Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Bsi 1,294.1 -14.56 -1.11%

The market responds nervously in anticipation of news due Wednesday.

It'll be an upset if Korto pulls Project Runway out.  Good luck, though.


Three modern classics of "Black" cinema.

Analysts here are confident that had any or all of these films been directed by African-American directors they would have had the potential to usher in a new wave of black filmmakers.
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

George Washington

Half Nelson

The directors, though, are white, but that shouldn't exclude these works from any conversation on black film as these three pictures feature fearless, atypical roles for African-American actors.*


The Race Card

Critics have cried foul on Democratic Representative John Lewis for linking recent McCain-Palin strategy to the rhetoric of segregationist George Wallace, going so far as to say that Lewis played "the race card".  Here, though, we see the comment for what it is: a political exaggeration made during an election year.  We also see claims that someone is "playing the race card" for what it is, as well:...

Got a lot of issues with Jesse, but this is just wrong.

...an attempt to undercut the real issues of racial inequality and white privilege.

A race flag, however... we may have something there.

*Yes, we're quite aware that making this statement puts us dangerously close to a "Toni Morrison moment" -- still, we stand by it.