Books on Science Fiction and Black Speculative Critical Analysis
1. The Black Imagination: Science Fiction, Futurism and the Speculative (Black Studies and Critical Thinking) (2011) by Sandra Jackson - This critical collection covers a broad spectrum of works, both literary and cinematic, and issues from writers, directors, and artists who claim the science fiction, speculative fiction, and Afro-futurist genres.
2. Black Space: Imagining Race in Science Fiction Film (2008) by Adilifu Nama - The first book-length study of African American representation in science fiction film, Black Space demonstrates that SF cinema has become an important field of racial analysis, a site where definitions of race can be contested and post-civil rights race relations (re)imagined.
3. Race in American Science Fiction (2011) by Isiah Lavender III - Race in American Science Fiction offers a systematic classification of ways that race appears and how it is silenced in science fiction, while developing a critical vocabulary designed to focus attention on often-overlooked racial implications. These focused readings of science fiction contextualize race within the genre’s better-known master narratives and agendas.
4. Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from 1890s to Present (2011) by Robin Means Coleman - Horror Noire presents a unique social history of blacks in America through changing images in horror films. Throughout the text, the reader is encouraged to unpack the genre’s racialized imagery, as well as the narratives that make up popular culture’s commentary on race. Offering a comprehensive chronological survey of the genre, this book addresses a full range of black horror films, including mainstream Hollywood fare, as well as art-house films, Blaxploitation films, direct-to-DVD films, and the emerging U.S./hip-hop culture-inspired Nigerian “Nollywood” Black horror films.
So basically Im bout to spend all the money on the books Ive sold so far, on these books. Needs alla this.
I take this to mean songs I like to dance to not dance music specifically. In no particular order:
1. “Dancing With Myself” Billy Idol
2. “Brother Swing” Caravan Palace
3. “Hello” Martin Solveig ft Dragonette
4. “Your Love is my Drug” Ke$ha
5. “Dirty Talk” Wynter Gordon
This is an ancient Roman amulet for luck. Yes those are flying penises.
Also of note, the Roman god of marriage, Mutunus Tutunus, whose name is derived from two Latin slang words for penis. His name is essentially Dick Wiener. If you have ever wondered just how much like us the Romans were, read the etymology section.
It’s a flying fuck.
It used to be given, and now look, it’s no more.
LITERALLY. A FLYING FUCK.
All nine colors currently in the Aromaleigh collection: Ravenstag, Tattler, Lure; Gotcha, Folie à Deux, Murder Tie; and new this week (April 11th), Antler Velvet, Sublime, and Perception. The LE collections tend to have about twenty (20) colors, so that’s what we’re aiming for, while cheerfully making them up as new episodes come out. Samples are $1 each, and I will add that Tattler looks like a sunset if you blend in Everlasting Credit from the Ever in Your Favor collection as your light shade or highlight. (How/where to apply more than one color!) I’ve been taking my own (very amateur) pictures of swatches for the first six (here’s Ravenstag in person), and I’ll post more of those at some point.
(I’m sorry, I just get a huge kick out of putting together picture posts for the colors. OMG TATTLER MATCHES THE LOBSTER, I CAN’T)I will be so amused/pleased if there is a color named after Leda and the Swan.
So the Denisovans (a sub species of Homo Sapiens, whose skull image is shown above), genome was analyzed.
The new Denisovan genome indicates this population interbred with an extinct population that lived in Asia more than 30,000 years ago, which is neither human nor Neanderthal.
They have yet to identify what this unknown species maybe.
This year it’s all coming out.
I’m not saying cylons BUT CYLONS
Paging Mr. Adams, Mr. Douglas Adams, we’ve found where Golgafrincham Ark B came down…
(seriously, though, this doesn’t surprise me at all; humans are the dolphins of the land- if it looks sort of like us and it acts sort of like us and we’re not in the mood to beat it up over it eating the same thing as us, you can start the countdown to getting jiggy with it pretty reliably)
We’re up in the Pleistocene,
We’re up acquiring some genes,
We’re up—you know what that means.
We’re up all night to get lucky.