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Back in November, I enjoyed and discussed Origen & Golan’s The Adventures of Unemployed Man: a timely commentary on just about everything that is timely. I knew the authors were real when they responded to e-mails discussing my take on … Continue reading
Good art should provoke strong reactions. So let’s start here: I am shaking my head. I want to cry. I want to bitch slap whoever was involved with creating it. However, this kind of crap is nothing new. There is … Continue reading
Coupling graphic memoir with the original text (and audio) using Geoffrey Canada’s Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun, illusrated by Jamar Nicholas
I just spent $200 out of my own pocket to order 20 copies of this text to use in the final few weeks of the semester. Why? Because Geoffrey Canada is purely awesome, and I think his memoir can serve … Continue reading
What happens when satire and social commentary fail to internalize in the audience the way the author likely hoped for? For example, what happened when less critical viewers misinterpreted skits on Chappelle’s Show on Comedy Central? What about MTV’s Beavis … Continue reading
Nevermind the corporate synergy at work for Gatorade here – just watch this preview: Trying to find a consistent link or updated information on Blokhedz (WARNING – my browser warns of viruses from this link) has proven difficult. However, getting … Continue reading
“Hey no bullshit man, that was a good book.” I simultaneously grimaced and grinned as one of my less academically inclined 9th grade students handed me back my latest copy of this title – the second one I’ve purchased over … Continue reading
When Danni and her mom move in with her mom’s alcoholic boyfriend, Danni develops a fierce crush on Haskell, her soon-to-be stepbrother who’s a hardcore environmentalist. Desperate and confused, Danni wrestles with what she’s willing to sacrifice as she confronts … Continue reading