Podcast Episode One

Take a journey with us. Participate, derive, and choose what directions we will take. There is something to be said for those who watch, and for those who want to be watched. Take the opportunity to be both. Or don’t. … Continue reading

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Of Lupe Velez, Celebrity as Deity, and More: An Interview with Russell Brand | via Boingboing.net

Guest Blogger William Nericcio from The Tex[t]-Mex Gallery Blog In “the hardest to read”* chapter in Tex[t]-Mex, the fourth chapter on Lupe Vélez entitled, “Lupe Vélez Regurgitated; or, Jesus’s Kleenex: Cautionary, Indigestion-Inspiring Ruminations on “Mexicans” in “American” Toilets,” I play … Continue reading

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Like Me, Please: Is Facebook High School Redux?

Guest Blogger Ophelia Chong on the “Like” button in our lives Whenever I get a missive to “Like” someone’s page, my memory goes back to high school. This was before the Internet, when the push button phone replaced the rotary, … Continue reading

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Pearls on the Ocean Floor – Screening and Panel 4/26/11

We are in the middle of the Arab Spring and we’ve already seen Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Syria and other Middle Eastern countries erupt with massive protests calling for freedom and democracy yet the country that started it all in … Continue reading

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Real Street Art and L.A. Legacies

When Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Director Jeffrey Deitch whitewashed Blu’s image of coffins wrapped in dollar bills he joined a long legacy of mural and graffiti censors in Los Angeles that probably started in 1932 when the city covered … Continue reading

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The Beginning

Welcome to The American Show, a new multimedia blog about life in the USA, the greatest reality show on earth. Ours is a mediated society where nothing seems real until it’s in the media. Watch is what we do. We … Continue reading

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